Manitoba Moratorium Boosts Interest in Expanding Hog Production in Saskatchewan

Manitoba Moratorium Boosts Interest in Expanding Hog Production in Saskatchewan

Farmscape for August 25, 2014 Full Interview 10:15 Listen The chair of Sask Pork says the moratorium on new hog barn construction or expansion in Manitoba makes Saskatchewan the logical choice for expansion of western Canada’s swine herd. Bill...

Read full story
Nestle Sets New Animal Welfare Standards

Nestle Sets New Animal Welfare Standards

Nestlé, the world’s largest food company measured by revenue, announced new animal welfare standards for its supply chain today, in partnership with World Animal Protection. Nestlé, whose brands include Dreyer’s, Lean Cuisine and Butterfinger, is the first major food...

Read full story
Veterinarians and Producers Gain New Tool to Assess Residue Risk

Veterinarians and Producers Gain New Tool to Assess Residue Risk

  Swine veterinarians can help pork producers measure the farm risk level for violative residues in pork with the new Swine Residue Risk Assessment app. The free app is available in the Apple® App Store® for iPad® devices.   “This app is...

Read full story
Celebrating A new barn open house in Iowa with GroMaster/Crystal Spring

Celebrating A new barn open house in Iowa with GroMaster/Crystal Spring

Some Gro Master team members are out near Riceville, Iowa, today, celebrating the construction of a new barn at an Open House.  It’s basically what it sounds like - a farmer invites all his friends and relations to come and tour...

Read full story
Stuart Products Introduces New Vitamin Supplements Key to Sow and Newborn Pig Nutritional Demands

Stuart Products Introduces New Vitamin Supplements Key to Sow and Newborn Pig Nutritional Demands

New unique source of vitamins A, D & E offer proven benefits in breeding and weaning performance Stuart Products, Inc. is introducing two new injectable fat-soluble vitamin products for swine needed to improve gilt and sow productivity and newborn...

Read full story
Dennis Jeffers Inducted into Wisconsin State Fair Hall of Fame

Dennis Jeffers Inducted into Wisconsin State Fair Hall of Fame

Dennis Jeffers, Poplar Grove, IL, was inducted into the Wisconsin State Fair Hall of Fame during the 2014 Wisconsin State Fair, in West Allis, on Friday, August 1st.   Each year, Wisconsin Pork Association recognizes an outstanding individual who...

Read full story
Ten years on, Tyson gets top grade on sustainability

Ten years on, Tyson gets top grade on sustainability

Tyson Foods is marking a decade of sustainability progress. The company, which has been measuring its corporate responsibility efforts since 2004, has released its latest sustainability report. The new online report documents the company’s business practices across four key areas:...

Read full story
Lawmakers Want Good TPP Deal For Agriculture

Lawmakers Want Good TPP Deal For Agriculture

Nearly one-third of the U.S. House urged the White House to pursue a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement without countries that prove unwilling to fully open their markets to all U.S. agricultural products.   The TPP is a regional...

Read full story
The Maschoffs buys two Indiana sow farms

The Maschoffs buys two Indiana sow farms

The Maschhoffs LLC has bought two sow farms from affiliates of JBS United Inc., the company said in a news release. The Carlyle, Ill.-based pork producer bought operations in Morristown and Crawfordsville, Ind., which together can house up to...

Read full story
Register now for your FREE Pigs of the World poster! (En français également)

Register now for your FREE Pigs of the World poster! (En français également)

OFFER VALID IN CANADA ONLY – DON’T FORGET TO CHECK THE BOX AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO RECEIVE YOUR POSTER!

Read full story

Genesus announces a successful shipment of high quality registered breeding stock to Tecon

Genesus announces a successful shipment of high quality registered breeding stock to Tecon

Genesus is happy to announce a successful shipment of high quality registered swine breeding stock to  Tecon Group of Urumqi, Xianjiang Province, P.R.China.   Tecon Group was established in 1993 and is a designated key national production farm for China. Currently, the Company has six swine breeding farms which have a production capacity of 300,000

Genesus Global Market Report, Spain & Portugal Hog Markets, August 27th 2014

Genesus Global Market Report, Spain & Portugal Hog Markets, August 27th 2014

pain & Portugal Hog Markets Mercedes Vega Spain, Italy & Portugal mvega@genesus.com It has not been a surprise that hog prices went down in August. The good news is that this decline is still less than what would normally be expected at this time of year. Spain was leader in prices in July; it was

