Scientists Examine Dynamics of Influenza Infection in Swine Populations

Scientists Examine Dynamics of Influenza Infection in Swine Populations

Farmscape for November 25, 2014 Full Interview 11:57 Listen An epidemiologist with the University of Guelph is confident, by gaining a better understanding of influenza, scientists will be better equipped to deal with more complex viral infections. Scientists working...

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National Pork Board Funds New Swine Health Information Center

National Pork Board Funds New Swine Health Information Center

Entity to Focus on Preparing for Future Disease Threats At its regularly scheduled November meeting, the National Pork Board’s board of directors approved the funding of a national Swine Health Information Center. The new, autonomous venture will focus its...

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Saskatchewan Pork Industry Symposium 2014 Audio Special for November 19, 2014

Saskatchewan Pork Industry Symposium 2014 Audio Special for November 19, 2014

Saskatchewan Pork Industry Symposium 2014 Audio Special – Andy Vance, a journalist with Feedstuffs, discusses “Messaging and Consumers:  Understanding the Ag Advocacy Problem” Andy Vance 10:55 Listen -Dr. Mark Jacobson, a doctor of veterinary medicine with Warman Veterinary Services,...

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Smithfield Farmland Launches New Premium All Natural Fresh Pork Line

Smithfield Farmland Launches New Premium All Natural Fresh Pork Line

Smithfield Farmland is introducing PRIME, a premium, All Natural Fresh Pork line that raises the bar for fresh pork under both their Smithfield and Farmland brands. “Smithfield Farmland PRIME is a product of the USA that is sourced from...

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South Dakota State to receive NIH grant to study new influenza virus

South Dakota State to receive NIH grant to study new influenza virus

Two South Dakota State University researchers will examine a new influenza virus that affects cattle and pigs through a two-year, $393,530 National Institutes of Health grant. Professor Feng Li transfers the cell culture into individual wells of a 96-well...

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Ample feeder space benefits slow growing pigs in nursery phase

Ample feeder space benefits slow growing pigs in nursery phase

Pigs that grow significantly slower than their contemporaries are problematic to pork producers because of animal well-being concerns and reduced profitability. In All-In-All-Out production systems, these pigs do not reach desirable slaughter weights at the same time as their...

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NPPC Calls for Congressional Action on M-COOL to Avoid Retaliatory Tariffs

NPPC Calls for Congressional Action on M-COOL to Avoid Retaliatory Tariffs

Farmscape for November 10, 2014 Full Interview 9:16 Listen The U.S. based National Pork Producers Council is calling on Congress to bring Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling into compliance with its international trade obligations before the World Trade Organization...

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Ralco Completes Construction of Swine Research Facilities

Ralco Completes Construction of Swine Research Facilities

Rapid Growing Agriculture Company Begins Swine Research in Two Newly Constructed Facilities Furthering its mission to perfect technologies for a safe and abundant global food supply, Ralco is pleased to announce the completion of a 1,200-head swine nursery and...

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PED Expected to be major Factor Influencing Live Hog Prices this Winter

PED Expected to be major Factor Influencing Live Hog Prices this Winter

Farmscape for November 5, 2014   Full Interview 9:06 Listen The director of risk management with h@ms Marketing Services expects the effects of PED to be the biggest factor affecting hog prices over the next six months. Live hog...

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Lallemand Animal Nutrition introduces REVELATE™ Viable yeast product for swine feeds in Canada

Lallemand Animal Nutrition introduces REVELATE™ Viable yeast product for swine feeds in Canada

Lallemand Animal Nutrition is pleased to introduce REVELATE™ to Canadian swine producers. This viable microbial product, Saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii CNCM I-1079, is a unique, naturally occurring viable yeast scientifically selected and fed to help support a balanced digestive system...

