Neogen launches Prima Marc™ Bottle Mount Vaccinator

Neogen launches Prima Marc™ Bottle Mount Vaccinator

Neogen’s Prima Marc BMV will be showcased at the Minnesota Pork Congress in Minneapolis on Jan. 21-22, and Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines on Jan. 28-29 Neogen has expanded its line of highly accurate Prima Marc™ products to...

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Elanco, Tyson Foods And GNP Company Team Up To Fight Hunger

Elanco, Tyson Foods And GNP Company Team Up To Fight Hunger

Today, Elanco announced results of its #Feedthe9 community outreach to help fight hunger. In support of its vision for a food-secure world, Elanco’s poultry business unit donated a total of $18,000 to three customers’ community partners, and worked with...

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Animal Welfare Specialist Expanding Reach in Ohio

Animal Welfare Specialist Expanding Reach in Ohio

Ohio State University Extension’s new animal welfare specialist already has a win: The student team she coached in an intercollegiate animal welfare competition last November took home the first-place trophy. Now, Monique Pairis-Garcia is working on expanding her reach...

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New Funding Available to Help Saskatchewan Pork Producers Improve Biosecurity

New Funding Available to Help Saskatchewan Pork Producers Improve Biosecurity

Farmscape for January 20, 2015 Full Interview 9:19 Listen New funding is being made available to assist Saskatchewan pork producers in improving biosecurity to help prevent the spread of PED. The Governments of Saskatchewan and Canada have allocated $150,000...

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NPPC Hopes For Resolution of M-COOL Issue Before Imposition of Retaliatory Tariffs

NPPC Hopes For Resolution of M-COOL Issue Before Imposition of Retaliatory Tariffs

Farmscape for January 15, 2015 Full Interview 14:31 Listen The president of the National Pork Producers Council remains hopeful the U,S. Congress will take action to resolve the Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling issue before Canada and Mexico are...

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National Pork Board Names Chris Hodges as Chief Executive Officer Pork industry veteran to start Feb. 16, 2015

National Pork Board Names Chris Hodges as Chief Executive Officer Pork industry veteran to start Feb. 16, 2015

Chris Hodges, a pork industry leader with substantial senior management experience in agriculture, will join the National Pork Board as its new chief executive officer on Feb. 16. Currently based in Kansas City, Hodges is senior vice president –...

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Fostera® PRRS Licensed to Help Protect the Whole Herd

Fostera® PRRS Licensed to Help Protect the Whole Herd

Additional label claims help protect pigs from PRRS at every production stage Fostera® PRRS, from Zoetis, is now licensed for whole herd protection against both the respiratory and reproductive forms of disease caused by porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome...

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Smithfield Foods Reports Significant Gain in 2014 in Conversion to Group Housing for Pregnant Sows

Smithfield Foods Reports Significant Gain in 2014 in Conversion to Group Housing for Pregnant Sows

Smithfield Foods, Inc. reported today that its hog production subsidiary, Murphy-Brown LLC, made significant strides in 2014 in transitioning pregnant sows on its company-owned farms in the United States to group housing systems, reaching the 71.4% mark by the...

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Furst Mcness is the exclusive distributor Of Nutrifen® In USA, South America, and South America

Furst Mcness is the exclusive distributor Of Nutrifen® In USA, South America, and South America

Emerald Seed Products is proud to announce that Furst-McNess Company, headquartered in Freeport, IL has become the exclusive distributor of Nutrifen® as of January 1, 2015. Furst-McNess has already incorporated Nutrifen into its current core technologies, such as Nature’s...

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Elanco, Novartis combination brings value, more innovation to customers

Elanco, Novartis combination brings value, more innovation to customers

Elanco today announced it has finalized the acquisition of Novartis Animal Health, creating a new global leader in animal health focused on delivering increased value and innovation to the industry. The acquisition, announced in April, follows Elanco’s purchase of...

