Fostera® PCV MetaStim® Now Available from Zoetis

Fostera® PCV MetaStim® Now Available from Zoetis

Zoetis announced today the availability of Fostera® PCV MetaStim®. The monovalent killed virus vaccine that helps protect against porcine circovirus associated diseases (PCVAD) caused by porcine circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) has been updated with the commonly used adjuvant known...

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Piglets drinking water at birth may be a breakthrough in the swine health movement

Piglets drinking water at birth may be a breakthrough in the swine health movement

From Swineweb.com Editors The swine industry is entering a new frontier in health science with the latest development created to give newborn piglets a helpful dose of minerals and amino acids. Irish company, Tonisity, has developed a water-soluble formula...

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Claw Integrity Proves Vital in Swine Lameness Management

Claw Integrity Proves Vital in Swine Lameness Management

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Aug. 19, 2015 – Lameness prevention in commercial swine operations continues to prove crucial for animal well-being, performance and herd profitability. Some predisposing factors that may lead to sow lameness and result in early culling from...

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Osborne Introduces New Heat Pad Indicator Light for Stanfield Pig Heating Pads

Osborne Introduces New Heat Pad Indicator Light for Stanfield Pig Heating Pads

Osborne Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of swine management equipment, is pleased to introduce an all new electric indicator light for the company’s signature Stanfield pig heating pads. The patent-pending indicator light provides visual confirmation that heat pads are...

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Mitchell Co. hog farmers receive ‘neighborly’ award

Mitchell Co. hog farmers receive ‘neighborly’ award

Deputy Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig, Karl Fox and Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers Executive Director Brian Waddingham .   The Fox family of Mitchell County was recognized Aug. 11 as the newest recipients of the Wergin Good Farm...

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PEDv Activity Remains Low in U.S.

PEDv Activity Remains Low in U.S.

Farmscape for August 12, 2015 Full Interview 10:59 Listen The executive director of the National Swine Health Information Center says the onset of colder weather this coming fall and winter will be the true test of action taken to...

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New pig model will provide insights into early detection, new treatments of cancers

New pig model will provide insights into early detection, new treatments of cancers

With many types of cancers, early detection offers the best hope for survival. However, research into new early-detection screenings, as well as possible interventional radiology and surgical treatments, has been hindered by the lack of a large animal model...

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Walcott hog farmers receive ‘Wergin Good Farm Neighbor’ Award

Walcott hog farmers receive ‘Wergin Good Farm Neighbor’ Award

A Walcott-area farm family was presented with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award today in a ceremony on the family farm. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey presented the award to Kent and Marcia Paustian and Kent’s brother, Ross,...

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Carbohydrate composition determined in cereals and cereal co-products used in pig feed

Carbohydrate composition determined in cereals and cereal co-products used in pig feed

Co-products derived from grains such as corn, wheat, and sorghum are increasingly being used in livestock feed, and research at the University of Illinois is helping to determine the energy value of these grain co-products. Knowing the specific composition...

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Zoetis Service Helps Producers and Veterinarians Assess Team Dynamics

Zoetis Service Helps Producers and Veterinarians Assess Team Dynamics

Team Scan from PeopleFirst™ evaluates employees for business success Livestock producers and veterinarians know what healthy animals look like, but it takes a different set of skills and tools to understand employees. To help diagnose the strengths and weaknesses...

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Rabobank Releases Report Exploring Changes in U.S. Dollar and the Impacts on Agriculture

Rabobank Releases Report Exploring Changes in U.S. Dollar and the Impacts on Agriculture

A new report from the Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research (FAR) and Advisory group is now available. The report, Making (Ex)Change: Impacts and Implications on Agriculture of an Appreciating U.S. Dollar, is available in full upon request.   The report finds currency is one of the major factors currently determining the winners and losers in

Dennis Smith from Inside Futures, August 27th 2015

Dennis Smith from Inside Futures, August 27th 2015

Nice Bounce in LC and FC Engineered by Higher Stocks   Early Trade in Lean Hogs Higher Despite Lower Product   MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle     Thursday August 27, 2015     LEAN HOGS Lean hog futures have traded in a very narrow range in the early action today.

