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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Caption for March 2014 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Probiotics for Pigs: Less Manure, Better Health." Pigs that consumed a fiber-rich diet and a bacterial probiotic supplement reduced their manure output by 20 percent, gained more weight, and had better blood cholesterol and glucose levels.

Caption for May/June 2012 Agricultural Research magazine article, "150 Years of Making History: USDA's 150th Anniversary." The National Animal Germplasm Program houses genetic material for swine and many other animals as an “insurance policy” against devastating diseases and other problems that might arise.


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Last Modified: 3/5/2014
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