Temple Grandin to visit Fair Oaks Farms

Temple Grandin to visit Fair Oaks Farms

Fair Oaks Farms will host Dr. Temple Grandin, one of the world’s foremost experts on animal welfare and husbandry, on Oct. 21. Dr. Grandin will be discussing the following topics: Animal Experiences, Reducing Fear/Stress, Breeding, Handling Stress in the...

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Steinhart Receives NACAA Distinguished Service Award

Steinhart Receives NACAA Distinguished Service Award

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach swine program specialist Terry Steinhart received one of the highest honors available to members of the National Association of County Agriculture Agents this summer. The Distinguished Service Award is presented to the top...

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UMD Researchers Awarded $1.6 Million to Fight Flu in Pigs

UMD Researchers Awarded $1.6 Million to Fight Flu in Pigs

Researchers from the University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) will soon test a cutting-edge approach for eradicating the most ancient disease known to mankind – influenza – thanks to a $1.6 million grant awarded by...

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Ontario Pork Industry to Focus on Containment of PED Over Winter

Ontario Pork Industry to Focus on Containment of PED Over Winter

Farmscape for September 11, 2014 Full Interview 10:14 Listen The technical veterinarian with Ontario Pork says Ontario’s pork industry hopes, by limiting any spread of PED during the winter, it will be in a better position to work toward...

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Top Pork Countries Want Tariffs Eliminated In TPP

Top Pork Countries Want Tariffs Eliminated In TPP

– In an open letter to negotiators on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, organizations representing hog farmers in Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico and the United States called for a “comprehensive, high-quality” agreement that eliminates tariffs on nearly all products,...

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Zoetis Granted Conditional License for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Vaccine

Zoetis Granted Conditional License for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Vaccine

New vaccine and expertise will help pork producers and veterinarians fight deadly disease Zoetis Inc. today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted a conditional license for a vaccine to help fight porcine epidemic diarrhea virus...

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National Pork Board CEO Stepping Down

National Pork Board CEO Stepping Down

Chief Operating Officer John Johnson named interim CEO while national search begins  The National Pork Board announced today that Chief Executive Officer Chris Novak will step down after six years of service to the pork industry and the Pork...

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New Vaccine from BIVI doubles up against Salmonella in pigs

New Vaccine from BIVI doubles up against Salmonella in pigs

Enterisol® Salmonella T/C delivers protection in single oral dose Veterinarians and producers now can protect pigs against two of the most virulent types of Salmonella with a single, convenient oral dose administered by the drinking water or oral drench....

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Tyson To Sell Heinold Hog For Hillshire Merger

Tyson To Sell Heinold Hog For Hillshire Merger

Tyson Foods Inc (TSN: Quote) Wednesday agreed with the U.S. Department of Justice to sell its Heinold Hog Markets business to dispel antitrust fears, thereby clearing the path for its proposed acquisition of Hillshire Brands Co (HSH: Quote). As...

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Manitoba Moratorium Boosts Interest in Expanding Hog Production in Saskatchewan

Manitoba Moratorium Boosts Interest in Expanding Hog Production in Saskatchewan

Farmscape for August 25, 2014 Full Interview 10:15 Listen The chair of Sask Pork says the moratorium on new hog barn construction or expansion in Manitoba makes Saskatchewan the logical choice for expansion of western Canada’s swine herd. Bill...

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Manitoba Pork Encourages Business Community Involvement in Hog Moratorium Debate

Manitoba Pork Encourages Business Community Involvement in Hog Moratorium Debate

Farmscape for September 19, 2014   Full Interview 6:26 Listen The chair of Manitoba Pork is calling on the province’s business community to apply pressure on their local MLAs to rethink provincial government policies that have led to a dramatic reduction in the volumes of hogs produced for processing. As the result of regulations imposed

Statement From NPPC President Howard Hill On White House Executive Order On Antibiotic Resistance

Statement From NPPC President Howard Hill On White House Executive Order On Antibiotic Resistance

​”In its executive order on combating antibiotic resistant bacteria, the White House acknowledged something that the National Pork Producers Council has been saying for years: More epidemiological research is needed to understand the key drivers of increased antibiotic resistance.   “America’s pork producers, who abide by a strict antimicrobial stewardship program outlined in the industry’s Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA

