Cargill gives $150,000 to National Pork Board for PEDv feed research

Cargill gives $150,000 to National Pork Board for PEDv feed research

As the first anniversary of confirmation of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) in the United States nears, Cargill’s Animal Nutrition and Pork Businesses have donated $150,000 to the National Pork Board for additional PEDv research conducted by the...

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Brookside Agra Introduces Agricultural/Environmental Odor Buster

Brookside Agra Introduces Agricultural/Environmental Odor Buster

Brookside Agra has developed an innovative, all-natural proprietary liquid blend of stable, highly active microbial cultures, enhancers and nutrients, specifically selected to biologically degrade a variety of odors associated with agricultural and environmental conditions. In addition to eliminating odors,...

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More PEDv cases across more states reported

More PEDv cases across more states reported

The National Animal Health Laboratory Network reported late last week that 257 tests for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) proved positive out of 882 tested at eight veterinary diagnostic labs in the week ended April 5, according to the...

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Finalists Named In Alltech’s Young Scientist Competition

Finalists Named In Alltech’s Young Scientist Competition

Alltech has named the eight finalists to vie for the 2014 Alltech Young Scientist undergraduate and graduate titles, awards bestowed on the two champions of the global competition that rewards scientific innovation through research. Registrants for the annual competition...

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Senator calls for USDA’s help in fighting PEDv crisis

Senator calls for USDA’s help in fighting PEDv crisis

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is asking USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to mobilize government resources to combat the spread of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv), calling it a crisis for producers and processors that could also mean higher grocery...

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Phase Feeding Gestating Sows Saves on Feed Costs While Improving Performance

Phase Feeding Gestating Sows Saves on Feed Costs While Improving Performance

Farmscape for April 4, 2014 Full Interview 5:59 Listen A nutritionist with the Prairie Swine Centre says, by adjusting the rations of the sow to account for changing nutritional requirements during pregnancy, the farmer can improve her performance while...

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Ohio State: Swine Virus To Impact Production, Prices In 2014; Strict Biosecurity Essential

Ohio State: Swine Virus To Impact Production, Prices In 2014; Strict Biosecurity Essential

Even though porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) was first found in the U.S. last April, the disease has caused losses in swine herds nationwide and is expected to impact the availability of pork products and prices in 2014, according...

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Ralco Debuts New Pellet Size

Ralco Debuts New Pellet Size

Weaning is the second most stressful event in a piglet’s life. Ideally, the feeding program should assist the pig with the transition from milk to dry feed and ease the weaning stress. Rally Starters from Ralco Nutrition contain highly...

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Research Shows PED Thousand of Times More Infectious than Similar Coronaviruses

Research Shows PED Thousand of Times More Infectious than Similar Coronaviruses

Farmscape for March 31, 2014 Full Interview 5:52 Listen The swine technical consultant for western Canada with Elanco says the U.S. experience has shown the virus that causes Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea is thousands of times more infectious than similar...

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Hogs and Pigs report shows herd rebuilding

Hogs and Pigs report shows herd rebuilding

USDA’s quarterly Hogs and Pigs reports on Friday showed evidence of herd rebuilding even as the damage from porcine diarrhea epidemic virus (PEDv) was reflected in fewer pigs saved per litter. Nearly all the key indicators, including all hogs...

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BIOMIN and BOKU awarded first place in Houska Prize for fumonisin research

BIOMIN and BOKU awarded first place in Houska Prize for fumonisin research

In the latest acknowledgement for pioneering research in mycotoxins at BIOMIN, the Vienna-based B&C Foundation has awarded the first place in the Houska Prize for the fumonisin-degrading enzyme FUMzyme®. The week that began April 7 was filled with back-to-back public recognition for applied mycotoxins research at BIOMIN and its fumonisin degrading product FUMzyme®, in particular.

