Agriculture.Careers is launched, highlighting innovative careers in Agriculture

Agriculture.Careers is launched, highlighting innovative careers in Agriculture

The changing landscape of Agriculture digital media has continued with the launch of http://www.agriculture.careers; which is a new career focused website promoting all of the widespread and diverse careers in the agriculture and food industry.   Agriculture.Careers is a...

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Save the dates for World Pork Expo 2016, June 8-10

Save the dates for World Pork Expo 2016, June 8-10

It’s not too early to plan to attend the 2016 World Pork Expo on June 8-10, held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Brought to you by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), World Pork Expo...

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Zoetis Collaborates with the National Pork Board to Extend Access to its Longstanding Pig Care Training Program

Zoetis Collaborates with the National Pork Board to Extend Access to its Longstanding Pig Care Training Program

Starting this month, Zoetis will be working with the National Pork Board to help extend the reach of Individual Pig Care, an in-barn education and training program from Zoetis. For nearly 10 years, this program has highlighted the importance...

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Formulating Rations to Match Market Conditions Improves Profitability

Formulating Rations to Match Market Conditions Improves Profitability

Farmscape for February 2, 2016 Full Interview 9:36 Listen An Swine Extension Specialist with Kansas State University suggests pork producers can improve profitability by matching feed formulations to market conditions. “Optimizing Feed and Farm Management to Market Conditions” was...

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Nor-Feed launches the 2016 edition of its Veterinary Award on the functional properties of plants in animal health

Nor-Feed launches the 2016 edition of its Veterinary Award on the functional properties of plants in animal health

Nor-Feed, the French company specialized in plant-based natural additives for animal nutrition, launches the 2nd edition of its Veterinary Award. The Nor-Feed Award rewards a recent veterinarian thesis (or a thesis of veterinary interest) on the functional properties of...

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Innovative new E. coli solution for nursery pigs now available

Innovative new E. coli solution for nursery pigs now available

Developed for animal use only, Kavault® is a first-in-class antibiotic Kavault®, a new swine product from Elanco Animal Health, represents a first-in-class, animal use-only antibiotic for reduction in incidence and overall severity of diarrhea in the presence of pathogenic...

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Soybean Meal (SBM) Levels in Nursery Diets – How High Can It Go?

Soybean Meal (SBM) Levels in Nursery Diets – How High Can It Go?

Soybean meal is a common ingredient in swine nursery feed diets. The level fed depends on a variety of factors such as its cost, price, availability of alternative proteins, production practices and performance expectations. The trend is to feed...

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New year, new innovations for livestock feed

New year, new innovations for livestock feed

Feed innovations are set to tackle the sustainability file in 2016, as a changed regulatory landscape and broad swath of fresh advancements take hold for pigs, poultry and ruminants. The innovations cover efficiency, profitability, environmental footprint, animal health and...

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Transparent Communication with Consumers Gains Importance in Age of Social Media

Transparent Communication with Consumers Gains Importance in Age of Social Media

Farmscape for January 15, 2016 Full Interview 8:36 Listen An animal science professor with Colorado State University warns, in the age of social media, agriculture must be prepared to open its doors the public and engage consumers or face...

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Winners Announced in 2016 Mid-Missouri Taste of Elegance

Winners Announced in 2016 Mid-Missouri Taste of Elegance

Chef Adam Wells-Morgan, with FlyOver in Columbia, took top honors at the ninth annual Mid-Missouri Taste of Elegance culinary competition held January 6 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center. His entrée, “Winter in Missouri” Spiced Pork Tenderloin—Mulling Spice Brined...

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New Seminar for Women on the Farm at 2016 Illinois Pork Expo

New Seminar for Women on the Farm at 2016 Illinois Pork Expo

New to the Expo this year is a panel geared towards women entitled – Juggling Farm & Family Life   Jennifer Tirey, IPPA Executive Director and panel moderator will lead the discussion with panelists, Pam Janssen of Janssen Farms and IPPA Secretary, Genny Six of Six Family Farms and Sarah Probst Miller, DVM and President/Creative

Agriculture.Careers is launched, highlighting innovative careers in Agriculture

Agriculture.Careers is launched, highlighting innovative careers in Agriculture

The changing landscape of Agriculture digital media has continued with the launch of http://www.agriculture.careers; which is a new career focused website promoting all of the widespread and diverse careers in the agriculture and food industry.   Agriculture.Careers is a spin off from PigCareers.com, which focuses specifically on careers in the swine industry. The difference is

