New ‘win-win’ welfare solution? DeStress boosts animal care and profitability for swine

New ‘win-win’ welfare solution? DeStress boosts animal care and profitability for swine

Hot on the heels of rising animal welfare pressures, livestock producers and industry in North America and beyond now have expanded access to an innovative new natural solution. Based on strong response from an initial market introduction phase, DeStress...

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Producers pledge to be ready-Are We There Yet?

Producers pledge to be ready-Are We There Yet?

Source: Pork Checkoff Summer Magazine y Jan Jorgensen Incoming National Pork Board President Jan Archer outlines changes to the updated PQA Plus® program during a Pork Checkoff news conference at Expo. Before hand-held games and in-car movies, parents tried...

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Producer Optimism Shines through at the 2016 World Pork Expo

Producer Optimism Shines through at the 2016 World Pork Expo

Among the 20,000 pork producers, exhibitors and media attending this year’s World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, were 1,100 visitors from 40 countries. The dates for the 29th annual global event are set for June 7-9, 2017. This...

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Updated Mandatory Price Reporting Expected to Take Effect This Fall

Updated Mandatory Price Reporting Expected to Take Effect This Fall

Farmscape for June 14, 2016 Full Interview 6:27 Listen The Deputy Administrator with USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service expects changes to mandatory price reporting to take effect this fall. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has had a market news reporting...

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World Pork Expo 2016 Audio Special for June 10, 2016

World Pork Expo 2016 Audio Special for June 10, 2016

World Pork Expo 2016 Audio Special for June 10, 2016 -Jarrod Sutton, the Vice President Channel Marketing/Innovation/Social Responsibility with the National Pork Board, discusses new marketing opportunities created in food service by new pork dishes which utilize specific cuts....

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Tonisity Launches First Isotonic Protein Drink for Pigs

Tonisity Launches First Isotonic Protein Drink for Pigs

Tonisity has launched a new product — the first isotonic protein drink for pigs — named Tonisity Px. It not only encourages fluid intake to improve hydration as early as 24 to 48 hours after birth but also provides...

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Pork Producers Advised to Lock in Current Strong Hog Prices

Pork Producers Advised to Lock in Current Strong Hog Prices

Farmscape for June 3, 2016 Full Interview 4:27 Listen The General Manager of h@ms Marketing Services is advising pork producers to lock in at least a portion of their production at the current strong prices. Given the jump in...

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World Pork Expo will Host Pork Professionals from Around the World

World Pork Expo will Host Pork Professionals from Around the World

World Pork Expo offers innovation, networking and education as more than 20,000 pork producers and ag professionals from across the world convene June 8-10 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Presented by the National Pork Producers Council...

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AP to Introduce VariFlame™ Variable Rate Heater For Improved Pork Production Management

AP to Introduce VariFlame™ Variable Rate Heater For Improved Pork Production Management

Advanced heater offers industry-first features for enhanced performance VariFlame™, a new variable rate heater offering many exclusive features for controlling pork production environments, will be launched by AP (Automated Production Systems) at the 2016 World Pork Expo June 8-10...

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Osborne To Unveil Mark IV Fire® Pig Performance Testing System At World Pork Expo

Osborne To Unveil Mark IV Fire® Pig Performance Testing System At World Pork Expo

Osborne Industries, Inc., a leader in the development of RFID (radio frequency identification)-driven swine feeding and management systems will introduce its latest model of the FIRE® (Feed Intake Recording Equipment) pig performance testing feeder at the World Pork Expo,...

