Hypor’s New Facility opens the doors to the future

Successful companies don’t react to change; they drive it. With that in mind, Hypor recently opened the doors on a new state-of-the-art facility in Sichamps, France. In the process, they offered a window to the future of pork production...

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FDA Report on Antibiotics Validates Work by U.S. Pig Farmers

On-Farm Practices Lead to Antibiotic Use Decline America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to do what’s right on the farm for people, pigs and the planet when it comes to demonstrating their commitment to antibiotic stewardship. That’s why last week’s...

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Pig care: If there’s something off, don’t try to ‘look him well’

As seen in PigHealthtoday.com Podcast: Play in new window | Download Watching pigs may not be glamorous or stimulating, but it’s a responsibility that Bob Blomme, DVM, takes very seriously. “We can learn a lot just by spending time...

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ERYSENG® PARVO, a new sow reproductive vaccine launched by HIPRA in Canada

In November 2017, HIPRA Canada Animal Health organized three events in Guelph, Quebec City, and Winnipeg respectively for the launch of the new reproductive vaccine ERYSENG® PARVO. Between 13th and 16th November, HIPRA brought together over 30 professionals from the Canadian...

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The Krogman Family Starts Their Farming Career with Pigs

Chad and Julia Krogman are recently new to the Shannon area, and new to pig farming. Along with their three young sons, the Krogman Family has constructed a new 2,450 head wean-to-finish pig barn. The IL Livestock Development Group...

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Full Adoption of Canadian Pork Excellence Expected by 2021

Farmscape for November 28, 2017 Full Interview 9:31 Listen The Canadian Pork Council expects all of Canada’s pork producers to be operating under its new on farm food safety and animal care program by the end of 2021. The...

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Securing Nebraska’s Pork Industry from a Disease Crisis

Plan will minimize business disruption and financial losses from foreign animal diseases Approved for continuing education credit for veterinarians. The Nebraska Pork Producers Association with support from the National Pork Board and Nebraska Department of Agriculture invite pork producers,...

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Urine sampling can reliably detect penicillin residues in sows

As seen in PigHealthtoday.com Urine sampling is a reliable way to detect procaine penicillin G (PPG) residues prior to processing and may help producers avoid processing-plant violations, according to Locke A. Karriker, DVM, a professor at Iowa State University....

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Saskatchewan Pork Industry Symposium Represents 40 Years of Innovation

Farmscape for November 15, 2017 Full Interview 6:37 Listen The Chair of Sask Pork says, while the province’s pork industry has changed dramatically over 40 years, innovation and creativity of its people have remained the same. 40 years ago...

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U.S. Pig Farmers Continue Focus on Antibiotic Stewardship

Pork Checkoff leads investment in antibiotic research America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to make progress in their quest for superior antibiotic stewardship to help protect people, pigs and the planet. On their behalf, the National Pork Board is pleased...

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What to expect during an on-farm CSI audit

As seen in PigHealthtoday.com An on-farm visit by an auditor will likely be routine for pork producers in the future. Knowing what an auditor expects and what pork producers can do during the audit will help prepare for a positive and successful experience. “The demand for livestock audits has never been greater,” reported Collette Kaster,

Pork Producers Advised to Take Advantage of Forward Contracting Opportunities

Farmscape for December 14, 2017 Full Interview 7:42 Listen H@ms Marketing Services is recommending pork producers forward contract about a third of their production through the spring summer of 2018. The availability of hogs for slaughter has been running significantly below the numbers projected by the USDA in its Hogs and Pigs Report released at

Hypor’s New Facility opens the doors to the future

Successful companies don’t react to change; they drive it. With that in mind, Hypor recently opened the doors on a new state-of-the-art facility in Sichamps, France. In the process, they offered a window to the future of pork production and demonstrated that for Hypor and its clients, the future is now. The renovation to modernize

Metal shavings in pork products prompt recall

customer complaint about metal shavings in pork salami has led to a small recall — just 143 pounds — by Santa Fe Importers Inc. of Long Beach, CA. The recall was issued Tuesday. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the recalled pork salami products were produced on Aug.

Indiana Pork asks you to Save the Date for the 2018 Taste of Elegance.

Indiana Pork asks you to Save the Date for the 2018 Taste of Elegance.   Please join producers, ag industry representatives, elected officials and chefs for this annual celebration of Indiana’s pork industry. More details and registration will follow in early January Taste of Elegance  January 30, 2018 6:00 – 8:30 PM Indiana Roof Ballroom

Get acquainted with the Global Mega Producer- Vall Companys

Get acquainted with the Global Mega Producer sponsored by Genesus Inc. in collaboration with National Hog Farmer Twenty-seven pork producers with each owing over 100,000 can claim the title of Global Mega Producers this year. The Mega Global Producers are as diverse as their geographic location. Vall Companys is a leading Spanish family owned agri-food

PigTRACE Canada Asks CFIA to Expand Allowable Use of 5-Digit Slap Tattoo

Farmscape for December 13, 2017 Full Interview 6:03 Listen PigTRACE Canada is calling on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to expand the allowable use of the 5-digit herd mark identification number when used as a slap tattoo. Earlier this month the Canadian Food Inspection Agency revised its list of approved animal indicators to allow PigTRACE

Adisseo Acquires Feed Additive Producer Nutriad

Bluestar Adisseo Co. announced Dec. 12 the acquisition of Nutriad, a global feed additive producer. This transaction is part of Adisseo’s strategy to become one of the worldwide leaders of specialty additives in animal nutrition. Nutriad, a multinational company headquartered in Dendermonde, Belgium, operates four laboratories and five plants located in Belgium, Spain, the U.K.,

Canada’s Largest Meat Company Maple Leaf Foods Acquires Vegan Field Roast Grain Meat

Global AgInvesting reports: Canada’s self-proclaimed top packaged meat provider, Maple Leaf Foods, announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Field Roast Grain Meat1 Co., a Seattle, Washington-based maker of premium plant-based meats for $120 million. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Maple Leaf is a focused consumer packaged meats company that is organized into two

Impact of Feeder Adjustment and Group Size/ Density on Weanling Pig Performance

Author(s): Smith, Laura, A. Denise Beaulieu Ph.D., John F. Patience Ph.D., Harold Gonyou Ph.D., and R. Dean Boyd Ph.D. Publication Date: January 1, 2003 Reference: Manitoba Pork Council Research News, Prairie Swine Centre Country: Canada   Summary: Crowding and/or reduced floor space allowance negatively affects nursery performance and exacerbates social vices such as tail biting,

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, December 12th 2017

Hams and Bellies Showing Signs of a Top   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday December 12, 2017   LEAN HOGS The early call looks flat to lower for cash hog prices. The kill for this week is stacking up large, currently projected to be 2.556 million pigs, or about 20,000 larger than last

Lower than Projected Numbers Steady Slaughter Hog Prices

Farmscape for December 12, 2017 Full Interview 7:42 Listen The Director of Risk Management with hams Marketing Services says lower than projected slaughter hog supplies have helped maintain steady live hog prices. Over the past couple of years the largest hog slaughter in the U.S. has come in mid to late December. Tyler Fulton, the