Mark Greenwood Named President of The Maschhoffs

Mark Greenwood Named President of The Maschhoffs

Brings Deep Swine Industry Experience to Pork Company The Maschhoffs, LLC, the largest independent pork producer in the U.S. headquartered in Carlyle, IL, announced today that it has named Mark Greenwood as president.  Known worldwide as a swine industry...

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VIROCID®, distributed by Merial Canada, effective against PED virus, new data shows

VIROCID®, distributed by Merial Canada, effective against PED virus, new data shows

Merial, a Sanofi company, announces that VIROCID®, a highly concentrated and broad spectrum disinfectant for use in food processing establishments and livestock industries is effective at a dilution rate of 1:400 (0.25 % or 2.5 mL / L) in...

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Pork Industry Launches New Common Audit  to Ensure Animal Care and Food Safety

Pork Industry Launches New Common Audit to Ensure Animal Care and Food Safety

New Farm-Level Tool Gains Third-Party Certification, Builds on PQA Plus® Program After 18 months of industry collaboration, the National Pork Board announces that a new common swine industry audit platform for pork producers, packers and processors is now certified...

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Minnesota Swine Extension aids swine industry in stopping spread of disease

Minnesota Swine Extension aids swine industry in stopping spread of disease

Prices rise when problems arise When livestock viruses (like the current Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus) drive up the cost of meat, Extension helps producers understand how to mitigate problems. Extension aids swine industry in stopping spread of disease Grilling...

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Under the Surface of a Pig

Under the Surface of a Pig

Topigs Norsvin’s Computer Assisted Tomography technology provides data which greatly increases the accuracy of genetic improvement Norsvin implemented CT-scanning of live boars in 2008. Since then, over 19,000 pedigreed animals have passed through the X-ray tube. Implementing CT in...

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Pharmgate Animal Health acquires Pennfield Animal Health

Pharmgate Animal Health acquires Pennfield Animal Health

Pharmgate LLC is pleased to announce an agreement to acquire Pennfield Animal Health. This acquisition will establish Pharmgate as a key supplier of finished medicated feed additive and water soluble products to the United States, Canadian, Mexican and Latin...

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Wisconsin Pork Association Offers Scholarships

Wisconsin Pork Association Offers Scholarships

The Wisconsin Pork Association is offering scholarships to high school seniors and college students. Students with a sincere interest in the swine industry are encouraged to apply.   Wisconsin Pork Association Scholarship The Wisconsin Pork Association scholarship is open...

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Prevent early culling by preventing sow lameness

Prevent early culling by preventing sow lameness

Feeding complexed zinc, manganese and copper can help promote culling by choice  rather than by necessity. Sows that leave the herd early have less opportunity to reach their full potential – and less opportunity to pay for themselves. To...

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Colorado State Faculty donors boost Animal Sciences project

Colorado State Faculty donors boost Animal Sciences project

Temple Grandin and Gary Smith are both CSU animal sciences professors and respected national leaders in animal welfare and meat sciences. Now, they have both committed to help fund a new building and cutting-edge programs in the College of...

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Cargill reports first-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings, down 26%

Cargill reports first-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings, down 26%

Cargill today reported net earnings of $425 million in the fiscal 2015 first quarter ended Aug. 31, down 26 percent from $571 million in the year-ago period. Revenues in the first three months totaled $33.3 billion, a 2 percent...

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Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, October 30th 2014

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, October 30th 2014

Steer bid of $1.68 reported in the south with no trade to report.   Beef expected to be higher again today.   MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle     Thursday October 30, 2014     LEAN HOGS Expect more of the same in the cash hog market. Prices were generally down

Response to Mandatory Swine Movement Reporting Overwhelmingly Positive

Response to Mandatory Swine Movement Reporting Overwhelmingly Positive

Farmscape for October 30, 2014 Full Interview 7:15 Listen The Manager of PigTrace Canada reports pork producers have responded positively to new requirements that took effect this summer for the mandatory reporting of swine movements in Canada. Under new regulations, which took effect July 1 to accommodate traceability for the purpose of tracking swine disease,

