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    Welfare: Enabler of animal performance

    High welfare standards are a prerequisite of good performance in all livestock production systems. Risk assessment and specific nutrition can help reduce stress in young piglets. A combination of good feeding, health, housing and management will promote high welfare standards. Photo: Bart Nijs High welfare standards for piglets can be achieved through good feeding, health, housing and management, meaning access to food and water, ease of movement, appropriate room temperature, absence of pain and good human-to-animal interactions. Yet factors affecting welfare in piglets are highly complex and multifaceted. As piglets progress through weaning, they face new  

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    Convenience, Species-Specific Nutrition Top Small Pet Trends

    The small animal sector appears to be following dog and cat with humanization following the trend of pets being part of the family. Pet Age recently spoke with Gina Niklas, associate brand manager for Kaytee Small Animal, to find out what small pet parents are currently seeking in food, treats and accessories.   What are consumers seeking out in terms of small pet food and hay? Many shoppers care about their pets as much as their family members, and treat them as such. They seek the same natural, high-quality food they feed their family. When purchasing small animal food, consumers are  

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    Why Your Dog Food Labels May Be Deceiving | Featured Articles

    You’ve likely been told to focus on the top five ingredients and the percentage of protein or fat when it comes to picking out a food for your canine partner. While these may appear to be important, they aren’t the ideal way to pick out a food. None of these factors consider what happens to ingredients when they are processed and enter a dog’s body. Believe it or not, these factors can make the ‘best looking’ and most expensive pet food labels quite deceptive. Regardless of your pet food philosophy, we must look past the marketing hype of raw, fresh,  

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    A New Roadmap for Feeding 9.7 Billion People, Sustainably

    Words by 3P Editors Northampton, MA –News Direct– TriplePundit The global community will have to find a way to feed 9.7 billion people by 2050 in a warming, resource-constrained world. It will require a rethink and collaboration from those across the value chain, as demand for animal protein is only set to rise. The challenge is that agriculture is already cited as a top greenhouse gas (GHG) emitter and user of natural resources, with livestock alone producing about 14.5 percent of global GHGs. The industry will require science-based, purposeful solutions in order to lessen its footprint and sustainably produce enough  

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    Hill’s Pet Nutrition Teams Up with JoAnna Garcia Swisher and 15 Minor League Baseball Teams to Spotlight Shelter Pet Adoption Across the Nation

    NEW YORK, Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Hill’s Pet Nutrition, a global leader in premium pet nutrition, announced partnerships today with actress and entrepreneur JoAnna Garcia Swisher, and 15 Minor League Baseball teams to launch #HillsForLife.  This initiative celebrates Hill’s Pet Nutrition’s support of NBCUniversal Local’s annual Clear The Shelters™ nationwide pet adoption and donation campaign through a multipronged program.  The #HillsForLife initiative encourages people to adopt from their local shelters and aims to raise $10,000 to support shelter pets across the U.S. Consumers are invited to participate in the #HillsForLife social sweepstakes on Instagram from August 24  

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    Premium Nutrition, Species-Specific Diets Drive Pet Food Sales

    By: Julia L. Rivera September 1, 2021 It’s no secret the pet industry is thriving despite the global pandemic, having reached a milestone in 2020 by exceeding $100 billion in U.S. sales. In the beginning of 2020, panic buying sent people running to the stores to stock up on food and supplies for themselves, as well as their pets. Barren shelves and “sold out” messages online meant essential items, like pet food, were going fast. This resulted in an impressive $6.77 billion lift in pet food spending in the first half of 2020, according to the  

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    Beef cattle AI field day to be held | Agriculture

    Agriculture News  by Jason Garrett, UT Extension Agent Beef producers often think how they can improve genetics in their cattle herds. Most often it is selecting a high-quality bull. By far this is the most popular and widespread method. There is also another method used by cattle producers that is an excellent option to improve genetics in beef herds. The artificial insemination of female cattle is used widespread by seedstock producers also is becoming increasingly popular with commercial cattlemen. This method allows beef producers to breed cows to some of the best genetics in the country. Overton Extension is offering  

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    ADM Announces Industry’s First Net Carbon Neutral Milling Operations | Business

    CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug 31, 2021– ADM (NYSE: ADM) announced today that the company has achieved net carbon neutral status for its U.S. flour milling operations. This accomplishment is an industry first of its kind and scale. The company has 22 mills around the U.S. that process wheat, sorghum and corn into flour. ADM achieved net carbon neutral status at its U.S. mills through a combination of energy efficiencies, purchase of renewable energy certificates, and sequestration of carbon dioxide at the company’s commercial carbon capture and storage facility. “Consumers increasingly expect their food to come from companies that share their values,” said  

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