New Spanish-Language Website Showcases Pork

New Spanish-Language Website Showcases Pork

Pork’s exceptional flavor and versatility have made it a staple in Hispanic homes. To celebrate Latinos’ passion for pork, the Pork Checkoff has launched PorkTeInspira.com, a new Spanish-language website with social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. “We want to create a hub for Hispanics to go for all things pork,” said Jose de

Animal Health Institute Comments On President’s Council Of Advisors On Science And Technology’s Antibiotic Report

Animal Health Institute Comments On President’s Council Of Advisors On Science And Technology’s Antibiotic Report

Antibiotic resistance is a serious public health threat. Like the 2013 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on antibiotic resistance, President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report provides an important perspective and context on antibiotic resistance and the role of both human and animal medicine. The Animal Health Institute

CME Daily Livestock Report, Cost Changes By Species

CME Daily Livestock Report, Cost Changes By Species

With some trepidation about maybe causing confusion rather than clarity, we offer the charts at right as illustrations of just how important the sizable 2013 and, now, 2014 U.S. corn and soybean crops are to livestock and poultry producers — and eventually consumers! First, let’s address what the charts each indicate for their respec‐tive species.

Dennis Smith Livestock Report from Archer Financial Services, September 18th 2014

Dennis Smith Livestock Report from Archer Financial Services, September 18th 2014

Cattle market failure.   Feeders remain grossly overpriced.   MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle     Thursday September 18, 2014     LEAN HOGS Lean hog futures are sharply lower to begin today’s session. Pressure in the bull spreads remains a feature with the summer hogs lower, but not to the

Expanding Saskatchewan Feral Wild Boar Populations Create Growing Concerns

Expanding Saskatchewan Feral Wild Boar Populations Create Growing Concerns

Farmscape for September 18, 2014 Full Interview 15:47 Listen A professor with the University of Saskatchewan warns unless steps are taken to control feral wild boar there’s the potential for a massive population growth. Wild boar were brought into Canada, primarily in the 1980s and 90s as an agricultural species but as the result of

Despite local opposition, hog facilities in Addair Iowa to expand

Despite local opposition, hog facilities in Addair Iowa to expand

A pair of Adair County pork producers will be allowed to expand their facilities despite opposition from neighbors and local leaders who twice rejected the projects. The Iowa Environmental Protection Commission on Tuesday backed a state Department of Natural Resources ruling that clears the way for Circle G and Geidel Pork to expand their operations.

The 2014 Farm Bill and the new farm programs: What should I do ASAP?

The 2014 Farm Bill and the new farm programs: What should I do ASAP?

The 2014 farm bill contains new farm programs that will require complex decisions by farmers. There are actions that should be taken now to prepare for the decisions that must be made during the coming months. The 2014 farm bill contains new farm programs that will require complex decisions by farmers and landlords in late

Alan Schinckel from Purdue University, Evaluation of the Magnitude of Ractopamine Treatment Biases When Fat-Free Lean Mass is Predicted by Commonly Used Equations

Alan Schinckel from Purdue University, Evaluation of the Magnitude of Ractopamine Treatment Biases When Fat-Free Lean Mass is Predicted by Commonly Used Equations

Introduction Numerous research trials have been conducted which have evaluated the impact of ractopamine (RAC) to alter carcass composition. In most trials, the carcass composition of pigs fed RAC was predicted using equations developed from pigs not fed RAC. Substantial biases have been found in the prediction of the fat-free lean mass of pigs fed

Genesus Global Market Report, Mexico Hog Market, September 17th 2014

Genesus Global Market Report, Mexico Hog Market, September 17th 2014

Mexico Hog Market Carlos A. Peralta – President & R. Carlos Rodriguez – Vice-president cperalta@genesus.com On September 15th, we celebrate in Mexico Independence Day and the happiness continue with the pig producers profits and all of them say “VIVA MEXICO” September farm grain prices are: i) corn at $3,270Mx/Ton, $70Mx cheaper than a month ago

Post-weaning toolbox sets the stage for long-term piglet success

Post-weaning toolbox sets the stage for long-term piglet success

Purina Animal Nutrition shares strategies for weaning transition and managing challenged pigs Purina Animal Nutrition provided tips for minimizing the stress of weaning at an industry seminar at World Pork Expo. Presenters shared information on employee empowerment and young pig nutrition, crediting nursery management and the weaning transition as key drivers to industry success.