June Hogs in sideways trend

To “Read” Walt’s charts, keep the following in mind: Support – this term refers to a trend line or price area under the market which is expected to hold the market from potential decline. Resistance– a price area or...

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Illinois study examines energy and nutrient digestibility in wheat co-products fed to growing pigs

With feed costs and the worldwide demand for meat growing, livestock producers are increasingly turning to co-products from the ethanol and human food industries. Research from the University of Illinois is helping to determine the feed value of wheat...

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Illinois Pig Farmers Promote Pork in Washington, D.C.

Eight representatives from the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) traveled to Washington, D.C. for two days as part of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) legislative action conference. While there, Mike Haag (Current IPPA President), Pam Janssen (IPPA President...

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Pork Checkoff Announces the 2018 Pork Industry Scholarship Recipients

The Pork Checkoff has awarded 21 scholarships to college students around the United States as part of its strategy to develop the pork industry’s future leaders. A National Pork Board committee judged the pool of 70 applicants based on...

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Iowa Pork Industry Center Leads Industry-Wide Collaboration to Address Sow Mortality

Healthy and productive sows help ensure profitable and efficient herds. In turn, maintaining this type of herd assists in providing financial stability to producers and the industry in general. So, when the sow mortality rate due to pelvic organ...

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President Trump Tells Farmers “We’ll Make It Up To You”

POLITICO reports: President Donald Trump on Monday attempted to reassure American farmers staring down market uncertainty amid an escalating trade dispute with China, which has threatened to level hefty tariffs on soybeans and other agricultural goods. “We’ll make it...

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Dunkirk Family Builds New Pig Barn for Next Generation

Dereke and Chelsea Dunkirk recently built a new 4,800 pig barn outside of Farmersville. Friends, family, and the local community were invited to the barn for an open house and meal to celebrate the addition to their farm. Tours...

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From feed to fever: Kansas State University researcher studies risk of African swine fever in feed

Megan Niederwerder, Kansas State University assistant professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, is involved in a new study that examines the ability of African swine fever virus to spread through imported feed and feed ingredients. The study will help...

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U.S. March hog herd hits record high; headwinds await

* Spring, summer grillers to benefit from abundant pork * Pork export issues, rising feed prices cause concern * Report seen as neutral for hog futures come Monday The number of hogs on U.S. farms in the December-February quarter...

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The 30th Annual World Pork Expo Is Just Around the Corner

Why This Is the One You Don’t Want to Miss The home of all things pork and everything pig is back, and to celebrate its 30th year, it’s bigger and better than ever. Exciting changes are coming to the...

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Genesus Global Market Report, Mexican Market, April 19th 2018

Global Market Report – Mexican Market Fernando Ortiz, Ibero-America Business Development – ‎Genesus Inc. There are three health related events that had affected the Mexican Pork Market over the last decade. The first two occurred in 2009. H1N1 happened early 2009 and Classical Swine Fever at the end of the same year, causing a lot

Magapor International Technical Meetingl ITM 2018

As in the 12 previous years, Magapor is holding its ITM International Technical Meeting, which hosts the auditorium of the World Trade Center of Zaragoza (Spain) from the 25th to the 26th of April 2018. The event will be opened by Javier Lamban, president of Aragon, at 9:00 on Wednesday. Since the first Meeting, the

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, April 19 2018

Weekly Beef Export Sales Strong, Up 18% By Dennis Smith   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Thursday April 19, 2018   LEAN HOGS: Futures volume on the rally Wednesday was reported at 52,300 with hog volume larger than that of LC cattle. Open interest was up 1,583. Open interest continues to build in the

Needles & Sins: Sloppy vaccination protocols can jeopardize herd health, welfare, returns

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Innocent but often costly mistakes happen when vaccines aren’t properly stored, handled or administered. Pig Health Today talked with an Illinois producer who lost 30 market hogs following a vaccination slip-up. We also checked in with the producer’s veterinarian and three other experts about what producers can

Separating Accurate from Inaccurate Information Challenges Agriculture

Farmscape for April 19, 2018 Full Interview 13:04 Listen A Professor of Applied Swine Nutrition with Iowa State University says the big challenge for pork producers in toda y’s age of the internet and social media is separating the important information from the unimportant and avo iding the information that’s flat out incorrect.With the explosion

China’s pig farmers hit brakes on expansion as prices plunge

Source: Reuters Some Chinese pig farmers are adjusting expansion plans or putting planned projects on hold because of a glut in the market that led to hog prices hitting an eight-year low last month.   Two medium-sized companies have told Reuters they have either reduced expansion plans or are holding off on future expansion of

Animal Ag Alliance To Host Panel On Radical Animal Rights Extremism

Source: Animal Agriculture Alliance news release Two expert panels will explore how the animal rights movement is impacting farmers, ranchers and the agriculture industry at the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2018 Stakeholders Summit set for May 3-4 at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va. Online registration is open through May 1. To register, visit

House Agriculture Committee Approves 2018 Farm Bill

The House Committee on Agriculture today approved the “Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018” (H.R. 2), which includes several provisions important to U.S. pork producers. The 2018 Farm Bill is strongly supported by the National Pork Producers Council.   Among the provisions included in the legislation is language establishing and funding a vaccine bank to

Feeders have bottomed but trip not straight up

To “Read” Walt’s charts, keep the following in mind: Support – this term refers to a trend line or price area under the market which is expected to hold the market from potential decline. Resistance– a price area or trend line above the market that is expected to prevent or stall price increases. Trend lines

Federal Provincial Funding Allows Pork Producers to Accelerate Biosecurity Improvements

Farmscape for April 18, 2018 Full Interview 8:43 Listen The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says funding offered through the Saskatchewan Loadout Biosecurity Program allowed pork producers to accelerate planned improvements to biosecurity.In response t o the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea outbreak  last year in Manitoba the Saskatchewan Government launched the Saskatchewan Loadout Biosecurity Program to help

Response training for livestock transportation rollover accidents offered

People involved in responding, or preparing teams to respond, to accidents involving animals will receive critical information on the proper protocols, training and equipment needed to manage these events. Responding to accidents is never an easy task. Responding to an accident that involves large trucks, people and animals can quickly turn into a chaotic event

Rebecca Davis Pork Producer Blog from Barton Hog Farms in Michigan, Farm Update: Transition April 18th 2018

(Green Valley Farm) Since I last wrote specifically about the farm, a lot has changed.  We re-broke with PRRS in the spring of 2017, and battled it for most of last summer and early fall.  It seems like now we are starting to get back on our feet again, but it is with weary skepticism.