Osborne’s FAST Start wean-to-finish feeder named Producer Choice at World Pork Expo

Osborne Industries, Inc., of Osborne, Kansas, USA, is pleased to announce that it has been named winner of the Producer Choice Award for its new FAST Start wean-to-finish feeder at the 2017 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa,...

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Swineweb.com Reaches Record 10,000 Pork Producers, Veterinarians on Twitter

More than 10,000 pork producers and industry professionals are following Swineweb.com’s Twitter feed to receive their daily news and market updates. “We’re pleased that to we are able to meet the need for producers and veterinarians to easily access...

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Anpario welcomes Edward Seed as the USA General Manager

Anpario is pleased to announce the appointment of Edward Seed as the General Manager for USA.  Edward holds an MS in Animal Nutrition and a Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management. He spent multiple years in South Africa with Elanco...

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Food, Agriculture, Welfare and Sustainability Experts to Judge 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Finalists

  In its ongoing effort to build consumer trust and foster greater transparency about U.S. pork production methods, the National Pork Board today announced its expert judging panel for the 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM. The award, now...

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Pharmgate Animal Health launches AIVLOSIN® Water Soluble Granules for the control of SRD

Swine Respiratory Disease (SRD) associated with Bordetella bronchiseptica,  Haemophilus parasuis, Pasteurella multocida and Streptococcus suis in groups of swine in buildings experiencing an outbreak of SRD. Respiratory Disease is one of the most significant health challenges facing the swine...

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New ISU Swine Geneticist Hopes to Help Improve Reproductive Efficiency in Industry

    Using genetics to improve reproductive performance and response to disease is a vital component of the future of the pork industry, and new Iowa State University animal scientist Nick Serão said he hopes his research will help...

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Nutriad launches trace minerals in the USA

The American pork sector continues strong in 2017, driven by the export market and slightly lower hog weights. Companies across the sector are investing in new plants and supply is set to increase by 3% to 4% this year....

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Osborne Introduces New Wean-to-Finish Feeder

Finding the most efficient method of feeding pigs has been a never ending quest for producers and equipment suppliers alike. Hand feeding and automatic, gravity-flow feeders dominated the industry until the development of mechanical-flow feeding in the 1980s. This...

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15 piglets Born Alive with Hypor’s Genetics at Schweinehaltung Düben, German

With an average of 15 piglets born alive, 2017 is shaping up to be a good year for Hypor’s partner Leon van Dijck, the owner of Schweinehaltung Düben GmbH & C. A Nucleus farm in Düben, Germany which works...

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Are your grow/finish barns ready for summer? Let your pigs tell you.

Watch your pigs and adjust your equipment to support optimal finishing in summer heat Whoever coined the phrase “the lazy days of summer” clearly wasn’t a pig farmer. Hot, humid summer weather demands extra vigilance to keep pigs comfortable....

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Daily’s Premium Meats Announces Death of President Kelly Hattan

    Daily’s® Premium Meats announced today that President Kelly Hattan died Sept. 20, 2017, in Chicago, Ill. Funeral arrangements are pending. “With great sadness, we share the news of Kelly’s untimely death. He was a vibrant, passionate man dedicated to Daily’s and its employees and customers. He will be greatly missed, and our heartfelt condolences

New Legislation Introduced to Increase Ag Exports

  Yesterday, U.S. Senators Ernst (R-Iowa), King (I-Maine), Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Collins (R-Maine) introduced bipartisan legislation that would increase funding to successful U.S. Department of Agriculture export promotion programs and help U.S. farmers maintain an edge in the increasingly competitive global marketplace. The bill, the Cultivating Revitalization by Expanding American Agricultural Trade and Exports (CREAATE) Act,

#ThinkOutsideTheChop Campaign Reaches More than a Million Consumers

  A whopping 1,160,476 consumers learned how to cook pork cuts, such as the leg and shoulder, thanks to Ontario Pork’s one-minute cooking videos that debuted from January to August 2017 as part of the #ThinkOutsideTheChop campaign. Our emphasis in 2017 is to educate the public on the use of under-utilized pork cuts such as legs

Daily Market Outlook

    Daily Market Outlook Report Thu, September 21, 2017 Yesterday CME Constructed (201) price was: $60.53 Compared to the previous day, the price is down $0.76 Yesterday average Exchange rate was: 1.2273 Yesterday 100% formula price was: $134.08 ckg DW Yesterday daily US hog volume was: 455,000 head Compared to 450,000 head this time

Researchers Identify Strategies For Reducing Aggression Among Group Housed Sows

  Full Interview 12:24 Listen    Farmscape for September 21, 2017 A researcher with the Prairie Swine Centre says a range of strategies have been shown effective for reducing aggression among group housed sows.   In response to Canadian Pig Code of Practice changes which will require gestating sows to be housed in groups, researchers

Dennis Smith of Archer Financial Services, Daily Volume Surges Higher in Feeders, September 21 2017

  LEAN HOGS Cash will be called lower today because packers will continue to throttle the cash in an uncompetitive environment until it no longer works. My assumption is that eventually numbers will drop off in some kind of hole? Or perhaps a bullish surprise will surface in the hog & pig report? Or possibly

Larry E. Sitzman Youth in Nebraska Agriculture Scholarship

    Established by the Nebraska Pork Producers Association Larry E. Sitzman learned patriotism, service to our country, and respect for our leaders from his parents. While in high school he heard John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” This address increased his desire to serve.

Genesus Technical Report: What Does Optimal FCR Really Mean?

  What does optimal FCR really mean? Derek Petry, Ph.D. – Genesus Inc.    As a genetic supplier, one of the first topics discussed in any meeting is feed conversion ratio (FCR).  While a very easy value to calculate, it is important to know the relationship between FCR and profitability. There are numerous factors that

The Importance of Mycotoxin Risk Management

  Mycotoxins aren’t new to anyone in the grain and livestock sector. Yet the prevalence of mycotoxins in grain sources varies each year, making it difficult to manage mycotoxin risk without a comprehensive plan. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has classified mycotoxins as a hazard, which means they will need to be addressed as

Genesus Global Market Report: Canada––Slow and Steady Wins the Race?

  Canada – Slow and Steady wins the Race? Bob Fraser – Sales & Service, Genesus Ontario  bfraser@genesus.com   StatsCan recently released its July 1st hog inventory report. It placed total inventory of all hogs at 14.1 million head up 2% from a year ago. The market hog inventory was up 2% while the sow

Geothermal Systems for Heating and Cooling in Swine Production

    This study assessed the applicability of a geothermal system in swine production facilities. In-barn evaluation of the impact of the geothermal system on energy use, thermal environment, greenhouse gas emissions, and animal performance was conducted by comparing a swine grow-fi nish room with geothermal system to a conventional production room with a forced-convection

CIH September Hog Margin Watch

    Margins were mixed over the first half of September, weakening in nearby periods while strengthening in forward slots. Hog prices declined in spot contracts, while gaining in deferred months, as feed costs held relatively steady – with the exception of soybean meal, which has moved higher since the end of August. Hog finishing