Animal Welfare Specialist Expanding Reach in Ohio

Animal Welfare Specialist Expanding Reach in Ohio

Ohio State University Extension’s new animal welfare specialist already has a win: The student team she coached in an intercollegiate animal welfare competition last November took home the first-place trophy. Now, Monique Pairis-Garcia is working on expanding her reach...

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New Funding Available to Help Saskatchewan Pork Producers Improve Biosecurity

New Funding Available to Help Saskatchewan Pork Producers Improve Biosecurity

Farmscape for January 20, 2015 Full Interview 9:19 Listen New funding is being made available to assist Saskatchewan pork producers in improving biosecurity to help prevent the spread of PED. The Governments of Saskatchewan and Canada have allocated $150,000...

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NPPC Hopes For Resolution of M-COOL Issue Before Imposition of Retaliatory Tariffs

NPPC Hopes For Resolution of M-COOL Issue Before Imposition of Retaliatory Tariffs

Farmscape for January 15, 2015 Full Interview 14:31 Listen The president of the National Pork Producers Council remains hopeful the U,S. Congress will take action to resolve the Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling issue before Canada and Mexico are...

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National Pork Board Names Chris Hodges as Chief Executive Officer Pork industry veteran to start Feb. 16, 2015

National Pork Board Names Chris Hodges as Chief Executive Officer Pork industry veteran to start Feb. 16, 2015

Chris Hodges, a pork industry leader with substantial senior management experience in agriculture, will join the National Pork Board as its new chief executive officer on Feb. 16. Currently based in Kansas City, Hodges is senior vice president –...

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Fostera® PRRS Licensed to Help Protect the Whole Herd

Fostera® PRRS Licensed to Help Protect the Whole Herd

Additional label claims help protect pigs from PRRS at every production stage Fostera® PRRS, from Zoetis, is now licensed for whole herd protection against both the respiratory and reproductive forms of disease caused by porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome...

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Smithfield Foods Reports Significant Gain in 2014 in Conversion to Group Housing for Pregnant Sows

Smithfield Foods Reports Significant Gain in 2014 in Conversion to Group Housing for Pregnant Sows

Smithfield Foods, Inc. reported today that its hog production subsidiary, Murphy-Brown LLC, made significant strides in 2014 in transitioning pregnant sows on its company-owned farms in the United States to group housing systems, reaching the 71.4% mark by the...

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Furst Mcness is the exclusive distributor Of Nutrifen® In USA, South America, and South America

Furst Mcness is the exclusive distributor Of Nutrifen® In USA, South America, and South America

Emerald Seed Products is proud to announce that Furst-McNess Company, headquartered in Freeport, IL has become the exclusive distributor of Nutrifen® as of January 1, 2015. Furst-McNess has already incorporated Nutrifen into its current core technologies, such as Nature’s...

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Elanco, Novartis combination brings value, more innovation to customers

Elanco, Novartis combination brings value, more innovation to customers

Elanco today announced it has finalized the acquisition of Novartis Animal Health, creating a new global leader in animal health focused on delivering increased value and innovation to the industry. The acquisition, announced in April, follows Elanco’s purchase of...

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Expanded Trade Needed to Maintain Pork Industry Profitability

Expanded Trade Needed to Maintain Pork Industry Profitability

Farmscape for December 29, 2014 Full Interview 8:54 Listen The chair of Sask Pork remains hopeful expanded trade deals will help maintain profitability within the North American pork industry during the coming year. Although Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea challenged North...

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Ralco Contributes $100,000 to SDSU Swine Research Unit

Ralco Contributes $100,000 to SDSU Swine Research Unit

While many universities are reducing the size of their swine programs or shuttering them all together, South Dakota State University (SDSU) is making a bold investment in the future of swine production by constructing a state-of-the-art swine research unit....

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Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, January 23rd 2015

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, January 23rd 2015

Surging dollar hurting both cattle and hog futures early today.   Animal markets stuck in bearish down trends.   MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Friday January 23, 2015 LEAN HOGS Cash hog prices, on the late report yesterday, were down $2.00 out west and flat in the east. This was just the

Western Swine Health Alliance Initiative Gains Momentum

Western Swine Health Alliance Initiative Gains Momentum

Full Interview 9:29 Listen   Farmscape for January 23, 2015 The vice-president of Sunterra Farms says the North American experience with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea has demonstrated the value of swine health initiatives Canada. Representatives of the Western Canadian Swine Health Alliance, a newly formed organization created to assume some of the responsibilities in western Canada

