FluSure XP® Vaccine With Strain Update Now Available From Zoetis

FluSure XP® Vaccine With Strain Update Now Available From Zoetis

Addition of two new H3N2 virus clusters helps offer the most relevant protection against influenza in swine Zoetis Inc. today announced the availability of its FluSure XP® vaccine updated with clusters IV-A and IV-B of the H3N2 subtype. Because influenza...

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Merck Animal Health Calls for Swine PhD Award Submissions

Merck Animal Health Calls for Swine PhD Award Submissions

Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the US and Canada) is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 2017 High Quality Pork Ph.D. Award in support of research in swine health, production and welfare. Merck Animal...

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Ralco Launches Birthright™ Bridge

Ralco Launches Birthright™ Bridge

Ralco announced today that it has launched Birthright™ Bridge, a new product mixed with water and fed as a gruel to get baby pigs on dry feed fast. Birthright™ Bridge is highly digestible natural nutrition for young pigs that...

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U.S. Pork Industry Committed to One Health Approach

U.S. Pork Industry Committed to One Health Approach

Pig Farmers Continue Progress on Responsible Antibiotic Use The National Pork Board, led by a 15-member executive board of U.S. pig farmers, is pleased to celebrate global One Health Day, Nov. 3, by reaffirming its commitment to its core...

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Groups Urge Court To Nix Waters of the U.S. Rule

Groups Urge Court To Nix Waters of the U.S. Rule

The National Pork Producers Council yesterday joined dozens of other agricultural organizations, businesses and municipalities in asking a federal court to throw out a Clean Water Act rule that would give the government broad jurisdiction over land and water....

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Sharing the Story of Agriculture with Urban Students

Sharing the Story of Agriculture with Urban Students

The virtual field trip gives urban students a firsthand look at today’s high-tech farms.Photo courtesy of Deere & Company. Source: Pork Checkoff Magazine Fall 2016 by Kevin Waetke With students across the country heading back to school, teachers are...

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Rabobank Global Pork Quarterly Q4 2016: U.S. Supply Glut Dampens Global Outlook

Rabobank Global Pork Quarterly Q4 2016: U.S. Supply Glut Dampens Global Outlook

Abundant supply and looming slaughter capacity constraints in the U.S. are pressuring global pork prices, a situation exacerbated by slowing Chinese imports, according to the Rabobank Global Pork Quarterly Q4 2016 report. This will result in a further decline...

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Chicago fourth graders embrace the full pig experience at Fair Oaks Farms

Chicago fourth graders embrace the full pig experience at Fair Oaks Farms

The Illinois Pork Producers Association, Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation, Illinois Soybean Association Checkoff Program and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board partnered together to offer a new grant program, at no cost to fourth grade classrooms in Chicago schools....

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Reducing temperature requirements for group-housed sows to reduce cost

Reducing temperature requirements for group-housed sows to reduce cost

Author: Ken Engele Reference: Western Hog Journal Summer 2016 While industry is moving to group housing for sows, research is being done into ways to take advantage of this movement. Work done at the Prairie Swine Centre indicates that...

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Olymel to invest $3M in Quebec plant expansion, create 160 new jobs

Olymel to invest $3M in Quebec plant expansion, create 160 new jobs

Canadian meat processor Olymel is adding ham deboning capabilities to its plant in Vallée-Jonction, Que. The expansion project will create 160 new jobs at the facility outside Quebec City and require an investment of approximately $3 million. Slated to...

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December Value Analysis of Incorporating DDGS into Swine Rations in Canada

December Value Analysis of Incorporating DDGS into Swine Rations in Canada

For more information on feeding DDGS to pigs, please contact your local Swine Nutritionist:   BC: Malachy Young Malachyy@gowansfeedconsulting.ca (780) 842-0788   AB & SK: Vicente Zamora Vicente@gowansfeedconsulting.ca (587) 281-0887   MB, ON & QC: Gregorio Lanz Gregorio@gowansfeedconsulting.ca (204) 330-4601 For more information on DDGS suppliers and current market prices, please contact Neil Campbell Neil@gowansfeedconsulting.ca (226) 231-1846    Each month, on behalf of

