New Fashion Pork selects Nedap ESF in new Gap 1 sow facility

New Fashion Pork selects Nedap ESF in new Gap 1 sow facility

New Wisconsin barn will house 1,400 sows in group gestation pens. New Fashion Pork has selected the Nedap Electronic Sow Feeding (ESF) system for its new facility near Thorp, Wis. The 1,400-sow operation has been certified Step 1 by...

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Dr. Deborah Murray Receives 2016 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award

Dr. Deborah Murray Receives 2016 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award

Deborah Murray, DVM, has been named the recipient of the 2016 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award. Zoetis presented the award to Dr. Murray at the 2016 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference which is hosted by the University...

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PEAK Swine Genetics Inc. and Topigs Norsvin Canada Inc. announce strategic alliance

PEAK Swine Genetics Inc. and Topigs Norsvin Canada Inc. announce strategic alliance

PEAK Swine Genetics Inc. and Topigs Norsvin Canada Inc. after several months of negotiation have reached a strategic alliance agreement. This agreement will allow PEAK Swine Genetics to participate in the world-class genetics program of Topigs Norsvin. Topigs Norsvin...

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U.S. Pork Exports Lowered by Strong Dollar, Expected to Rise in 3rd and 4th Quarter

U.S. Pork Exports Lowered by Strong Dollar, Expected to Rise in 3rd and 4th Quarter

  The USDA reported that U.S. pork exports were down 1 percent from one a year ago due to the exchange rate of the U.S. dollar. Exports decreased to countries that are particularly vulnerable to the U.S. dollar such...

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Meat Processor Launches Trendy New Pork Snacks Nationwide

Meat Processor Launches Trendy New Pork Snacks Nationwide

  Duke’s®, Boulder-based maker of freshly crafted, made-from-scratch smoked meats announces that its new look and new products are hitting shelves nationwide as the brand’s growth continues. Duke’s new product line hits on the increasing trend toward protein-based snacks...

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Animal nutrition advancements to be showcased at WNC Pre-Conference Symposium

Animal nutrition advancements to be showcased at WNC Pre-Conference Symposium

  Industry experts will share research and expertise on how to leverage tools and ingredients for animal performance and environmental benefits, at the Western Nutrition Pre-Conference Symposium in Saskatoon, Canada, on September 20th. The symposium is hosted by AB...

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Indiana Pork to Host Pair of Training Sessions

Indiana Pork to Host Pair of Training Sessions

Indiana Pork has scheduled two training sessions covering a pair of key issues that may impact on their farms.  The first training will be held August 25 at the Tipton County Fairground in Tipton, IN.  The second training is...

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Spring Creek colony becomes among first major swine farms in Canadian Prairies to ship ‘RWA’ hogs

Spring Creek colony becomes among first major swine farms in Canadian Prairies to ship ‘RWA’ hogs

Farmers at Spring Creek Hutterite Colony near the Alberta and Saskatchewan border have achieved a milestone in the evolution of Canadian hog production by becoming among the first major farms in the Canadian Prairies to ship ‘RWA’ (Raised Without...

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Zoetis Introduces TRIAMULOX™

Zoetis Introduces TRIAMULOX™

  Reliable formulation of tiamulin hydrogen fumarate available to swiftly treat swine dysentery and swine pneumonia Today, Zoetis added TRIAMULOX™ (tiamulin hydrogen fumarate) to its enteric and respiratory disease management portfolio. TRIAMULOX is a proven water-soluble treatment that can...

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Tight U.S. Slaughter Capacity Expected to Pressure November-December Live Hog Prices

Tight U.S. Slaughter Capacity Expected to Pressure November-December Live Hog Prices

Full Interview 9:54 Listen Farmscape for July 27, 2015 The Director of Risk Management with h@ms marketing services anticipates lower live hog prices come November, December as U.S. slaughter hog numbers approach processing capacity.   North American live hog...

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The Importance of Gilt Training for an ESF Sow

The Importance of Gilt Training for an ESF Sow

  Have you been thinking about using electronic sow feeding (ESF) in group gestation pens? Before you get too far along in planning, remember to put “gilt training” at the top of your priority list. “Thoroughly trained gilts develop into sows that are comfortable and productive in group gestation pens with ESF,” says Brad Carson,

U of Illinois Studies Determine Calcium Requirements for Pigs

U of Illinois Studies Determine Calcium Requirements for Pigs

  Two recent studies from the University of Illinois have helped determine how much calcium growing pigs require, and illuminate the mechanisms by which they absorb it. Calcium must be fed in adequate amounts and in the right balance with phosphorus to optimize pig performance. “We can use different measures to determine requirements for calcium,”