Canola Press-Cake and Canola Expeller Offer High Energy Options for Early Weaned Pigs

Canola Press-Cake and Canola Expeller Offer High Energy Options for Early Weaned Pigs

Farmscape for August 27, 2015 Full Interview 12:05 Listen Research conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc indicates canola press-cake and canola expeller are economical options for boosting the energy content of diets for early weaned pigs. As part of research being conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc to improve feeding programs for growing-finishing

Oak Lane Hutterite colony celebrating new hog operation

Oak Lane Hutterite colony celebrating new hog operation

Source: Plainsman The Oak Lane Hutterite Colony is celebrating the completion of a new 10,000-head hog operation south of Alexandria. Colony leaders held an open house Friday evening that drew hundreds of visitors from the region, including people from other Hutterite colonies wanting to catch a glimpse of the new operation, the Mitchell Daily Republic

New Ethologist Position to Focus on Programs to Enhance Swine Welfare

New Ethologist Position to Focus on Programs to Enhance Swine Welfare

Farmscape for August 27, 2015 Full Interview 12:09 Listen Developing new programs to enhance swine welfare will be the focus of a new position being created by the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, in partnership with the Prairie Swine Centre. A team of pork industry representatives will begin interviewing candidates next month to fill the

Steve Wagner, CHS Livestock Comments, August 27th 2015

Steve Wagner, CHS Livestock Comments, August 27th 2015

Highlights: *The dollar is higher, up 0.689, trading at 95.219. Stocks are higher, the Dow Jones Industrial is up 702.0 trading at 16,273.00. The S&P was up 68.50 points at 1,940.50. Gold is off $14.10 per ounce trading at $1,23.10. Crude oil is off 34 cents a barrel trading at $38.97 per barrel. *Macro concerns

You Have a Social Responsibility

You Have a Social Responsibility

Source: Pork Checkoff by Jarrod Sutton The first goal in the Pork Checkoff’s new strategic plan is to build consumer trust. Trust is an essential element in business as well as in life. Anyone who has lost the trust of someone along the way can attest to that. Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric,

Genesus Global Market Report, Vietnam Hog Markets August 26th 2015

Genesus Global Market Report, Vietnam Hog Markets August 26th 2015

GENESUS GLOBAL MARKET REPORT-VIETNAM Ron Lane, Business Director for Asia Pacific and Meggie Vo, Genesus Marketing Representative in Vietnam rlane@genesus.com At the end of July and according to the General Statistics Office, Vietnam currently has about 26.76 million pigs on the farms (up 2.5 to 3.0% from last year at this time). The hog market

Canadian Livestock Producers Adapting to Changes in Antibiotic Use

Canadian Livestock Producers Adapting to Changes in Antibiotic Use

Farmscape for August 26, 2015 Full Interview 8:04 Listen A Saskatchewan base swine veterinarian says Canadian livestock producers have been incredibly responsible when it comes to the use of antibiotics in animals raised for food. By the end of 2016 U.S. pork Producers will be required to discontinue the use for growth promotion of antibiotics

25th Annual Carthage Swine Conference

25th Annual Carthage Swine Conference

Register ONLINE TODAY for the Carthage Veterinary Service Ltd 25th Annual Swine Conference held on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 on the scenic campus of Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL. This conference is known for providing quick fire sessions with cutting edge information that you can implement the day after the conference. Diverse breakout sessions

USDA: Reduced Livestock Receipts Are Largest Contributor To Projected Farm Income Decline

USDA: Reduced Livestock Receipts Are Largest Contributor To Projected Farm Income Decline

Economic Research Service (ERS) reports: Net farm income (NFI) is forecast to decline for the second consecutive year, after reaching recent historic highs in 2013. NFI is expected to fall nearly $33 billion (36 percent) from 2014’s estimate to $58.3 billion in 2015. The 2015 forecast would be the lowest since 2010, and $29.1 billion

‘One Smithfield’ eliminates Murphy-Brown name

‘One Smithfield’ eliminates Murphy-Brown name

Source: Sampson Independent Murphy-Brown will soon be no more, at least in name. The Warsaw-based company is staying put, but the name is going by the wayside with a transition firmly under the Smithfield Foods Inc. umbrella. While the company has been part of Smithfield since its inception 15 years ago, the livestock production subsidiary