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Genesus Global Market Report, Mexico Hog Markets, November 26th 2014

Genesus Global Market Report, Mexico Hog Markets, November 26th 2014

Mexico Hog Markets Genesus Mexico Carlos A. Peralta – President & R. Carlos Rodríguez – Vice-president cperalta@genesus.com USA pork meat imports still increasing and affecting the Mexican pork industry. November grain prices in Mexico as follow: Corn at $2,990 Mx/Ton ($215.11 USD), 11% below previous month. Sorghum $ 2,510 Mx/Ton ($180.58 USD), 22.5% below October

Stepped Up Biosecurity Among Manure Applicators Successful in Containing Spread of PED

Stepped Up Biosecurity Among Manure Applicators Successful in Containing Spread of PED

Farmscape for November 26, 2014 Full Interview 10:19 Listen The executive director of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative credits the efforts of the province’s swine manure applicators for helping contain any spread of PED. The Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative has been working with swine manure applicators to help them reduce the risks of

Uncertainty Over PED Expected to Result in Volatile Hog Markets Heading into 2015

Uncertainty Over PED Expected to Result in Volatile Hog Markets Heading into 2015

Farmscape for November 25, 2014 Full Interview 5:40 Listen A financial services officer with AgStar Financial Services says the biggest influence affecting the North American hog market moving into 2015 will be whether or not we see an increase in the number of cases of PED as the weather turns colder. “Economic Trends and Challenges

Ohio Farmers testify in support of agritourism bill

Ohio Farmers testify in support of agritourism bill

Three Ohio farmers took time out of their busy schedules recently to testify about an agritourism bill that is based on model legislation developed by Ohio Farm Bureau. Testifying before the Senate Civil Justice Committee were Kari Burkey of Muskingum County, Jonathan Lohstroh of Madison County and Andy Lynd of Licking County. Some excerpts from

Farmers, Agriculture Technology Providers Reach Agreement on Big Data

Farmers, Agriculture Technology Providers Reach Agreement on Big Data

A coalition of major farm organizations and agriculture technology providers (ATPs) announced an agreement on data privacy and security principles that will encourage the use and development of a full range of innovative, technology-driven tools and services to boost the productivity, efficiency and profitability of American agriculture. The coalition supporting the principles includes: American Farm

Bovine Colostrum for Piglets: Can it Mitigate the Post-Weaning Growth Lag?

Bovine Colostrum for Piglets: Can it Mitigate the Post-Weaning Growth Lag?

Overall, the bovine colostrum had no beneficial effects on growth or feed intake of the piglets. However, it did increase the number of piglets that consumed the creep feed or phase one diet immediately after weaning. Bovine colostrum is a good source of nutrients and growth factors, and is very palatable. It was added to

Hormel Foods Achieves Record Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results

Hormel Foods Achieves Record Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today reported record performance for the fiscal year 2014 fourth quarter and full year. All comparisons are to the fourth quarter or full year of fiscal 2013. SUMMARY Fourth Quarter – Record diluted EPS of $0.63, up 9 percent from $0.58 per share – Segment operating profit increased 9 percent

Chris Hurt Commentary, Hog and Pork Prices Return to Reality, November 26th 2014

Chris Hurt Commentary, Hog and Pork Prices Return to Reality, November 26th 2014

When historians look back on hog prices in 2014, they are going to ask, “What was going on?” Hog and pork prices were launched to almost unexplainable heights by concerns over reduced pork supplies from PED in the spring and summer. More recently, prices have been in descent and now have returned to more realistic

Mike Brumm Commentary, Are you prepared for a fire at your production facility? November 26th 2014

Mike Brumm Commentary, Are you prepared for a fire at your production facility? November 26th 2014

Last week I had a discussion with a producer who was familiar with many of the details of the fire and animal loss at the sow unit near Truman, Minnesota recently. This led to a discussion of what should producers be doing to prevent such losses at their sites. I don’t claim to be the

Have your say! Help find solutions for farm labour shortages

Have your say!  Help find solutions for farm labour shortages

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) has launched a Labour Market Information (LMI) research survey to examine Canada’s agricultural workforce from every commodity and region.   We need your help! By taking the time to complete a short 10 – 15 minute online survey you will be making sure your farm’s needs are included in

CME Daily Livestock Report, PEDv Update, November 25th 2014

CME Daily Livestock Report, PEDv Update, November 25th 2014

The over‐riding question for hog markets remains “What is happening with PEDv?” We would add to that “And what can we glean from the information available?” The second question has probably been more germane to markets from the beginning and we fear that a good answer is still hard to come by but let’s take

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, November 25th 2014

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, November 25th 2014

Open interest lower in live cattle…suggesting fund liquidation.   Feeders gapped lower after a limit down performance on Monday.   MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle     Tuesday November 25, 2014     LEAN HOGS Lean hog futures are higher in the early trading action and this action should provide another