Trouw Nutrition USA Neosho Processing Plant Emphasizes Excellence

Trouw Nutrition USA Neosho Processing Plant Emphasizes Excellence

A commitment to continuous improvement and excellence in the manufacturing process is a key operational philosophy at Trouw Nutrition USA’s Neosho, Missouri premix plant. The facility has been named the Premix Manufacturer Category Winner in the 2016 Feed Facility...

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Survey Shows 95% Of Pork Producers Are Complying With New Antibiotic Rules

Survey Shows 95% Of Pork Producers Are Complying With New Antibiotic Rules

Source: National Pork Board news release U.S. pig farmers are not only well aware of new federal rules for on-farm antibiotic use, but already are complying. In a survey conducted by the National Pork Board in November, 95 percent...

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IDT Biologika Establishes Animal Health Americas Business Unit

IDT Biologika Establishes Animal Health Americas Business Unit

Global vaccines and biologics technology leader to focus on the development, production and delivery of high-quality autogenous, wildlife and commercial vaccines and diagnostic solutions for use in animals in Canada and US José Ochoa, a veteran biopharmaceutical industry business...

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New Pig Feed Meets the Growing Consumer Demand for Nutrient-Enriched Pork

New Pig Feed Meets the Growing Consumer Demand for Nutrient-Enriched Pork

Written by Laura Fernandez, Swineweb.com Canadian pork producers now have a new avenue to meet the consumer demand for nutrient-enriched protein thanks to a feed product made from algae that has been approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency...

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Smithfield Foods Nears 2017 Goal for Conversion to Group Housing Systems for Pregnant Sows

Smithfield Foods Nears 2017 Goal for Conversion to Group Housing Systems for Pregnant Sows

Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to report 87 percent of pregnant sows on company-owned farms have been transitioned to group housing systems, a 6 percent increase over 2015. As planned when Smithfield first announced its commitment in 2007, all...

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Canada Makes Progress Toward Eradicating PED

Canada Makes Progress Toward Eradicating PED

Farmscape for January 3, 2017 Full Interview 7:22 Listen The Veterinary Counsel with the Canadian Pork Council reports the Canadian pork industry is doing a fantastic job in its effort to rid the country of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea. The...

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Ralco and Genesus Partner on Swine Research

Ralco and Genesus Partner on Swine Research

Ralco announced today that it has joined forces with Genesus swine genetics company to advance swine nutrition and genetic characteristics for swine producers around the world. The two global companies will work together to improve return on gain and...

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New CFIA-approved algae product will enable producers to bring DHA-enriched pork, milk and eggs to market

New CFIA-approved algae product will enable producers to bring DHA-enriched pork, milk and eggs to market

Alltech’s ForPlus and All-G Rich will provide Canadian pig, dairy and layer producers with a sustainable and competitive advantage to enrich pork, milk and eggs with DHA   Canadian consumers will benefit from DHA-enriched pork, milk and eggs in...

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Ham for All Seasons: New Research Looks at how to Increase Whole-Ham Sales Year-Round

Ham for All Seasons: New Research Looks at how to Increase Whole-Ham Sales Year-Round

For many people, preparing a whole ham is one of their go-to choices for family gatherings on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, but beyond holidays, whole-ham usually doesn’t make the shopping list. The Pork Checkoff recently funded a study to...

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FluSure XP® Vaccine With Strain Update Now Available From Zoetis

FluSure XP® Vaccine With Strain Update Now Available From Zoetis

Addition of two new H3N2 virus clusters helps offer the most relevant protection against influenza in swine Zoetis Inc. today announced the availability of its FluSure XP® vaccine updated with clusters IV-A and IV-B of the H3N2 subtype. Because influenza...

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New State-of-the-Art Boar Stud Exclusively for Hypor Genetics in Sonora, Mexico

New State-of-the-Art Boar Stud Exclusively for Hypor Genetics in Sonora, Mexico

A new partnership between Hypor, Nutriservicios Pecuarios and Sonora Agropecuria S.A. de C.V (S.A.S.A.) to exclusively supply Hypor genetics from a new boar stud in Sonora, starting in 2017, was announced at Pig Producer’s Day congress, Navojoa in November. “This is a significant step for Hypor that will allow us to supply quality genetics to

Swine health will be key topic at 2017 Iowa Pork Regional Conferences

Swine health will be key topic at 2017 Iowa Pork Regional Conferences

Swine health, a swine market outlook and barn safety will be three of the subjects discussed at the 2017 Iowa Pork Regional Conferences.   The Iowa Pork Producers Association, the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach swine specialists will host the meetings at four Iowa locations Feb. 20-22 and Feb.