Research Suggests Space Allowance Requirements Could be Reduced for Nursery Pigs

Research Suggests Space Allowance Requirements Could be Reduced for Nursery Pigs

Full Interview 12:09 Listen Farmscape for September 30, 2016 New research suggests space allowance requirements for newly weaned nursery pigs can be reduced without compromising their performance.   Scientists with the Prairie Swine Centre, the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and Newcastle University in partnership with Swine Innovation Porc are looking into how stocking densities

SAFE Work Manitoba Reminds Those Who Work with Manure of the Dangers Posed by Manure Gasses

SAFE Work Manitoba Reminds Those Who Work with Manure of the Dangers Posed by Manure Gasses

    Full Interview 4:17 Listen Farmscape for September 30, 2016 SAFE Work Manitoba is reminding those who work with livestock manure to always be aware of the potentially fatal risks associated with manure gasses.   The three main gasses associated with swine manure are hydrogen sulfide, methane and ammonia and each of those gases

Al Juhnke of Nebraska Pork Producers, October is Pork Month –– Thank a Pig Farmer

Al Juhnke of Nebraska Pork Producers, October is Pork Month –– Thank a Pig Farmer

  By Al Juhnke – Executive Director, Nebraska Pork Producers Association October became known as Pork Month because it marked the time of year when hogs were traditionally marketed. Today, it serves as a celebration to thank pork producers and share their stories with consumers. The Nebraska Pork Producers Association (NPPA) is a grassroots, incorporated,

Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Commentary, Farm Insights Into the Future, September 2016

Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Commentary, Farm Insights Into the Future, September 2016

  Recently I attended the Ag and Animal Science Conference in Willmar, MN. The speakers were top notch and their messages were very insightful. The general theme was predictions about the future of farming. Here is a brief outline of my top take home messages. ANIMAL WELFARE AND ANTIBIOTICS Dr. Wayne Freese of Prairie Holdings

Research Ties Sow Vitamin D Intake to Progeny Performance

Research Ties Sow Vitamin D Intake to Progeny Performance

  Pork producers who want to get the most out of every ingredient in a sow diet can look to new research showing the value of supplementing vitamins at optimal levels. The most recent research, supported by DSM Nutritional Products and carried out at Kansas State University, shows that an optimum level of vitamin D3supplementation

Feet First® International Symposium Shares Advancements in Swine Health, Productivity and Lameness Management

Feet First® International Symposium Shares Advancements in Swine Health, Productivity and Lameness Management

  Experts highlight new research, provide practical educational opportunities Zinpro Corporation recently hosted its 4th Feet First® Swine Symposium in Minneapolis, where the world’s leading swine experts shared the latest insights and tools to help decrease lameness and boost animal health and productivity. This year’s event featured speakers from five universities, multiple corporations, as well

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial, Morning Livestock Report, 29, 2016

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial, Morning Livestock Report, 29, 2016

  MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Thursday September 29, 2016   LEAN HOGS Hefty, in fact record large slaughter and production (due to heavy weights; up 1.6% from the 5-year average) should cap off all major short covering rallies in hogs approaching the quarterly hog & pig report. If we happen to

Lallemand Animal Nutrition Announces Second Annual Scholarship Recipients

Lallemand Animal Nutrition Announces Second Annual Scholarship Recipients

Over 150 students apply for Lallemand Forward Scholarship Lallemand Animal Nutrition is pleased to announce the 2016 Lallemand Forward Scholarship recipients. After reviewing more than 150 scholarship applications, the scholarship committee selected five exceptional students pursuing degrees in agriculture.   Yan Sun is the recipient of the PhD scholarship, receiving $3,000. Sun is currently working

Influenza Becomes Increasingly Challenging for Swine Herds

Influenza Becomes Increasingly Challenging for Swine Herds

Full Interview 9:04 Listen   A veterinary pathologist with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine says influenza has become an increasingly challenging infection to deal with within the swine herd.   The latest Canada-West Swine Health Intelligence Network report indicates western Canada’s swine herd is generally healthy and strong but influenza remains present and is

Maternally Derived Immunity Extends Swine Influenza A Virus Persistence within Farrow-to-Finish Pig Farms: Insights from a Stochastic Event-Driven Metapopulation Model

Maternally Derived Immunity Extends Swine Influenza A Virus Persistence within Farrow-to-Finish Pig Farms: Insights from a Stochastic Event-Driven Metapopulation Model

  Citation: Cador C, Rose N, Willem L, Andraud M (2016) Maternally Derived Immunity Extends Swine Influenza A Virus Persistence within Farrow-to-Finish Pig Farms: Insights from a Stochastic Event-Driven Metapopulation Model. PLoS ONE 11(9): e0163672. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0163672   Swine Influenza A Viruses (swIAVs) are widespread in pig-production units. Three main subtypes (H1N1, H1N2 and H3N2) are