Wisconsin Pork Association to Publish “Buy Wisconsin First” Directory

Wisconsin Pork Association to Publish “Buy Wisconsin First” Directory

The Wisconsin Pork Association would like to invite pork producers across the state to participate in the “2015 Buy Wisconsin First” Directory.  In partnership with The Midwest Herdsman, the directory will be included in the Swine Roll Call issue...

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Tyson Foods Selects New Animal Well-Being Programs Leader

Tyson Foods Selects New Animal Well-Being Programs Leader

A new leader has been selected to oversee the animal well-being efforts at Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), company officials announced today. Dr. Christine Daugherty has been named vice president-Animal Well-Being Programs and Technology, replacing Dr. Dean Danilson who...

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Balancing Family Tradition with New Practices for the Wedewer Hog Farm in Iowa

Balancing Family Tradition with New Practices for the Wedewer Hog Farm in Iowa

Finding a balance between carrying on family farming traditions and adopting new practices for the future can be a challenge for many farmers and livestock producers.  Gary Wedewer is the fourth generation to live on the farm in northeast...

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Research Shows PEDV Can Survive in Manure Lagoons

Research Shows PEDV Can Survive in Manure Lagoons

Farmscape for December 11, 2014 Full Interview 8:23 Listen Research being conducted by the University of Manitoba and the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute has show PED virus is capable of surviving in manure lagoons. Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus survivability...

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Changes to U.S. M-COOL Expected Before Canada and Mexico Retaliate

Changes to U.S. M-COOL Expected Before Canada and Mexico Retaliate

Farmscape for December 10, 2014 Full Interview 6:40 Listen The president of Paragon Economics expects the U.S. Congress to make changes to Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling before Canada and Mexico impose retaliatory tariffs on imported U.S. products. Last...

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PED in Hawaii Suggests Contaminated Feed as the Vector for Spread

PED in Hawaii Suggests Contaminated Feed as the Vector for Spread

Farmscape for December 8, 2014 Full Interview 5:54 Listen The chair of Sask Pork says a case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea in Hawaii provides strong evidence that feed is a potential vector for the spread of the virus. U.S....

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Introducing Revelate ™ from Lallemand Animal Nutrition – Learn about it at The Pork Show!

Introducing Revelate ™ from Lallemand Animal Nutrition – Learn about it at The Pork Show!

Revelate ™ is a unique naturally occurring viable yeast scientifically selected and fed to help support a balanced digestive system in Swine.  When fed as directed, Revelate improves weight gain in piglets.  It can be fed to the sow...

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BIVI FLEXcombo® swine vaccine now available in a NEW 50-dose presentation

BIVI FLEXcombo® swine vaccine now available in a NEW 50-dose presentation

New smaller presentation size PCV2/M. hyo vaccine adds convenience, choice Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) makes it easier for producers and veterinarians to vaccinate pigs against porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae with a single injection of...

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Drive Toward Heavier Hog Weights Improves Profitability

Drive Toward Heavier Hog Weights Improves Profitability

Farmscape for November 26, 2014 Full Interview 6:13 Listen The manager of applied meat science with PIC North America says heavier finishing weights have helped improve the profitability of North American pork production.  The Trend Towards Heavier Pigs and...

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Scientists Examine Dynamics of Influenza Infection in Swine Populations

Scientists Examine Dynamics of Influenza Infection in Swine Populations

Farmscape for November 25, 2014 Full Interview 11:57 Listen An epidemiologist with the University of Guelph is confident, by gaining a better understanding of influenza, scientists will be better equipped to deal with more complex viral infections. Scientists working...

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NPPC Capital Update for the week of December 19th 2014

NPPC Capital Update for the week of December 19th 2014

FOR THE WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 19, 2014   ‘OMNIBUS’ FISCAL 2015 SPENDING BILL APPROVED The Senate early this week passed a $1.1 trillion fiscal 2015 spending bill, which included a number of pork industry priority provisions. The House approved the funding bill last week. The spending measure: Provides $2 million for biosecurity and herd management

CME Daily Livestock Report, Hogs and Pigs Analyst Estimates

CME Daily Livestock Report, Hogs and Pigs Analyst Estimates

  USDA Will release its Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report on Tuesday Dec 23, 3PM ET. The chart to the right shows estimates ahead of the report as compiled in a survey of 7 analysts by Curt Thacker of Urner Barry. On average, analysts expect the total inventory of hogs and pigs as of December

Indiana Pork Sponsors Hams for Operation Christmas at Metro Baptist Center of Indianapolis

