Minnesota Swine Extension aids swine industry in stopping spread of disease

Minnesota Swine Extension aids swine industry in stopping spread of disease

Prices rise when problems arise When livestock viruses (like the current Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus) drive up the cost of meat, Extension helps producers understand how to mitigate problems. Extension aids swine industry in stopping spread of disease Grilling...

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Under the Surface of a Pig

Under the Surface of a Pig

Topigs Norsvin’s Computer Assisted Tomography technology provides data which greatly increases the accuracy of genetic improvement Norsvin implemented CT-scanning of live boars in 2008. Since then, over 19,000 pedigreed animals have passed through the X-ray tube. Implementing CT in...

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Pharmgate Animal Health acquires Pennfield Animal Health

Pharmgate Animal Health acquires Pennfield Animal Health

Pharmgate LLC is pleased to announce an agreement to acquire Pennfield Animal Health. This acquisition will establish Pharmgate as a key supplier of finished medicated feed additive and water soluble products to the United States, Canadian, Mexican and Latin...

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Wisconsin Pork Association Offers Scholarships

Wisconsin Pork Association Offers Scholarships

The Wisconsin Pork Association is offering scholarships to high school seniors and college students. Students with a sincere interest in the swine industry are encouraged to apply.   Wisconsin Pork Association Scholarship The Wisconsin Pork Association scholarship is open...

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Prevent early culling by preventing sow lameness

Prevent early culling by preventing sow lameness

Feeding complexed zinc, manganese and copper can help promote culling by choice  rather than by necessity. Sows that leave the herd early have less opportunity to reach their full potential – and less opportunity to pay for themselves. To...

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Colorado State Faculty donors boost Animal Sciences project

Colorado State Faculty donors boost Animal Sciences project

Temple Grandin and Gary Smith are both CSU animal sciences professors and respected national leaders in animal welfare and meat sciences. Now, they have both committed to help fund a new building and cutting-edge programs in the College of...

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Cargill reports first-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings, down 26%

Cargill reports first-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings, down 26%

Cargill today reported net earnings of $425 million in the fiscal 2015 first quarter ended Aug. 31, down 26 percent from $571 million in the year-ago period. Revenues in the first three months totaled $33.3 billion, a 2 percent...

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Hubbard Feeds and Grazix Partner to Combat Pig Scours

Hubbard Feeds and Grazix Partner to Combat Pig Scours

New technology captures plants’ immune response to fight pathogens in piglets and pigs in transition There’s a new weapon that pork producers can get through their Hubbard Feeds dealers to fight the battle against vitality-robbing scours, or diarrhea, in pigs. Utilizing...

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Producer Profile – Paradise Valley Topigs Norsvin Genetic Nucleus

Producer Profile – Paradise Valley Topigs Norsvin Genetic Nucleus

Paradise Valley Genetic Nucleus In November 2008, TOPIGS bought the Maple Leaf genetics division and part of that purchase included Paradise Valley, a 750 sow Genetic Nucleus. Although TOPIGS already had nucleus farms in Manitoba and Saskatchewan that were...

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USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report, September 26th 2014

USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report, September 26th 2014

Quarterly Hogs and Pigs ISSN: 1949-1921 Released September 26, 2014, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). United States Hog Inventory Down 2 Percent United States inventory of all hogs...

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Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, October 21st 2014

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, October 21st 2014

McDonalds posted very poor 3rd quarter earnings.   Fierce competition from pork and poultry cited by McDonalds.   MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle     Tuesday October 21, 2014     LEAN HOGS Good morning. Hogs are going to try to bounce today? Let’s see what they can do! Cash was

Canadian Meat Processors Call on U.S. to Comply with WTO Ruling of M-COOL

Canadian Meat Processors Call on U.S. to Comply with WTO Ruling of M-COOL

Farmscape for October 21, 2014 Full Interview 4:37 Listen Canada’s meat processing industry is reiterating its calls on the U.S. government to respect its international trade obligations. In a ruling released yesterday the World trade Organization Compliance Panel investigating complaints from Canada and Mexico over U.S Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling found changes to the