Move to Pens will Require the Right People and Greater Training

Move to Pens will Require the Right People and Greater Training

Farmscape for January 20, 2017 Full Interview 7:13 Listen The Director of the Swine Teaching and Research Center with University of Pennsylvania says the move from stall housing of gestating sows to pen housing will require superior stockmanship and a greater level of training to maximize success. Training for the Transition from Stalls to Pens”

Alternative Trade Opportunities Available for Canada if TPP Fails

Alternative Trade Opportunities Available for Canada if TPP Fails

Farmscape for January 20, 2017 Full Interview 10:41 Listen The Chair of Manitoba Pork says, in the event the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement collapses, Canada will be in a strong position to move forward with trade deals with individual countries. In October 2015 the 12 nations involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership reached an agreement

NPPC Endorses Pruitt For EPA Administrator

NPPC Endorses Pruitt For EPA Administrator

Calling him a champion for American agriculture and a strong advocate for sound science and the rule of law, the National Pork Producers Council today endorsed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.   Pruitt, who as Oklahoma’s top law enforcement officer sued the EPA over its controversial Waters

Trouw Nutrition USA Neosho Processing Plant Emphasizes Excellence

Trouw Nutrition USA Neosho Processing Plant Emphasizes Excellence

A commitment to continuous improvement and excellence in the manufacturing process is a key operational philosophy at Trouw Nutrition USA’s Neosho, Missouri premix plant. The facility has been named the Premix Manufacturer Category Winner in the 2016 Feed Facility of the Year competition, a national contest conducted by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and Feedstuffs.

Nedap recognizes New Standard Group as outstanding dealer

Nedap recognizes New Standard Group as outstanding dealer

New Standard supports ESF as a tool for successful management of sows in groups. Nedap Livestock Management has recognized New Standard Group as a successful dealer of Nedap equipment and technology and a leading supporter of group sow housing with electronic sow feeding (ESF) in North America.   “New Standard Group is an experienced supplier

Nutreco expands footprint in Canada and creates new base in US with purchase of Hi-Pro Feeds

Nutreco expands footprint in Canada and creates new base in US with purchase of Hi-Pro Feeds

Nutreco and Hi-Pro Feeds are pleased to announce an agreement whereby Nutreco will acquire Hi-Pro Feeds, an animal nutrition supplier with operations in Western Canada and Southwest USA. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval both in Canada and the USA and is expected to close in the second half of 2017 at the latest.

NPPC Backs Perdue For Agriculture Secretary

NPPC Backs Perdue For Agriculture Secretary

Saving the best for last, President-elect Donald Trump has decided to tap former Georgia Gov. George “Sonny” Perdue as his secretary of agriculture. The National Pork Producers Council hailed the pick – the final Trump cabinet post to be filled – as “very good for America’s farmers and ranchers.”   Perdue, who is a veterinarian,

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, January 19th 2017

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, January 19th 2017

MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Thursday January 19, 2017   LEAN HOGS Cash hog prices finished higher yesterday. Look for packers to attempt to buy hogs at lower money today and Friday….will it work? They tried to go with a lower bid yesterday but to no avail. Futures broke hard

Trump Presidency and Trade Discussed During Manitoba Pork Minnesota Trade Mission

Trump Presidency and Trade Discussed During Manitoba Pork Minnesota Trade Mission

Farmscape for January 19, 2017 Full Interview 10:51 Listen The Chair of Manitoba Pork says the Donald Trump Presidency and trade were the foremost issues discussed during this week’s trade mission to the Minnesota Pork Congress in Minneapolis. A trade delegation representing Manitoba Pork travelled to Minnesota this week to take part in the Minnesota

Trade Top of Mind at 2017 Legislative Agriculture Chairs Summit

Trade Top of Mind at 2017 Legislative Agriculture Chairs Summit

Farmscape for January 19, 2017 Full Interview 9:24 Listen Manitoba’s Minister of Agriculture says trade was a key issue among Canadians attending the 2017 Legislative Agriculture Chairs  Summit. Earlier this month agricultural leaders from across North America attended the 2017 Legislative Agriculture Chairs  Summit in Baton Rouge. Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler, who took part