How the U.S. pork industry can make an additional $250 million

How the U.S. pork industry can make an additional $250 million

Put dollars back in your pocket by promoting a balanced parity structure. It’s not news that keeping sows in the herd longer is a smart strategy. Not only have older sows covered their investment costs, they have a greater...

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Tremendous Progress Reported in Effort to Contain PEDv

Tremendous Progress Reported in Effort to Contain PEDv

Farmscape for August 31, 2015 Dr. Egan Brockhoff 10:12 Listen An Alberta based swine veterinarian reports tremendous progress has been made this summer throughout North America in the effort to contain and eliminate the virus responsible for Porcine Epidemic...

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Fostera® PCV MetaStim® Now Available from Zoetis

Fostera® PCV MetaStim® Now Available from Zoetis

Zoetis announced today the availability of Fostera® PCV MetaStim®. The monovalent killed virus vaccine that helps protect against porcine circovirus associated diseases (PCVAD) caused by porcine circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) has been updated with the commonly used adjuvant known...

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Piglets drinking water at birth may be a breakthrough in the swine health movement

Piglets drinking water at birth may be a breakthrough in the swine health movement

From Swineweb.com Editors The swine industry is entering a new frontier in health science with the latest development created to give newborn piglets a helpful dose of minerals and amino acids. Irish company, Tonisity, has developed a water-soluble formula...

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Claw Integrity Proves Vital in Swine Lameness Management

Claw Integrity Proves Vital in Swine Lameness Management

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Aug. 19, 2015 – Lameness prevention in commercial swine operations continues to prove crucial for animal well-being, performance and herd profitability. Some predisposing factors that may lead to sow lameness and result in early culling from...

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Osborne Introduces New Heat Pad Indicator Light for Stanfield Pig Heating Pads

Osborne Introduces New Heat Pad Indicator Light for Stanfield Pig Heating Pads

Osborne Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of swine management equipment, is pleased to introduce an all new electric indicator light for the company’s signature Stanfield pig heating pads. The patent-pending indicator light provides visual confirmation that heat pads are...

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Mitchell Co. hog farmers receive ‘neighborly’ award

Mitchell Co. hog farmers receive ‘neighborly’ award

Deputy Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig, Karl Fox and Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers Executive Director Brian Waddingham .   The Fox family of Mitchell County was recognized Aug. 11 as the newest recipients of the Wergin Good Farm...

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PEDv Activity Remains Low in U.S.

PEDv Activity Remains Low in U.S.

Farmscape for August 12, 2015 Full Interview 10:59 Listen The executive director of the National Swine Health Information Center says the onset of colder weather this coming fall and winter will be the true test of action taken to...

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New pig model will provide insights into early detection, new treatments of cancers

New pig model will provide insights into early detection, new treatments of cancers

With many types of cancers, early detection offers the best hope for survival. However, research into new early-detection screenings, as well as possible interventional radiology and surgical treatments, has been hindered by the lack of a large animal model...

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Walcott hog farmers receive ‘Wergin Good Farm Neighbor’ Award

Walcott hog farmers receive ‘Wergin Good Farm Neighbor’ Award

A Walcott-area farm family was presented with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award today in a ceremony on the family farm. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey presented the award to Kent and Marcia Paustian and Kent’s brother, Ross,...

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Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, September 3rd 2015

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, September 3rd 2015

Open Interest Increased Sharply in Hogs Yesterday   Rising OI in Hogs a Bullish Signal   MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle     Thursday September 3, 2015     LEAN HOGS Lean hog futures traded higher yesterday in breakout fashion. Volume of trade was good at 45,000 with open interest rising

Pork Producers Advised to Be Aware of Mild Infection that Resembles FMD

Pork Producers Advised to Be Aware of Mild Infection that Resembles FMD

Farmscape for September 3, 2015 Full Interview 10:33 Listen The executive director of the U.S. based Swine Health Information Centre is advising pork producers to be on the watch for signs of Seneca Valley Virus. Seneca Valley Virus is not considered to be a production limiting disease but, because it’s symptoms resemble those of Foot-and-mouth