Banff Pork Seminar Audio Special

Banff Pork Seminar Audio Special

Dr. Howard Hill 6:20 Listen Kevin Grier 7:28 Listen Dr. Ruurd Zijlstra 6:01 Listen   Farmscape Banff Pork Seminar Audio Special for January 23, 2015-Dr. Howard Hill, the president of the National Pork Producers Council, discusses ”International Pork Trade: Challenges and Opportunitties.” Feature Runs: 6:20 -Kevin Grier, an Ontario based livestock Market Analyst, discusses ”

Two winners share Aherne Prize at Banff Pork Seminar 2015

Two winners share Aherne Prize at Banff Pork Seminar 2015

Two hog innovations were recognized with the F.X. Aherne Prize for Innovative Pork Production at the 2015 Banff Pork Seminar in Banff, Alta. Lyle and Maaike Campbell of Birnam Pork, Arkona, Ont. won for an innovative piglet weigh scale which boosted profitability in that operation. And Greg Feenstra and Dave Uttecht of Heartland Pork, LLC

Audio and Video of Seminars at Minnesota Pork Congress Available

Audio and Video of Seminars at Minnesota Pork Congress Available

Audio and video recordings of the Minnesota Pork Congress seminars are posted online at the SwineCast website – www.swinecast.com. Recent posts: PRRS Historical Perspective and Area Regional Control Drs. Enrique Mondaca and Erin Johnson-Lowe – How can we view and communicate more easily about swine diseases ? Dr. Andres Perez – PRRS Epidemiology: Closing Some of Our

Minnesota Pork Board Scholarships

Minnesota Pork Board Scholarships

The Minnesota Pork Board will award up to five $1,000 scholarships to young people pursuing careers in agricultural business, agricultural education, agricultural engineering, agronomy, animal science, animal physiology, environmental sciences, nutrition, livestock reproduction, large animal veterinary medicine and other related fields. Qualified applicants must have an emphasis in the pork industry. Applicant Qualifications: Minnesota resident

The 2015 World Pork Expo is set for June 3-5

The 2015 World Pork Expo is set for June 3-5

The dates are set for the 2015 World Pork Expo — June 3-5 — at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. World Pork Expo is brought to you by the National Pork Producers Council(NPPC) and presents a wide range of activities, including the world’s largest pork-specific trade show, educational seminars, and swine shows

AGRICULTURE’S SHARE OF TOTAL U.S. EXPORTS HAS GROWN SINCE 2000

AGRICULTURE’S SHARE OF TOTAL U.S. EXPORTS HAS GROWN SINCE 2000

Economic Research Service (ERS) reports: With the strong growth in U.S. agricultural exports since 2000, agriculture’s share of total U.S. exports has been rising. Agriculture’s share of U.S. exports fell during the 1980s and 1990s, when the value of agricultural exports grew more slowly than total exports, but that trend has reversed since 2000. Since

Big Dutchman acquires controlling interest in Proline Group

Big Dutchman acquires controlling interest in Proline Group

From left to right: Nigel Godde: President Pig Business Unit China, Big Dutchman Pig Equipment Magnus Westerkamp: Managing Director Big Dutchman Pig Equipment Jan Hofstede: President Big Dutchman Asia Darren Rose: Managing Director Proline Group Otis Horton: Swine Production Consultant Proline Group Brian McCawley: President Big Dutchman China Alfred Tan: Vice-President BD Agriculture Malaysia The

Impact of Various Parity Groupings on Welfare and Productivity in ESF Housing

Impact of Various Parity Groupings on Welfare and Productivity in ESF Housing

Electronic sow feeders (ESF) provide an automated system for controlling the individual feed intake of group-housed sows. However, this system can prompt increased aggression, especially in the initial period following mixing, as sows compete for access to the ESF. The primary objective of this research was to compare different methods for grouping sows and their

NEWS NOW from the Iowa Pork Industry Center

NEWS NOW from the Iowa Pork Industry Center

THOUGHTS FROM 109 KILDEE – New Science With Practice student at IPIC NEWS – USDA-ARS offers new search engine   – New graduate fellowship for ISU students PRODUCTION TIP – Safety is always in season IT’S A DATE – PQA Plus® and TQA® producer certification sessions – FSQA sessions for 4-H and other youth –

Purdue Makes New Facilities For Its Animal Science Department Its Top Priority

Purdue Makes New Facilities For Its Animal Science Department Its Top Priority

Agrimarketing reports: One of the goals for Purdue University’s College of Agriculture in 2015 is to upgrade the facilities in the animal science department. Dr. Jay Akridge, Purdue’s Dean of the College of Agriculture says Purdue is in the process of asking the Indiana General Assembly for funding. But, he says, it is still early.