FDA Report on Antibiotics Validates Work by U.S. Pig Farmers

On-Farm Practices Lead to Antibiotic Use Decline America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to do what’s right on the farm for people, pigs and the planet when it comes to demonstrating their commitment to antibiotic stewardship. That’s why last week’s...

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Pig care: If there’s something off, don’t try to ‘look him well’

As seen in PigHealthtoday.com Podcast: Play in new window | Download Watching pigs may not be glamorous or stimulating, but it’s a responsibility that Bob Blomme, DVM, takes very seriously. “We can learn a lot just by spending time...

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ERYSENG® PARVO, a new sow reproductive vaccine launched by HIPRA in Canada

In November 2017, HIPRA Canada Animal Health organized three events in Guelph, Quebec City, and Winnipeg respectively for the launch of the new reproductive vaccine ERYSENG® PARVO. Between 13th and 16th November, HIPRA brought together over 30 professionals from the Canadian...

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The Krogman Family Starts Their Farming Career with Pigs

Chad and Julia Krogman are recently new to the Shannon area, and new to pig farming. Along with their three young sons, the Krogman Family has constructed a new 2,450 head wean-to-finish pig barn. The IL Livestock Development Group...

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Full Adoption of Canadian Pork Excellence Expected by 2021

Farmscape for November 28, 2017 Full Interview 9:31 Listen The Canadian Pork Council expects all of Canada’s pork producers to be operating under its new on farm food safety and animal care program by the end of 2021. The...

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Securing Nebraska’s Pork Industry from a Disease Crisis

Plan will minimize business disruption and financial losses from foreign animal diseases Approved for continuing education credit for veterinarians. The Nebraska Pork Producers Association with support from the National Pork Board and Nebraska Department of Agriculture invite pork producers,...

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Urine sampling can reliably detect penicillin residues in sows

As seen in PigHealthtoday.com Urine sampling is a reliable way to detect procaine penicillin G (PPG) residues prior to processing and may help producers avoid processing-plant violations, according to Locke A. Karriker, DVM, a professor at Iowa State University....

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Saskatchewan Pork Industry Symposium Represents 40 Years of Innovation

Farmscape for November 15, 2017 Full Interview 6:37 Listen The Chair of Sask Pork says, while the province’s pork industry has changed dramatically over 40 years, innovation and creativity of its people have remained the same. 40 years ago...

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U.S. Pig Farmers Continue Focus on Antibiotic Stewardship

Pork Checkoff leads investment in antibiotic research America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to make progress in their quest for superior antibiotic stewardship to help protect people, pigs and the planet. On their behalf, the National Pork Board is pleased...

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Effects of Dakota Gold distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and conventional DDGS on growth performance and carcass quality of pigs fed diets as meal or as pellets

Dakota Gold is a low-oil source of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) produced using a cold-fermentation process. Recent research conducted by the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory has demonstrated that the standardized ileal digestibility (SID) of amino acids is...

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Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, December 12th 2017

Hams and Bellies Showing Signs of a Top   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday December 12, 2017   LEAN HOGS The early call looks flat to lower for cash hog prices. The kill for this week is stacking up large, currently projected to be 2.556 million pigs, or about 20,000 larger than last

Lower than Projected Numbers Steady Slaughter Hog Prices

Farmscape for December 12, 2017 Full Interview 7:42 Listen The Director of Risk Management with hams Marketing Services says lower than projected slaughter hog supplies have helped maintain steady live hog prices. Over the past couple of years the largest hog slaughter in the U.S. has come in mid to late December. Tyler Fulton, the

Youth Pork Quality Assurance Program rollover information

Introducing the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals Program For many years, the Youth Pork Quality Assurance (YPQA) Plus Program has been the core quality assurance certification program for youth that sell and exhibit their swine. Youth swine exhibitors need to become certified if they choose to sell their swine to a pork processor

Agricultural Employers Encouraged to Incorporate Culture of Workers into Farm Culture

Farmscape for December 12, 2017 Full Interview 13:07 Listen A retired Extension Educator in the area of workforce development and management for agriculture suggests, as the pork industry becomes more dependant on immigrant labor, it becomes important to incorporate different cultures into the culture of farm. As the result of increasing difficulty finding and attracting

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Hog Market Shows Profits for Next Twelve Months, December 12th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Using current projected feed cost and current lean hog futures it appears the average profit potential for next twelve months should average about $20 US per head for farrow to finish operations. That’s a very positive number, considering the industry noise, that expansion is happening.   A real

Meurer Family Builds Pig Barn for the Next Generation

Three generations of the Meurer family participate in a ribbon cutting to signify the opening of a new pig barn for their family. An open house was held to honor their commitment to the pork industry The Dave Meurer family recently constructed a new 2,400 head wean-to-finish barn near Ashton, IL. The IL Livestock Development

FDA Report on Antibiotics Validates Work by U.S. Pig Farmers

On-Farm Practices Lead to Antibiotic Use Decline America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to do what’s right on the farm for people, pigs and the planet when it comes to demonstrating their commitment to antibiotic stewardship. That’s why last week’s findings in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 2016 Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed

Pig Health Today launches mobile app

As seen in PigHealthtoday.com Pig Health Today, the world’s only news website focused entirely on swine health, welfare and sustainability, has partnered with sponsor Zoetis to launch a mobile app for Apple and Android devices. The app allows veterinarians, nutritionists, producers and other pig-health professionals to quickly access the latest developments from the world of

Social Issues Influence Food Buying Choices Among Millennials

Farmscape for December 11, 2017 Full Interview 17:47 Listen An Agricultural Economist with the University of Alberta says more than ever social issues are influencing food purchasing decisions, especially among millennials. “Producer verses Consumer Perceptions on Production, Health and Welfare and Technology” was among the topics discussed last month as part of Saskatchewan Pork Industry

PIC Swine Veterinary Externship Program

PIC North America offers a limited number of two-week externships based in Hendersonville, TN, for veterinary students committed to swine production medicine. Current third year students are encouraged to apply. Applications for July 2018-June 2019 are being accepted through January 31, 2018. The objective of the program is to expose proactive swine veterinary students to

Antibiotics sales for use in U.S. farm animals dropped in 2016: FDA

The sale and distribution of antibiotics approved for use in food-producing animals in the United States decreased by 10 percent from 2015 to 2016, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report said on Thursday. It was the first decline in year-to-year sales since the FDA began collecting the data in 2009, according to food

Dr. Kevin Vilaca from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services, Is PCV3 One of the Infectious Causes of PDNS?

Next generation sequencing is making it easier to find novel viruses in diseased pigs. It is not quite so easy to know if these novel viruses are causing disease or just happen to be “innocent bystanders”. We know all too well from past experience that Porcine circovirus-associated disease (PCVAD) is clinically manifested by postweaning multisystemic