National Pork Board CEO Stepping Down

National Pork Board CEO Stepping Down

Chief Operating Officer John Johnson named interim CEO while national search begins  The National Pork Board announced today that Chief Executive Officer Chris Novak will step down after six years of service to the pork industry and the Pork...

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New Vaccine from BIVI doubles up against Salmonella in pigs

New Vaccine from BIVI doubles up against Salmonella in pigs

Enterisol® Salmonella T/C delivers protection in single oral dose Veterinarians and producers now can protect pigs against two of the most virulent types of Salmonella with a single, convenient oral dose administered by the drinking water or oral drench....

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Tyson To Sell Heinold Hog For Hillshire Merger

Tyson To Sell Heinold Hog For Hillshire Merger

Tyson Foods Inc (TSN: Quote) Wednesday agreed with the U.S. Department of Justice to sell its Heinold Hog Markets business to dispel antitrust fears, thereby clearing the path for its proposed acquisition of Hillshire Brands Co (HSH: Quote). As...

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Manitoba Moratorium Boosts Interest in Expanding Hog Production in Saskatchewan

Manitoba Moratorium Boosts Interest in Expanding Hog Production in Saskatchewan

Farmscape for August 25, 2014 Full Interview 10:15 Listen The chair of Sask Pork says the moratorium on new hog barn construction or expansion in Manitoba makes Saskatchewan the logical choice for expansion of western Canada’s swine herd. Bill...

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Nestle Sets New Animal Welfare Standards

Nestle Sets New Animal Welfare Standards

Nestlé, the world’s largest food company measured by revenue, announced new animal welfare standards for its supply chain today, in partnership with World Animal Protection. Nestlé, whose brands include Dreyer’s, Lean Cuisine and Butterfinger, is the first major food...

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Veterinarians and Producers Gain New Tool to Assess Residue Risk

Veterinarians and Producers Gain New Tool to Assess Residue Risk

  Swine veterinarians can help pork producers measure the farm risk level for violative residues in pork with the new Swine Residue Risk Assessment app. The free app is available in the Apple® App Store® for iPad® devices.   “This app is...

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Celebrating A new barn open house in Iowa with GroMaster/Crystal Spring

Celebrating A new barn open house in Iowa with GroMaster/Crystal Spring

Some Gro Master team members are out near Riceville, Iowa, today, celebrating the construction of a new barn at an Open House.  It’s basically what it sounds like - a farmer invites all his friends and relations to come and tour...

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Stuart Products Introduces New Vitamin Supplements Key to Sow and Newborn Pig Nutritional Demands

Stuart Products Introduces New Vitamin Supplements Key to Sow and Newborn Pig Nutritional Demands

New unique source of vitamins A, D & E offer proven benefits in breeding and weaning performance Stuart Products, Inc. is introducing two new injectable fat-soluble vitamin products for swine needed to improve gilt and sow productivity and newborn...

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Dennis Jeffers Inducted into Wisconsin State Fair Hall of Fame

Dennis Jeffers Inducted into Wisconsin State Fair Hall of Fame

Dennis Jeffers, Poplar Grove, IL, was inducted into the Wisconsin State Fair Hall of Fame during the 2014 Wisconsin State Fair, in West Allis, on Friday, August 1st.   Each year, Wisconsin Pork Association recognizes an outstanding individual who...

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Ten years on, Tyson gets top grade on sustainability

Ten years on, Tyson gets top grade on sustainability

Tyson Foods is marking a decade of sustainability progress. The company, which has been measuring its corporate responsibility efforts since 2004, has released its latest sustainability report. The new online report documents the company’s business practices across four key areas:...

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Jim Long Pork Commentary, Russian Trip Over, September 2nd 2014

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Russian Trip Over, September 2nd 2014

By Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week we finished our trip to Russia through the Netherlands, and England.  23 days – 14 flights.  The old adage “If you want to do business you better not sit in the office and wait for the phone to ring.” comes to mind. It was probably

National Pork Board CEO Stepping Down

National Pork Board CEO Stepping Down

Chief Operating Officer John Johnson named interim CEO while national search begins  The National Pork Board announced today that Chief Executive Officer Chris Novak will step down after six years of service to the pork industry and the Pork Checkoff.  Novak is leaving Oct. 3, 2014, to assume leadership of the National Corn Growers Association.

