AP to Introduce VariFlame™ Variable Rate Heater For Improved Pork Production Management

AP to Introduce VariFlame™ Variable Rate Heater For Improved Pork Production Management

Advanced heater offers industry-first features for enhanced performance VariFlame™, a new variable rate heater offering many exclusive features for controlling pork production environments, will be launched by AP (Automated Production Systems) at the 2016 World Pork Expo June 8-10...

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Osborne To Unveil Mark IV Fire® Pig Performance Testing System At World Pork Expo

Osborne To Unveil Mark IV Fire® Pig Performance Testing System At World Pork Expo

Osborne Industries, Inc., a leader in the development of RFID (radio frequency identification)-driven swine feeding and management systems will introduce its latest model of the FIRE® (Feed Intake Recording Equipment) pig performance testing feeder at the World Pork Expo,...

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Pork Checkoff Announces Sponsored Activities at the 2016 World Pork Expo

Pork Checkoff Announces Sponsored Activities at the 2016 World Pork Expo

The Pork Checkoff has an exciting lineup of Checkoff-sponsored events scheduled for World Pork Expo, June 8-10, 2016, 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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Creep Feeding in the Farrowing Room: Do the Outcomes Depend on Weaning Age?

Creep Feeding in the Farrowing Room: Do the Outcomes Depend on Weaning Age?

Author(s): J.N. Shea, A.D. Beaulieu, D. A. Gillis and J. Brown Publication Date: July 31, 2013 Reference: Prairie Swine Centre Annual Report 2012-2013 Country: Canada Summary: Creep feed could benefit older weaned piglets by supplementing nutrients in sows’ milk....

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Maple Leaf Foods dishes up profit beat

Maple Leaf Foods dishes up profit beat

Canadian meat processor Maple Leaf Foods Inc MFI.TO reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher earnings in its prepared meats business. Adjusted operating earnings in the meat products segment rose nearly eight-fold to C$61.3 million ($48 million) in...

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Pharmgate Animal Health announces the launch of Aivlosin® 17%

Pharmgate Animal Health announces the launch of Aivlosin® 17%

Pharmgate Animal Health announces the launch of Aivlosin® 17% Tylvalosin Type A Medicated Article for the control of porcine proliferative enteritis (PPE) associated with Lawsonia intracellularis infection in swine Ileitis can have a serious impact on swine producers’ profitability....

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IPPA travels to Washington D.C.

IPPA travels to Washington D.C.

Five representatives from the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) traveled to Washington D.C. for two days as part of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) biannual legislative fly-in. While there Bob Frase (IPPA President), Pam Janssen (IPPA Secretary), Jennifer...

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Seaboard delays expansion of Greeley County hog farm

Seaboard delays expansion of Greeley County hog farm

Seaboard Foods says it is holding off for now on construction plans for the expansion of its hog operations in Greeley County. Its spokesman, David Eaheart, said Thursday in an email that the delay is based on the company’s...

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North American Producers Committed To Responsible Pork Production

North American Producers Committed To Responsible Pork Production

North American pork producer leaders meeting last week in Whistler, British Columbia, confirmed their industry’s common focus on producing nutritious, sustainable and affordable pork.   Hosted by the Canadian Pork Council (CPC), the meeting was attended by representatives of...

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New livestock building fan motor cuts energy consumption by half

New livestock building fan motor cuts energy consumption by half

Canarm AgSystems and Intelia are combining their expertise in ventilation and intelligent controls to create the agriculture industry’s first EC motor for livestock building ventilation systems. The patent-pending ECsmart™ motor is an electronically commutated (EC) direct current (DC) motor...

