Are your grow/finish barns ready for summer? Let your pigs tell you.

Watch your pigs and adjust your equipment to support optimal finishing in summer heat Whoever coined the phrase “the lazy days of summer” clearly wasn’t a pig farmer. Hot, humid summer weather demands extra vigilance to keep pigs comfortable....

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Industry Programs Help Farmers Gain Consumer Communication Skills

Most consumers are becoming disconnected from agriculture, but still have to find a source for information about what they consume. Pig farmers want to be able to properly inform consumers about the well-being of their livestock and the safety...

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Statement of NPPC President Ken Maschhoff on USDA Establishing an Undersecretary for Trade

NPPC is very pleased that Secretary Perdue is establishing within USDA an undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs, a position that we and others in agriculture fought to get included in the 2014 Farm Bill.   Clearly, the...

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Broad Patent Granted for ENABL® Adjuvant Technology

AgriLabs® today announced it has received a U.S. patent for ENABL® adjuvant technology and its use as a delivery system for the DNA vaccines the company is developing. The patent covers a broad range of adjuvant compositions and methods...

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Global Pork Quarterly Q2 2017: Favorable Global Pork Market to Continue into Q3

The Rabobank RaboResearch Food and Agribusiness analysts find the global pork market is relatively stable, with rising supply from the Americas easily absorbed in the main import markets in Asia, resulting in a steady development of the Rabobank Five-Nation...

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Calysta, Cargill officially break ground on NouriTech, a new feed production plant in Memphis

NouriTech™ and its lead investors, Calysta, Inc. and Cargill, were joined by state and local elected officials today to officially break ground on a 37-acre Memphis feed production facility. The plant will be home to the world’s largest gas...

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Perdue ‘Very Good’ For U.S. Agriculture

Calling him “very good for America’s farmers and ranchers,” the National Pork Producers Council congratulated former Georgia Gov. George “Sonny” Perdue on his confirmation today by the U.S. Senate as the new Secretary of Agriculture. “Sonny Perdue is the...

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AgriLabs® Shares Commercialization Learnings as Company Progresses toward Launch of DNA Vaccine Platform

Speaking at the prestigious World Vaccine Congress recently held in Washington, D.C., the lead research scientist for AgriLabs® offered insights for moving a vaccine from research to commercial production using the company’s DNA vaccine platform as an example.  ...

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U Of Illinois Researchers: New Study Offers Good News For Pork Producers

What happens when meat scientists get their hands on nearly 8,000 commercially raised pigs? They spend a year running dozens of tests and crunching numbers to arrive at research-backed management recommendations for pork producers. “We had an opportunity to...

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Illinois Pork Producers Advocate for the Industry in 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, Mike Haag (IPPA President Elect), Bob Frase (Current...

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PigTrace Canada Encourages Greater Use of PigTrace Data in Tracking Swine Disease Outbreaks

Farmscape for May 24, 2017 Full Interview 7:40 Listen PigTrace Canada is encouraging swine health officials to make wider use of PigTrace data when tracking swine disease outbreaks. Since July 2014, under Canada’s Health of Animals Act in support of swine traceability, both the shipper and receiver of swine are required to report animal movements

Field Testing of an Air Filtration System for a Pig Transport Trailer B.Z. Predicala

Farmscape for May 24, 2017 Full Interview 6:37 Listen A research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre says studies are showing that enriching the living environment of pigs improves productivity at all stages of growth. Revisions to Canada’s Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs require pork producers to provide multiple

Oklahoma Pork Pages Summer 2017

okPORK PAGES Summer 2017 okPORK The official publication of the Oklahoma Pork Council

Mike Brumm Commentary, Monthly checklists, May 24th 2017

I’m often asked for checklists that can help employees and barn owners keep up on the little things that make a ventilation system successful in meeting the moisture and heat removal goals that the system was designed for. I ran across the following in my files today as an example of what a monthly list

Nebraska Pork Producers Association Hosts Webinar June 13th at Noon on Biosecurity

    Dr. Benny Mote, Assistant Professor; Swine Extension Specialist will speak about the importance of biosecurity through different avenues on the farm from: New animal entry into the barn Downtime before farm entry Trucking biosecurity issues and protocol New barn siting separation from other pig farms   “Farmers’ priority of keeping their pigs healthy

Are your grow/finish barns ready for summer? Let your pigs tell you.

Watch your pigs and adjust your equipment to support optimal finishing in summer heat Whoever coined the phrase “the lazy days of summer” clearly wasn’t a pig farmer. Hot, humid summer weather demands extra vigilance to keep pigs comfortable. It can be particularly challenging to support optimal performance in finishing barns when pigs are approaching

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S Lean Hog Prices Continue to Go Higher, May 23rd 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The latest data we have on U.S pork exports is March (227,955 metric tons) which was 16% higher then the same month last year.  March topped the previous monthly high set in November 2016.  A U.S dollar decline that we are seeing currently should support U.S pork exports

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, May 23rd 2017

Cold Storage Confirms Record Small Belly Stocks Going into Summer   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday May 23, 2017   LEAN HOGS The cold storage was nothing exciting but the report does confirm that demand for pork over the last year has been excellent if not record high. While there were 13.5 million

Fifth Case of PED Prompts Call for Pork Industry Stakeholders to Minimise Movements

Farmscape for May 23, 2017 Full Interview 13:04 Listen Manitoba Pork is encouraging pork producers and their service providers to step up their attention to biosecurity in the wake of the latest confirmed case of PED. Last week Manitoba’s Chief Veterinary Officer confirmed the province’s 15th case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea and the 5th in

Early career agribusiness professional development training series available

Bridging the Experience Gap is an educational program for young professionals involved in agriculture who want to sharpen their skills and better understand production systems. When new agribusiness employees begin to visit farms as part of their work duties, farmers indicate they prefer interacting with agribusiness professionals who have some practical on-farm knowledge. As the

NCPC praises N.C. Senate for overriding veto on HB467

Farmers across our state are grateful that the Senate has acted to override the Gov. Cooper veto to provide them more certainty and protection from predatory lawyers. The votes this week in the House and Senate, by members of both political parties, sent a clear message that lawmakers support agriculture and its unique role in

PORK Academy Seminars Offer On-Farm Tips

Attend sessions at World Pork Expo June 7-8 he Pork Checkoff’s Producer Opportunity for Revenue and Knowledge (PORK) Academy sessions will return to World Pork Expo, with seminars held Wednesday, June 7, and Thursday, June 8, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. The annual sessions help educate pig farmers on the latest