Lawmakers Want Good TPP Deal For Agriculture

Lawmakers Want Good TPP Deal For Agriculture

Nearly one-third of the U.S. House urged the White House to pursue a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement without countries that prove unwilling to fully open their markets to all U.S. agricultural products.   The TPP is a regional...

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The Maschoffs buys two Indiana sow farms

The Maschoffs buys two Indiana sow farms

The Maschhoffs LLC has bought two sow farms from affiliates of JBS United Inc., the company said in a news release. The Carlyle, Ill.-based pork producer bought operations in Morristown and Crawfordsville, Ind., which together can house up to...

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Register now for your FREE Pigs of the World poster! (En français également)

Register now for your FREE Pigs of the World poster! (En français également)

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Custom Swine manure Applicators Step Up Focus on Minimizing Risk of Cross Contamination

Custom Swine manure Applicators Step Up Focus on Minimizing Risk of Cross Contamination

Farmscape for July 18, 2014 Full Interview 10:23 Listen The Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative reports custom swine manure applicators have taken their focus on biosecurity up a level in response to PED. Preliminary findings from a survey conducted...

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Harrisvaccines wins National Hog Farmer’s Producer’s Choice Award  at 2014 World Pork Expo

Harrisvaccines wins National Hog Farmer’s Producer’s Choice Award at 2014 World Pork Expo

Today, Ames, Iowa-based animal vaccine producer, Harrisvaccines, was announced as the recipient of the 2014 World Pork Expo New Product Tour Producer’s Choice Award.   Sponsored by National Hog Farmer, this coveted award honors a product for its exceptional...

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Bob Evans posts lower profit, slashes outlook

Bob Evans posts lower profit, slashes outlook

Bob Evans Farms Inc. reported sharply lower fourth-quarter earnings and slashed its outlook for the year ahead, prompting an activist stockholder to renew his call for replacing the company’s board of directors. The New Albany, Ohio-based food products maker...

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Purdue ag economist: Retail pork prices still rising; relief expected in fall

Purdue ag economist: Retail pork prices still rising; relief expected in fall

Retail pork prices will keep rising to record highs this summer as the number of hogs going to market over the next several months will be lower than expected because of the PED virus, smaller spring farrowings and growing...

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Honoring Caregivers Nominations Deadline Extended Until July 7

Honoring Caregivers Nominations Deadline Extended Until July 7

Program honors farm employees who have shown exceptional commitment to swine care Zoetis announced today that nominations for the Honoring Caregivers award are being accepted until Monday, July 7, 2014 — a one-week extension from the previous deadline. Nominations...

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USDA Hogs and Pigs Report: Pig farrowings down, questionable

USDA Hogs and Pigs Report: Pig farrowings down, questionable

The March-May 2014 pig crop, at 27.4 million head, was down 5 percent from 2013. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 2.80 million head, down slightly from 2013. The sows farrowed during this quarter represented 48 percent of the...

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Farmland Film Features Minnesota Pork Producer

Farmland Film Features Minnesota Pork Producer

Hollywood has come to the Heartland, and Ryan Veldhuizen is welcoming the opportunity to shine the spotlight on modern livestock production through Farmland, a new feature-length documentary film. “Farming has always been in my blood, and it’s what I’ve...

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ECO Animal Health and its North American marketing joint venture, Pharmgate Animal Health, announce the sponsorship of a Research Fellowship in Applied Pharmacology at the Swine Medicine Education Center of Iowa State University.

ECO Animal Health and its North American marketing joint venture, Pharmgate Animal Health, announce the sponsorship of a Research Fellowship in Applied Pharmacology at the Swine Medicine Education Center of Iowa State University.