Emerson Winter Wheat Demonstrates Good Fusarium Resistance

Emerson Winter Wheat Demonstrates Good Fusarium Resistance

Farmscape for September 2, 2014 Full Interview 10:09 Listen The Executive director of Winter Cereals Canada is advising farmers planning to seed winter wheat this fall to secure seed as soon as possible and to choose Emerson. The biggest concern facing winter wheat growers this year, especially in southern Manitoba and southeastern Saskatchewan,, has been

Minnesota activists join Arkansas hog-farm fight

Minnesota activists join Arkansas hog-farm fight

Twin Cities environmentalists have joined a campaign asking a food processing company to relocate its Arkansas hog farm.   Nearly 850 Minnesota residents have sent letters to Cargill expressing concern about the Mount Judea facility’s proximity to the Buffalo River. The farm is on a tributary six miles from the river.   Jack Stewart, vice

MWI Vet Supply’s Sales Up 25%, Net Income Up 12%

MWI Vet Supply’s Sales Up 25%, Net Income Up 12%

To view the complete report, click here. MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. (NASDAQ: MWIV) (the “Company”) announced financial results today for its third quarter ended June 30, 2014. “We delivered very strong financial results for the quarter,” said Jim Cleary, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We had great success with all of our major initiatives, including

Russia/China Actions Renew Debate on Science-based Trade

Russia/China Actions Renew Debate on Science-based Trade

An Issue Analysis from the U.S. Meat Export Federation The big news in the meat industry in recent weeks has involved two of our leading export markets, Russia and China. Neither country allows the production, sale or use of the two beta agonists that are registered for use in the United States, and in the

Nathan Smith Pork Producer Blog from Kansas Smith Farms, Pain in the Butt Problems on the Farm: Part , September 2nd 2014

Nathan Smith Pork Producer Blog from Kansas Smith Farms, Pain in the Butt Problems on the Farm: Part , September 2nd 2014

Email Nathan at nathan@ksfpigs.com and visit his Blog site at ModernHogFarmer.com Do you ever hear this on Monday morning? “I think PEDV is back…” “We had 60 aborts last week…” “The feed truck was rolled …” “We had a little accident over the weekend…” “We got a problem…” I could go on and on… but

Steve Wagner, CHS Hedging Livestock Comments, September 2nd 2014

Steve Wagner, CHS Hedging Livestock Comments, September 2nd 2014

Livestock Comments By  Steve Wagner Macro:                                                                                                                                   The S&P is up 1.50 points at 1,998.50; the Dow Jones is off 22.0 points at 17,055.00 The Dollar index was up .248 trading at 82.725. Gold was off $2.70 per ounce trading at $1,286.80. Crude oil was up $1.29 at $94.85 per barrel. The grain markets were

NationalPork Board to Meet Sept. 3-5 in Des Moines

NationalPork Board to Meet Sept. 3-5 in Des Moines

Nominations to fill 2015 Board seats now open  The National Pork Board willbegin to build its 2015 marketing, research and education plans during ameeting Sept. 3-5 in Des Moines, Iowa. National Pork Board President DaleNorton, a farmer from Bronson, Mich., will preside over the board meeting Sept.3-4, followed immediately by the Plan of Work meeting

Dr. Megan Bergman named Manitoba’s new Chief Veterinary Officer

Dr. Megan Bergman named Manitoba’s new Chief Veterinary Officer

Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn has announced Dr. Megan Bergman will be Manitoba’s new chief veterinary officer and will lead the province’s animal health and welfare, food safety and biosecurity programs. “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Bergman to lead our chief veterinary office, where her experience and expertise will help guide

Western Hog Exchange Market Commentary, September 1st 2014

Western Hog Exchange Market Commentary, September 1st 2014

Market Commentary: Friday, August 29/14 Recording Click this link to download/play recording in MP3 format. Transcript Hog futures are trading higher as strong gains have quickly redeveloped across the hog complex. Nearby contracts are holding sharp gains as the focus is being put on potential fundamental support seen through early September which could lead to

Shakespeare Swine Seminar

Shakespeare Swine Seminar

This year’s Shakespeare Swine Seminar will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the Shakespeare Community Centre.  The one day seminar is an education event for hog producers and allied industry personnel that features local and international speakers on topics of importance to the swine industry. Dr. Darwin Reicks from the Swine Veterinary Center