Indiana Pork Sponsors Hams for Operation Christmas at Metro Baptist Center of Indianapolis

Indiana Pork is partnering with the Metro Baptist Center of Indianapolis to provide hams for its annual Operation Christmas initiative. Indiana Pork donated $2,500 toward the purchase of 600 hams for Christmas food baskets which will be distributed throughout Indianapolis on December 20.   “We are very thankful for Indiana Pork’s partnership. This isn’t something

Pork Producers from Illinois, Iowa, Texas and Georgia Serve Military Families at Snowball Express

Pork Producers from Illinois, Iowa, Texas and Georgia Serve Military Families at Snowball Express

Source: Pork Checkoff Pork Producers from Illinois, Iowa, Texas and Georgia  Serve Military Families at Snowball Express Twenty-one pork producers from Illinois, Iowa, Texas and Georgia served hundreds of military families by distributing pork meals on Dec. 13 during the 2014 Snowball Express, a charity for the children of America’s fallen military heroes. “We appreciate

Government Commitment to Addressing Livestock Disease Expected to Reinforce Canada’s Reputation in Food Production

Government Commitment to Addressing Livestock Disease Expected to Reinforce Canada’s Reputation in Food Production

Farmscape for December 19, 2014 Full Interview 6:11 Listen The member of parliament for Saskatoon Humboldt says new research aimed at gaining a better understanding of diseases that affect livestock will help build on Canada’s reputation as a world leader in the production of safe healthy food. 260 thousand dollars has been allocated through Growing

Seven Hills Food will reopen meat processing plant in Virginia

Seven Hills Food will reopen meat processing plant in Virginia

Source: NewsAdvance.com A new company specializing in locally sourced meat will invest $3 million and revive a long-shuttered site in Lynchburg. Seven Hills Food, LLC, a new enterprise spearheaded by a Charlottesville-based organic butcher, plans to take over the vacant Dinner Bell Meat processing plant off Campbell Avenue. The company will renovate and reopen the

Oklahoma Man Faces Several Felonies Over Feral Hogs

Oklahoma Man Faces Several Felonies Over Feral Hogs

Source: NewsOn6 Forty pit bulls and a dozen wild hogs led to a 40 acre farm being quarantined and have state officials on alert. The hogs tested positive for rabies. “We started to investigate why feral hogs would be in that area,” Oklahoma State Department of Agriculture Captain Jerry Flowers said. And it didn’t take

Thirty Meat Executives Join Together to Tell Story of the ‘Amazing’ Meat Supply

Thirty Meat Executives Join Together to Tell Story of the ‘Amazing’ Meat Supply

New Video Is Latest Step in Meat and Poultry Industry’s Transparency Efforts Thirty C-Suite level executives from meat and poultry companies big and small have added their voices and faces to a new video highlighting facts about today’s amazing meat and poultry industry. The video called “Amazing Meat” shares the numerous benefits of the U.S.

WPA, WLIC Remind Pork Producers that PIN Tag Deadline is January 1, 2015

WPA, WLIC Remind Pork Producers that PIN Tag Deadline is January 1, 2015

The Wisconsin Pork Association (WPA) and Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) would like to remind pork producers that Jan. 1, 2015 is the deadline for applying premises identification number (PIN) tags to breeding stock animals going to harvest.  The pork industry is moving away from backtags to the use of official, USDA-approved ear tags.  

Pork Producers Share Food Stories in New York

Pork Producers Share Food Stories in New York

The LongHouse Food Revival has been called the Woodstock of food. This fall, two Midwestern pork producers attended the annual gathering in New York to meet with influential media professionals and share the farmer’s perspective during the intense, two-day symposium, which is raising the bar on how food stories are told. “Whenever we have a

BIOMIN announces opening of the Erber Research Center in Thailand

BIOMIN announces opening of the Erber Research Center in Thailand

Built with natural, functional and sustainable materials, the Erber Research Center was recently opened on the grounds of Kasetsart University at its Khamphaeng Saen Campus in the Nakhon Pathom province of Thailand. 150 distinguished guests attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Erber Research Center, a joint effort between BIOMIN and the Faculty of Agriculture at

Troy Shoen commentary: Let’s Be Friends. December 18, 2014

Troy Shoen commentary: Let’s Be Friends. December 18, 2014

Are you using social media in your swine enterprise? I have friends. In fact, I have a lot of friends. Friends I didn’t even know were my friends. I have ex-girlfriends as friends that weren’t even my friend when I was their boyfriend. I have a wife that wishes I wasn’t a friend with my