Pre-World Pork Expo tours offer a broad view of Midwest agriculture

Pre-World Pork Expo tours offer a broad view of Midwest agriculture

The National Pork Producers Council is offering two tours before World Pork Expo, the world’s largest pork-specific trade show, including a two-day tour, June 1-2, that features a barge trip with lunch on the Mississippi River to observe grain-export...

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Smithfield gift supports research targeting swine health

Smithfield gift supports research targeting swine health

Source: Virginia Tech News Release A $1.4 million gift from Smithfield Foods Inc. will support antibiotic alternatives studies in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine that will investigate...

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Masterfeeds Launches New Swine Starter Feeds

Masterfeeds Launches New Swine Starter Feeds

March 2015 Masterfeeds is proud to announce the launch of its new Vigor Swine Program, offering a full range of complete feeds for your operation. All of our feeds are developed from continual swine nutrition research and are designed...

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Mixing Sows According to Parity Improves Overall Performance

Mixing Sows According to Parity Improves Overall Performance

Farmscape for March 20, 2015   Full Interview 11:08 Listen Research conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc indicates sows housed in groups will perform better when mixed according to parity. “Transitioning to Group Sow Housing: What Does the...

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Neonatal Calves, Lambs and Pigs Are Often Vitamin E Deficient

Neonatal Calves, Lambs and Pigs Are Often Vitamin E Deficient

Using the wrong form of vitamin E risks newborn health, production and producer profits Today’s husbandry practices combined with seasonal pasture growth patterns can deprive production animals of adequate vitamin E. The natural form of Vitamin E found in...

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Genesus Genetics News-Canada Purebred Registrations

Genesus Genetics News-Canada Purebred Registrations

Genesus once again dominated Canada’s Purebred Swine Registrations. Genesus has the World’s largest High Health Registered Purebred Herd and is committed to producing globally accepted government authorized pedigrees which sanction the purity of Genesus Yorkshire, Landrace and Duroc breeds....

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Disinfectant Expands Options to Fight PEDV

Disinfectant Expands Options to Fight PEDV

Pork producers have another tool in their battle against Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) – accelerated hydrogen peroxide® (AHP®) disinfectant, sold under the brand name Accel®. This comes from a recent study, funded by Pork Checkoff and conducted at...

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$5 million Tyson gift lifts new Agriculture Research Center at the University of Arkansas

$5 million Tyson gift lifts new Agriculture Research Center at the University of Arkansas

Source: University of Arkansas Fast facts: Tyson has donated $5 million to the construction of a high-tech agricultural research building, a first-of-its-kind facility in Arkansas. The building will advance plant and animal sustainability research. Simply, it will help researchers...

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Indiana Pork Awarded Grant From  Indiana State Department of Agriculture

Indiana Pork Awarded Grant From Indiana State Department of Agriculture

Indiana Pork has been awarded an Indiana Livestock Market Development Grant from the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA). The grant will provide up to $15,000 in matching funds toward the development of a biomass digester project planning tool...

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Boehringer Ingelheim launches SOURCE for PED management information

Boehringer Ingelheim launches SOURCE for PED management information

Source: Boehringer Ingelheim News Release 6-step protocol & website resource center helps producers manage PED virus To provide pork producers and veterinarians the practical management protocols and a comprehensive information resource to help them achieve more effective prevention and...

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Jim Long Pork Commentary, Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report Hope or Disaster? March 30th 2015

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report Hope or Disaster? March 30th 2015

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Disaster? March 01, 2015 Market Hog Inventory up 8% over a year ago – plus 4.3 million head! Breeding Herd up 2% year over year – plus 131,000 Pig Crop December – February 28.758 million – up 432,000 compared to December – February last year. Hope? March 01,

CME Daily Livestock Report,Hogs and Pigs; Weekly Summary, March 30th 2015

CME Daily Livestock Report,Hogs and Pigs; Weekly Summary, March 30th 2015

  USDA released on Friday, March 27, the results of its quarterly Hogs and Pigs inventory survey markets may be viewed by market participants as neutral for spring and summer futures but supportive for deferred contracts. Highlights: Inventory of hogs and pigs as of March 1 was 7.2% higher than a year ago and 1.3%

