Novel Reagent Detects Memory Immune Response in Vaccinated Animals

Researchers have developed a novel reagent capable of detecting rare, antigen-specific B cells that indicate successful vaccination in veterinary animals. The method used to create a B cell tetramer that can detect a memory immune response to porcine reproductive...

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Farmers Recognize Need to Communicate with Consumers

Farmscape for October 11, 2017 Full Interview 14:05 Listen An Agricultural Economist with the University of Alberta says more than ever farmers are listening to consumers when making decisions on whether or not to implement specific technologies. “Consumer Perceptions...

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Nebraska Farmer Named America’s Pig Farmer of the Year

The National Pork Board announced today that Leslie McCuiston, a pig farmer from Columbus, Nebraska, has been named the 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM, by achieving the highest combined score from a third-party judging panel and online...

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Delta II breaks ground in Manitoba, Topigs Norsvin invests in new central test station with CT scan in Canada

Topigs Norsvin is investing CAD $15 million in a new testing facility in the Canadian province of Manitoba. The new testing facility, Delta II, will test boars of the Z line (dam line) and Tempo (sire line). The new...

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Osborne’s FAST Start wean-to-finish feeder named Producer Choice at World Pork Expo

Osborne Industries, Inc., of Osborne, Kansas, USA, is pleased to announce that it has been named winner of the Producer Choice Award for its new FAST Start wean-to-finish feeder at the 2017 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa,...

Read full story Reaches Record 10,000 Pork Producers, Veterinarians on Twitter

More than 10,000 pork producers and industry professionals are following’s Twitter feed to receive their daily news and market updates. “We’re pleased that to we are able to meet the need for producers and veterinarians to easily access...

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Anpario welcomes Edward Seed as the USA General Manager

Anpario is pleased to announce the appointment of Edward Seed as the General Manager for USA.  Edward holds an MS in Animal Nutrition and a Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management. He spent multiple years in South Africa with Elanco...

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Food, Agriculture, Welfare and Sustainability Experts to Judge 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Finalists

  In its ongoing effort to build consumer trust and foster greater transparency about U.S. pork production methods, the National Pork Board today announced its expert judging panel for the 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM. The award, now...

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Pharmgate Animal Health launches AIVLOSIN® Water Soluble Granules for the control of SRD

Swine Respiratory Disease (SRD) associated with Bordetella bronchiseptica,  Haemophilus parasuis, Pasteurella multocida and Streptococcus suis in groups of swine in buildings experiencing an outbreak of SRD. Respiratory Disease is one of the most significant health challenges facing the swine...

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New ISU Swine Geneticist Hopes to Help Improve Reproductive Efficiency in Industry

    Using genetics to improve reproductive performance and response to disease is a vital component of the future of the pork industry, and new Iowa State University animal scientist Nick Serão said he hopes his research will help...

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NPPC Capital Update for the week ending October 20th 2017

For the Week Ending October 20, 2017 ‘GIPSA’ RULES RESCINDED IN BIG WIN FOR U.S. PORK INDSUTRY In a major win for the U.S. pork industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday announced it will rescind the “Farmer Fair Practices Rules” written in by the agency’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) during

Infrared Barn Inspection Service Expected to Reduce Risk of Barn Fires

Farmscape for October 20, 2017 Full Interview 10:25 Listen The Manitoba Farm Safety Program is confident a new infrared barn inspection service it’s offering will help farmers uncover problems that could lead to barn fires before they occur. In response to a hog barn fire in New Bothwell this past summer the Manitoba Farm Safety

Record red meat production in September

The USDA says domestic commercial red meat production in September was new monthly record at 4.404 billion pounds. That is the second consecutive month in a row with a new all-time high. Pork production, at 2.164 billion pounds, was up 2% from September 2016, the previous all-time monthly high, with a 1% increase in the

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, October 25th 2017

Weekly Pork Export Sales were Awful, Down 51% From 4-Week Average   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Thursday October 19, 2017   LEAN HOGS Cash hogs continue to climb the wall of supply as packer margins are now starting to narrow rather significantly. Yesterday the cash was quoted on the late wire $1.50 higher.

Live Hog Price Rally Credited to Increased U.S. Slaughter Capacity

Farmscape for October 19, 2017 Full Interview 7:35 Listen The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services is crediting a recent rally in live hog prices to increased U.S. hog slaughter capacity that’s been ramping up over the past couple of months. The USDA’s latest Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report, released at the end

‘Good Farm Neighbor Award’ presented to Sheets family

A crowd of more than 50 friends, neighbors, agricultural organizations and media gathered at a rural church near Ionia on Oct. 13 for the latest “Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award” presentation. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey presented the award to Leon and Barb Sheets, who operate a diversified fourth-generation farm and have raised hogs

Pork CRC Benchmarking Producers Progressing

Pork CRC benchmarking results for 2016-17 are in and the progress achieved by Australian pork producers has impressed CEO Roger Campbell.   “I’m very happy with the progress made over time, especially in reproduction,” Dr Campbell said.   “We now have Australian herds exceeding 11 weaned per litter and 26 plus weaned per mated female

WPA Accepting Applications for Pork Mentorship Program

The Wisconsin Pork Association is now accepting applications for its Pork Mentorship Program. College students with a passion for agriculture and an interest in the swine industry are encouraged to apply. Prior experience in the pork industry is not required.   The Wisconsin Pork Mentorship Program is designed as a year-long program beginning at the

Pork Producers Urged to Express Support for Bill 24

Farmscape for October 18, 2017 Full Interview 7:45 Listen Manitoba Pork is encouraging its members to voice their support the provincial government’s “Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act” during public hearings planned for next week. Public hearings into Bill 24, the Manitoba Government’s Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act, are scheduled for October

Hypor Libra* Shines Brightly

How do you improve on the world’s most balanced sow? The short answer is simple: Reach for the Star. By crossing the Hypor Large White with the new Hypor Landrace Triple+, the company geneticists have progressed faster and farther than ever before. The result is the Hypor Libra* (pronounced “Libra Star”), a sow with the

USDA’s Rollback Of GIPSA Rule To Impact Farmers, Ranchers

ource: Center for Rural Affairs mews release The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today a rollback of two rules of the Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA). Also today, Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue decided not to move forward with an interim final rule of the Farmer Fair Practices, and decided USDA will take

Novel Reagent Detects Memory Immune Response in Vaccinated Animals

Researchers have developed a novel reagent capable of detecting rare, antigen-specific B cells that indicate successful vaccination in veterinary animals. The method used to create a B cell tetramer that can detect a memory immune response to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) will be widely applicable for demonstrating immunity to other veterinary pathogens,