Innovative ideas ‘push the envelope’ at 2017 AFAC Livestock Care Conference

What forces are shaping the future of farm animal care? How can producers keep profitable and sustainable while meeting new expectations? What are the ideas and opportunities ‘pushing the envelope’ to help Alberta’s livestock industries on the path of...

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Zoetis Awards Scholarships to Rising Veterinary Student

2017 scholarship program underscores Commitment to Veterinarians™ Zoetis and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) today announced the winners of the 2017 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Program. Now in its eighth year, the program awarded 315 scholarships...

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JBS USA Agrees to Purchase Plumrose USA From Danish Crown

Continued realization of Company strategy to diversify product portfolio and expand branded offerings Acquisition expected to provide annual synergies of $25 Million JBS USA today announced a definitive share purchase agreement with Danish Crown A/S (“Danish Crown”) to acquire...

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Youth Receive Pig Project Scholarships

Winners of the 2017 Wisconsin Pork Association (WPA) youth pig project scholarships were announced recently. The Wisconsin Pork Association Youth Committee created the program to assist youth in developing pork production projects for 4-H or FFA. The goal is...

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Progress Reported in Efforts to Process Straw Fibre for Inclusion in Sow Diets

Farmscape for March 10, 2017 Full Interview 8:52 Listen Scientists has cleared the first hurdle in efforts to utilize fibre from straw in the diets of gestating and lactating sows. As part of research being conducted on behalf of...

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WH Group chief cautious about expanding Smithfield in China due to pork glut

WH Group Ltd will be cautious about expanding Smithfield’s pork processing operations in China due to overcapacity in the world’s top pork market, chairman and chief executive officer Wan Long said in an interview on Tuesday. Speaking on the...

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Plan to Attend the 2017 World Pork Expo, June 7-9

The world’s largest pork-specific trade show. The 2017 World Pork Expo — the world’s largest pork-specific trade show — offers hundreds of exhibitors, free educational seminars, live hog shows and sales, networking opportunities and much more, making it a...

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Inaugural Pig Farmers of Tomorrow Named

Recipients recognized as the next generation of American pig farmers The National Pork Board announced today that Kyle Coble from Minnesota, Logan Thornton from Idaho and Madison Schafer from Minnesota have been named the inaugural Pig Farmers of Tomorrow....

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U.S. Pork Industry Sets the Standard for Responsible On-Farm Antibiotic Use

Live broadcast from National Pork Industry Forum convenes industry experts to discuss  real change taking place on farms across the country In 2016, the U.S. pork industry saw record-breaking pork production and strong ongoing consumer demand. Additionally, consumer interest...

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University of Illinois: Hog Prices Outperform Expectations

  Source: University of Illinois news release The pork industry outlook has experienced a major shift to the upside. Pork producers are pleased to see 2017 hog prices higher than expected. The low point for the industry was in...

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World’s largest agriscience student competition announces regional finalists

World’s largest agriscience student competition announces regional finalists Students from Michigan State University and University of Massachusetts Amherst named finalists Winners of the Alltech Young Scientist program to be awarded at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference   In just a few short weeks, some of the brightest scientific thinkers from colleges and universities around the

Genesus Global Market Report – South East Asia, March 29th 2017

Global Market Report – South East Asia Paul Anderson, General Manager South East Asia Contact:     Nguyen Van Hung, Genesus Technical Sales Manager for Vietnam, attended the Embassy of Canada roundtable meeting with the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC), on 28 February in Hanoi.  Tran Tuan Anh, the

IL Pork Producers & IL Dept. of Agriculture Coordinate Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Crisis Drill in Springfield

The deliberate or accidental introduction of a highly contagious foreign animal disease, such as Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), into the U.S. will have an immediate and drastic effect on agriculture.   In a first of its kind study funded by Pork Checkoff, a Center for Agricultural and Rural Development Food and Agricultural Policy Research

Nutritional strategies to reduce antimicrobial usage highlighted at inaugural ANCC conference, May 10-11 in Quebec City

It’s no secret that antimicrobial use and resistance is a complex, challenging issue re-shaping the future of animal agriculture and the feed industry in Canada and beyond. What does the feed industry need to know? What does the latest science say? How can people from across poultry, swine, beef, dairy and other production sectors maximize

Swine Health Top of Mind Among Producers Across Canada

Farmscape for March 29, 2017 Full Interview 11:58 Listen The Chair of Manitoba Pork says swine health and how we contain the threat posed by newly emerging as well existing disease threats has become a top of mind issue among pork producers. A delegation representing Manitoba Pork visited Guelph last week where members took part

$12.5 Million Investment from JBS USA with Colorado State University to Establish New Global Food Innovation Center

Thanks to a substantial gift from one of the world’s leading global food companies, JBS® USA, Colorado State University has begun construction on the JBS Global Food Innovation Center in Honor of Gary & Kay Smith, a new $15 million facility that will advance best practices in food safety, meat sciences and animal handling and

Washington County Sets April 3 PQA Plus Producer Session

News from Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University   Southeast Iowa producers who need PQAPlus certification soon should consider a session set for April 3 at the Washington County Extension office. Iowa State swine program specialist Tom Miller will lead the session beginning at 1:30 p.m. You can pay the $25 fee onsite,

Mike Brumm Commentary, It may only be spring but turn your thoughts to summer, March 29th 2017

I’ve spent this week doing producer meetings along with 2 site visits in Iowa. I got to see lots of tractors pulling anhydrous rigs along I80 in eastern Iowa and even saw some manure being applied. Spring is here (at least for those of you that far south) and it’s time to think about your

NAFTA Renegotiation Could Jeopardise U.S. Food Processors Access to Canadian Products

Farmscape for March 29, 2017 Full Interview 12:12 Listen The Research Lead with Agri-Food Economic Systems says U.S. food processors need to be sensitive to the potential impact on them of reduced access to imported Canadian products under a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Agri-Food Economic Systems has released an Independent Agri-Food

Dietary ω-6 to ω-3 Fatty Acid Ratios Affect Protein Deposition in Nursery Pigs

Authors: Laura Eastwood and Denise Beaulieu Reference: Prairie Swine Centre Annual Research Report 2013-14 An experiment was conducted to determine if decreasing the dietary omega-6 (ω-6) to omega-3 (ω-3) fatty acid (FA) ratio would affect protein deposition in nursery pigs during a prolonged E. coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS) inflammatory challenge. Following a one week long challenge, six week old piglets

EPA Now Limited On Farm Data It Can Release

A federal judge yesterday approved a settlement agreement between the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, limiting EPA’s release of information on livestock farmers.   Under the agreement, the agency only may provide under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request the city, county, zip

New Rabobank Pork report on the effect a Chinese-U.S. trade dispute could have on the F&A sector

Pork On pork imports: In 2016, China imported 215,000 tonnes of pork, out of total pork-related imports of 1.62m tonnes. China could suspend US pork shipments due to technical issues or by levying anti-dumping duties. This would lead to increased inflows throughout the grey channel, which already plays a key role in beef and offal