Choice Genetics- The New Duroc

Choice Genetics- The New Duroc

The New Duroc Choice Genetics has established a unique selection platform including the use of computed tomography (CT). This Duroc has been on the CT program since 2013. The use of ultrasound to measure a single point of the pig to estimate a value was effective at reducing fat and increasing loin muscle depth, however

USDA: Kenosha Beef recalling more than 89,000 pounds of pork sausage patty products

USDA: Kenosha Beef recalling more than 89,000 pounds of pork sausage patty products

Kenosha Beef International LTD, a Kenosha establishment, is recalling approximately 89,235 pounds of pork sausage patty products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Wednesday, September 2nd. The frozen, pork sausage patties were produced on May 13, 2015. The following products are subject

Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Blog from CW Pork,A “Behind the Scenes” Look at Hormel Foods, September 3rd 2015

Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Blog from CW Pork,A “Behind the Scenes” Look at Hormel Foods, September 3rd 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

Pork Producers Urged to Express Concern Over Planned Truck Wash Requirement Changes

Pork Producers Urged to Express Concern Over Planned Truck Wash Requirement Changes

Farmscape for September 3, 2015 Andrew Dickson 6:20 Listen Western Canadian pork producers are encouraged to contact their federal MPs to express concern over planned changes in washing requirements for livestock vehicles returning from the U.S. Canadian Food Inspection Agency regulations require trucks and trailers that visit U.S. swine farms to be washed and disinfected

How the U.S. pork industry can make an additional $250 million

How the U.S. pork industry can make an additional $250 million

Put dollars back in your pocket by promoting a balanced parity structure. It’s not news that keeping sows in the herd longer is a smart strategy. Not only have older sows covered their investment costs, they have a greater capacity to produce larger litters with heavier weaning weights. But how can an additional litter impact

Genesus Global Market Report, EU and Spanish Pork Markets, September 2nd 2015

Genesus Global Market Report, EU and Spanish Pork Markets, September 2nd 2015

EU and Spanish Pork Markets Mercedes Vega General Director for Spain, Italy & Portugal mvega@genesus.com According to data from ICEX-Estacom, the export market has broken a historic record in the export of pork in the first half of 2015 in Spain. They have exceeded half a million tons, 596,063 tons (13.9% more than in the

Food Safety Patent Pending: Pre-harvest reduction of foodborne pathogens in food animals

Food Safety Patent Pending:  Pre-harvest reduction of foodborne pathogens in food animals

Pre-harvest reduction of foodborne pathogens in food animals   Diamond V announces the patent-pending use of Diamond V Original XPC™ as a “method for foodborne pathogen reduction in livestock.”   Feeding all-natural Original XPC as recommended during food animal production helps reduce the prevalence and numbers of Salmonella and Campylobacter in the animal, production environment,

Improved Pork Demand, Low Canadian Dollar Positive for Canadian Pork Producers

Improved Pork Demand, Low Canadian Dollar Positive for Canadian Pork Producers

Farmscape for September 2, 2015 Full Interview 7:55 Listen Higher U.S. hog supplies, increased feed costs and improved domestic demand for pork are among the key factors influencing the profitability of Canadian pork producers. As a result of the significant impact of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea on U.S. hog supplies one year ago, U.S. hog numbers

2015 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge winners named

2015 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge winners named

A plan to educate young students about agriculture and fund 4-H agriscience programs in major cities earned Leah Brown of Warren County, Natalie Pavlick of Hamilton County and Tyler White and Mercedes Woodson, both of Montgomery County, the first place award in the 2015 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge finals. Sponsored by Ohio 4-H, Ohio FFA

Time to Register for Annual USMEF Strategic Planning Conference

Time to Register for Annual USMEF Strategic Planning Conference

  Register now to attend USMEF’s annual Strategic Planning Conference, scheduled for Nov. 4-6 at the beautiful Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona. The meeting features a full agenda, including insights into the future of China and how this rapidly changing country will impact our industry; the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its implications