Indiana Pork Awarded Grant From  Indiana State Department of Agriculture

Indiana Pork Awarded Grant From Indiana State Department of Agriculture

Indiana Pork has been awarded an Indiana Livestock Market Development Grant from the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA). The grant will provide up to $15,000 in matching funds toward the development of a biomass digester project planning tool...

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Boehringer Ingelheim launches SOURCE for PED management information

Boehringer Ingelheim launches SOURCE for PED management information

Source: Boehringer Ingelheim News Release 6-step protocol & website resource center helps producers manage PED virus To provide pork producers and veterinarians the practical management protocols and a comprehensive information resource to help them achieve more effective prevention and...

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Prairie Hog County’s first edition of 2015 released

Prairie Hog County’s first edition of 2015 released

Prairie Hog County’s first edition of 2015 has been released both in print and online. As always we are excited to share the latest hog news and information. Included within this edition are highlights of Banff Pork Seminar, I...

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Missouri Pork Producers Association presents multiple awards, hires youth ambassador

Missouri Pork Producers Association presents multiple awards, hires youth ambassador

MPA Chairman’s Award Presented to Friend of the Industry Bob Idel awarded for commitment to the pork industry. Columbia, Mo.,— Bob North, past chairman of the Missouri Pork Association (MPA), presented the annual Chairman’s Award to Bob Idel during...

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New Oral Treatment Shown to Stop Shedding of PEDv in Newborn Pigs

New Oral Treatment Shown to Stop Shedding of PEDv in Newborn Pigs

University researchers have proven the efficacy of a new PED virus defense. Orally administered, this PEDv preventive is formulated from all-natural, whole-egg specialized proteins that contain zero live virus. This preventive treatment is intended for newborn pigs within the...

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Zoetis Selects Grant Recipients for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Research

Zoetis Selects Grant Recipients for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Research

Source: Zoetis News Release Officials will evaluate benefits of multiple vaccination strategies Zoetis has awarded research grants to Suidae Health and Production and to Iowa State University to discover solutions that can help improve control of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea...

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WTO Hears U.S. Appeal in Country of Origin Labelling Dispute

WTO Hears U.S. Appeal in Country of Origin Labelling Dispute

Farmscape for February 17, 2015   Full Interview 10:02 Listen A World Trade Organization appeal panel is now hearing the final U.S. appeal of rulings that U.S. Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling violates American trading obligations. In November the...

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Helping Producers Assess the Best System for their Operations

Helping Producers Assess the Best System for their Operations

The goal of the National Sow Housing Conversion Project is to document barn conversions at four sites across Canada, including planning, construction, management decisions, staff training, changes to the sow herd and production levels both before and after. “Barn conversions...

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Iowa hog farmer addresses Iowa newspaper luncheon

Iowa hog farmer addresses Iowa newspaper luncheon

Source: Iowa Pork Producers Association About 150 Iowa newspaper publishers, officials and Iowa journalism students heard a personal account of modern hog farming yesterday. Washington hog farmer Heather Hora gave a personal account of the pork industry to the...

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Pork Production Passes Beef For First Time In History

Pork Production Passes Beef For First Time In History

Bloomberg reports: In the U.S., the country that made the hamburger a global icon of American fast-food cuisine, beef is about to fall another spot on the meat scale. For the past two decades, chicken has outranked beef as...

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Genesus Global Market Report, Spain Hog Markets, March 4th 2015

Genesus Global Market Report, Spain Hog Markets, March 4th 2015

GENESUS GLOBAL MARKET REPORT-Spain Mercedes Vega General Director for Spain, Italy & Portugal mvega@genesus.com CHANGING THE TREND IN THE EU After 26 weeks hog price dropping all around the EU, the last week of January this trend broke and penny to penny has gone up from € 1.030 / kilo liveweight to 1.125 € /

CME Daily Livestock Report, Hog prices remain weak

CME Daily Livestock Report, Hog prices remain weak

  Lean hog futures posted sharp declines yesterday on continued weakness in cash hog markets, large slaughter volume and a steady erosion in the pork cutout. Hopes of a market bottom, which permeated trading last week, appear to have been premature. For the moment, there appears to be a lot more pork in the market

