Zoetis Service Helps Producers and Veterinarians Assess Team Dynamics

Zoetis Service Helps Producers and Veterinarians Assess Team Dynamics

Team Scan from PeopleFirst™ evaluates employees for business success Livestock producers and veterinarians know what healthy animals look like, but it takes a different set of skills and tools to understand employees. To help diagnose the strengths and weaknesses...

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Key TPP Negotiations Underway in Maui

Key TPP Negotiations Underway in Maui

Farmscape for July 27, 2015   Full Interview 7:40 Listen The Canadian Meat Council is calling for full Canadian participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Trans-Pacific Partnership chief negotiators have been meeting in Maui since Friday to work out various...

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Swine Health Information Center Begins Tackling Disease Risks

Swine Health Information Center Begins Tackling Disease Risks

Early reaction from pork producers and their veterinarians to the new Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) has been overwhelmingly positive, said Dr. Paul Sundberg, executive director of the center. He said producers are eager for the center to begin...

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BRI Academic Research Partners to Present Efficacy of Xylanase Feed Enzyme in Swine Diets at ADSA – ASAS Annual Meeting

BRI Academic Research Partners to Present Efficacy of Xylanase Feed Enzyme in Swine Diets at ADSA – ASAS Annual Meeting

BioResource International, Inc. (BRI), a global biotechnology company specializing in the research, development and manufacture of high-performance enzyme feed additives for animal nutrition, announced today that findings of a research study using its xylanase feed additive, XylamaxTM, in nursery...

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Shortage of Hogs in Western Canada Demonstrates Need for Made in Canada Hog Price

Shortage of Hogs in Western Canada Demonstrates Need for Made in Canada Hog Price

Farmscape for July 13, 2015   Full Interview 8:00 Listen The chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says ongoing shortages of live hogs in western Canada demonstrate the need for a made in Canada hog price. In June,...

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Sexing Technologies Acquires Fast Genetics

Sexing Technologies Acquires Fast Genetics

SEXING TECHNOLOGIES, the global livestock reproductive services innovator, will acquire swine genetics leader FAST GENETICS from HYLIFE with an anticipated closing date of July 21, 2015. The deal will allow the introduction of sex sorted sperm to the swine...

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JBS to Buy Cargill’s U.S. Pork Business for $1.45 Billion

JBS to Buy Cargill’s U.S. Pork Business for $1.45 Billion

Deal includes meat processing plants, feed mills and hog farms across several states Brazil’s JBS S.A, the world’s largest meatpacker, said Wednesday that its U.S-based subsidiary Swift Pork Co. has entered in an agreement to buy Cargill Inc.’s pork...

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New Cell Phone App Allows Quick Reporting of Swine Health Observations

New Cell Phone App Allows Quick Reporting of Swine Health Observations

Farmscape for June 29, 2015 Full Interview 9:21 Listen The Western Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network has introduced a new cell phone app designed to make it easier for veterinarians to report on the health status of swine in...

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Controlling Costs, Improving Herd Health are Keys to Success in Tough Times

Controlling Costs, Improving Herd Health are Keys to Success in Tough Times

Swine veterinary experts provide goals & insights to boost profits in today’s market During the 2015 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, veterinarians from two leading swine health and production companies shared their recommendations on how producers can...

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Pork Checkoff Announces #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces Team

Pork Checkoff Announces #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces Team

The Pork Checkoff has selected 12 college students to be a part of the #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces team this year. Participants were selected based on their involvement in the pork industry and their strong communication skills. The team...

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Iowan selected as new Iowa Pork Producers Association CEO

Iowan selected as new Iowa Pork Producers Association CEO

The Iowa Pork Producers Association Board of Directors has announced the hiring of a new chief executive officer.   Pat McGonegle of Urbandale has accepted the position and will begin leading the organization on October 1. He replaces Rich Degner, who is retiring on September 30 after 35 years with IPPA, the last 17 as

National Research Effort Focuses on Improved Feeding Programs to Improve Competitiveness

National Research Effort Focuses on Improved Feeding Programs to Improve Competitiveness

Farmscape for July 28, 2015 Full Interview 14:00 Listen The chair of the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences with the University of Alberta says a national research effort is allowing scientists from across Canada to collaborate on ways to improve feeding programs for growing-finishing pigs that will enhance global competitiveness opportunities. As part

