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Hunger Games blog

Hunger Games

Research shows that feeding ruminants small quantities of grain is not usually harmful. If they are fed large quantities of grain, however, ruminants can suffer from serious diet- and digestion-related problems such as acidosis (a serious form of bovine heart…

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Cutting It Too Fine blog

Cutting It Too Fine

Modern slaughter facilities—especially smaller operations—can face significant challenges when attempting to provide an efficient service to their customers. By understanding the most common challenges that plants may experience, farmers and ranchers can help improve efficiencies at slaughter facilities—and avoid unnecessary…

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The Audit Trail

The Audit Trail

The fundamental role of our team of trained auditors is to assess whether a certified operation is compliant with AGW’s standards. After visiting your business, the auditor will submit a detailed audit report to AGW’s compliance team, identifying any issues…

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Testing Times blog

Testing Times

Congratulations! You’ve decided to make a commitment to non-GMO certification to meet the rapidly growing public demand for products free from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or genetically modified ingredients. You’ve carefully read AGW’s Non-GMO standards, submitted your application, and completed…

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In The Drink blog

In the Drink

Water is arguably the most important nutrient on earth. It is “the universal solvent,” providing just the right electrical charges to free important minerals for use in the body. Water-based lymphatic fluid flows between cells to deliver nutrients and remove…

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Transparency on GMO

Transparency on GMO

More than half of U.S. consumers (55%) look for food and beverages that are non-GMO certified, according to The Hartman Group, a leading international food and beverage market research company. Whether their motivations include environmental sustainability, health, concerns about corporate…

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Border Patrol

Border Patrol

Training a working dog for sheep requires commitment, skill and patience—particularly for the Border Collie, on which this article will focus. Before even thinking about the introduction to sheep, you must first negotiate puppy selection, provide appropriate housing, ensure a…

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