Animal Protection Services of Saskatchewan Ready to Assume Saskatchewan’s Animal Protection Act Enforcement

Animal Protection Services of Saskatchewan Ready to Assume Saskatchewan’s Animal Protection Act Enforcement

Farmscape for March 30, 2015 Effective April 1 a newly formed Saskatchewan humane society will take over the enforcement of Saskatchewan’s Animal Protection Act. Earlier this year the Saskatchewan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals announced it planned to narrow its focus to programs and services related to education and the prevention of

Face of the FARM, Illinois pork producer represents ag

Face of the FARM, Illinois pork producer represents ag

Thomas Titus and his daughter, 3-year-old Regan, frequently make the trip to their Elkhart hog barns to check on the pigs. Titus has been named one of the new U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) Faces of Farming & Ranching. Source: Illinois Farmer Today Petunia the Pig is a purebred Yorkshire gilt and a social

Western Hog Exchange Market Commentary, March 30th 2015

Western Hog Exchange Market Commentary, March 30th 2015

Recording Click this link to download/play recording in MP3 format. Transcript Hog futures remain stuck in a narrowly mixed trading range in sluggish trade. The lack of support through the market is likely to continue through the end of the session, with very little additional direction coming from market fundamentals. Cash hog bids are expected

Ontario Pork Supports the Premier’s Spring Food Drive

Ontario Pork Supports the Premier’s Spring Food Drive

Ontario Pork took part in the Premier’s Food Drive in support of the Daily Bread Food Bank yesterday in Toronto. The Ontario Public Services is working with the non-profit charitable organisation, the Daily Bread Food Bank. As part of this cause, Ontario Pork donated $2,000 which equates to approximately 620kg of ground pork. This follows

Quantum Foods Sues Tyson Foods for $25.7 Million

Quantum Foods Sues Tyson Foods for $25.7 Million

Sara Randazzo – Dow Jones & Company, Inc. via Bankrupcy News – March 26, 2015   The bankruptcy estate of defunct meat packer Quantum Foods LLC is suing Tyson Foods Inc . to recover $25.7 million that it says it needs to repay its debts.   The suit, filed Wednesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in

Hylife hog barn fire kills 1,500 pigs

Hylife hog barn fire kills 1,500 pigs

A fire in Kola, Man., Tuesday night destroyed a huge pig barn and killed 1,500 animals, fire RCMP say.   The Wallace District Fire Department sent 30 firefighters from three stations to the fire at about 10 p.m. to find the barn in flames. Firefighters from Maryfield, Sask., joined their peers from Virden and Elkhorn.

FDA releases draft of animal feed safety regulations

FDA releases draft of animal feed safety regulations

Feed group uncertain FDA animal feed safety proposal took industry concerns into account This draft guidance is intended to help animal producers develop procedures and practices to ensure the use of safe feed in animal production. It applies to all feed offered to farm animals, 1 whether the feed is obtained from commercial suppliers, or

USDA: Hogs And Pigs Inventory Up 7%

USDA: Hogs And Pigs Inventory Up 7%

Source: USDA news release As of March 1, there were 65.9 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 7 percent from March 2014, but down slightly from December 1, 2014, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Other key findings

Ron Plain Hog Outlook, The University of Missouri, March 30th 2015

Ron Plain Hog Outlook, The University of Missouri, March 30th 2015

USDA says the breeding herd was up 2.2% on March 1 and the market hog inventory was up 7.7% compared to last year. The average price of pork at retail was $3.941 per pound during February. That is down 4.8 cents from the month before and down 21.4 cents from a year earlier. Pork prices

NPPC Capital Update for the week ending March 27th 2015

NPPC Capital Update for the week ending March 27th 2015

FOR THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 27, 2015   NPPC ASKS CONGRESS TO FIX COOL IN THE FACE OF LIKELY RETALIATAION Congress must repeal parts of the U.S. Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) law to avoid trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, NPPC said this week in comments before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Affairs.