Prairie Hog Country, December 2016/January 2017 issue

Prairie Hog Country, December 2016/January 2017 issue

The tangible issue is now in the hands of Canada Post and the on line version has been undated (check out prairiehogcountry.ca). As always I am pleased to bring you the latest news and information that affects our industry. Plus coverage of Red Deer Swine Technology Workshop, Saskatchewan Pork Industry Symposium, Alberta Pork AGM, Manitoba

Agro Belogoria Launch Genesus Duroc Meat Brand

Agro Belogoria Launch Genesus Duroc Meat Brand

    On Sunday November 20th, Agro Belogoria, Russia’s 4th largest pig producer and packer, launched its Genesus Duroc Pork.   The launch was made at Agro Belogoria’s own restaurant, “Riviera”, where guest Spanish Chef Jorge Sevilla prepared the dishes for tasting. Chef Sevilla comes from “Globus Gurme”, a chain of premium class grocery stores

For Ro-Main, Artificial Intelligence is the Future of Pig Precision Reproduction

For Ro-Main, Artificial Intelligence is the Future of Pig Precision Reproduction

    These are the words cited by Francis Pouliot, engineer and product manager at Ro-Main, to explain the reason of their recent global acquisition of all PigWatch® sow precision insemination planning technology rights. ”It has now become very obvious to us that the thriving pig producers of the future will be those who will

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack Forecasts Record High Ag Exports in 2017

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack Forecasts Record High Ag Exports in 2017

  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today issued the following statement on the forecast for U.S. agricultural exports in fiscal year 2017. “U.S. farmers and ranchers continue to rise to the challenge of supplying the world with high-quality, American-grown products. At a projected $134 billion in 2017, U.S. farm exports continue to rally and remain on

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica to Establish North America Headquarters in Duluth, GA

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica to Establish North America Headquarters in Duluth, GA

    Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) announced today that as part of its integration planning with Sanofi’s animal health business (“Merial”), the company will locate its North America and U.S. Animal Health headquarters in Duluth, Ga. upon the closing of the Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) asset swap transaction with Sanofi that was signed in June

PETA’s Proposed Roadside Memorial for Pigs Denied

PETA’s Proposed Roadside Memorial for Pigs Denied

  The Nebraska Department of Roads has determined that a memorial on the side of U.S. 30 for a load of pigs that died in a traffic accident would not meet state and federal standards for roadside signage.   People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) had asked the department if they could place

Mike Brumm Economist Commentary, Has Producer Market Behavior Changed? December 2, 2016

Mike Brumm Economist Commentary, Has Producer Market Behavior Changed? December 2, 2016

  So far this fall, we’ve been able to remain current in our slaughter of pigs. Based on carcass weights as reported in the daily mandatory report (LM_HG201) it appears that producers have been very aggressive in pulling pigs forward, rather than facing a possible packer capacity issue. Obviously, it also helps that the consumers

Slowing Chinese Pork Imports Expected to Challenge North American Pork Industry in 2017

Slowing Chinese Pork Imports Expected to Challenge North American Pork Industry in 2017

  Full Interview 8:31 Listen The President of Global AgriTrends anticipates a substantial slowdown of Chinese of pork imports will create challenges for the North American pork industry in 2017. Over the last two to three years we’ve seen good some good profitability globally in the pork sector and that profitability has triggered expansion.  

New innovations drive new era in farm animal feeds

New innovations drive new era in farm animal feeds

In a world of farming and ranching that is increasingly shifting to natural, more efficient, bio-based approaches for elite level animal care and performance, innovations in feed and nutrition are quickly rising to the forefront as a top ‘game-changing’ factor for 2017 and beyond. A group with a unique vantage point on this growing trend,

The Neogen Cold Weather Biosecurity Brochure

The Neogen Cold Weather Biosecurity Brochure

As the temperature drops, don’t let your biosecurity program drop with it! A breach in biosecurity can lead to widespread outbreaks, costing producers hundreds of thousands of dollars. Risk of diseases, such as PED and PRRS, increase in cold weather, so protecting your herd from whatever the winter may bring is essential for a profitable

Research ties sow and progeny diet to kyphosis risk

Research ties sow and progeny diet to kyphosis risk

Don’t overlook critical nutrients when troubleshooting. – Research from the University of Wisconsin has given pork producers some things to consider when identifying and mitigating the causes of kyphosis, a condition characterized by an abnormal, outward spinal curvature in pigs. While the causes for the condition remain unclear, the research has demonstrated a dietary connection