Under the Surface of a Pig

Under the Surface of a Pig

Topigs Norsvin’s Computer Assisted Tomography technology provides data which greatly increases the accuracy of genetic improvement Norsvin implemented CT-scanning of live boars in 2008. Since then, over 19,000 pedigreed animals have passed through the X-ray tube. Implementing CT in...

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Pharmgate Animal Health acquires Pennfield Animal Health

Pharmgate Animal Health acquires Pennfield Animal Health

Pharmgate LLC is pleased to announce an agreement to acquire Pennfield Animal Health. This acquisition will establish Pharmgate as a key supplier of finished medicated feed additive and water soluble products to the United States, Canadian, Mexican and Latin...

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Wisconsin Pork Association Offers Scholarships

Wisconsin Pork Association Offers Scholarships

The Wisconsin Pork Association is offering scholarships to high school seniors and college students. Students with a sincere interest in the swine industry are encouraged to apply.   Wisconsin Pork Association Scholarship The Wisconsin Pork Association scholarship is open...

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Prevent early culling by preventing sow lameness

Prevent early culling by preventing sow lameness

Feeding complexed zinc, manganese and copper can help promote culling by choice  rather than by necessity. Sows that leave the herd early have less opportunity to reach their full potential – and less opportunity to pay for themselves. To...

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Colorado State Faculty donors boost Animal Sciences project

Colorado State Faculty donors boost Animal Sciences project

Temple Grandin and Gary Smith are both CSU animal sciences professors and respected national leaders in animal welfare and meat sciences. Now, they have both committed to help fund a new building and cutting-edge programs in the College of...

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Cargill reports first-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings, down 26%

Cargill reports first-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings, down 26%

Cargill today reported net earnings of $425 million in the fiscal 2015 first quarter ended Aug. 31, down 26 percent from $571 million in the year-ago period. Revenues in the first three months totaled $33.3 billion, a 2 percent...

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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...

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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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NPPC Urges White House, Congress To Fix COOL Law

NPPC Urges White House, Congress To Fix COOL Law

Following the release today of the World Trade Organization’s decision on the U.S. meat labeling law, the National Pork Producers Council urged the Obama administration and Congress to fix the law to avoid trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico.   As expected, the WTO ruled that the mandatory Country-Of-Origin Labeling (COOL) statute violates U.S. international

Bringing home the bacon: Celebrating National Pork Month

Bringing home the bacon: Celebrating National Pork Month

October is the perfect time to bring home the bacon, ham, tenderloin and all the other delicious cuts to celebrate National Pork Month! October is National Pork Month: is there a better way to celebrate than by enjoying your favorite, wholesome pork foods now and all year round? Though summer has given way to fall,

Once-troubled Rantoul Foods Illinois pork plant set to expand

Once-troubled Rantoul Foods  Illinois pork plant set to expand

Source: Associated Press An eastern Illinois pork processing plant that closed in 2009 amid financial troubles is getting ready to expand. Rantoul Foods President James Jendruczek (JEN’-druh-zek) tells The News-Gazette in Champaign (http://bit.ly/ZwwF3C ) that the facility plans to build a 48,000 square-foot expansion. Construction should start next spring. Rantoul is about 15 miles north

Western Hog Exchange Market Commentary, October 20th 2014

Western Hog Exchange Market Commentary, October 20th 2014

Market Commentary: Friday, October 17/14 Recording Click this link to download/play recording in MP3 format. Transcript Hog futures bounced back from this week’s selloff on short-covering overnight, rising modestly as traders scale back bets that prices will fall even further. Front-month lean hog futures are holding moderate losses while moderate to strong gains continue to

OSHAB hosts Big Bug Day

OSHAB hosts Big Bug Day

The Ontario Swine Health Advisory Board (OSHAB) hosted Big Bug Day on Wednesday, October  15, 2014 in Stratford, Ontario.  Over 200 participants attended the meeting, which included pork producers and industry representatives. Participants heard from a number of speakers on various topics relevant to the swine sector, primarily focusing on PED.  Paul Yeske from the

Pork Producers Advised to Step Up Communication to Reduce Risk of Spreading PED

Pork Producers Advised to Step Up Communication to Reduce Risk of Spreading PED

  Farmscape for October 20, 2014   Full Interview 8:25 Listen Saskatchewan’s chief veterinary officer is calling for increased communication among pork producers and their service providers to help reduce the potential for spreading Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea. With the onset of colder weather the survivability of the virus responsible for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea increases. Dr.

Under the Surface of a Pig

Under the Surface of a Pig

Topigs Norsvin’s Computer Assisted Tomography technology provides data which greatly increases the accuracy of genetic improvement Norsvin implemented CT-scanning of live boars in 2008. Since then, over 19,000 pedigreed animals have passed through the X-ray tube. Implementing CT in the Norsvin genetic program was a crazy concept in Norwegian agriculture, and a highly ambitious project.

Midwest Pork Conference Scheduled for December 2, 2014

Midwest Pork Conference Scheduled for December 2, 2014

Indiana Pork will host the Midwest Pork Conference (MPC) on December 2, 2014 at the Hendricks County Conference Complex in Danville, IN. The MPC brings more than 300 independent pork producers, farm managers, contract growers and allied industry leaders to this one-day educational and networking event.   The MPC, held from 8:00 AM – 3:30

Brazil’s Pork Exports Trend Lower

Brazil’s  Pork Exports Trend Lower

September pork/pork variety meat exports were down 24 percent from a year ago to 45,471 mt, with smaller volumes to the top three markets: Russia (9,655 mt, -43 percent), Hong Kong (9,814 mt, -1 percent) and Ukraine (8,360 mt, -52 percent). For January through September, pork/pvm exports were down 9 percent to 383,224 mt, with

Kemin Industries Sells Its Veterinary Supplements Business To Garmon Corp

Kemin Industries Sells Its Veterinary Supplements Business To Garmon Corp

Kemin Industries is selling its companion animal health line of veterinary supplements, RESOURCES™, to Garmon Corporation of Temecula, Calif. “This is a positive development for customers as Garmon is dedicated to the development, manufacturing and servicing of veterinary supplements to the companion animal health industry,” said Andrew G. Yersin, Ph.D., Kemin president of the companion

Former Cargill employee denies stealing trade secrets

Former Cargill employee denies stealing trade secrets

Source: BizWest A former Cargill Inc. employee accused of stealing documents containing trade secrets before he took a position with competitor JBS USA (Bovespa: JBSS3) contends he did not commit theft and has since returned the materials to Cargill. Cargill, a privately held Delaware corporation that operates a meat packing plant in Fort Morgan, filed

New Guide Explores Whys & Hows of Group Housing Sows

New Guide Explores Whys & Hows of Group Housing Sows

Source: Alberta Pork With the new Code of Practice now in effect, producers face a number of challenges. One of those challenges will be the eventual requirement for group housing of sows. Fortunately, there are a range of options available that can achieve the delicate balance you seek: Meeting both the welfare needs of the