Pork Association Honors Producers, Industry Members during Expo

Pork Association Honors Producers, Industry Members during Expo

The Wisconsin Pork Association recently recognized producers and industry members for their dedicated service at the 2016 Pork and Corn/Soy Expo, held on February 4-5 in Wisconsin Dells.   Producer Honoree Award Each year, the Wisconsin Pork Association presents a Distinguished Service Award to a fellow individual whose contributions to the Wisconsin swine industry merit

Columbus and West Point Sites for February TQA®, PQA Plus® Veterinarian Feed Directive and Common Swine Industry Audit Workshops

Columbus and West Point Sites for February TQA®, PQA Plus® Veterinarian Feed Directive and Common Swine Industry Audit Workshops

The Nebraska Pork Producers Association will be holding TQA® and PQA Plus® training in conjunction with a Veterinarian Feed Directive (VFD) and Common Swine Industry Audit (CSIA) workshops on February 23 in Columbus at the Holiday Inn Express and again on February 25 at the Cuming County Courthouse in West Point, Nebraska.   The same

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, February 9th 2016

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, February 9th 2016

Cash Hog Prices Expected to Trade Higher Again Today   MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle     Tuesday February 9, 2016     LEAN HOGS Cash hog prices were mostly .50 higher yesterday and we’re hearing that cash will be higher today. Blowing snow caused transportation problems in the MN yesterday,

Suggested Complete Elimination of Antibiotics from Livestock Production Raises Animal Welfare Concerns

Suggested Complete Elimination of Antibiotics from Livestock Production Raises Animal Welfare Concerns

Farmscape for February 9, 2016 Full Interview 15:26 Listen A Saskatchewan based veterinary epidemiologist warns the complete elimination of antibiotics from livestock production would create a serious animal welfare issue. The level of public interest and concern over antibiotic resistance has increased dramatically over the past couple of years fuelled by reports on the issue

Breaking Barriers at the 2016 Missouri Pork Expo

Breaking Barriers at the 2016 Missouri Pork Expo

The Missouri Pork Association welcomes producers, suppliers and distributors to the 2016 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 9 and runs through Wednesday afternoon, February 10 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in

Research report: Effect of a 3 strain Bacillus-based direct-fed microbial on growth performance and intestinal concentrations of volatile fatty acids in nursery pigs fed low- or high-fiber diets

Research report: Effect of a 3 strain Bacillus-based direct-fed microbial on growth performance and intestinal concentrations of volatile fatty acids in nursery pigs fed low- or high-fiber diets

Increasing the inclusion of dietary fiber in nursery pig diets may stimulate beneficial gut microbiota and reduce post-weaning diarrhea. However, the digestibility of nutrients and energy is decreased in high fiber diets. Nursery pigs fed diets high in fiber have been shown to have reduced ADFI and G:F. Bacillus-based direct-fed microbials (DFM) secrete a large

Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) Surged To A New High On Strong Q1 Earnings

Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) Surged To A New High On Strong Q1 Earnings

Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) reported first quarter adjusted EPS of $1.15 Friday morning, up from $0.77 in the previous year. Analysts expected EPS of $0.89. The company also increased its full year 2016 EPS forecast to between $3.85 and $3.95, from prior expectations of $3.50 to $3.65. Tyson Foods gapped open sharply higher Friday and

As Market Hog Weights Rise Feeder Size Needs to Increase

As Market Hog Weights Rise Feeder Size Needs to Increase

Farmscape for February 9, 2016   Full Interview 10:55 Listen The President of Brumm Swine Consultancy says, to accommodate today’s heavier market weight hogs, pork producers need to be looking at increasing the size of their feeders. “Understanding Feeders and Drinkers for Grow-Finish Pigs” was among the topics discussed last week in Winnipeg as part

WPA Pork Mentorship Program Participants Announced

WPA Pork Mentorship Program Participants Announced

The Wisconsin Pork Association has selected two individuals to participate in its new Pork Mentorship Program. Mikayla Wehrle, New London, and Mercedes Schulz, Dalton will participate in the 2016 program.   Mikayla is a UW-River Falls junior majoring in animal science. She has been involved in the swine industry for many years through involvement in

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Manitoba Swine Seminar Report, February 8th 2016

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Manitoba Swine Seminar Report, February 8th 2016

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics This past week we attended the Manitoba Swine Seminar held in Winnipeg Manitoba.   Our Observations   Manitoba is a Province in Central Canada that has approximately 300,000 sows. The Manitoba Swine Seminar is a two-day event, which focuses on a lineup of speakers on different topics for