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Reducing Water Consumption – Drinking & Washing Alternatives

Reducing Water Consumption – Drinking & Washing Alternatives

Author(s): B. Predicala, A. Alvarado Publication Date: July 12, 2012 Reference: 2011 PSC Annual Report Country: Canada   Summary: More efficient use of water has both economical and environmental implication. Through surveys and reviewing literature it was found that washing pens and drinking nipples were two areas that could see improvements in water usage. Two

Innovative Reproduction Technologies

Innovative Reproduction Technologies

Welcome to a new approach to service your needs. Internet applications are ever-expanding and changing in new ways daily and as the owners of IRT and innovators in our field, we felt like it was time to add this feature for all existing and new customers. Please help us improve our interaction with you by

CME Daily Livestock Report, Hog market situation; Weekly Summary, May 31 2016

CME Daily Livestock Report, Hog market situation; Weekly Summary, May 31 2016

Summer hog futures have sought to mount a rally twice in the last three months but failed to break past the $84 mark. It is not unusual for pork prices to move up into the summer, largely because of the seasonal pullback in pork supplies. Lower pig crops during the winter and a steady decline

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, May 31st 2016

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services,  May 31st 2016

Cash Steer Market Surge Higher Late Friday   MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday May 31, 2016   LEAN HOGS The bull spreads corrected on Friday with June hogs pulling back, July hogs lower most of the session while the Aug and fall hog contracts finished firm and right at

Opportunity Exists to Better Protect Canadian Swine From Cross Border Disease Spread

Opportunity Exists to Better Protect Canadian Swine From Cross Border Disease Spread

Farmscape for May 31, 2016 Full Interview 7:51 Listen The Veterinary Council with the Canadian Pork Council says an opportunity exists to create a system that will better protect the Canadian swine herd from the cross border spread of disease. Last week, just 3 weeks after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency began enforcing requirements for

Minnesota Farm Bureau Recognizes Sesquicentennial Farms

Minnesota Farm Bureau Recognizes Sesquicentennial Farms

The Minnesota Farm Bureau is pleased to recognize 22 recipients of the Sesquicentennial Farm award for 2016. A commemorative certificate signed by Governor Mark Dayton, Minnesota Department of Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson and Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation President Kevin Paap will be awarded to qualifying families, along with an outdoor sign signifying Sesquicentennial Farm recognition.

Noem appointed to National Pork Board

Noem appointed to National Pork Board

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has appointed an Iowa Pork Producers Association Board member to the 15-member National Pork Board. Gene Noem Gene Noem of Ames will serve a three-year term beginning in July. He was nominated by Pork Act delegates during the Pork Industry Forum in Indianapolis, Ind., in March. Noem is vice

Hormel Foods Suspends Purchase Of The Maschhoff’s Pork In Nebraska

Hormel Foods Suspends Purchase Of The Maschhoff’s Pork In Nebraska

Source: Hormel Foods news release Hormel Foods has a strict supplier code of conduct and policies relating to animal care. We will not tolerate any violation of these policies. As such, we have issued a suspension of all the Maschhoff’s, LLC Nebraska sow operations while a thorough investigation is completed. Hormel Foods Corporation has dispatched

Sam Wildman Pork Producer Blog, Progress, Not Perfection, May 31st 2016

Sam Wildman Pork Producer Blog, Progress, Not Perfection, May 31st 2016

That’s the most important thing that I’ve learned in the two years I’ve been out of school and in the workforce.   Progress, Not Perfection    It’s the reason that teams are able to unite around a common vision, mission and objective. Because when a team is focused on leading, learning and continuously improving, they

Brent DeVries Joins Alliance Genetics Canada

Brent DeVries Joins Alliance Genetics Canada

Alliance Genetics Canada is pleased to announce that Brent DeVries has joined the team as a customer sales and service representative. Brent DeVries comes to Alliance Genetics Canada with a wealth of education and experience that will benefit the company’s customers. He will help them to improve production, maximize the potential of their genetics and

Jim Long Pork Commentary, World Pork Expo, May 30th 2016

Jim Long Pork Commentary, World Pork Expo, May 30th 2016

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Next week is the World Pork Expo, the annual Premier Swine event in North America.  It’s a time and place where producers and industry people can meet and socialise.  It’s a time and place to celebrate our industry, an industry that supplies 44% of the World’s Meat and

The Maschhoffs Takes Swift Action to Ensure Responsible & Humane Animal Care

The Maschhoffs Takes Swift Action to Ensure Responsible & Humane Animal Care

On May 25, The Maschhoffs became aware of an undercover video released by the Animal Legal Defense Fund that was taken at one of its sow farms in Nebraska. “As animal caregivers with a long-standing history of excellent animal welfare, we are appalled by the level of animal care depicted in the video at this