Hormel Foods Corp Receives “AA” Credit Rating

Hormel Foods Corp Receives “AA” Credit Rating

Hormel Foods Corp (NYSE:HRL) has earned an “AA” credit rating from analysts at Morningstar. The firm’s “AA” rating suggests that the company is a very-low default risk. They also gave their stock a two star rating. A number of other firms have also recently commented on HRL. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on

North Carolina Pork 2015 Award Nomination

North Carolina Pork 2015 Award Nomination

There are many outstanding people within the North Carolina pork industry. It is a goal of the NC Pork council, with the help of our members and others in the industry, to recognize the folks that represent our industry to the community at-large and are a positive force for the industry.   Below are three

Effects of dietary sulfur and distillers dried grains with solubles on carcass characteristics, loin quality, and tissue concentrations of sulfur, selenium, and copper in growing–finishing pigs1

Effects of dietary sulfur and distillers dried grains with solubles on carcass characteristics, loin quality, and tissue concentrations of sulfur, selenium, and copper in growing–finishing pigs1

Corresponding author: hstein@illinois.edu Abstract Inclusion of up to 0.38% S in diets that contain 30% distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) has no negative effect on growth performance of growing–finishing pigs, but there is no information about the effects of dietary S on accumulation of S in tissues in pigs. Therefore, the objective of this

ISU Swine Disease Conference: Early Registration Ends October 31

ISU Swine Disease Conference: Early Registration Ends October 31

Early registration for the Iowa State University Swine Disease Conference is about to close. Conference attendees can save up to $50 when they register by Friday, October 31. The conference is scheduled for November 13-14, 2014 in Ames, Iowa. The Swine Disease Conference focuses on emerging swine pathogens and their control, improvements in diagnostics, and

Pork Production Could Surpass Beef Production In 2015

Pork Production Could Surpass Beef Production In 2015

For more information on Newsline, contact: Kari Barbic, Media Specialist, American Farm Bureau Federation, karib@fb.org. Pork production is poised to surpass beef production next year as ranchers try to rebuild their herds from the lowest levels since the 1960s. Micheal Clements has more. Clements As cattle producers look to rebuild production from herds reduced by drought,

Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Blog from CW Pork, Devastating Consequences From A Sow Farm Fire, October 30th 2014

Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Blog from CW Pork, Devastating Consequences From A Sow Farm Fire, October 30th 2014

Hi, My name is Wanda Patsche and I live in southern rural Minnesota. I am  a wife, mom and grandmother and have 5 grandchildren. My husband and I farm corn, soybeans and raise hogs. I am passionate about agriculture and rural life living.  My ultimate goal is to give an accurate picture of today’s farms and

Genesus Global Market Report, Canada Hog Market, October 29 2014

Genesus Global Market Report, Canada Hog Market, October 29 2014

Canada Hog Market Bob Fraser Sales & Service, Genesus Ontario bobfraser@execulink.com The pork industry spends lots of time discussing market supply. I expect that is because that at least is something we think we may know and understand. Of all the numbers, we are inundated with perhaps the federally inspected slaughter numbers are the most

CME Daily Livestock Report, PEDv Update, October 29th 2014

CME Daily Livestock Report, PEDv Update, October 29th 2014

  With much of the panic associated with the outbreak of PEDv now seemingly in the rearview mirror, we thought it would be best to give an update and outline some of the risk factors for pork production going forward. The good news is that currently PEDv presents a smaller risk for US pork production

2014 Turn Around in Live Hog Prices Just in Time to Avert Disaster

2014 Turn Around in Live Hog Prices Just in Time to Avert Disaster

  Audio Manitoba Listen Audio Saskatchewan Listen   Farmscape for October 29, 2014 The chair of Alberta Pork says, while it was too late for many, the turn around in live hog prices that occurred in 2014 came just in time to avert disaster within the Canadian pork industry. An industry round table discussion of

Top Tips to Fight PEDV

Top Tips to Fight PEDV

Source: Pork Checkoff   The busy fall season is not the time to neglect disease threats to your pigs, especially the risk posed by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV). Summer’s warmth may have slowed the spread of the virus, but fall’s cooler, changeable weather signals the approach of a more favorable environment for PEDV to