Osborne’s FAST Start wean-to-finish feeder named Producer Choice at World Pork Expo

Osborne Industries, Inc., of Osborne, Kansas, USA, is pleased to announce that it has been named winner of the Producer Choice Award for its new FAST Start wean-to-finish feeder at the 2017 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa,...

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Swineweb.com Reaches Record 10,000 Pork Producers, Veterinarians on Twitter

More than 10,000 pork producers and industry professionals are following Swineweb.com’s Twitter feed to receive their daily news and market updates. “We’re pleased that to we are able to meet the need for producers and veterinarians to easily access...

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Anpario welcomes Edward Seed as the USA General Manager

Anpario is pleased to announce the appointment of Edward Seed as the General Manager for USA.  Edward holds an MS in Animal Nutrition and a Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management. He spent multiple years in South Africa with Elanco...

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Food, Agriculture, Welfare and Sustainability Experts to Judge 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Finalists

  In its ongoing effort to build consumer trust and foster greater transparency about U.S. pork production methods, the National Pork Board today announced its expert judging panel for the 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM. The award, now...

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Pharmgate Animal Health launches AIVLOSIN® Water Soluble Granules for the control of SRD

Swine Respiratory Disease (SRD) associated with Bordetella bronchiseptica,  Haemophilus parasuis, Pasteurella multocida and Streptococcus suis in groups of swine in buildings experiencing an outbreak of SRD. Respiratory Disease is one of the most significant health challenges facing the swine...

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New ISU Swine Geneticist Hopes to Help Improve Reproductive Efficiency in Industry

    Using genetics to improve reproductive performance and response to disease is a vital component of the future of the pork industry, and new Iowa State University animal scientist Nick Serão said he hopes his research will help...

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Nutriad launches trace minerals in the USA

The American pork sector continues strong in 2017, driven by the export market and slightly lower hog weights. Companies across the sector are investing in new plants and supply is set to increase by 3% to 4% this year....

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Osborne Introduces New Wean-to-Finish Feeder

Finding the most efficient method of feeding pigs has been a never ending quest for producers and equipment suppliers alike. Hand feeding and automatic, gravity-flow feeders dominated the industry until the development of mechanical-flow feeding in the 1980s. This...

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Pork Checkoff Announces Sponsored Activities at the 2017 World Pork Expo

The Pork Checkoff has an exciting lineup of Checkoff-sponsored events scheduled for World Pork Expo, June 7-9, 2017, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. World Pork Expo attendees can stop by the Varied Industries Building (booth No....

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15 piglets Born Alive with Hypor’s Genetics at Schweinehaltung Düben, German

With an average of 15 piglets born alive, 2017 is shaping up to be a good year for Hypor’s partner Leon van Dijck, the owner of Schweinehaltung Düben GmbH & C. A Nucleus farm in Düben, Germany which works...

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Osborne’s FAST Start wean-to-finish feeder named Producer Choice at World Pork Expo

Osborne Industries, Inc., of Osborne, Kansas, USA, is pleased to announce that it has been named winner of the Producer Choice Award for its new FAST Start wean-to-finish feeder at the 2017 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. FAST Start is the answer to the problem of efficiently feeding very young pigs, and

Minnesota Pork Ambassadors to Begin Promoting Pork at the MN State Fair

  Amelia Welter of Olmstead County has been selected as the 2017/18 Minnesota Pork Ambassador. The first and second runners-up are Sierra Williamson of Martin County and Kenny Strobel of Waseca County. They will be promoting pork and visiting with consumers at the Oink Outing booth during the Minnesota State Fairy beginning on August 24th.

Smithfield Foods’ Largest Pork Plant to Add Approximately 250 New Jobs

Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced today it will build a new distribution center and expand its blast cell cold storage capabilities at its processing facility in Tar Heel, North Carolina. Smithfield will invest $100 million and add approximately 250 new jobs to bring both projects to life. In addition to the new positions, additional employment opportunities

Net Energy Content of Canola Meal and Full-Fat Canola Seeds in Swine

C. Montoya & P.  Leterme The project aimed to estimate the net energy (NE) content of canola meal (CM) and full-fat canola seeds (FFCS) in swine and to validate these values, through growth studies using diets containing graded levels of CM or FFCS. No difference in average daily gain and feed conversion ratio was observed

Dr. Dave Kohl of Compeer Financial, Scenario Analysis Helps Turn “Cant’s” Into “Can Do’s”, August 23 2017

    Hi. I’m Dr. Dave Kohl professor emeritus agriculture economics at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia. Of course, we’d like to welcome you back to the MacroCLINIC. Today’s theme is, “Turning a Can’t Do into a Can Do.” Oftentimes when I’m out on the road working with agriculture producers, they will say, “Well, I can’t

Fair Oaks Farms, LLC Recalls Pork Sausage Patties Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

  Fair Oaks Farms, LLC, a Pleasant Prairie, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,134 pounds of pork sausage patties that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’sFOOD Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The fully cooked pork sausage patties were produced on August 8, 2017. The following products are subject to recall:

Iowa Pork Industry Center to Hold PQA Advisor Certification Session Sept. 11

    Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University continues to work with industry professionals in offering Pork Quality Assurance Plus 3.0 advisor certification opportunities, including a newly scheduled session for Monday, Sept. 11. Iowa State Extension swine veterinarian Chris Rademacher reminded potential applicants that attendance at this all-day session and passage of an

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, Pork Margins Expected to Narrow, August 22 2017

  LEAN HOGS Cash was sloppy again yesterday with the late report confirming prices paid were down $1.50. The cutout was not lower but up .42 so the packer continues to operate at impressively handsome processing margins. Most, including me expect margins to narrow as two new plants come on-line over the next thirty days.

Cost Key to Deciding Whether to Renovate or Rebuild

  Full Interview 9:41Listen  Farmscape for August 22, 2017 A Farm Building Consultant with FGC Construction says cost is one of the biggest factors influencing the decisions of pork producers considering the move to group sow housing.   “Building New or Renovation: What’s to Consider” will be among the topics discussed as part of a

Mike Brumm Pork Economist, Slaughter Capacity and Exports, August 22 2017

  Weather in our region of the US continues to be cool and wet. I just reviewed the on-line data from the University of Minnesota Southern Outreach and Research Center at Waseca and rainfall since May 1 is above normal. Thanks to a warm June and early July growing degree units are still slightly above

NPB to Host Negotiated Hogs Education Workshop

  National Pork Board will host a Negotiated Hogs Education Workshop September 7 in Clive, IA. This workshop is intended for those producers who are interested in increasing their skills and confidence in negotiating pigs on the cash market. This is an opportunity to understand why negotiated hogs are important to the industry, how to

Wehrle Selected to Participate in Pork Leadership Institute

  Mikayla Wehrle, New London, has been selected to participate in the National Pork Producers Council Pork Leadership Institute (PLI). The program accepts 15-20 individuals each year to take part in grass-roots leadership development activities. The PLI program provides participants with a better understanding of the roles of NPPC and the National Pork Board and