Minnesota Swine Extension aids swine industry in stopping spread of disease

Minnesota Swine Extension aids swine industry in stopping spread of disease

Prices rise when problems arise When livestock viruses (like the current Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus) drive up the cost of meat, Extension helps producers understand how to mitigate problems. Extension aids swine industry in stopping spread of disease Grilling season got more expensive this past summer as livestock production dwindled. The nation’s cattle herd has

Farming Beyond the Fences

Farming Beyond the Fences

As combines churn across Iowa’s farm fields, Iowans remember they live in a globally-recognized ‘farm state,’ because they see the machines working in the fields, or they get stuck behind the slow rigs while driving home.  But, long before the corn was tall and the beans turned yellow, more and more farmers were out there

4,000-hog facility approved despite protests

4,000-hog facility approved despite protests

Source: NewsBug.Info A southern Indiana farmer has won permission from county officials to build a facility housing 4,000 hogs, even though dozens of residents are protesting the plans. A Jackson County zoning board voted 4-0 to approve the confined feeding operation for a site a couple miles north of the town of Crothersville. The vote

A new era for the swine industry breaks ground in South Dakota

A new era for the swine industry breaks ground in South Dakota

Source: Lakefield Standard Around 200 people gathered under a large tent on the north edge of Brookings on a blustery October afternoon to celebrate the beginning of what South Dakota State University (SDSU) is calling ‘A new era for the swine industry.’ The occasion was the groundbreaking, Oct. 3, for SDSU’s new swine education and

Judge wants new look at Buffalo River hog farm

Judge wants new look at Buffalo River hog farm

Source: Associated Press A federal judge wants regulators to take another look at the potential impact of a hog farm near the Buffalo National River in northern Arkansas. Judge D. Price Marshall Jr. said Thursday a previous assessment was too brief. That review helped qualify the farm for $3.4 million in loan guarantees from the

Nutreco Animal Health Agrees To Be Acquired

Nutreco Animal Health Agrees To Be Acquired

Agrimoney.com reports: Nutreco’s, headquartered in the Netherlands, underperforming shares bounced 39% after the feed-to-meat group, which has long voiced acquisition ambitions, revealed it had itself become a takeover target, agreeing a $3.4bn takeover by SHV. Shares in Nutreco hit $39.35, reversing their losses of the past 12 months, after the group revealed that its directors

Feeding America Releases New Findings From Landmark Hunger Report

Feeding America Releases New Findings From Landmark Hunger Report

Feeding America, the nation’s largest provider of charitable food assistance to low-income Americans, today announced additional findings from its landmark report, Hunger in America 2014. The study is the largest and most comprehensive study of people seeking charitable food assistance in the United States ever conducted. Among the findings of the study: •40 percent of

Nathan Smith Pork Producer Blog from Kansas Smith Farms, Farm Tools: Are Yours Missing? October 21st 2014

Nathan Smith Pork Producer Blog from Kansas Smith Farms, Farm Tools: Are Yours Missing? October 21st 2014

  Farm tools can be used for anything. Right? Have you ever used a screwdriver as hammer on the farm? Or maybe have you ever used a hammer as a screwdriver?  I’m guilty. Every farm in the world must have good farm tools to be productive. Farm tools are essential. Have you ever thought about management farm tools? They

NPPC Urges White House, Congress To Fix COOL Law

NPPC Urges White House, Congress To Fix COOL Law

Following the release today of the World Trade Organization’s decision on the U.S. meat labeling law, the National Pork Producers Council urged the Obama administration and Congress to fix the law to avoid trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico.   As expected, the WTO ruled that the mandatory Country-Of-Origin Labeling (COOL) statute violates U.S. international

Bringing home the bacon: Celebrating National Pork Month

Bringing home the bacon: Celebrating National Pork Month

October is the perfect time to bring home the bacon, ham, tenderloin and all the other delicious cuts to celebrate National Pork Month! October is National Pork Month: is there a better way to celebrate than by enjoying your favorite, wholesome pork foods now and all year round? Though summer has given way to fall,