Carbohydrate composition determined in cereals and cereal co-products used in pig feed

Carbohydrate composition determined in cereals and cereal co-products used in pig feed

Co-products derived from grains such as corn, wheat, and sorghum are increasingly being used in livestock feed, and research at the University of Illinois is helping to determine the energy value of these grain co-products. Knowing the specific composition...

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Zoetis Service Helps Producers and Veterinarians Assess Team Dynamics

Zoetis Service Helps Producers and Veterinarians Assess Team Dynamics

Team Scan from PeopleFirst™ evaluates employees for business success Livestock producers and veterinarians know what healthy animals look like, but it takes a different set of skills and tools to understand employees. To help diagnose the strengths and weaknesses...

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Key TPP Negotiations Underway in Maui

Key TPP Negotiations Underway in Maui

Farmscape for July 27, 2015   Full Interview 7:40 Listen The Canadian Meat Council is calling for full Canadian participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Trans-Pacific Partnership chief negotiators have been meeting in Maui since Friday to work out various...

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Swine Health Information Center Begins Tackling Disease Risks

Swine Health Information Center Begins Tackling Disease Risks

Early reaction from pork producers and their veterinarians to the new Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) has been overwhelmingly positive, said Dr. Paul Sundberg, executive director of the center. He said producers are eager for the center to begin...

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BRI Academic Research Partners to Present Efficacy of Xylanase Feed Enzyme in Swine Diets at ADSA – ASAS Annual Meeting

BRI Academic Research Partners to Present Efficacy of Xylanase Feed Enzyme in Swine Diets at ADSA – ASAS Annual Meeting

BioResource International, Inc. (BRI), a global biotechnology company specializing in the research, development and manufacture of high-performance enzyme feed additives for animal nutrition, announced today that findings of a research study using its xylanase feed additive, XylamaxTM, in nursery...

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Shortage of Hogs in Western Canada Demonstrates Need for Made in Canada Hog Price

Shortage of Hogs in Western Canada Demonstrates Need for Made in Canada Hog Price

Farmscape for July 13, 2015   Full Interview 8:00 Listen The chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says ongoing shortages of live hogs in western Canada demonstrate the need for a made in Canada hog price. In June,...

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Sexing Technologies Acquires Fast Genetics

Sexing Technologies Acquires Fast Genetics

SEXING TECHNOLOGIES, the global livestock reproductive services innovator, will acquire swine genetics leader FAST GENETICS from HYLIFE with an anticipated closing date of July 21, 2015. The deal will allow the introduction of sex sorted sperm to the swine...

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JBS to Buy Cargill’s U.S. Pork Business for $1.45 Billion

JBS to Buy Cargill’s U.S. Pork Business for $1.45 Billion

Deal includes meat processing plants, feed mills and hog farms across several states Brazil’s JBS S.A, the world’s largest meatpacker, said Wednesday that its U.S-based subsidiary Swift Pork Co. has entered in an agreement to buy Cargill Inc.’s pork...

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New Cell Phone App Allows Quick Reporting of Swine Health Observations

New Cell Phone App Allows Quick Reporting of Swine Health Observations

Farmscape for June 29, 2015 Full Interview 9:21 Listen The Western Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network has introduced a new cell phone app designed to make it easier for veterinarians to report on the health status of swine in...

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Controlling Costs, Improving Herd Health are Keys to Success in Tough Times

Controlling Costs, Improving Herd Health are Keys to Success in Tough Times

Swine veterinary experts provide goals & insights to boost profits in today’s market During the 2015 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, veterinarians from two leading swine health and production companies shared their recommendations on how producers can...

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Have You Thought About Increasing Your Litter Weight Gain?

Have You Thought About Increasing Your Litter Weight Gain?

Litter Weight Gain is the amount of weight a litter of neonatal pigs obtains over their lifespan prior to weaning. With selection driving production to more pigs/sows per year, this physical and physiological demand has created a greater variation in litter size. Young pigs have a tremendous potential for growth. Ensuring the success of weaning

By Dr. Leah Gesing from Vita Plus Coronation., Maintain performance through summer heat – Part 3

By Dr. Leah Gesing from Vita Plus Coronation., Maintain performance through summer heat – Part 3

Although pig losses during any phase of production are costly, pig losses near the time of marketing are the most expensive. It has been estimated that approximately 1 percent of pigs in the U.S. are classified as “transport losses.”  Transport losses refer to pigs that die or become non-ambulatory (injured or fatigued) at any stage

