Tight U.S. Slaughter Capacity Expected to Pressure November-December Live Hog Prices

Tight U.S. Slaughter Capacity Expected to Pressure November-December Live Hog Prices

Full Interview 9:54 Listen Farmscape for July 27, 2015 The Director of Risk Management with h@ms marketing services anticipates lower live hog prices come November, December as U.S. slaughter hog numbers approach processing capacity.   North American live hog...

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Canadian Pork Council Supports Proposed Antimicrobial Use Changes

Canadian Pork Council Supports Proposed Antimicrobial Use Changes

Full Interview 8:52 Listen Farmscape for July 11, 2016 The Canadian Pork Council is applauding the release of proposed legislation to amend the Food and Drug Regulations pertaining to veterinary drugs in an effort to address antimicrobial resistance. The...

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USDA: Hogs And Pigs Inventory Up 2%

USDA: Hogs And Pigs Inventory Up 2%

Source: USDA news release As of June 1, there were 68.4 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 2 percent from June 2015, and up 1 percent from March 1, 2016, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs...

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New ‘win-win’ welfare solution? DeStress boosts animal care and profitability for swine

New ‘win-win’ welfare solution? DeStress boosts animal care and profitability for swine

Hot on the heels of rising animal welfare pressures, livestock producers and industry in North America and beyond now have expanded access to an innovative new natural solution. Based on strong response from an initial market introduction phase, DeStress...

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Producers pledge to be ready-Are We There Yet?

Producers pledge to be ready-Are We There Yet?

Source: Pork Checkoff Summer Magazine y Jan Jorgensen Incoming National Pork Board President Jan Archer outlines changes to the updated PQA Plus® program during a Pork Checkoff news conference at Expo. Before hand-held games and in-car movies, parents tried...

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Producer Optimism Shines through at the 2016 World Pork Expo

Producer Optimism Shines through at the 2016 World Pork Expo

Among the 20,000 pork producers, exhibitors and media attending this year’s World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, were 1,100 visitors from 40 countries. The dates for the 29th annual global event are set for June 7-9, 2017. This...

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Updated Mandatory Price Reporting Expected to Take Effect This Fall

Updated Mandatory Price Reporting Expected to Take Effect This Fall

Farmscape for June 14, 2016 Full Interview 6:27 Listen The Deputy Administrator with USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service expects changes to mandatory price reporting to take effect this fall. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has had a market news reporting...

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World Pork Expo 2016 Audio Special for June 10, 2016

World Pork Expo 2016 Audio Special for June 10, 2016

World Pork Expo 2016 Audio Special for June 10, 2016 -Jarrod Sutton, the Vice President Channel Marketing/Innovation/Social Responsibility with the National Pork Board, discusses new marketing opportunities created in food service by new pork dishes which utilize specific cuts....

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Tonisity Launches First Isotonic Protein Drink for Pigs

Tonisity Launches First Isotonic Protein Drink for Pigs

Tonisity has launched a new product — the first isotonic protein drink for pigs — named Tonisity Px. It not only encourages fluid intake to improve hydration as early as 24 to 48 hours after birth but also provides...

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Pork Producers Advised to Lock in Current Strong Hog Prices

Pork Producers Advised to Lock in Current Strong Hog Prices

Farmscape for June 3, 2016 Full Interview 4:27 Listen The General Manager of h@ms Marketing Services is advising pork producers to lock in at least a portion of their production at the current strong prices. Given the jump in...

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Dennis Smith of Archer Financial Service Commentary, China Cancels Pork Purchases, July 28 2016

Dennis Smith of Archer Financial Service Commentary, China Cancels Pork Purchases, July 28 2016

Thursday July 28, 2016 LEAN HOGS Lean hogs broke hard yesterday with Aug touching a six month low and Oct posting fresh contract lows. The deferred contracts held their lows at least until today. Volume on the break was moderate at 41,300 with OI rising by just over 1,200 cars. Cash was only .50 lower

Minnesota Pork Board Debuts New Logo

Minnesota Pork Board Debuts New Logo

The Minnesota Pork Board is unveiling a new logo that will become the identity of the organization. A logo’s importance can often be underestimated. A brand’s logo serves as the identity and is featured in all of the organization’s efforts. It is important that the logo represents the organization’s values and is easily identifiable. The

