SAND Resources

Animal Nutrition

Swine Research and Extension - Kansas State University

The Kansas State University Swine Extension program takes practical swine nutrition research and works with producers to facilitate rapid adoption of technology by the industry.

North Carolina State University Swine Nutrition Guide

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service and the author hope that this is a valuable asset to the swine producer regardless of size. We hope that it can be used as an educational tool as well as a nutrition guide.

Feed Formulation

University of Georgia Poultry Nutritionist's Tool Kit

Poultry nutrition is an applied science. To apply basic nutrition knowledge, certain tools may be very helpful. Nutritionists need tools to help determine requirements, prepare premixes, formulate feed, determine profit maximizing nutrient levels, etc. 

This web site was prepared to be a central place for students and nutrition practitioners to obtain (and share) software that they have developed to apply nutrition principles to formulating and feeding chickens, turkeys and other species of animals. 

University of Minnesota: Formulating Farm Specific Swine Diets

The objective of this publication is to present a broader approach to swine herd nutrition: tailoring diets to conditions and objectives specific to each farm.

General Swine and Poultry Information

Agricultural information, tools, products, and services.

The Pig Site

Aggregator for news from the pork industry.

Pork Information Gateway

The PIG library provides the industry with factsheets, references, and a place for U.S. Pork Producers to ask questions of swine extension specialists from around the U.S.

Pork Business

The website of Pork magazine. Pork’s goal is to help owners, managers, employees and their consultants work together to improve the production, management, financial and marketing aspects of the business. Pork’s goal also is to provide insight and analysis into trends and developments occurring in the U.S. and global pork industries. Finally, Pork works to build pork producers’ knowledge and awareness of the food system and the role they play in that segment of the industry.

The Poultry Site

Aggregator for news from the poultry industry.

Organizations, Associations, and Programs

American Society of Animal Science (ASAS)

Established in 1908, the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) is a professional organization for animal scientists designed to help members provide effective leadership through research, extension, teaching and service for the dynamic and rapidly changing livestock and meat industries.

Poultry Science Association (PSA)

PSA is a professional organization consisting of approximately 3500 educators, scientists, extension specialists, administrators and producers who are committed to advancing the poultry industry.

National Pork Producers Council (NPPC)

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) conducts public policy outreach on behalf of its 44 affiliated state association members - enhancing opportunities for the success of U.S. pork producers and other industry stakeholders by establishing the U.S. pork industry as a consistent and responsible supplier of high quality pork to the domestic and world market.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

In 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln founded the U.S. Department of Agriculture, he called it the "people's Department." In Lincoln's day, 48 percent of the people were farmers who needed good seeds and information to grow their crops. Today, USDA continues Lincoln's legacy by serving all Americans.

United Soybean Board

The Board, with honesty and integrity, collectively and individually, is committed to working within the letter and spirit of applicable law and regulation to achieve maximum value for each soybean farmer's checkoff dollar.

American Soybean Association (ASA)

American Soybean Association International Marketing develops export markets on behalf of U.S. soybean farmers. Working in more than 100 countries served by 9 worldwide offices, ASA International Marketing offers information, education, and assistance to buyers and end-users.

Other Universities

Poultry @ Purdue

Purdue University is a coeducational, state-assisted system in Indiana. Founded in 1869 and named after benefactor John Purdue, the University is one of the nation's leading research institutions with a reputation for excellent and affordable education.

Purdue Pork Page

Contains information on all aspects of swine production and management, as well as valuable resources for use in extension and teaching.

University of Minnesota's Poultry U

Poultry U strives to provide information on all aspects of the poultry industry.

Iowa State University: The Iowa Pork Industry Center

The Iowa Pork Industry Center's mission is to promote efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintain Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthen rural development efforts.

Soybean Meal Processing

Soybean Meal INFOcenter

The mission of the Soybean Meal INFOcenter website is to provide technical information on soybean meal to the feed manufacturer, professional nutritionist, feed formulator, livestock and poultry producer and general public interested in learning more about soybean meal. The website is designed to be a "Center" or primary source of key information regarding soybean Meal as an important supplement protein for livestock, poultry and specialty markets.


SoyStats is a comprehensive resource for statistical information about the U.S. soybean industry and its relationship to world oilseed production.

Uses of Soy from the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association

Overview of human and animal food, energy, and industrial uses.

Soy in Animal Agriculture

Domestic animal agriculture remains important to all U.S. soybean farmers. Poultry, swine and fish consume the meal from billions of soybeans each year.

Processing chart

Soybean processing including preparation and extraction

University of Illinois

National Soybean Research Laboratory

NSRL is your information source for research in soybeans - from production to consumption.