ECO Animal Health together with Pharmgate Animal Health are delighted to announce the launch of the ECO/Pharmgate Animal Health Research Fellowship in Applied Pharmacology at the Swine Medicine Education Center of Iowa State University. This fellowship provides resources to graduate students to enable them to obtain a world-class education at Iowa State University’s College of

Custom Swine Manure Applicators Step Up Focus on Biosecurity to Minimize Risk of Spreading PED

Custom Swine Manure Applicators Step Up Focus on Biosecurity to Minimize Risk of Spreading PED

Farmscape for July 31, 2014 Full Interview 9:36 Listen The executive director of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative reports custom swine manure applicators have implemented a range of strategies designed to minimize the risk of spreading the virus responsible for PED. The first results from a survey being conducted by the Manitoba Livestock Manure

Ethanol co-product may offer low-fat product for use in swine diet

Ethanol co-product may offer low-fat product for use in swine diet

Distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) are a co-product of the ethanol industry and have been an affordable source of energy and protein in swine diets for decades. In recent years, ethanol plants have begun to centrifuge the solubles from ethanol production to extract oil, which is sold to the biodiesel industry. As a result,

Lawmakers Want Good TPP Deal For Agriculture

Lawmakers Want Good TPP Deal For Agriculture

Nearly one-third of the U.S. House urged the White House to pursue a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement without countries that prove unwilling to fully open their markets to all U.S. agricultural products.   The TPP is a regional negotiation that includes the United States, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand,

Certified Animal Welfare Audits for Farms: Part 6 – Follow-up for certification

Certified Animal Welfare Audits for Farms: Part 6 – Follow-up for certification

The final installment in the six part series of Certified Farm Animal Welfare Audits looks at the follow-up corrective actions that need to take place after the audit in order for your farm to achieve certification. ou decided to have your farm certified to a welfare audit standard.  You researched which certifying company would be

MSU hosts young animal scientists

MSU hosts young animal scientists

A young researcher from Maine and another from Brazil are finding Mississippi to be a good place to lay the foundation for scientific careers. Samantha Kwok of York, Maine, and Arabela Viana from just north of Rio de Janeiro are conducting similar, but separate, studies in physiology this summer at Mississippi State University. Kwok, who

okPORK and March of Dimes to host Taste of Elegance event

okPORK and March of Dimes to host Taste of Elegance event

Oklahoma Pork Council (okPORK) has joined forces with March of Dimes to host a culinary pork competition next month.   Taste of Elegance will occur on August 19 and is an opportunity for Oklahoma’s top chefs to bring his or her exciting and innovative pork masterpieces to the competition and public tasting at Remington Park

Researcher Uncovers Multiple Influences in the Antibiotic Resistance Debate

Researcher Uncovers Multiple Influences in the Antibiotic Resistance Debate

The issue of antibiotic resistance may have only recently become front-page news, but it has always been a concern of those focused on improving public health. Alexander Fleming, a recipient of the 1945 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discovery of penicillin, warned during his acceptance speech for the award of the possibility of resistance

USDA proposes Mexican pork import rules change

USDA proposes Mexican pork import rules change

The USDA has published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that would loosen somewhat the restrictions on the import of pork and hogs from Mexico. Mexico has been pushing for approval to sell its pork into the U.S. market for several years, but the persistence of classical swine fever (CSF) in that country has

Chris Chinn Pork Producer Commentary, Missouri to Vote on Right to Farm Legislation, July 31st 2014

Chris Chinn Pork Producer Commentary, Missouri to Vote on Right to Farm Legislation, July 31st 2014

by Chris Chinn Since I farm in Missouri and there is a proposed constitutional amendment to the state’s constitution, friends have asked me about resources on the proposition that appears on Tuesday’s ballot. I encourage everyone to look into the topic and I always encourage people to vote. This is an important topic for our

Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Blog from CW Pork, What A Roller Coaster Week! Pigs, Life and Family, July 31st 2014

Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Blog from CW Pork, What A Roller Coaster Week! Pigs, Life and Family, July 31st 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

Pharmgate Animal Health announces two Sales and Marketing appointments.

Pharmgate Animal Health announces two Sales and Marketing appointments.

As Pharmgate Animal Health enters its next growth phase, it is pleased to announce the appointment of two animal health sales and marketing professionals. Russ Siakel joined the company as Marketing Manager for the USA and Canada. He will also service certain southern Minnesota and northern Iowa accounts. Russ studied Biology at George Williams College