PED Expected to Create Opportunities to Lock in Profits Into Spring 2015

PED Expected to Create Opportunities to Lock in Profits Into Spring 2015

Farmscape for August 27, 2014 Full Interview 8:47 Listen The director of risk management with h@ms Marketing Services is confident pork producers will have an opportunity to lock in profitable hog prices this winter and into the spring of 2015 as a result of PED. After reaching record highs this summer, North American live hogs

USDA: Farm Income Forecast To Decline In 2014

USDA: Farm Income Forecast To Decline In 2014

Source: USDA news release Net farm income is forecast at $113.2 billion in 2014, down about 14 percent from the 2013 forecast of $131.3 billion. If realized, the 2014 forecast would be the fourth-highest value since 1970 after adjusting for inflation. Lower cash receipts for crops, and to a lesser degree, higher production expenses and

UNL Report: ‘It is Time to Act’ on Expanding Livestock Industry in State

UNL Report: ‘It is Time to Act’ on Expanding Livestock Industry in State

Nebraska’s uniquely intertwined agricultural economy, although still the engine of the state’s economy, may not be operating to its full potential, said a new University of Nebraska-Lincoln report that outlines the potential impact of several livestock-industry expansion scenarios. “It is time to act,” said the report, titled “Nebraska Animal Agriculture: Economic Impacts of Cattle, Hog,

ADM Donates $50,000 To FFA

ADM Donates $50,000 To FFA

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) recently donated $50,000 in support of the National FFA American Degree and the American Star Awards recognition as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. This is a renewed gift on behalf of ADM’s Crop Risk Services business unit and 2014 marks the 55th year in ADM’s history of

Zinpro Announces 2014 Young Scholar Award Winners

Zinpro Announces 2014 Young Scholar Award Winners

Three young scientists, Leticia Camacho, Hannah Cunningham, and Bryan Welly, were recently honored as recipients of the 2014 Young Scholar Recognition Program award. Camacho was honored for her doctoral research, while Cunningham and Welly were honored for their master’s research. These awards were presented in conjunction with the Western Section of the American Society of

United States Hog Inventory Down 5 Percent

United States Hog Inventory Down 5 Percent

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2014 was 62.1 million head. This was down 5 percent from June 1, 2013 and down 1 percent from March 1, 2014. The breeding inventory, at 5.85 million head, was down slightly from last year but up slightly from the previous quarter. Market hog

Effect of the EPI® technology on decreasing PRRS, influenza and PED viruses in aerosols from experimentally infected pigs

Effect of the EPI® technology on decreasing PRRS, influenza and PED viruses in aerosols from experimentally infected pigs

Investigators: Carmen Alonso, Montserrat Torremorell, Peter Raynor, Peter Davies Funded by: UMN Signature Program College of Veterinary Medicine , National Pork Board, and Swine Disease Eradication Center Background - There is a need to validate technologies to minimize the spread of pathogens from infected farms -here are air sanitation technologies that have the potental to

Mike Brumm Commentary, Soybean Meal Availability, August 20th 2014

Mike Brumm Commentary, Soybean Meal Availability, August 20th 2014

I’ve had 2 contacts this morning asking about soybean meal availability and options for diets in late September and early October. If you haven’t been paying attention, the ‘trade’ fears that the upper Midwest will run out of soybeans (and soybean meal) prior to the new crop beans showing up at processors. As I write

Dr. Derek Petry Named CEO of Choice Genetics USA

Dr. Derek Petry Named CEO of Choice Genetics USA

Choice Genetics announces that Dr. Derek Petry has been named CEO of Choice Genetics USA (CGUSA).   Based in West Des Moines, Iowa, Petry has worked in the swine industry for over 10 years, joining CGUSA in 2012, as Vice of President of R&D.   Dr. Petry began his career with Monsanto Choice Genetics where

Lower than Expected PED Losses Drives Drop in Live Hog Prices

Lower than Expected PED Losses Drives Drop in Live Hog Prices

Farmscape for August 26, 2014 Full Interview 8:47 Listen H@ms Marketing Services suggests lower than anticipated losses from PED rather than Russia’s ban on North American pork is the main factor behind a substantial drop in live hog prices. After reaching record levels this summer, North American live hog prices have dropped sharply. Tyler Fulton,