Prevtec Microbia moving into feed additives and poultry vaccines

Canadian company Prevtec Microbia is expanding into new product areas as its pig vaccine portfolio continues to grow revenues around the world. The firm is developing a feed additive and is also moving into poultry vaccines, as it aims...

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2018 World Pork Expo — Bigger, Better than Ever

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, June 6-8, Expo will feature an expanded trade show with more exhibitors Iowa, March 20, 2018 — The 2018 World Pork Expo will mark its 30th anniversary by presenting the world’s largest pork-specific trade show...

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Canadian Pork Excellence Receives Final CPC Board Approval

Farmscape for March 12, 2018 Full Interview 7:04 Listen Pilot testing of the Canadian pork sector’s new on farm food quality and animal care assurance program is now complete and the program has received its final approval. Canadian Pork...

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Don’t miss the 2018 AFAC Livestock Care Conference March 14-15 in Olds

AFAC celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018 A strong agenda including top speakers and important topics in farm animal care will be featured at the upcoming Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) Livestock Care Conference, March 14-15, 2018, at the...

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Zoetis Introduces U.S. Pork Industry’s First Vaccine with Two PCV2 Genotype

Fostera® Gold PCV MH Provides Broadest Protection Against Evolving Virus Zoetis has introduced Fostera® Gold PCV MH, the U.S. pork industry’s first vaccine to include two genotypes of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) — 2a and 2b. Together, the...

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2018 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow Named

Recipients recognized as leaders of the next generation of American pig farmers The National Pork Board announced today that Adam Krause from South Dakota and Emma Lasco and Christine Snowden, both from Iowa, have been named the 2018 Pig...

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Interaction Between Pig Density and Dietary Energy

Interaction Between Pig Density and Dietary Energy Dietary net energy and stocking density independently affect performance, feed utilization and profits in the finisher barn. The objective of this experiment was to assess the interactions of stocking density and dietary...

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Trend Moves to More Fat in Pork

Farmscape for February 20, 2018 Full Interview 5:58 Listen An Applied Meat Scientist with PIC North America says the trend toward reducing the level of fat in pork has reversed in order to improve eating quality. “Fat Quality and...

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NPPC Wants Votes On Four Key Trump Nominees

The National Pork Producers Council today urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to schedule confirmation votes on four long-languishing Trump administration nominees for positions important to U.S. pork producers and American agriculture....

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okPORK Revamps Oklahoma Pork Congress for 2018

Scheduled for Friday, Feb. 23, the annual meeting of the pork minds will take place at the Embassy Suites Norman – Hotel and Conference Center in Norman, Okla. The Oklahoma Pork Congress calls together more than 150 pork producers,...

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Tonisity Adds Dr. Eisenhart to Tech Services Team

The team behind Tonisity Px™, the first isotonic protein drink for pigs, today announced Mark Eisenhart, DVM, has joined its roster as technical services veterinarian. With more than 20 years of experience in the agriculture and animal health industries, Eisenhart demonstrates a passion for and commitment to finding solutions that help producers successfully tackle their

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services

Massive Change of Ownership Noted in LC Futures By Dennis Smith   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Thursday March 22, 2018   LEAN HOGS: Cash was mostly .25 lower yesterday. It appears that packers are discovering that pressing the cash lower is in danger of shutting off the runs. They have no incentive to

The cost of being wrong: Why cost-benefit analyses are replacing guesswork on swine farms,By Derald Holtkamp, MS, DVM Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

The cost of being wrong: Why cost-benefit analyses are replacing guesswork on swine farms Read more articles on Pig Health Today By Derald Holtkamp, MS, DVM Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine Ames, Iowa   James Alfred Wight, better known by his pen name James Herriot, epitomized the practice of veterinary medicine in a

Functional Qualities of Feed Ingredients More Important as Antibiotic Use Becomes More Restricted

Farmscape for March 22, 2018 Full Interview 24:51 Listen A Professor of Animal Science with Iowa State University says, as the use of antibiotics becomes more restricted, pork producers are lookin g much more closely at the functional properties of the ingredients that go into the diets they feed their pigs.”Innovat ive Diet Formulation” will

USDA Issues: “Feed Outlook” Report

Source: USDA news release To view the complete report, click here. The March 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 Estimate.

Exclusive PRRS and PED Insurance Coverage Protects U.S. Pork Producers

James Allen Insurance, a family-owned farm and ranch insurance company, announced today a first-of-its-kind coverage for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) to pay farmers for a lack of production resulting from PRRS or PED. “Pork producers have shown concern for both PRRS and PED as these diseases can severely

Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Commentary, Let Your Voice Be Heard – “Day on the Hill” March 22nd 2018

Do you belong to any commodity groups? Groups such as Corn Growers, Soybean Growers, Pork Producers, Dairy, Beef or farm organizations such as Farm Bureau or Famers Union? If so, you may have noticed that many of these groups participate in “Day on the Hill” events. I attended one recently with the Minnesota Pork Producers

KAP Encourages Agricultural Stakeholders to Examine Manitoba Climate and Green Plan

Farmscape for March 22, 2018 Full Interview 9:33 Listen The President of Keystone Agricultural Producers says agriculture is clearly being considered as the Manitoba Government mov es forward with its plan for reducing greenhouse emissions.Last week the Manitoba government introduced  legislation designed to implement its “Made in Manitoba Climate and Green Plan.”Dan Mazier, the President

AFAC celebrates 25 years and pushes ahead at Livestock Care Conference

Dr. Temple Grandin and other top experts discussed farm animal care  Celebrating 25 years while pursuing opportunities to raise the bar. This was the focus of a broad contingent of livestock industry and farm animal care community participants who came together for the Livestock Care Conference, March 14-15 in Olds, hosted by Alberta Farm Animal

Swine Welfare Research has Agricultural Sustainability and Global Food Security Implications

Farmscape for March 21, 2018 Full Interview 12:07 Listen The newly named NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Swine Welfare says a new research program looking at swine welfare will contribute to the sustainability of farming systems and global  f ood security.Last week the University of Saskatchewan in partnership with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research

Springfield and Branson Area Chefs Participate in Taste of Elegance Culinary Competition

Chef Kevin Mueller with The Aviary Café in Springfield received highest honors during the Springfield/Branson Taste of Elegance culinary competition held March 12 at the Oasis Hotel & Convention Center in Springfield. Chef Kevin’s entrée was titled Ham & Beans – Cured Pork Tenderloin en Persillade with Cornbread and Buttermilk Puree, Rainbow Butter, Bean Cassoulet,

AVMA Seeks Comment on Revised Model Veterinary Practice Act

The American Veterinary Medical Association’s Model Veterinary Practice Act (MVPA) is a cornerstone policy that is used as a primary resource during the writing and review of veterinary practice acts across the United States. It also includes the AVMA’s definition of the Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship. Veterinarians and other interested parties have a unique opportunity to have