Swineweb.com Reaches Record 10,000 Pork Producers, Veterinarians on Twitter

More than 10,000 pork producers and industry professionals are following Swineweb.com’s Twitter feed to receive their daily news and market updates. “We’re pleased that to we are able to meet the need for producers and veterinarians to easily access...

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Anpario welcomes Edward Seed as the USA General Manager

Anpario is pleased to announce the appointment of Edward Seed as the General Manager for USA.  Edward holds an MS in Animal Nutrition and a Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management. He spent multiple years in South Africa with Elanco...

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Food, Agriculture, Welfare and Sustainability Experts to Judge 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Finalists

  In its ongoing effort to build consumer trust and foster greater transparency about U.S. pork production methods, the National Pork Board today announced its expert judging panel for the 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM. The award, now...

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Pharmgate Animal Health launches AIVLOSIN® Water Soluble Granules for the control of SRD

Swine Respiratory Disease (SRD) associated with Bordetella bronchiseptica,  Haemophilus parasuis, Pasteurella multocida and Streptococcus suis in groups of swine in buildings experiencing an outbreak of SRD. Respiratory Disease is one of the most significant health challenges facing the swine...

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New ISU Swine Geneticist Hopes to Help Improve Reproductive Efficiency in Industry

    Using genetics to improve reproductive performance and response to disease is a vital component of the future of the pork industry, and new Iowa State University animal scientist Nick Serão said he hopes his research will help...

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Nutriad launches trace minerals in the USA

The American pork sector continues strong in 2017, driven by the export market and slightly lower hog weights. Companies across the sector are investing in new plants and supply is set to increase by 3% to 4% this year....

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Osborne Introduces New Wean-to-Finish Feeder

Finding the most efficient method of feeding pigs has been a never ending quest for producers and equipment suppliers alike. Hand feeding and automatic, gravity-flow feeders dominated the industry until the development of mechanical-flow feeding in the 1980s. This...

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Pork Checkoff Announces Sponsored Activities at the 2017 World Pork Expo

The Pork Checkoff has an exciting lineup of Checkoff-sponsored events scheduled for World Pork Expo, June 7-9, 2017, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. World Pork Expo attendees can stop by the Varied Industries Building (booth No....

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15 piglets Born Alive with Hypor’s Genetics at Schweinehaltung Düben, German

With an average of 15 piglets born alive, 2017 is shaping up to be a good year for Hypor’s partner Leon van Dijck, the owner of Schweinehaltung Düben GmbH & C. A Nucleus farm in Düben, Germany which works...

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Are your grow/finish barns ready for summer? Let your pigs tell you.

Watch your pigs and adjust your equipment to support optimal finishing in summer heat Whoever coined the phrase “the lazy days of summer” clearly wasn’t a pig farmer. Hot, humid summer weather demands extra vigilance to keep pigs comfortable....

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Call to Compete in the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture Competition

Participants wishing to compete in the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture competition, November 4, 2017 at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, are reminded that the deadline to register is September 30 at midnight. The topics for 2017 are: •Working in agriculture is more than just farming. •Does digital farming have a place in

Animal Agriculture Alliance Issues Report on 2017 Animal Rights National Conference

The Animal Agriculture Alliance released a report today detailing observations from the Animal Rights National Conference, held August 3-6 in Alexandria, Va. The event was hosted by the Farm Animal Rights Movement and sponsored by Compassion Over Killing, Mercy for Animals, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and The Humane League, along with

Secretary Purdue Announces MOU and Official Collaboration with SCORE

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with officials from SCORE, the nation’s largest volunteer network of expert business mentors, to support new and beginning farmers. This agreement provides new help resources for beginning ranchers, veterans, women, socially disadvantaged Americans and others, providing new tools to help them both grow and

Iowa Senator Concerned that Some Pork Producers are Circumventing the Land Matrix

  At a Clay County Supervisor’s meeting, Senator David Johnson, I-Ocheyedan reported a concern he has with Iowa’s policy on developing hog facilities. According to the policy, planned facilities are required to meet the “master matrix”––the site must reach a point score to be approved.   Johnson says that he’s seen examples of family members

U.S. Pork Gains Long-Awaited Access to Argentine Market

    The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) applauds the Trump administration for negotiating U.S. pork access to the Argentine market. Argentina was among several countries with non-science based barriers to U.S. pork imports. With today’s White House announcement, trade-dependent U.S. pork producers now have unfettered access to this large pork-consuming nation.   “U.S. pork

MPPA President Testifies at U.S. House Ag Committee Listening Session on Farm Bill

Minnesota Pork Producers Association (MPPA) president, Jay Moore and National Pork Producers Council board member, Jim Compart, advocated on behalf of MPPA and the  U.S. pork industry on policy interests at FarmFest in Redwood Falls, Minn., on Thursday, August 4. Moore was a witness at the Farm Bill listening session, Conversations in the Field, hosted by the

Swineweb.com Reaches Record 10,000 Pork Producers, Veterinarians on Twitter

More than 10,000 pork producers and industry professionals are following Swineweb.com’s Twitter feed to receive their daily news and market updates. “We’re pleased that to we are able to meet the need for producers and veterinarians to easily access industry information,” says Jim Eadie from Swineweb.com. “We are hitting a key market online of customers

New Era Kicks Off with Western Expansion of Farmers Farmacy

      A new era in farm retail featuring the latest in convenient online shopping services and direct-to-farm delivery options has rolled out across the Canadian prairies with the western expansion of Farmers Farmacy. The pioneering e-commerce driven brand, previously available only in Ontario and the Maritimes, now offers full service to farmers across

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, Hogs Prices Turn Down Sharply, August 17 2017

  LEAN HOGS Hogs failed below resistance and turned sharply lower. So the near term peak or high is in place with the market poised for a major downward correction. Fresh bellies were quoted sharply lower which hit the cutout hard and spooked the trade, no doubt. Certainly this is the time of year bellies

Zinpro Corporation Names Corey Carpenter as Account Manager – Swine

  Carpenter provides Midwestern customers with technical sales support in swine nutrition   Zinpro Corporation announces that Corey Carpenter has joined the company as account manager – swine. In this position, he is responsible for the growth and management of Zinpro Performance Minerals® sales in the Midwestern U.S.   “Corey brings a wealth of knowledge

Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Commentary, How Food Fear is Spread and Why Words Matter, August 17 2017

At what point do we say enough is enough. Dr. Josh Axe published the second annual Chain Reaction II scorecard analysis of top restaurants on his website. The analysis supposedly highlights the “problem of routine antibiotic usage” in the meat and poultry operations that supply the nation’s top restaurant chains. The report is sponsored by organizations

Agriculture Ministers Continued Support for Trade Key to Pork Industry Success

Full Interview 9:02 Listen  Farmscape for August 17, 2017 The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says the commitment of Canada’s Agriculture Ministers to programs that support trade will play a key role in the continued success of Canada’s pork industry.   Last month Canada’s Agriculture Ministers agreed to key elements of the new