Maple Leaf Foods Reports Positive Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Maple Leaf Foods Reports Positive Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (TSX: MFI) today reported its financial results for the second quarter, June 30, 2016. • Adjusted EBITDA(1) margin in the quarter of 10.3% compared to 6.0% last year and 10.2% in the first quarter of 2016 • Adjusted Earnings per Share(2) in the quarter of $0.32 compared to $0.13 last year •

Jenna Roe of CHS Hedging Livestock Commentary, July 28 2016

Jenna Roe of CHS Hedging Livestock Commentary, July 28 2016

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Data Shows a Spike in Senecavirus A Cases

Data Shows a Spike in Senecavirus A Cases

The Swine Health Monitoring Project (SHMP) was developed in 2012 to monitor the incidence of PRRS virus. It has grown in representation across the country and today includes 29 systems with approximately 1,000 sow herds and 2.6 million sows. With primary support from the Swine Health Information Center, one of its objectives is to help

AHDB Pig Market Update: UK Pork Consumption Down Despite Low Retail Prices

AHDB Pig Market Update: UK Pork Consumption Down Despite Low Retail Prices

Retail pork sales remained subdued in the 12 week period up to 19 June, according to the data from Kantar Worldpanel. The amount of pork sold was down 2%, compared with a year earlier, despite prices being 9% lower. Slightly less pork was sold on promotion than a year ago and, within that, there was

33 Percent Rise in Operating Debt, TPP Among Changes that Affect Nebraska Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers

33 Percent Rise in Operating Debt, TPP Among Changes that Affect Nebraska Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers

The future of agriculture relies upon the ability of young people to maintain and grow their farms and ranches. While the recent downturn in the agricultural economy could lead one to be pessimistic about the future, after a recent National Affairs visit to Washington D.C., the Nebraska Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee, continue

20th Annual Capital City Ribfest to Take Place August 18 – 20

20th Annual Capital City Ribfest to Take Place August 18 – 20

Nebraska Pork Producers Capital City Ribfest is Lincoln’s favorite, and longest running summer festival featuring award-winning barbecue from around the country and some of the best local and regional live music on the Ribfest Sound Stage. Barbecue vendors will be serving smoked varieties of ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, chicken and more. The festival is

American Feed Industry Association Awards Swine Nutritionist Dean Boyd

American Feed Industry Association Awards Swine Nutritionist Dean Boyd

The American Feed Industry Association honored three individuals in the fields of animal science and dairy science at the American Society of Animal Science-American Dairy Society Association Joint Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19-23. “It’s an honor to see such exceptional individuals awarded as they have each contributed largely to the agriculture

Proposed Legislative Changes Will Tighten Oversight and Tracking of Imported Veterinary Drugs

Proposed Legislative Changes Will Tighten Oversight and Tracking of Imported Veterinary Drugs

  Full Interview 9:17 Listen Farmscape for July 28, 2015 A Saskatchewan based Veterinary Epidemiologist says proposed changes to Canada’s Food and Drug Regulations will increase the oversight and tracking of antimicrobials imported into Canada for use in food animals.   The federal government published its Proposed Changes to the Food and Drug Regulations Related

Iowa Pork Industry Center to Offer One More PQA Plus 3.0 Advisor Certification Session

Iowa Pork Industry Center to Offer One More PQA Plus 3.0 Advisor Certification Session

To help meet industry need, Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University has added one more Pork Quality Assurance Plus 3.0 advisor certification session on Aug. 26. With the introduction of this new program by National Pork Board earlier this summer, all current PQA Plus advisor certifications — those done under the former 2.0

Producer Survey to be Used to Develop Resources for Dealing with Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Burnout

Producer Survey to be Used to Develop Resources for Dealing with Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Burnout

  Full Interview 12:02 Listen Farmscape for July 28, 2015 Researchers with the University of Guelph will use data collected from a survey of Canadian farmers on stress to develop new resources to help farmers cope with stress, anxiety, depression and burnout.   Researchers at the Ontario Veterinary College surveyed over 11 hundred Canadian farmers