NPPC Calls For Improved FMD Vaccine Bank

NPPC Calls For Improved FMD Vaccine Bank

– Citing the seriousness of the disease and the devastation it could cause the U.S. livestock industry, the National Pork Producers Council today urged congressional lawmakers and the Obama administration to make dealing with an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease...

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Agriculture.Careers is launched, highlighting innovative careers in Agriculture

Agriculture.Careers is launched, highlighting innovative careers in Agriculture

The changing landscape of Agriculture digital media has continued with the launch of http://www.agriculture.careers; which is a new career focused website promoting all of the widespread and diverse careers in the agriculture and food industry.   Agriculture.Careers is a...

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Save the dates for World Pork Expo 2016, June 8-10

Save the dates for World Pork Expo 2016, June 8-10

It’s not too early to plan to attend the 2016 World Pork Expo on June 8-10, held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Brought to you by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), World Pork Expo...

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Zoetis Collaborates with the National Pork Board to Extend Access to its Longstanding Pig Care Training Program

Zoetis Collaborates with the National Pork Board to Extend Access to its Longstanding Pig Care Training Program

Starting this month, Zoetis will be working with the National Pork Board to help extend the reach of Individual Pig Care, an in-barn education and training program from Zoetis. For nearly 10 years, this program has highlighted the importance...

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Formulating Rations to Match Market Conditions Improves Profitability

Formulating Rations to Match Market Conditions Improves Profitability

Farmscape for February 2, 2016 Full Interview 9:36 Listen An Swine Extension Specialist with Kansas State University suggests pork producers can improve profitability by matching feed formulations to market conditions. “Optimizing Feed and Farm Management to Market Conditions” was...

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Nor-Feed launches the 2016 edition of its Veterinary Award on the functional properties of plants in animal health

Nor-Feed launches the 2016 edition of its Veterinary Award on the functional properties of plants in animal health

Nor-Feed, the French company specialized in plant-based natural additives for animal nutrition, launches the 2nd edition of its Veterinary Award. The Nor-Feed Award rewards a recent veterinarian thesis (or a thesis of veterinary interest) on the functional properties of...

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Innovative new E. coli solution for nursery pigs now available

Innovative new E. coli solution for nursery pigs now available

Developed for animal use only, Kavault® is a first-in-class antibiotic Kavault®, a new swine product from Elanco Animal Health, represents a first-in-class, animal use-only antibiotic for reduction in incidence and overall severity of diarrhea in the presence of pathogenic...

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Soybean Meal (SBM) Levels in Nursery Diets – How High Can It Go?

Soybean Meal (SBM) Levels in Nursery Diets – How High Can It Go?

Soybean meal is a common ingredient in swine nursery feed diets. The level fed depends on a variety of factors such as its cost, price, availability of alternative proteins, production practices and performance expectations. The trend is to feed...

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New year, new innovations for livestock feed

New year, new innovations for livestock feed

Feed innovations are set to tackle the sustainability file in 2016, as a changed regulatory landscape and broad swath of fresh advancements take hold for pigs, poultry and ruminants. The innovations cover efficiency, profitability, environmental footprint, animal health and...

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Transparent Communication with Consumers Gains Importance in Age of Social Media

Transparent Communication with Consumers Gains Importance in Age of Social Media

Farmscape for January 15, 2016 Full Interview 8:36 Listen An animal science professor with Colorado State University warns, in the age of social media, agriculture must be prepared to open its doors the public and engage consumers or face...