Registration Open for A Challenge for Tomorrow Seminar Offered by Zoetis

Registration Open for A Challenge for Tomorrow Seminar Offered by Zoetis

Registration Open for A Challenge for Tomorrow Seminar Offered by Zoetis Pork industry professionals invited to attend breakfast session at the Midwest ASAS meeting Registration is open for A Challenge for Tomorrow, a seminar offered at no charge by Zoetis. This special discussion about the future of food is taking place as a breakfast session

Pork Groups Urged Congress To Pass TPA

Pork Groups Urged Congress To Pass TPA

The National Pork Producers Council and 39 state pork associations today urged Congress to approve legislation renewing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) so that major trade deals can be finalized and implemented to help the U.S. economy. Failure to do so would allow other countries to write the rules for international trade, according to the organizations.

Reduced Losses from PED Negatively Impact Live Hog Prices

Reduced Losses from PED Negatively Impact Live Hog Prices

Farmscape for March 4, 2015   Full Interview 10:42 Listen The director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services blames higher slaughter numbers resulting from reduced losses due to PED for the substantial drop in live hog prices experienced this winter. The value of live hogs has fallen dramatically since reaching record levels in mid-2014.

Pork’s boom-and-bust price pattern

Pork’s boom-and-bust price pattern

Markets can take your breath away, and the hog market over the past year has left many breathless.  A year ago in March, the new PED virus was the talk in the livestock media. Baby pig death losses of nearly 100 percent were the reality for some herds. The disease was not well understood and

Young Ag Professionals’ donate $10,000 to Mid-Ohio Foodbank

Young Ag Professionals’ donate $10,000 to Mid-Ohio Foodbank

T-shirts sales during the Young Ag Professionals winter conference. Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) Young Agricultural Professionals (YAP) raised $5,177 for Mid-Ohio Foodbank by selling T-shirts that carried positive messages about Ohio agriculture. Ohio Farm Bureau’s board of trustees voted to add an additional $5,000 to the donation, raising the total to $10,177. The T-shirts

How President Obama’s Budget Affects Agriculture is Less Than Ideal

How President Obama’s Budget Affects Agriculture is Less Than Ideal

Farm Bureau’s analysis of how President Barack Obama’s budget submission for fiscal year 2016 will affect agriculture is in the early stages. But an excerpt from a news release from House Budget Committee Chair Tom Price(R-Md.) sums up the less-than-ideal aspects of the submission that are already apparent: “a proposal that never balances and includes

University of Wisconsin to Host Badger Swine Symposium

University of Wisconsin to Host Badger Swine Symposium

The third annual Badger Swine Symposium will be held on Thursday, March 12 at the Arlington Research Station Public Events Center, located at N695 Hopkins Road, Arlington.   Registration will begin at 9:30 am and the program will kick off at 9:45 a.m. Educational topics will include: Nutritional and Manure Handling Innovations—Phosphorous Management, presented by

Indiana Pork Awarded Grant From Indiana State Department of Agriculture

Indiana Pork Awarded Grant From  Indiana State Department of Agriculture

Indiana Pork has been awarded an Indiana Livestock Market Development Grant from the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA). The grant will provide up to $15,000 in matching funds toward the development of a biomass digester project planning tool for livestock producers. The project will address barriers to the construction and use of biomass digesters

Can Group-Housed Sows be Raised at Lower Temperatures to Reduce Barn Heating Costs?

Can Group-Housed Sows be Raised at Lower Temperatures to Reduce Barn Heating Costs?

In this project, an operant mechanism that will allow sows housed in a group system to control their own environmental temperature was developed. The mechanism was configured with a manual control switch that the sows can access and operate, which in turn activated the supplementary room heating system, as well as a localized radiant heater above the location of

Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Blog from CW Pork, MARL Class VIII – Session 4 – Washington DC, March 4th 2015

Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Blog from CW Pork, MARL Class VIII – Session 4 – Washington DC, March 4th 2015

 Hi, My name is Wanda Patsche and I live in southern rural Minnesota. I am  a wife, mom and grandmother and have 5 grandchildren. My husband and I farm corn, soybeans and raise hogs. I am passionate about agriculture and rural life living.  My ultimate goal is to give an accurate picture of today’s farms and