Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO, Bob Dinneen, responds to requests for a waiver of the renewable fuels standard mandate by a consortium of livestock organizations. The groups say the grain is too important as feed in this drought-tightened supply scenario.
2012 World Pork Expo Sow housing options was just one of the important topics on the 2012 World Pork Expo agenda, held June 6-8, Des Moines, Iowa, USA. Attendees learned why it is important to include producers in future discussions of sow housing [audio]. Plus animal health discussions along with a "We Care" program helped producers better understand the industry [video].
At the 2012 Minnesota Pork Congress, Dr. Lee Johnston, professor of Swine Nutrition and Management at the West Central Research and Outreach Center of the University of MN presented research on dropping nighttime temperatures in the nursery and lowering fuel costs some 20%. However, how you lower the thermostat and the health of the pigs are significant considerations. Dr. Johnston's full presentation and others will be online soon at SwineCast.com/ConferenceConnection.