Novel Reagent Detects Memory Immune Response in Vaccinated Animals

Researchers have developed a novel reagent capable of detecting rare, antigen-specific B cells that indicate successful vaccination in veterinary animals. The method used to create a B cell tetramer that can detect a memory immune response to porcine reproductive...

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Farmers Recognize Need to Communicate with Consumers

Farmscape for October 11, 2017 Full Interview 14:05 Listen An Agricultural Economist with the University of Alberta says more than ever farmers are listening to consumers when making decisions on whether or not to implement specific technologies. “Consumer Perceptions...

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Nebraska Farmer Named America’s Pig Farmer of the Year

The National Pork Board announced today that Leslie McCuiston, a pig farmer from Columbus, Nebraska, has been named the 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM, by achieving the highest combined score from a third-party judging panel and online...

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Delta II breaks ground in Manitoba, Topigs Norsvin invests in new central test station with CT scan in Canada

Topigs Norsvin is investing CAD $15 million in a new testing facility in the Canadian province of Manitoba. The new testing facility, Delta II, will test boars of the Z line (dam line) and Tempo (sire line). The new...

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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,...

Read full story Reaches Record 10,000 Pork Producers, Veterinarians on Twitter

More than 10,000 pork producers and industry professionals are following’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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WPA Accepting Applications for Pork Mentorship Program

The Wisconsin Pork Association is now accepting applications for its Pork Mentorship Program. College students with a passion for agriculture and an interest in the swine industry are encouraged to apply. Prior experience in the pork industry is not required.   The Wisconsin Pork Mentorship Program is designed as a year-long program beginning at the

Pork Producers Urged to Express Support for Bill 24

Farmscape for October 18, 2017 Full Interview 7:45 Listen Manitoba Pork is encouraging its members to voice their support the provincial government’s “Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act” during public hearings planned for next week. Public hearings into Bill 24, the Manitoba Government’s Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act, are scheduled for October

Hypor Libra* Shines Brightly

How do you improve on the world’s most balanced sow? The short answer is simple: Reach for the Star. By crossing the Hypor Large White with the new Hypor Landrace Triple+, the company geneticists have progressed faster and farther than ever before. The result is the Hypor Libra* (pronounced “Libra Star”), a sow with the

USDA’s Rollback Of GIPSA Rule To Impact Farmers, Ranchers

ource: Center for Rural Affairs mews release The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today a rollback of two rules of the Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA). Also today, Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue decided not to move forward with an interim final rule of the Farmer Fair Practices, and decided USDA will take

Novel Reagent Detects Memory Immune Response in Vaccinated Animals

Researchers have developed a novel reagent capable of detecting rare, antigen-specific B cells that indicate successful vaccination in veterinary animals. The method used to create a B cell tetramer that can detect a memory immune response to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) will be widely applicable for demonstrating immunity to other veterinary pathogens,

Scientists Successfully Process Straw as Feed Supplement

Farmscape for October 18, 2017 Full Interview 11:33 Listen Processed straw is offering potential as a feed supplement intended to reduce aggression among gestating sows. “Increasing Profitability of the Livestock Sector Through Feed Processing” will be discussed when Sask Pork hosts Saskatchewan Pork Industry Symposium November 14 and 15 in Saskatoon. As part of research

Where is fiber fermented in the pig digestive tract?

Fiber is increasingly being added to pig diets, but digestion of fiber in pigs is inefficient and poorly understood. In a new study from the University of Illinois, scientists pinpoint the locations within the digestive tract where fiber is fermented. “We’re trying to figure out the specifics of fiber fermentation in pigs and what can

Pork Producers Applaud Withdraw Of GIPSA Rules

The Trump administration today announced it will withdraw regulations related to the buying and selling of livestock, a move strongly commended by the National Pork Producers Council, which opposed the Obama-era rules.   Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue decided not to move forward with an interim final rule of the so-called Farmer Fair Practices Rules, which

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services., Upside Breakout in December Lean Hogs? October 17th 2017

Upside Breakout in December Lean Hogs?   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday October 17, 2017   LEAN HOGS I can’t find anything fancy to report in hogs after they staged a possible upside break out yesterday. Volume was not heavy at just 35,700. Open interest did almost nothing, up 270 cars. We did

National Pork Board Names USDA’s Dr. Craig Morris to International Marketing Post

The National Pork Board today named Craig Morris, Ph.D., as its new Vice President of International Marketing. Morris is currently the Deputy Administrator over the Livestock, Poultry and Seed Program of the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), a position he’s held since 2004. For the past 25 years, Morris

Unresolved Technical Issues Under CETA Being Discussed

Farmscape for October 17, 2017 Lawrence MacAulay News Conference 16:29 Listen Canada’s Minister of Agriculture says governments and industry are working toward resolving issues that are limiting Canadian pork and beef producers’ access to Europe under CETA. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement came into effect September 21 however, regulations which require the EU health

Swine operation could be headed to Chippewa County Wisconsin

Source: A company operating a 1,400 head sow farm near Thorp has plans to expand to three feed-to-finish operations in Chippewa County, including two in the town of Estella and one near Jim Falls. If permits are approved, the Old Fashion Pork’s three facilities in Chippewa County would house a total of 6,000 hogs,