Senate Action on COOL Must Appease Canada and Mexico

Senate Action on COOL Must Appease Canada and Mexico

Farmscape for July 31, 2015 Full Interview 8:49 Listen The National Pork Producers Council warns, unless action taken by the U.S. Senate addresses Canadian and Mexican concerns over Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling, retaliatory tariffs are imminent. Last week, two proposals were introduced in the U.S. Senate to address concerns over Mandatory COOL, one which

Satisfying Stringent Pork Export Demands Dependant on What Happens on the Farm

Satisfying Stringent Pork Export Demands Dependant on What Happens on the Farm

Farmscape for July 31, 2015 Full Interview 8:20 Listen The manager of producer services with Sask Pork says satisfying the stringent demands of high end buyers of Canada pork, such as Japan, is all about what happens on the farm. Thunder Creek Pork held an open house yesterday to allow producers the opportunity to see

Smithfield Introduces New Pitmaster-Perfected Dry Seasoned Ribs Just as Grilling Season Heats Up

Smithfield Introduces New Pitmaster-Perfected Dry Seasoned Ribs Just as Grilling Season Heats Up

As we head into the peak of grilling season, BBQ enthusiasts will be looking to take their next summer cookout to the next level – and thanks to Smithfield, cooking up a juicy, flavorful rack of fresh BBQ ribs just got a whole lot simpler. With the national availability of the all-new line of Smithfield

Youth apply knowledge as contestants in Michigan 4-H/FFA Meat Judging Contest

Youth apply knowledge as contestants in Michigan 4-H/FFA Meat Judging Contest

Contestants compete in the 2015 Michigan 4-H Meat Judging Contest. As July comes to a close, so does two full weeks of youth competitions including livestock, dairy and meat judging. Michigan State University Extension and the MSU Department of Animal Science are proud to be part of the numerous events that enrich the 4-H animal

Camelina study: Big boost for broilers with multi-carbohydrase Rising feed option also has potential for swine

Camelina study: Big boost for broilers with multi-carbohydrase  Rising feed option also has potential for swine

A new study with broiler chickens shows that supplementation with a multi-carbohydrase enzyme formulation can substantially boost the nutritional power of camelina meal, a unique feed source on the rise in Canada and the U.S. This feed option also has increasing potential for swine.   Results were unveiled at the 2015 Poultry Science Association (PSA)

Choice Genetics Hires Staff Veterinarian, Dr. Chelsea Scheidler

Choice Genetics Hires Staff Veterinarian, Dr. Chelsea Scheidler

West Des Moines, Iowa – 2015 – Chelsea Scheidler, DVM has joined the Choice Genetics team as Staff Veterinarian. Chelsea recently graduated from Purdue University and has done several internships with Ag Production and Swine Veterinary Services. Chelsea will be based out of West Des Moines and focus on the health of the company including

Lessons Learn From PED Cause for Optimism in the Future

Lessons Learn From PED Cause for Optimism in the Future

Farmscape for July 30, 2015 Full Interview 7:16 Listen The executive director of the National Swine health Information Centre says U.S. successes in dealing with PED are cause for cautious optimism in the ability of producers to address disease issues. The U.S. based Swine Health Information Center was created to develop an international swine health

Russia’s Cherkizovo says H1 pork sales down 9 pct

Russia’s Cherkizovo says H1 pork sales down 9 pct

Source: Reuters Russian meat company Cherkizovo said on Wednesday that its first-half pork sales were down 9 percent, year-on-year, while its poultry sales rose by 9 percent in the same period. It said the average price it charged for both pork and poultry rose by 17 percent year-on-year in the first half. The company said

Wichita’s Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. names new president Jul 28, 2015, 5:34pm CDT Updated Jul 29, 2015, 6:18am CDT

Wichita’s Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. names new president Jul 28, 2015, 5:34pm CDT Updated Jul 29, 2015, 6:18am CDT

Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. on Tuesday announced that John Keating has been named the new president of the Wichita-based division of Cargill Inc. His appointment is effective Aug. 1 and Keating will retain his current position as president of Cargill’s beef business. He replaces Ruth Kimmelshue, who is moving to Cargill’s global headquarters in Minneapolis

Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Blog from CW Pork, Agvocacy through Baseball and “Big City” Foodies, July 30th 2015

Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Blog from CW Pork, Agvocacy through Baseball and “Big City” Foodies, July 30th 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