Maple Leaf closes facility in Hamilton Ontario

Maple Leaf closes facility in Hamilton Ontario

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. has closed its wiener production facility on Brockley Road in Hamilton, Ontario, and transferred production to its new prepared meats facility in Hamilton. “We are in the final phase of completing a transformation of our prepared meats network,” Michael H. McCain, President and CEO, said in a news release. “We have

Cargill gives $150,000 to National Pork Board for PEDv feed research

Cargill gives $150,000 to National Pork Board for PEDv feed research

As the first anniversary of confirmation of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) in the United States nears, Cargill’s Animal Nutrition and Pork Businesses have donated $150,000 to the National Pork Board for additional PEDv research conducted by the Board. Paul Sundberg, National Pork Board’s vice president of science and technology, said the investment is

Amid trade talks, Japan cuts tariffs on Australian pork

Amid trade talks, Japan cuts tariffs on Australian pork

Japan will lower tariffs on pork and beef imports from Australia as part of a bilateral trade agreement that has implications for U.S. pork producers, Bloomberg reported. The relaxing of restrictions on Australia comes as the United States is pressing Japan to cut agricultural protections for the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. Japan was the

Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Blog from CW Pork, Farmers Are Growing Weary From Regulatory Threats, April 18th 2014

Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Blog from CW Pork, Farmers Are Growing Weary From Regulatory Threats, April 18th 2014

Hi, My name is Wanda Patsche and I live in southern rural Minnesota. I am  a wife, mom and grandmother and have 5 grandchildren. My husband and I farm corn, soybeans and raise hogs. I am passionate about agriculture and rural life living.  My ultimate goal is to give an accurate picture of today’s farms and

Trouw Nutrition names Jim Murray as its new Livestock Territory Sales Manager for Minnesota and South Dakota

Trouw Nutrition names Jim Murray as its new Livestock Territory Sales Manager for Minnesota and South Dakota

Trouw Nutrition USA has hired Jim Murray of Milford, IA, as its new Livestock Territory Sales Manager for the Minnesota and South Dakota Territory. Jim has over 30 years of sales experience in the livestock industry and has always enjoyed working in the sales field. In Jim’s new position, he will be responsible for developing

Neighbors appeal JBS pork plant expansion

Neighbors appeal JBS pork plant expansion

Residents of Butchertown in Louisville, Ky., have filed in circuit court an appeal to overturn local officials’ approval of JBS USA’s plans to expand its pork slaughterhouse there, according to a report by WDRB-TV. The zoning board’s March 17 decision allowed JBS to add a new animal unloading chute enclosure and add space to the

U.S. pork, beef exports start strong but face challenges in Mexico

U.S. pork, beef exports start strong but face challenges in Mexico

U.S. pork and beef exports to Mexico excelled through February, but the market is a mix of great potential and challenges, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Pork exports to Mexico rose 16 percent in volume and 21 percent in value through February year over year. But Tom Griffiths, who represents the Indiana Soybean

AMI casts final vote to merge with North American Meat Association

AMI casts final vote to merge with North American Meat Association

American Meat Institute (AMI) General Members voted unanimously Wednesday to proceed with a merger with the North American Meat Association (NAMA). The vote occurred during a special meeting of the AMI membership and is the last step necessary to finalize a merger, slated to occur Jan. 1, 2015. AMI’s Board voted April 2 to proceed

Canarm/BSM Agri Products changes name to Canarm AgSystems

Canarm/BSM Agri Products changes name to Canarm AgSystems

Canarm/BSM Agri Products, one of Canada’s leading agricultural equipment suppliers for livestock producers, is shortening its name to Canarm AgSystems. The Canarm BSM name and logo will be phased out over the next year. Canarm Ag Systems is a business unit of Canarm Ltd., a Canadian company which manufactures products for the agriculture, HVAC and

Brad Forkner, Nutrient Management Specialist, Where Have All The Geneticists Gone?, April 17th 2014

Brad Forkner, Nutrient Management Specialist, Where Have All The Geneticists Gone?, April 17th 2014

Being an over the road salesman, an especially enjoyable part of my day is conversations about various livestock operations from now and our past.   I have initiated many discussions traveling making spring sales calls the last 45 days.  Eventually get around to the subject of the pig and cattle breeders that we have had the

Pork Checkoff Updates Youth PQA Plus® Program

Pork Checkoff Updates Youth PQA Plus® Program

New online certification tool offers broader appeal to young learners Consumers want to know how their food is produced. Through its Youth Pork Quality Assurance Plus® program (PQA), the National Pork Board will make training available to young producers so they can continue to earn the trust of consumers through transparency and training. Recent changes