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Changes in DDGS composition over time can affect swine health.

Feedstuffs’ Bottom Line with Mark Newcomb FeedstuffsReprint_April 2017_pg 30-31

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Can short-term DDGS withdrawal limit associated carcass yield loss?

Feedstuffs’ Bottom Line with Mark Newcomb   FeedstuffsReprint_March 2017_pg 30-31

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NutriQuest Welcomes Dairy Research & Development Nutritionist

Mason City, IA – Sarah Schuling, Ph.D., has joined NutriQuest as Dairy R&D Nutritionist and will help with the development of NutriQuest dairy technologies. Schuling will focus on researching products and technologies to serve the U.S. and international dairy markets. Prior to joining NutriQuest, Schuling most recently served as Dairy R&D Nutritionist for Hubbard Feeds. Schuling graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Ph.D. in Animal and Nutritional Sciences. She currently resides in Des Moines, IA with her husband and daughter.

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NutriQuest Welcomes New Members to Swine Nutrition Team

Mason City, IA – Mark Newcomb, Ph.D., has joined NutriQuest as Senior Swine Nutritionist. He will be responsible for assisting clients in enhancing and maintaining nutrition programs for their swine operations with the goal of helping them accomplish their production and financial objectives. Prior to joining NutriQuest, Dr. Newcomb served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, NAFTA Region, for Hamlet Protein. Newcomb received his Ph.D. in swine nutrition from the University of Illinois. He currently resides in Kentucky.   Nick Shelton, Ph.D., has joined NutriQuest

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NutriQuest Welcomes IT Specialist

Mason City, IA – Jared Price, has joined the company as an IT Specialist.  Price will be responsible for providing technical assistance, and designing and supporting NutriQuest’s overall technology needs.  Prior to joining NutriQuest, Price worked for Kingland Systems and brings with him several years of IT experience.  Price has his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Forensics from Kaplan University.  He currently resides in Thornton, IA with his wife Chelsea.

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New Processing Capacity Will Result in a Profound Restructuring of the U.S. Swine Industry

By Steve Weiss, President New Plants The ongoing expansion of the U.S. pork packing sector just got a bit more interesting.  Prestage Farms announced last week that they will build a 10,000 head per day fresh pork processing facility in Mason City, Iowa.  The announcement comes on the heels of four additional plants that are in the works: Clemens Food Group in Coldwater, Michigan Seaboard Triumph Foods in Sioux City, Iowa Prime Pork in Windom, MN Moon Ridge Foods in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. The Moon

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