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Neogen launches Prima Marc™ Bottle Mount Vaccinator

Neogen launches Prima Marc™ Bottle Mount Vaccinator

Neogen’s Prima Marc BMV will be showcased at the Minnesota Pork Congress in Minneapolis on Jan. 21-22, and Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines on Jan. 28-29 Neogen has expanded its line of highly accurate Prima Marc™ products to include a veterinary syringe that simultaneously injects and marks an animal — and at the same

Dr Egbert Knol research director of Topigs Norsvin, receives Dr George Foxcroft Lectureship

Dr Egbert Knol research director of Topigs Norsvin, receives Dr George Foxcroft Lectureship

Dr Egbert Knol, research director of Topigs Norsvin, received the Dr George Foxcorft Lectureship during the Bannf Pork Seminar in Bannf, Canada. Egbert Knol was awarded this for his many contributions to pig breeding and breeding management as a result of his work to understand and select for important production traits like maternal traits, mothering

Improved Training Programs Boost Morale and Reduce Staff Turn Over

Improved Training Programs Boost Morale and Reduce Staff Turn Over

Full Interview 5:30 Listen Farmscape for January 27, 2015 The director of sow nursery production with HyLife says improved training programs have allowed the company to dramatically reduce staff turnover and improve the morale of employees. “Building an effective team” was discussed last week as part of the 2015 Banff Pork Seminar. Richard Taillefer, the

CME Daily Livestock Report, Hog & Pork Factors

CME Daily Livestock Report, Hog & Pork Factors

  Livestock and meat markets have reminded us lately of the Anne Murray hit song of the ‘70s entitled “Sure Could Use A Little Good News Today.” And the pork and hog markets got some yesterday as Russia announced that it would begin the process of accepting some pork products from France, Hungary, Italy, Germany,

Targeting Success at the 2015 Missouri Pork Expo

Targeting Success at the 2015 Missouri Pork Expo

Missouri Pork Industry to Host Educational Sessions and State’s Largest Swine Trade Show The Missouri Pork Association welcomes producers, suppliers and distributors to the 2015 Missouri Pork Expo. The two-day event promotes the pork industry, educates youth and adults, and distributes information from current research. The Expo begins the morning of Tuesday, February 10 and

Study: Food labels helpful but their claims raise skepticism

Study: Food labels helpful but their claims raise skepticism

A growing number of shoppers say they find food labels helpful. However, consumer confidence in the trustworthiness of most food label claims has declined during the past year and falls precipitously when provided additional information about those claims. The findings are courtesy of the Iowa Food & Family Project’s (Iowa FFP) annual Consumer Pulse Survey

Southern Indiana Pork Conference set for Jasper

Southern Indiana Pork Conference set for Jasper

Source: Agri-News Purdue Extension and the trade group Indiana Pork will team up to present the fifth annual Southern Indiana Pork Conference. The conference runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Schnitzelbank Restaurant, 393 Third Ave., Jasper. Kenneth Eck, Extension educator in Dubois County, said the conference will focus on key

Western Hog Exchange Market Commentary, January 26th 2015

Western Hog Exchange Market Commentary, January 26th 2015

Market Commentary: Monday, January 26/15 Recording Click this link to download/play recording in MP3 format. Transcript Hog futures are trading sharply higher in all months on short-covering with markets showing increased stability through the end of the session. Cash hog bids are expected to be mostly lower due to heavy supplies and growing pork production.

Improved Pork Industry Profitability Helps Boost Banff Pork Seminar Attendance

Improved Pork Industry Profitability Helps Boost Banff Pork Seminar Attendance

Farmscape for January 26, 2015 Full Interview 6:01 Listen A co director of the 2015 Banff Pork Seminar reports improved profitability within the Canadian pork industry helped boost attendance at this year’s conference. The 44th annual Banff Pork Seminar wrapped up Thursday. Conference co director Dr. Ruurd Zijlstra says this year’s event attracted 616 registrants,

Neither Farrowing Room Photoperiod nor Time of Weaning Affect Nursery Performance

Neither Farrowing Room Photoperiod nor Time of Weaning Affect Nursery Performance

Successful pork production is highly dependent on sow productivity.  The number of pigs born alive per sow per year is the parameter commonly cited, however improvements are not realized if pre-weaning mortality increases or growth rate is not maintained post-weaning.  A piglet experiences social, nutritional and immunological stressors at weaning. They are separated from the

Registration for 2015 National Pork Industry Forum – January 31 deadline

Registration for 2015 National Pork Industry Forum – January 31 deadline

Registration for 2015 National Pork Industry Forum – January 31 deadline   DEADLINE SENSITIVE MATERIAL – JANUARY 31, 2015 The National Pork Board is pleased to provide you the enclosed registration information for the 2015 National Pork Industry Forum to be held March 5-7, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country in San Antonio, Texas. People.

USDA To Review Its Animal Welfare Policy

USDA To Review Its Animal Welfare Policy

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed agency staff to create and deliver an updated Animal Welfare Strategy plan within 60 days, according to an internal email reviewed by Reuters. The emailed memo from Chavonda Jacobs-Young, head of the agency’s Agricultural Research Service, was sent to all Animal Research Service employees on Friday