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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Smithfield Foods No.1 Global Mega Producer

Gregg Schmidt, President, Hog Production Division, Smithfield (left) Jamie Williams, Sales Representative, Genesus Inc (right) Program sponsored by Genesus Inc. in collaboration with National Hog Farmer   Twenty-seven pork producers with each over 100,000 sows can claim the title...

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Identification, Treatment and Prevention of Shoulder Lesions in Sows

Shoulder lesions are most commonly observed in sows during the weeks following farrowing. Long periods of lying combined with poor body condition can increase the likelihood of sows developing shoulder sores. The prevalence of shoulder lesions varies greatly depending...

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America’s Pig Farmers Demonstrate Principles of One Health Day

Pork Checkoff continues investment in antibiotic research he National Pork Board, representing America’s 60,000 pig farmers, is pleased to celebrate global One Health Day on Nov. 3 by reaffirming its ongoing commitment to the core value of doing what’s...

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Zoetis QUICK TIP: Video: Don’t Let Swine Influenza Become Complicated

Video: Don’t Let Swine Influenza Become Complicated Some quick tips to help outsmart outbreaks  The influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) is always evolving, and there aren’t always clinical signs. Watch this short video to understand what you’re up...

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Cargill, Diamond V to join forces to create leading natural animal health & nutrition business

Acquisition will accelerate growth and support healthier animals and more wholesome food production Responding to growing consumer preferences for natural and wholesome food production, Cargill today announced it has signed a binding agreement to acquire Diamond V, a leading...

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MicroSintesis and Bio Agri Mix Sign Exclusive Agreement to Market Game-Changing Proteobiotic Technology to Canadian Swine Producers

Distribution agreement will create opportunities to reduce antibiotic use in the future MicroSintesis and Bio Agri Mix have signed a distribution agreement to market a unique Proteobiotic technology for Canadian swine production. Nuvio is the first product made of...

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New now from the Iowa Pork Industry Center, November 21st 2017

THOUGHTS FROM 109 KILDEE IPIC director speaks at USDA-NIFA listening session At the Oct. 19 “USDA-NIFA Listens: Investing in Science to Transform Lives” session in Overland Park, IPIC director Jason Ross spoke to the assembled group about the importance of understanding the future of livestock agriculture in the U.S., educating and training the next generation

Midwest Pork Conference Scheduled for December 5, 2017

Indiana Pork will host the Midwest Pork Conference (MPC) on December 5, 2017 at the Hendricks County Conference Complex in Danville, IN. The MPC brings more than 300 independent pork producers, farm managers, contract growers and allied industry leaders to this one-day educational and networking event.   The MPC, held from 8:00 AM – 3:30

Genesus Global Technical Report, Minding Your Gilts’ Prenatal Environment

Minding Your Gilts’ Prenatal Environment Pius B. Mwansa, PhD   The lifelong performance of pigs is known to be affected by conditions during gestation (uterine) and early life (neonatal, 21 days after birth). Adverse conditions and stressors during gestation or nursing can have a negative impact on a gilts performance during their lifetime and can

Needle Free Technology Offers Range of Advantages

Farmscape for November 21, 2017 Full Interview 5:53 Listen The Corporate Veterinarian with Olymel says needle free injection offers a number of advantages. Needle free injection uses high pressure to blast compounds through the skin, replacing the use of needles. Dr. Jeff Bergermann, the Corporate Veterinarian with Olymel, told those on hand last week for

Investigating ventilation system requirements for a sow gestation barn converted to group housing

Computer simulation was utilized to assess the performance of different ventilation system configurations needed for a sow gestation barn newly-converted to group housing. Various configurations of the ventilation system involving varying capacities and locations of exhaust fans as well as size, design and location of air inlets, were examined based on indoor air quality (i.e.,

USDA Issues: “Livestock, Dairy And Poultry Outlook” Report.

Source: USDA news release To view the complete report, click here. The Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook for November 2017 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report.

USDA Issues: “Feed Outlook” Report

Source: USDA news release To view the complete report, click here. The November 2017 Feed Outlook report contains estimates for 2016/17 and projections for 2017/18 U.S. and global feed markets based on the most current World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.

Continued Strong Biosecurity Key to PED Eradication

Farmscape for November 21, 2017 Full Interview 5:55 Listen The Manager of Swine Health Programs with Manitoba Pork says maintaining strong biosecurity throughout this coming winter and spring will be key to eliminating Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea from the province. Manitoba’s pork producers appear to have gained the upper hand in bringing under control a Porcine

Jim Long Pork Commentary, November – Producers never do well, November 20th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics This time of year, is never a good time for producers. Year after year this is the time of maximum seasonal hog numbers. This always results in lower hog prices. It is also usually the time packers, historically have the highest gross margins.   This year cash hog

Livestock Haulers Get Waiver From ELDs Regulation

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted drivers who haul livestock a 90-day waiver from a regulation that could have negative effects on animal well-being, a move hailed by the National Pork Producers Council.   NPPC requested on behalf of the U.S. pork industry and other livestock sectors a waiver from a requirement that

Water Usage and Wastage From Nipple Drinkers

From Innovation to Adoption: On-Farm Demonstration of Swine Research Auditing On-Farm Best Management Practices is a collaborative project involving three partnering organizations (Swine Innovation Porc, Centre de développement du porc du Québec, and Prairie Swine Centre).  The goal of this project is to increase the speed of adoption of technologies and innovations that enhance the

Secure Pork Supply plan: Beginning steps to safeguard your herd

As seen in PigHealthtoday.com The US hasn’t encountered a foreign animal disease (FAD) for decades, but it remains a lingering and serious risk as long as countries throughout the world are dealing with foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), classical swine fever (CSF) and African swine fever (ASF). The reality is that an FAD would not only stop