Hubbard Feeds and Grazix Partner to Combat Pig Scours

Hubbard Feeds and Grazix Partner to Combat Pig Scours

New technology captures plants’ immune response to fight pathogens in piglets and pigs in transition There’s a new weapon that pork producers can get through their Hubbard Feeds dealers to fight the battle against vitality-robbing scours, or diarrhea, in pigs. Utilizing...

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Producer Profile – Paradise Valley Topigs Norsvin Genetic Nucleus

Producer Profile – Paradise Valley Topigs Norsvin Genetic Nucleus

Paradise Valley Genetic Nucleus In November 2008, TOPIGS bought the Maple Leaf genetics division and part of that purchase included Paradise Valley, a 750 sow Genetic Nucleus. Although TOPIGS already had nucleus farms in Manitoba and Saskatchewan that were...

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USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report, September 26th 2014

USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report, September 26th 2014

Quarterly Hogs and Pigs ISSN: 1949-1921 Released September 26, 2014, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). United States Hog Inventory Down 2 Percent United States inventory of all hogs...

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Pork Producers Expected to Remain Profitable for Next Four to Six Months

Pork Producers Expected to Remain Profitable for Next Four to Six Months

Farmscape for September 24, 2014 Full Interview 6:56 Listen The director of risk management with h@ms Marketing Services says, despite the recent slide in live hog prices, Canadian pork producers can expect to remain profitable for at least the...

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Thinking Globally, Leveraging Locally

Thinking Globally, Leveraging Locally

Source:  The Pork Checkoff It’s not enough for pork producers to have a sole focus when it comes to their business today. They have to think about their livelihood in two contexts – globally and locally. That seeming paradox...

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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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Hubbard Feeds and Grazix Partner to Combat Pig Scours

Hubbard Feeds and Grazix Partner to Combat Pig Scours

New technology captures plants’ immune response to fight pathogens in piglets and pigs in transition There’s a new weapon that pork producers can get through their Hubbard Feeds dealers to fight the battle against vitality-robbing scours, or diarrhea, in pigs. Utilizing natural defense mechanisms found in plants, Grazix™ is a new gut-health management tool that reduces the

Zoetis Announces Recipients of Honoring Caregivers Award

Zoetis Announces Recipients of Honoring Caregivers Award

Honor recognizes five farm employees who have shown exceptional commitment to pig care   Zoetis is honoring five exemplary pig caregivers for their contributions to the pork industry with the Honoring Caregivers Award. These recipients were selected from more than 130 nominations.   “We received many outstanding nominations for this year’s awards, and we are

Genesus Global Market Report, China Hog Market, October 1st 2014

Genesus Global Market Report,  China Hog Market, October 1st 2014

China Hog Market Ron Lane, Senior Consultant for Genesus China lane.ron59@yahoo.com China: it is the pork powerhouse of the world with over 51% of the world’s population of pigs raised within China. Looking at the size of the breakdown of the inventory for August, 2014, the information from MOA is indicating 432.04 million on farm

Dennis Smith Livestock Report from Archer Financial Services, October 1st 2014

Dennis Smith Livestock Report from Archer Financial Services, October 1st 2014

A real gunslinger would look to buy Dec hogs/sell Dec cattle today.   Average live hog weights continue to edge higher.   MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle     Wednesday October 1, 2014     LEAN HOGS Last quarter cocoa and cattle were two of the strongest performers in the commodity

Producer Profile – Paradise Valley Topigs Norsvin Genetic Nucleus

Producer Profile – Paradise Valley Topigs Norsvin Genetic Nucleus

Paradise Valley Genetic Nucleus In November 2008, TOPIGS bought the Maple Leaf genetics division and part of that purchase included Paradise Valley, a 750 sow Genetic Nucleus. Although TOPIGS already had nucleus farms in Manitoba and Saskatchewan that were well established, it was evident that an additional, larger nucleus was required. In early 2009, planned

New drinking bowl for calves and sows from AquaGlobe

New drinking bowl for calves and sows from AquaGlobe

Unique pilot valve – extremely easy to open Slight touch – very high flow Hygienic – no levers All stainless steel AquaGlobe has developed a new drinking bowl for calves and sows made in all stainless steel. The bowl has a unique valve with pilot design. The pilot valve is extremely easy to open. With

U.S. Weekly Hog Supplies Expected to Determine Live Hog Prices this Winter

U.S. Weekly Hog Supplies Expected to Determine Live Hog Prices this Winter

Farmscape for October 1, 2014 Full Interview 4:12 Listen A provincial livestock economist with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture expects the impact of PED on weekly hog supplies to be the main factor influencing live hog prices during the coming months. Concern over the impact of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea on the volume of hogs available

Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum Oct. 16

Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum Oct. 16

DATE Oct. 16, 2014 | 08:00 am – 09:30 am LOCATION Agricultural Incubator Foundation 13737 Middleton Pike Bowling Green, OH Serving his 1st term in the Ohio House of Representatives (for the 3rd Ohio House District), State Representative Tim Brown will address issues facing agriculture in Ohio at the monthly breakfast forum hosted by the

What you need to know about 2014 Farm Bill implementation

What you need to know about 2014 Farm Bill implementation

by Amy Beth Graves Starting Monday, producers and landowners can start visiting their local Farm Service Agency to update their yield history and/or reallocate base acres. For those farmers planting crops, this is the first of three important decisions they will need to make as implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill starts. The U.S. Department

Effects of withdrawing high-fiber ingredients before market on finishing pig growth performance, carcass characteristics, intestinal weights, and carcass fat quality

Effects of withdrawing high-fiber ingredients before market on finishing pig growth performance, carcass characteristics, intestinal weights, and carcass fat quality

Coble, K.F., J.M. DeRouchey, M.D. Tokach, R.D. Goodband, S.S. Dritz, T.A. Houser, B. Goehring, and M.J. Azain. 2014. Effects of withdrawing high-fiber ingredients before market on finishing pig growth performance, carcass characteristics, intestinal weights, and carcass fat quality. J. Anim. Sci. 92 (Suppl.2):86 (Complete Abstract).

Food Animal Production Faces Challenges with New Antibiotic Regulations

Food Animal Production Faces Challenges with New Antibiotic Regulations

Source: Kansas State University New FDA regulations will phase out use of growth promotion indications in medically important antibiotics. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that revised labels established according to Guidance Documents #209 and #213 will go into effect in December 2016.  There will also be new regulations regarding how veterinarians

Mike Brumm Commentary, Soybean meal and amino acid pricing, October 1st 2014

Mike Brumm Commentary, Soybean meal and amino acid pricing, October 1st 2014

Last week I wrote about the exciting happenings in swine nutrition research. This week my comments are still about swine nutrition, but now I’m talking about upcoming ingredient price hikes and their impacts on diet formulation. Soybean harvest has begun in southern Minnesota with a few fields harvested and combines expected to really begin rolling