World Pork Expo’s seminars present the latest pork production ideas and insights

Visitors may choose from 20 free seminars on June 6-7 at the 2018 World Pork Expo Pork professionals will have access to the latest production and management strategies at the PORK Academy and Business Seminars on Wednesday, June 6,...

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Prestage Pork Plant Advancing

The Prestage pork plant that’s being built near Eagle Grove is getting closer to completion, especially now that crews don’t have to deal with any snow on the ground. The $240 million facility is located about 6 miles south...

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Maple Leaf introduces sweeping changes to iconic brand

Maple Leaf brand responding to the changing needs of Canadian families by using only real, simple, or natural ingredients Maple Leaf Foods is launching the most sweeping changes in the history of its iconic Maple Leaf brand to lead...

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Judge Reduces Smithfield Fine From $50 Million To $2.5 Million

POLITICO reports: North Carolina plaintiffs who won a nuisance lawsuit against Murphy-Brown, a subsidiary of Smithfield that contracts with an industrial-scale hog farm in eastern North Carolina will walk away with a total of $2.5 million in punitive damages...

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Five million doses of Prevtec Microbia’s bivalent vaccine Coliprotec® F4/F18 Sold in the European Union

Prevtec Microbia Inc. (“Prevtec”) is pleased to announce that five million doses of its bivalent vaccine Coliprotec® F4/F18 have been sold in the European Union (EU) since its commercial market authorization in 2017. The product is a live bacterial...

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New Study Finds Pureed Pork Supports Infant Growth

Introducing meat as a complementary food may be beneficial for formula-fed infants – Meat, such as pork, can be an important source of much-needed protein in an infant’s diet during the transition to solid foods, according to new research...

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Smithfield Foods To Appeal Verdict In Nuisance Case Against Hog Farm

Murphy-Brown, the hog production subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, will appeal Thursday’s court verdict against one of its contract pork producers. A federal jury found in favor of 10 neighbors of an eastern North Carolina hog farm, awarding them $750,000...

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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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Erysipelas, Rotavirus, Greasy Pig, Influenza Highlight First Quarter CWSHIN Report

Farmscape for May 18, 2018 Full Interview 18:41 Listen The Canada-West Swine Health Intelligence Network reports Erysipelas, Rotavirus, Greasy Pig and Influenza were the main diseases identified by swine veterinarians during the first quarter of 2018. To keep on top of emerging swine health issues the Canada-West Swine Health Intelligence Network collects swine health information

Illinois Pork Donates Over 5,000 Pounds of Pork to Central Illinois Foodbank

10th Anniversary of Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois   WHAT:            As part of the Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign, pig farmers of Illinois will be presenting the Central Illinois Foodbank with over 5,000 pounds of ground pork. The donation will be made available for 7 agencies in 3

Oppose Brat-Blumenauer Farm Bill Rider

The National Pork Producers Council is urging House lawmakers to oppose an amendment to the 2018 Farm Bill that would gut the federally authorized commodity research and promotion programs, commonly known as checkoffs.   NPPC joined more than 40 agricultural organizations on a letter sent yesterday to House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway, R-Texas, and

World Pork Expo’s seminars present the latest pork production ideas and insights

Visitors may choose from 20 free seminars on June 6-7 at the 2018 World Pork Expo Pork professionals will have access to the latest production and management strategies at the PORK Academy and Business Seminars on Wednesday, June 6, and Thursday, June 7, at the 2018 World Pork Expo. This year’s lineup includes 20 seminars,

Hogs look bullish, buy dips

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

USTR To Review Thailand’s GSP Trade Benefits

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has agreed with a request from the National Pork Producers Council to review Thailand’s eligibility for the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program because of that country’s failure to provide access to its market for U.S. products, including pork.   NPPC, which last month filed a

Dr. Angela Baysinger, Merck Animal Health, Appointed Board Chairperson, Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization

The Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO), has named Angela Baysinger, D.V.M., M.S. as Board of Directors chairperson. She will serve a two-year term. Dr. Baysinger is a member of the Merck Animal Health Veterinary & Consumer Affairs team, serving as the Animal Welfare Lead. “I am truly honored to serve PAACO as board chairperson,”

Dennis Smith From Archer Financial Services, May 17 2018

New Shorts Entering the Live Cattle Market By Dennis Smith   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Thursday May 17, 2018   LEAN HOGS: Running late today so I’ll be brief. Weekly pork export sales were good for last week at 21,900 MT, up 12% from the 4-week average. Shipments, at 22,400 MT were unchanged.

Yeske: Mycoplasma elimination ‘always a good strategy’

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Eliminating mycoplasma from a herd works well with a fast payback, even in hog-dense areas, according to research conducted by Paul Yeske, DVM, Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, Minnesota. Research indicates mycoplasma can travel 6.2 miles to infect an unrelated hog operation, called lateral transmission. Yeske wanted

Ability to Exercise Benefits Stall Housed Gestating Sows

Farmscape for May 17, 2018 Full Interview 7:29 Listen The NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Swine Welfare says the research has shown gestating sows housed in stalls will benefit from the opportunity to exercise. “Exercising sows, What producers need to know” was among the topics discussed as part of the Prairie Swine Centre’s 2018 series

Pace of Genetic Improvement in Swine Production Expected to Accelerate

Farmscape for May 16, 2018 Full Interview 7:05 Listen The Genetic Project Manager with PIC Canada expects the pace of genetic improvement within swine production to continue to accelerate over the next several years. The introduction of genomics has provided new opportunities to improve the productivity of breeding stock. Daniel Godbout, the Genetic Project Manager

Pork Producers Advised to Watch for Forward Contracting Opportunities

Farmscape for May 17, 2018 Full Interview 6:52 Listen In the face of a possible softening pork demand pork producers are being advised to seize any opportunity to protect themselves during price rallies by forward contracting their production. A larger than usual supply of slaughter hogs for this time of year, along with uncertainty on