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Mycotoxin Contamination Of Corn: What It Is, What It Does To Pigs And What Can Be Done About It, John F. Patience, Steven M. Ensley, Sherry Hoyer Mar 2010

Mycotoxin Contamination Of Corn: What It Is, What It Does To Pigs And What Can Be Done About It, John F. Patience, Steven M. Ensley, Sherry Hoyer

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Mycotoxins in corn are produced by certain molds which infect the ears of corn. Molds may be present without the production of mycotoxins, but mycotoxins cannot be produced in the absence of molds


Managing Pig Feed Costs In Niche Pork Production, Mark S. Honeyman, Peter J. Lammers, Sherry Hoyer Jan 2009

Managing Pig Feed Costs In Niche Pork Production, Mark S. Honeyman, Peter J. Lammers, Sherry Hoyer

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The rising price of corn has created increased interest in alternative feedstuffs by livestock producers, and niche market pork producers are no exception. Unfortunately, there is currently no single replacement for corn in Midwest pig diets, even at today’s market prices. Thus, managing factors that you can more easily control is critical for continued success in pork production.


Feeding Bioenergy Coproducts To Swine: Crude Glycerol, Brian J. Kerr, Mark S. Honeyman, Peter J. Lammers, Sherry Hoyer Dec 2007

Feeding Bioenergy Coproducts To Swine: Crude Glycerol, Brian J. Kerr, Mark S. Honeyman, Peter J. Lammers, Sherry Hoyer

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Biodiesel can be produced from a variety of fats and oils. Soybean oil is the primary feedstock in Iowa. In general, soybean oil is mixed with an alcohol (usually methanol) and a catalyst. The action of the alcohol and catalyst cause the oil (triacylglyceride) molecules to be broken down into methyl esters (biodiesel) and crude glycerol. Crude glycerol is the principal co-product of biodiesel production. For every gallon of biodiesel produced, 0.7 pounds of crude glycerol are co-generated.

Biodiesel sales in the United States have increased rapidly since 1999 and annual production capacity in the U.S. is nearly ...


Minimizing The Use Of Antibiotics In Pork Production, Palmer J. Holden, John Carr, Mark S. Honeyman, James B. Kliebenstein, James D. Mckean, Jay D. Harmon, John W. Mabry, Sherry Hoyer Oct 2002

Minimizing The Use Of Antibiotics In Pork Production, Palmer J. Holden, John Carr, Mark S. Honeyman, James B. Kliebenstein, James D. Mckean, Jay D. Harmon, John W. Mabry, Sherry Hoyer

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Details on minimizing antibiotic use in pork production such as reducing stress. Other issues to consider include biosecurity measures and increased costs of producing antibiotic-free pigs.