Prairie Hog County’s first edition of 2015 released

Prairie Hog County’s first edition of 2015 released

Prairie Hog County’s first edition of 2015 has been released both in print and online. As always we are excited to share the latest hog news and information. Included within this edition are highlights of Banff Pork Seminar, I...

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Missouri Pork Producers Association presents multiple awards, hires youth ambassador

Missouri Pork Producers Association presents multiple awards, hires youth ambassador

MPA Chairman’s Award Presented to Friend of the Industry Bob Idel awarded for commitment to the pork industry. Columbia, Mo.,— Bob North, past chairman of the Missouri Pork Association (MPA), presented the annual Chairman’s Award to Bob Idel during...

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New Oral Treatment Shown to Stop Shedding of PEDv in Newborn Pigs

New Oral Treatment Shown to Stop Shedding of PEDv in Newborn Pigs

University researchers have proven the efficacy of a new PED virus defense. Orally administered, this PEDv preventive is formulated from all-natural, whole-egg specialized proteins that contain zero live virus. This preventive treatment is intended for newborn pigs within the...

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Zoetis Selects Grant Recipients for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Research

Zoetis Selects Grant Recipients for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Research

Source: Zoetis News Release Officials will evaluate benefits of multiple vaccination strategies Zoetis has awarded research grants to Suidae Health and Production and to Iowa State University to discover solutions that can help improve control of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea...

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WTO Hears U.S. Appeal in Country of Origin Labelling Dispute

WTO Hears U.S. Appeal in Country of Origin Labelling Dispute

Farmscape for February 17, 2015   Full Interview 10:02 Listen A World Trade Organization appeal panel is now hearing the final U.S. appeal of rulings that U.S. Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling violates American trading obligations. In November the...

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Helping Producers Assess the Best System for their Operations

Helping Producers Assess the Best System for their Operations

The goal of the National Sow Housing Conversion Project is to document barn conversions at four sites across Canada, including planning, construction, management decisions, staff training, changes to the sow herd and production levels both before and after. “Barn conversions...

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Iowa hog farmer addresses Iowa newspaper luncheon

Iowa hog farmer addresses Iowa newspaper luncheon

Source: Iowa Pork Producers Association About 150 Iowa newspaper publishers, officials and Iowa journalism students heard a personal account of modern hog farming yesterday. Washington hog farmer Heather Hora gave a personal account of the pork industry to the...

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Pork Production Passes Beef For First Time In History

Pork Production Passes Beef For First Time In History

Bloomberg reports: In the U.S., the country that made the hamburger a global icon of American fast-food cuisine, beef is about to fall another spot on the meat scale. For the past two decades, chicken has outranked beef as...

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Swine Producers Encouraged to Watch for Subtle Signs of PED

Swine Producers Encouraged to Watch for Subtle Signs of PED

Farmscape for February 2, 2015   PED Telephone Town Hall 55:42 Listen Kevin Grier 18:36 Listen D. Julia Keenliside 5:43 Listen Dr. Egan Brockhoff 12:58 Listen Dr. Frank Marshall 4:35 Listen A Red Deer based swine veterinarian is encouraging...

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Group housing for sows at Cargill-owned farms completed 11 months early

Group housing for sows at Cargill-owned farms completed 11 months early

Cargill Pork, LLC, one of the largest pork producers in the U.S., is 11 months ahead of its own schedule for completing the conversion to group housing for sows at company-owned farms.  In June 2014, Cargill Pork announced a...

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Betty Baker remembered through induction into the okPORK Hall of Fame A lasting legacy in the pork industry

Betty Baker remembered through induction into the okPORK Hall of Fame A lasting legacy in the pork industry

“Betty Baker was the first female to be elected to the okPORK Board of Directors and ultimately the first woman to serve as an officer,” said okPORK Executive Director Roy Lee Lindsey, Jr. “As I was learning what to do as a new association executive – how to manage the budget and how to do

Latest At The Meeting series focuses on applied PRRS research & ARC

Latest At The Meeting series focuses on applied PRRS research & ARC

The latest At The Meeting (ATM) audio program on swine health from The Morrison Group covers new developments in the management of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) presented during the recent North American PRRS Symposium held in Chicago, IL, December, 2014. The ATM program, which features disease, research and practical swine health information from

