DSM Introduces Rovimix® HyD® Solution for Swine The solution for raising the vitamin D status earlier in the post-weaning stage

To boost vitamin D status, improve overall health, and support immune function more quickly after weaning, DSM introduces its Rovimix® HyD® Solution for swine. For a nominal cost, producers can easily mix the solution with their pigs’ drinking water...

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June Hogs in sideways trend

To “Read” Walt’s charts, keep the following in mind: Support – this term refers to a trend line or price area under the market which is expected to hold the market from potential decline. Resistance– a price area or...

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Illinois study examines energy and nutrient digestibility in wheat co-products fed to growing pigs

With feed costs and the worldwide demand for meat growing, livestock producers are increasingly turning to co-products from the ethanol and human food industries. Research from the University of Illinois is helping to determine the feed value of wheat...

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Illinois Pig Farmers Promote Pork in Washington, D.C.

Eight representatives from the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) traveled to Washington, D.C. for two days as part of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) legislative action conference. While there, Mike Haag (Current IPPA President), Pam Janssen (IPPA President...

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Pork Checkoff Announces the 2018 Pork Industry Scholarship Recipients

The Pork Checkoff has awarded 21 scholarships to college students around the United States as part of its strategy to develop the pork industry’s future leaders. A National Pork Board committee judged the pool of 70 applicants based on...

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Iowa Pork Industry Center Leads Industry-Wide Collaboration to Address Sow Mortality

Healthy and productive sows help ensure profitable and efficient herds. In turn, maintaining this type of herd assists in providing financial stability to producers and the industry in general. So, when the sow mortality rate due to pelvic organ...

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President Trump Tells Farmers “We’ll Make It Up To You”

POLITICO reports: President Donald Trump on Monday attempted to reassure American farmers staring down market uncertainty amid an escalating trade dispute with China, which has threatened to level hefty tariffs on soybeans and other agricultural goods. “We’ll make it...

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Dunkirk Family Builds New Pig Barn for Next Generation

Dereke and Chelsea Dunkirk recently built a new 4,800 pig barn outside of Farmersville. Friends, family, and the local community were invited to the barn for an open house and meal to celebrate the addition to their farm. Tours...

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From feed to fever: Kansas State University researcher studies risk of African swine fever in feed

Megan Niederwerder, Kansas State University assistant professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, is involved in a new study that examines the ability of African swine fever virus to spread through imported feed and feed ingredients. The study will help...

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U.S. March hog herd hits record high; headwinds await

* Spring, summer grillers to benefit from abundant pork * Pork export issues, rising feed prices cause concern * Report seen as neutral for hog futures come Monday The number of hogs on U.S. farms in the December-February quarter...

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Nuscience launches next phase of Biotica innovation drive for Canadian market

New specialty market approval, scientific forum discussion and broadened adoption are all rapidly taking shape for the Nuscience elite level feed technology platform in Canada, available under the Biotica product brand via strategic marketing partnership with Canadian Bio-Systems Inc. (CBS Inc.).   The advances come as Nuscience, a member of the Royal Agrifirm Group, launches

High Fiber Diets for Swine

Feed cost represents more than 60% of the variable cost of swine production and a major part of the feed cost is to ensure that pigs have adequate energy and protein supply to reach their optimum potential in terms of the production goals. Corn, wheat, barley, and soybean meal have been the most widely used

June hogs reversed upward, buy breaks for now

To “Read” Walt’s charts, keep the following in mind: Support – this term refers to a trend line or price area under the market which is expected to hold the market from potential decline. Resistance– a price area or trend line above the market that is expected to prevent or stall price increases. Trend lines

YANG® listed for use in U.S. organic swine diets

Prebiotic supports animals during stressful conditions Lallemand Animal Nutrition announces YANG®, yeast association new generation*, is now listed in the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Products List©. This gives U.S. organic swine and aquaculture producers — as well as pet food manufacturers — an innovative prebiotic concentrate of yeast derivatives to support animals during stressful

Spring Hog Price Rally Underway

Farmscape for April 25, 2018 Full Interview 9:01 Listen H@ms Marketing Services reports the typical spring rally has begun in live hog  prices.Spring and summer is typically when North American live hog prices cycle higher.Tyle r Fulton, the Director of Risk management with h@ms Marketing Services says for the last couple of weeks we’ve seen

Coping with shortage of Vitamin A and E in swine diets

In January, the swine nutritionist team at the University of Minnesota shared in National Hog Farmer, how to cope with the shortage of vitamins A and E in swine diets. Usually, vitamins A and E are added to swine diets at up to 4 times the recommendation made by the National Research council. This is

Tracking Antimicrobial Resistance: Down on the Farm, Dr. Scott Dee, Director of Research, Pipestone Veterinary Services

In the summer of 2016, Pipestone set forth the challenge to be global leaders in antimicrobial stewardship. As swine veterinarians, we feel a responsibility to lead the industry with science-driven decisions on how to manage the use of antimicrobials, track resistance, and make proactive changes to practices if increased resistance was shown. With that in

Regional Swine Symposium May 22 in Brookings

The North Central Extension & Research Activity (NCERA-57) Swine Reproductive Physiology Committee will be hosting a Regional Swine Symposium May 22, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Animal Science complex on the campus of South Dakota State University, (1097 N. Campus Drive). Working as a multistate effort, the NCERA-57 committee comprises a

USDA Issues: “Feed Outlook” Report

  Source: USDA news release To view the complete report, click here. On April 17, 2018 the April 2018 Feed Outlook report was reposted to correct the price range for barley reported in the fourth paragraph on page 7. The correct price range is $4.30 to $4.70 per bushel.

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, April 24th 2018

Ten Deliveries Posted Against the Apr LC By Dennis Smith   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday April 24, 2018   LEAN HOGS: Cash is called just steady for today which is likely not going to work. The cash was unchanged to down .50 yesterday and this resulted in extremely light receipts. Producers have

Genesus Global Market Report, Canada – Is the Party Over?

Canada – Is the Party Over? Bob Fraser – Sales & Service, Genesus Inc bfraser@genesus.com The recent NASS semi-annual pig crop for both the USA and Canada places the sow herds at 6.18 million head and 1.27 million head respectively. Inventories of all hogs and pigs are 73.2 million USA and 14.3 million head in

Zinpro Announces Russian Language Website Launch

The additional language portal provides support for the company’s customers in Russia, CIS As the high demand for Zinpro Performance Minerals® continues to expand across the globe, Zinpro Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of a Russian-language website to benefit its customers in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).    “There’s no