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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Are your grow/finish barns ready for summer? Let your pigs tell you.

Watch your pigs and adjust your equipment to support optimal finishing in summer heat Whoever coined the phrase “the lazy days of summer” clearly wasn’t a pig farmer. Hot, humid summer weather demands extra vigilance to keep pigs comfortable....

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Industry Programs Help Farmers Gain Consumer Communication Skills

Most consumers are becoming disconnected from agriculture, but still have to find a source for information about what they consume. Pig farmers want to be able to properly inform consumers about the well-being of their livestock and the safety...

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Statement of NPPC President Ken Maschhoff on USDA Establishing an Undersecretary for Trade

NPPC is very pleased that Secretary Perdue is establishing within USDA an undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs, a position that we and others in agriculture fought to get included in the 2014 Farm Bill.   Clearly, the...

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Broad Patent Granted for ENABL® Adjuvant Technology

AgriLabs® today announced it has received a U.S. patent for ENABL® adjuvant technology and its use as a delivery system for the DNA vaccines the company is developing. The patent covers a broad range of adjuvant compositions and methods...

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Global Pork Quarterly Q2 2017: Favorable Global Pork Market to Continue into Q3

The Rabobank RaboResearch Food and Agribusiness analysts find the global pork market is relatively stable, with rising supply from the Americas easily absorbed in the main import markets in Asia, resulting in a steady development of the Rabobank Five-Nation...

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Calysta, Cargill officially break ground on NouriTech, a new feed production plant in Memphis

NouriTech™ and its lead investors, Calysta, Inc. and Cargill, were joined by state and local elected officials today to officially break ground on a 37-acre Memphis feed production facility. The plant will be home to the world’s largest gas...

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Joel Harris Joins GlobalVetLINK as Director of Product

    GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) is pleased to announce Joel Harris has joined the company as the Director of Product. Harris brings over 10 years of marketing, sales, operations and product management experience in the animal health market to his new role at GVL.   Previously, Harris served as the VP of Operations at Harrisvaccines, which

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. With this positive outlook in mind, the World Pork Expo (WPX) in Des Moines, Iowa (USA)

New Hypor Libra* Sow Reduces Labor Costs, Increases Profitability

The new Hypor Libra* (pronounced Libra star) sow balances traits in piglet quality, mothering ability and sow longevity to increase the number of pigs that employees can manage and lower the labor costs from farrow to wean. “The cost for labor is one of the highest expenses on the farm—second only to feed and housing,

Processing of ingredients and diets and effects on nutritional value for pigs

      Oscar Javier Rojas and Hans Henrik SteinEmail author Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology20178:48 DOI: 10.1186/s40104-017-0177-1 ©  The Author(s). 2017 Received: 12 October 2016 Accepted: 9 May 2017 Published: 1 June 2017 Abstract A conventional diet based on corn and soybean meal fed to pigs is usually provided in a mash form and in most cases, processing other than grinding and mixing is

Wheat CoProducts Vary in Protein Digestibility when Fed to Pigs

  Research from the University of Illinois is helping to determine the quality of protein in wheat middlings and red dog, two coproducts of the wheat milling process that can be included in diets fed to pigs and other livestock. Red dog consists mainly of the aleurone layer that lies between the bran and the

BioResource International, Inc. Academic Research Partners to Present the Effects of Xylanase and Protease Feed Enzymes in Swine Diets at ASAS-CSAS 2017 Annual Meeting

  BioResource International, Inc. (BRI), a global biotechnology company specializing in the research, development and manufacture of high-performance enzyme feed additives for optimizing animal nutrition and gut health, announced today that findings from two research studies using its xylanase feed additive Xylamax® and market-leading protease feed additive Versazyme® in swine diets will be presented at

Ag Sec’y Perdue Issues Statement Following Trilateral Agricultural Meetings

Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay; Mexican Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food Jose Calzada; and United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement at the conclusion of their first trilateral meetings in Savannah, GA, June 19-20, 2017. “Our three nations are connected not only geographically, but

Ohio Farm Bureau Funding Water Quality Projects Across the State

  For the third year in a row, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is funding county Farm Bureau-led projects that help improve water quality in local communities. This round of funding will put total investment by Ohio Farm Bureau and partner organizations at more than $1 million in county water quality projects. “What an incredible effort

National Pork Board Needs Information on PED — Deadline Extended

Practitioners are invited to take a short survey ( regarding PEDV management and control activities as well as weigh-in on the potential for elimination of the virus. The survey is a component of a National Pork Board funded research literature review for PEDV. The survey is intended to provide and incorporate field observations into the

2017 Great Saskatchewan Bacon Festival Set for Saturday

Full Interview 6:34Listen Farmscape for June 21, 2017 Organizers of the Great Saskatchewan Bacon Festival expect to raise about 7,000 dollars this year to fund youth projects.   The Great Saskatchewan Bacon Festival is scheduled for Saturday in Kipling.   The event was created five years ago to raise funds to upgrade the local community

Mike Brumm Economist Commentary, Our Performance Advantage, June 21 2017

This past week I was on the program of the 2017 Midwest Farm Energy Conference in Morris, MN. My topic – why swine producers should be concerned about energy systems. Energy use in North American swine production systems consists mainly of electricity and propane usage. The main uses of electricity are ventilation (primarily heat removal

Dennis Smith Commentary of Archer Financial Services, June 21 2017

  JBS North American Making Changes   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday June 20, 2017   LEAN HOGS Cash was strong yesterday and it’s expected to remain bid this morning. The cutout was up .94, once again reaching a high water mark for the summer. Futures also reached a high water mark with