Firkins and Meyer to speak at 2018 Michigan Pork Symposium

Michigan Pork Producers Association will host the annual Michigan Pork Symposium. The conference will be held at The Lansing Center in Lansing, Mich. This all-day event will focus on educating producers about good production practices and excellent business management...

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In-feed antibiotics best addressed on a case-by-case basis

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Adjusting to changes in how and when to use in-feed antibiotics is an ongoing effort. While those products are still available under veterinarian supervision for prevention and treatment of a specific...

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Smithfield Foods Nears 2017 Goal for Conversion to Group Housing Systems for Pregnant Sows

Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to report 87 percent of pregnant sows on company-owned farms have been transitioned to group housing systems, a 6 percent increase over 2015. As planned when Smithfield first announced its commitment in 2007, all...

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Applications Now Open for 2018 Pork Industry Scholarships

The National Pork Board announces the opening of the application period of the 2018 Pork Industry Scholarships. This program is open to college juniors and seniors who have plans to pursue a career in swine production management or a...

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Processing and obtaining of palm oil and by-products for animal nutrition

Processing and obtaining of palm oil and by-products for animal nutrition In the first of two podcasts on the use of palm oil by-products in swine nutrition, Vanessa Lagos, a Ph. D. student in the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory,...

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New swine production facility opening in Ohio

Source: Advertiser-Tribune Tom and Amy Anway and Price Family Farms hosted an open house at their recently-built modern swine production facility at 2575 S. CR 17 Sunday afternoon. Tom Anway of Anway Family Farms said the barn is 203...

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New research finds PRRS protection for piglets

In the words of Kansas State University researcher Raymond “Bob” Rowland, his latest work is helping to eradicate a devastating swine disease. Raymond “Bob” Rowland of Kansas State University has created a way to protect swine offspring from the...

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Hypor’s New Facility opens the doors to the future

Successful companies don’t react to change; they drive it. With that in mind, Hypor recently opened the doors on a new state-of-the-art facility in Sichamps, France. In the process, they offered a window to the future of pork production...

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FDA Report on Antibiotics Validates Work by U.S. Pig Farmers

On-Farm Practices Lead to Antibiotic Use Decline America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to do what’s right on the farm for people, pigs and the planet when it comes to demonstrating their commitment to antibiotic stewardship. That’s why last week’s...

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Pig care: If there’s something off, don’t try to ‘look him well’

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Podcast: Play in new window | Download Watching pigs may not be glamorous or stimulating, but it’s a responsibility that Bob Blomme, DVM, takes very seriously. “We can learn a lot...

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Hypor expands US presence with new hire

Hypor continues to grow throughout the U.S., and the latest addition to their sales team will help accomplish that. “We’re pleased to be bringing Ethan Parsley on board as an account manager,” says Graydon Bell, Hypor General Manager USA. “He combines a good education from Kansas State and a strong background in sales and production.”

Health Status, Facilities, Management Key in Success of Antibiotic Free Production

Farmscape for January 19, 2018 Full Interview 7:21 Listen A veterinarian with South West Ontario Veterinary Services suggests the overall health status of the swine herd, that farm’s facilities and equipment and management are key factors that should be considered when looking at the option of moving to antibiotic free production. “Transition to Antibiotic-Free Production-On-Farm

Canada must forge ahead with the Pacific trade deal as to not miss a once in a lifetime opportunity

Trade partners surrounding the Pacific Ocean are eager to move forward with the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) urges Canada to work with the other 10 countries to sign the agreement as soon as possible. The CPTPP must not be overlooked or neglected as it will enable Canada to

CIH Hedging Hog Market Watch from Chip Walen, January 2018

Margins held relatively flat over the first half of January, improving slightly from year-end, with limited movement in the hog and feed markets. Hog prices recently advanced to fresh contract highs as the demand outlook remains strong despite record pork production. Hog slaughter has been up 4.5% year-over-year since early December, compared to a 2.3%

National Pork Industry Forum to Be Held Feb. 28 – March 2, 2018

Pork producers to discuss industry issues in Kansas City Producer delegates from across the United States will gather in Kansas City Feb. 28 – March 2 for the annual National Pork Industry Forum. The 15 producers who serve as members of the National Pork Board will hear directly from Pork Act Delegates appointed by the

Pork producers need to proactively communicate with consumers to change the dialogue

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Podcast: Play in new window | Download Pork producers and swine veterinarians need to take a more active role in consumers’ food conversations for them to get an accurate picture of how pigs are raised, said Tamika Sims, PhD, director of food technology and communications for the

Pork Producers in Manitoba and Minnesota Agree on Importance of NAFTA

Farmscape for January 18, 2018 Full Interview 6:20 Listen A member of the Board of Directors of Manitoba Pork says pork producers in Manitoba and in Minnesota remain optimistic that a agreement will be reached that preserve the benefits that have resulted from the North American Free Trade Agreement. A delegation representing Manitoba Pork is

Elanco, Innventure Announce Animal Health R&D Agreement

Source: Innventure news release Innventure and Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY), announced a strategic initiative to explore the development of technologies for animal health. The collaboration builds upon Innventure’s model, which identifies promising enterprise technologies and then develops and scales them in external startups. Following P&G, Elanco is

Genesus Global Technical Report, Adding Customer Value with Genotype Information

Nick Boddicker, PhD, Genesus Inc. Genesus has written a number of articles on the importance of genomic information to improve genetic gain. That is because genomic information can greatly improve the accuracy of estimated breeding values (EBVs), particularly for lowly heritable traits (total number born), traits that can only be collected on the carcass (pH,

ADM Animal Nutrition™ Expands Team of Research and Sales Professionals

ADM Animal Nutrition™, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), is pleased to announce the addition of five new individuals to its growing team of experts. Dr. John Bowzer joins ADM Animal Nutrition as lead research scientist in aquaculture. Bowzer is tasked with strengthening ADM’s commitment to developing ingredients and products that deliver

Firkins and Meyer to speak at 2018 Michigan Pork Symposium

Michigan Pork Producers Association will host the annual Michigan Pork Symposium. The conference will be held at The Lansing Center in Lansing, Mich. This all-day event will focus on educating producers about good production practices and excellent business management approaches to help them provide a growing human population an environmentally-safe, socially-acceptable, low-cost source of meat.

TechMix Global Launches New Swine Drying Agent

New Dual Dry is a dual-purpose drying agent and scours support product  for newborn and pre-weaned pigs TechMix Global announces the introduction of Dual Dry™, an innovative new drying agent to support newborn and pre-weaned pigs, to have a healthy start in life. Dual Dry is specifically formulated to dry the environment and the pig