Joe Neal Hampton receives okPORK Distinguished Service Award A friend to Oklahoma pig farmers

Joe Neal Hampton receives okPORK Distinguished Service Award A friend to Oklahoma pig farmers

After more than 15 years of advocating for the Oklahoma agricultural industry Joe Neal Hampton will be honored with the okPORK Distinguished Service Award. Joe Neal Hampton spent some tough years advocating for Roberts Ranch of Oklahoma in the Oklahoma Legislature. When the regulations of the late 90s took effect and stopped expansion of Oklahoma’s

Genesus Global Technical Report, Dealing with the issues you have control over

Genesus Global Technical Report, Dealing with the issues you have control over

Dealing with the issues you have control over Lorne and Vicki Tannas Lorne and Vick Tannas are swine specialists and nucleus support for Genesus farms in China. lvt@mymts.net Gilt pool management and gilt pool size: Variation in production has shown to have a very great effect on costs and revenues.  It is important to understand

Randy Byford receives okPORK Ambassador Award

Randy Byford receives okPORK Ambassador Award

It is true – many people and companies have been involved in the support of Oklahoma’s pork industry and the Oklahoma Pork Council, however, few have been as dedicated in their support of Oklahoma’s pork farmers as Randy Byford.   Byford owns Byford Buick GMC in Chickasha and Duncan. He is an alumnus of Oklahoma

NPPC Capital Update for the week of March 1st 2015

NPPC Capital Update for the week of March 1st 2015

FOR THE WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 27, 2015   CHILE AGREES TO ELIMINATE TRICHINAE TESTING REQUIREMENT Chile has agreed to eliminate trichinae testing requirements on chilled U.S. pork based on a USDA certification that the pork originates from PQA Plus farms. (PQA Plus is an education and training program run by the National Pork Board that

Colder Weather Increases Challenges Posed by PED

Colder Weather Increases Challenges Posed by PED

Farmscape for February 27, 2015 PED Town Hall 62:41 Listen Dr. Julia Keenliside 7:27 Listen Dr. Egan Brockhoff 8:19 Listen Dr. Frank Marshall 6:28 Listen A Red Deer based swine veterinarian reports, as expected, the colder winter weather has added to the challenge of controlling PED. As predicted, through the winter we’ve seen an increased

Maple Leaf Foods Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter 2014

Maple Leaf Foods Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter 2014

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (TSX: MFI) today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. Adjusted Operating Earnings(1)(3) improved 75.5% in the fourth quarter and 44.7% on the year compared to last year. Adjusted Operating Earnings for the fourth quarter was a loss of $13.7 million (loss of $56.0

EPA to probe NC agency’s hog farm regulations

EPA to probe NC agency’s hog farm regulations

Source: Citizen Times The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will investigate whether North Carolina’s environmental agency lightly regulated the state’s industrial hog operations because their neighbors are minorities.   The Waterkeeper Alliance and other groups released an EPA letter Wednesday stating the federal agency will launch a civil rights investigation of North Carolina’s Department of Environment

Menard County board says ‘no’ to hog farm

Menard County board says ‘no’ to hog farm

Source: Illinois Times Final decision rests with state department of ag Final decision rests with state departmentThe Menard County Board of Commissioners voted not to recommend approval of a proposed hog farm near Petersburg on Tuesday night. The recommendation is nonbinding, however, and the farm may still be approved by the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

Tests Find First Positive PED Environmental Sample in Saskatchewan

Tests Find First Positive PED Environmental Sample in Saskatchewan

It was reported this week that the first ever PED-positive sample in Saskatchewan was detected towards the end of January. The positive sample came from manure at the unloading chute that was spilled from the delivery trucks; trucks came from out-of-province. The same sample was also positive for TGE. All samples collected at this site

USFRA: FARMLAND Documentary DVD Now Available At Walmart

USFRA: FARMLAND Documentary DVD Now Available At Walmart

Source: U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance news release Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James Moll’s feature-length documentary, FARMLAND, will be available on DVD beginning Tuesday, March 3rd, at Walmart and Walmart.com. The availability of the documentary at retail locations across the country and online, provides another opportunity for viewers to experience the film, which offers a firsthand