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Agriculture student headed for the fast lane
Although she prefers cowboy boots to high heels, Purdue University junior Bailey Farrer will be wearing both throughout the month of May while serving as an Indianapolis 500 Festival princess.
Researchers working to improve survival of pig sperm
Although U.S. cattle genetics are exported all over the world in the form of frozen semen, the same is not true for pigs because boar semen does not freeze well.
Feeding corn germ to pigs does not affect growth performance
Inclusion of corn germ in swine diets can reduce diet costs, depending on the local cost of corn germ and other ingredients.
Recent research conducted at the University of Illinois indicates that corn germ can be included at up to 30 percent in diets fed to growing pigs.
Pork producers serve up chops to hungry volunteers
It was a beautiful day to grill out, and Bob Oitker and Rich Myers were doing just that.
The grill was set up, and pork chops sizzled as the two experienced grill masters expertly seasoned the thick chops with barbecue seasoning and cooked them to juicy perfection.
Lesson brings pork production to life for students
There are some things that third-graders just know.
“Do you know what manure is?” Michelle Abel, a pork producer from Glasford, asked students in a classroom at Glen Oak Learning Center in Peoria.
Indiana governor pledges to support pork industry
There are three reasons that would make 65-year-old Jay Hawley — known as “Grandpa Jay” — quit raising hogs.
Time to register for pre-World Pork Expo tours
National Pork Producers Council
will offer two tours for visitors who want a firsthand look at Midwest agriculture before
World Pork Expo
gets under way on June 5-7.
Researchers study replacing soybean meal in pig diets
Canola, cottonseed and sunflower products can replace soybean meal in diets fed to pigs, but they contain less protein and energy.
Exercise during sow gestation could affect future fertility
A short walk around the barn might improve the future fertility of Yorkshire pigs.
According to research presented by Samantha Kaminski, a graduate student at North Dakota State University, swine fetuses showed significant ovarian development after their mothers exercised.
Environmental review service available to IPPA members
Illinois Pork Producers Association members now have a new membership benefit available to them — an environmental readiness and response service which will assist with various issues that confront their farms.
Applications for veterinary student scholarships now accepted
HSUS/UEP language not in Senate farm bill
Program tracks soil nitrate levels in Illinois cornfields
Nitrogen key to uptake of other corn nutrients, study shows
Maximize the yield potential of late-planted corn hybrids
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