2015 Minnesota Pork Ambassador Competition

2015 Minnesota Pork Ambassador Competition

  The Minnesota Pork Ambassador competition will be held August 3-5th at Farm Fest. The new pork ambassadors will be announced on Wednesday. Meet our 2015 MN Pork Ambassador Candidates Schedule Monday, August 3rd 12:20 pm -Personal Interviews 5:00 pm -Judged Group Activity 6:45 pm -Supper & Orientation Meeting for Candidates Tuesday, August 4th 9:15

Iowa Pork Congress January 27-28 2016

Iowa Pork Congress January 27-28 2016

Plan to attend the 2016 Iowa Pork Congress on January 27-28 Trade Show Hours: Wednesday, January 27th – 9am – 5pm Thursday, January 28th – 9am – 4pm  

Crews break ground on new pork processing plant in Coldwater Michigan

Crews break ground on new pork processing plant in Coldwater Michigan

Source: News Channel 3 WWMT.com This week, crews broke ground on a new pork processing facility in Coldwater. The project is expected to create 800 new jobs. The 500,000 square foot facility will be located between Jonesville and Newton Road. The Clemens Food Group pork processing facility is expected to generate more than $200 million

Showing character Part 5: Fairness

Showing character Part 5: Fairness

Fairness is the fifth value in a series of the Showing Character curriculum designed to provide opportunities for youth to learn as they develop character in their 4-H livestock projects. In the fifth series of Showing Character, the core value being shared is fairness. Providing opportunities for young people to develop character traits is important

Hillshire Brands Company Sued by EEOC For Racial Harassment at Sara Lee Plant

Hillshire Brands Company Sued by EEOC For Racial Harassment at Sara Lee Plant

Hillshire Brands Company (formerly known as the Sara Lee Corporation) violated federal law by subjecting a class of African-American employees to a racially hostile work environment, including racially offensive graffiti and comments at the workplace, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged in a lawsuit it filed today. Chicago-headquartered Hillshire Brands is a large food

Minnesota Pork Producers Association Calls for Repeal of U.S. COOL for Beef, Pork and Poultry

Minnesota Pork Producers Association Calls for Repeal of U.S. COOL for Beef, Pork and Poultry

Farmscape for July 28, 2015 Full Interview 9:47 Listen The Minnesota Pork Producers Association is calling for full repeal of U.S. Country of Origin Labelling requirements for beef, pork and poultry. Last week, two proposals were introduced in the U.S. Senate to address concerns over Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling, one which would repeal labeling

Kansas State University Student Awarded 2015 Forrest Bassford Award

Kansas State University Student Awarded 2015 Forrest Bassford Award

Nicole Lane, a senior majoring in agricultural communications and journalism at Kansas State University, was awarded the 2015 Livestock Publications Council (LPC) Forrest Bassford Student Award sponsored by Alltech. Lane was presented a $2,000 scholarship and plaque ­­from Danielle Palmer, North American PR Coordinator, during the Ag Media Summit (AMS) held in Scottsdale, Arizona July

Nathan Smith Pork Producer Blog from Kansas Smith Farms, How to Be the Best Terrible, No Good, Arrogant Farm Leader, July 28th 2015

Nathan Smith Pork Producer Blog from Kansas Smith Farms, How to Be the Best Terrible, No Good, Arrogant Farm Leader, July 28th 2015

Email Nathan at nathan@ksfpigs.com and visit his Blog site at ModernHogFarmer.com             People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude. John Maxwell I believe farm leaders have the choice everyday to become better or bitter. Understanding my personal failures and leadership flaws was the beginning of my growth on the farm. It took

Zoetis Service Helps Producers and Veterinarians Assess Team Dynamics

Zoetis Service Helps Producers and Veterinarians Assess Team Dynamics

Team Scan from PeopleFirst™ evaluates employees for business success Livestock producers and veterinarians know what healthy animals look like, but it takes a different set of skills and tools to understand employees. To help diagnose the strengths and weaknesses of your team and assess opportunities for change that can benefit your business, Zoetis offers a

Jim Long Pork Commentary from Genesus, Rabobank Recognises China’s Pork Import Potential, July 27th 2015

Jim Long Pork Commentary from Genesus, Rabobank Recognises China’s Pork Import Potential, July 27th 2015

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week Rabobank, the world’s largest Ag-Bank released their 3rd quarter perspective on Global Pork Markets. “The enormous cull” of China’s hog herd over the last 18 months is pressuring production, causing China to expand imports into 2016. Rabobank animal protein analyst Albert Vernooji says, “The main questions