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Enriched Environments Offer Potential to reduce Aggressions Among Group Housed Sows

Enriched Environments Offer Potential to reduce Aggressions Among Group Housed Sows

Farmscape for February 12, 2016 A research scientist with the Prairie Swine Centre says aggression, one of the key challenges in working with group housed sows, can be curbed by providing various forms of enrichment. As part of Canada revised Pig Code of Practice, swine producers are being encouraged to enrich the environment of their

CME Daily Livestock Report,Hog/pork market trends into Easter, February 12th 2016

CME Daily Livestock Report,Hog/pork market trends into Easter, February 12th 2016

With the exception of the February contract (which will go off the board on Monday) lean hog futures yesterday were lower across the board. The downtick was led by the April contract, down 127 points from the previous close and now at the lowest point since January 20. The sharp decline came at a time

NPPC Calls For Improved FMD Vaccine Bank

NPPC Calls For Improved FMD Vaccine Bank

– Citing the seriousness of the disease and the devastation it could cause the U.S. livestock industry, the National Pork Producers Council today urged congressional lawmakers and the Obama administration to make dealing with an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) a priority.   “Improving preparedness for an FMD outbreak through development of an adequate vaccine

Heightened Risk for Disease Transmission Demonstrates Need for National Swine Health Strategy

Heightened Risk for Disease Transmission Demonstrates Need for National Swine Health Strategy

Farmscape for February 12, 2016 Full Interview 6:10 Listen An Ontario swine veterinarian says the heightened risk for the transmission of trans-boundary and possibly foreign animal diseases has heightened the need for a national swine health strategy. Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus was first identified in the U.S. in mid-May 2013 and the first case in

Western Pork Processors Desire More Saskatchewan Grown Hogs

Western Pork Processors Desire More Saskatchewan Grown Hogs

Farmscape for February 11, 2016 Full Interview 8:01 Listen The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says there’s a strong desire among western Canada’s pork processing plants to be able to access increased numbers of slaughter hogs from Saskatchewan. In order to improve returns to pork producers through reduced transportation distances and costs, the

Indiana Pork Thanks Lt. Governor for Her Service

Indiana Pork Thanks Lt. Governor for Her Service

Following Tuesday’s statements by Indiana Governor Mike Pence and Lt. Governor Sue Ellsperman, Jason Slaton, President of Indiana Pork’s Board of Directors, issued the following statement:   “Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann has enthusiastically served Indiana agriculture for the past 3 1/2 years.  In her role as Secretary of Agriculture, she helped create a state that

Livestock Producers Have Opportunity to Reduce Fossil Fuel Use

Livestock Producers Have Opportunity to Reduce Fossil Fuel Use

Farmscape for February 11, 2016 Full Interview 16:30 Listen A Minto area farmer says livestock producers have an opportunity to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases by reducing their use of fossil fuels. In December the Paris based International Meat Secretariat reaffirmed its commitment to tackling climate change by focusing on reducing greenhouse gas

Genesus Global Market Report for the week of February 10th 2016

Genesus Global Market Report for the week of February 10th 2016

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CME Daily Livestock Report, Review of WASDE meat outlook, February 10th 2016

CME Daily Livestock Report, Review of WASDE meat outlook, February 10th 2016

It was mostly a consolidation day for livestock futures yesterday. This was particularly the case for cattle following the limit down day on Monday. Ongoing weakness in broader markets continues to keep cattle on the defensive. There are plenty of opinions about price direction for cash catte/boxed beef prices in the short term, given the

FCC survey shows strong appetite for risk management

FCC survey shows strong appetite for risk management

In a business influenced by changing weather and volatile markets, only about one-third of Canadian producers and agribusiness operators have a formal risk management plan, according to a recent survey by Farm Credit Canada (FCC). However, the vast majority (96 per cent) of those surveyed also said they use various risk management strategies – such

TPP Expected to Set Tone for Trade for Decades

TPP Expected to Set Tone for Trade for Decades

Farmscape for February , 2016 Full Interview 6:33 Listen The Director of International Trade, Government and Media Relations with the Canadian Meat Council says the Trans-Pacific Partnership promises to set the tone for international trade for years and even decades. Last week representatives of the 12 nations participating in the Tans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement,

U.S. Pork Exports Solid in December; Beef Exports Trend Lower

U.S. Pork Exports Solid in December; Beef Exports Trend Lower

U.S. pork exports posted a strong finish in 2015 as December volume was the largest since April and the third-largest of the year, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Beef exports were below year-ago levels in December and posted the first full-year value decline since 2009.