livestock http://kcur.org en Mysterious Exploding Manure Has Hog Owners Worried http://kcur.org/post/mysterious-exploding-manure-has-hog-owners-worried <p>Howard Hill pulls his red Chevy pick-up truck up to a barn near Union, Iowa, that houses 1,000 of his hogs. In the truck’s bed is a 55-pound bag of Rumensin 90, a common antibacterial ingredient in cattle feed that helps reduce bloating. Pigs don’t eat it. Hill brought it here to dump into the manure pit under the hogs.</p><p>Hill is among the many Midwestern pork producers who use deep pits under their barns to accumulate manure throughout the year. In the fall, after fields are harvested, the nutrient-rich slurry gets pumped out of the pits and injected into the cropland.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:06:30 +0000 Amy Mayer 43700 at http://kcur.org Mysterious Exploding Manure Has Hog Owners Worried Cows Munch On Recycled Captain Crunch http://kcur.org/post/cows-munch-recycled-captain-crunch <p>Throwing food scraps to hogs and other farm animals is an age-old practice. As food production has become more industrialized, food factories have found ways to continue to recycle massive amounts of would-be food waste.</p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:27:39 +0000 Kathleen Masterson 11774 at http://kcur.org Cows Munch On Recycled Captain Crunch FDA Puts New Limit On Antibiotics In Livestock http://kcur.org/post/fda-puts-new-limit-antibiotics-livestock <p style="font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.1em; margin-left: 0px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">The Food and Drug Administration is clamping down on the off-label use of certain an Fri, 06 Jan 2012 20:48:41 +0000 Frank Morris 10333 at http://kcur.org FDA Puts New Limit On Antibiotics In Livestock