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NPPC Capital Update for the week of June 23 2016

NPPC Capital Update for the week of June 23 2016

NPPC URGES PRODUCERS TO SUBMIT COMMENTS ON ORGANIC ANIMAL WELFARE RULES USDA has proposed new animal welfare standards for the National Organic Program that, if enacted, would be the first time such standards are codified in federal law and would present serious challenges to livestock producers, according to NPPC, which opposes the new standards There

New Swine Barn Construction Expected in Manitoba this Summer

New Swine Barn Construction Expected in Manitoba this Summer

Farmscape for June 24, 2016 Full Interview 10:06 Listen The General Manger of Manitoba Pork expects 4 or 5 new swine barn projects to be in the works by the end of this summer, with possibly 5 or 6 proposals coming forward in 2017. Manitoba Pork is providing technical assistance to swine producers considering the

Feeding barley to starter pigs

Feeding barley to starter pigs

Z. Nasir 1, L.F. Wang 1, M.G. Young 2, M.L. Swift 1, 3, E. Beltranena 1, 4 and R.T. Zijlstra 1,*1 Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB; 2 Gowans Feed Consulting, Wainwright, AB; 3 Hi-Pro Feeds, Okotoks, AB; 4 Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Edmonton, AB, email address: ruurd.zijlstra@ualberta.ca Take

USDA Market News the Bellwether for Pricing Livestock and Meat World Wide

USDA Market News the Bellwether for Pricing Livestock and Meat World Wide

Full Interview 6:27 Listen Farmscape for June 23, 2016 The Deputy Administrator with USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service says market news information provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture has become the bellwether for pricing livestock and meat world wide. Revisions to USDA’s Mandatory Price Reporting Program are expected to be implemented this fall. Under the

CME Daily Livestock Report, Quarterly hogs and pigs pre-report estimates

CME Daily Livestock Report, Quarterly hogs and pigs pre-report estimates

USDA-NASS will release the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report tomorrow. Urner Barry compiled pre-report estimates from a number of industry analysts. The average and range of these results is in the bottom table. Starting generally, based on the average and range, the number of hogs and pigs kept for breeding is not expected to change

Kevin Stockard, CHS Hedging Commentary, June 23 2016

Kevin Stockard, CHS Hedging Commentary, June 23 2016

Highlights Opinium Brexit poll yesterday showed “remain” unchanged at 44% and “leave” up 1% to 45%. TNS Brexit poll among “likely voters” 49% leave, 42% remain. The GBP fell against the dollar and energies were also down, but grains showed little reaction. As voting begins this morning, trading favors a “remain” victory. Ipsos Mori poll

Assessing Cleanliness of Swine Transportation Trailers

Assessing Cleanliness of Swine Transportation Trailers

Pig transportation is widely recognized as a significant risk for transmission of swine diseases. With the recent outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED), a great deal of effort has been put forth to ensure transport trailers are properly washed, disinfected and inspected for organic debris and microbial contamination prior to use.  Typically, visual inspection is

Aldi launches line of ‘free-from’ antibiotics meats

Aldi launches line of ‘free-from’ antibiotics meats

Aldi has launched a line of meat products called Never Any! that the discount grocery chain says is free of antibiotics, hormones, steroids and animal by-products. Products, according to a news release, include chicken breasts, $3.99 a pound; Lunch Mate ham or turkey, $3.29 for 7 ounces; Appleton Farms hickory bacon, $4.49 for 12 ounces;

New ‘win-win’ welfare solution? DeStress boosts animal care and profitability for swine

New ‘win-win’ welfare solution? DeStress boosts animal care and profitability for swine

Hot on the heels of rising animal welfare pressures, livestock producers and industry in North America and beyond now have expanded access to an innovative new natural solution. Based on strong response from an initial market introduction phase, DeStress Nutritional Technology, based in Alberta, Canada, has increased its manufacturing and distribution capacity to allow for

News Now from the Iowa Pork Industry Center, June 23rd 2016

News Now from the Iowa Pork Industry Center, June 23rd 2016

NEWS NOW from the Iowa Pork Industry Center June 20, 2016   Vol. 16, No. 4 …………………………………..………………………………   THOUGHTS FROM 109 KILDEE – ISU, fellow institutions ask for more ag-related funding NEWS – Missouri plans boar stud managers conference – Denmark and the Netherlands working to reduce piglet mortality PRODUCTION TIP – Keep your fans clean

BROOKSIDE AGRA DEVELOPS PRODUCT, ODOR-FREE COMPOSTING OF ANIMAL CARCASSES

BROOKSIDE AGRA DEVELOPS PRODUCT, ODOR-FREE COMPOSTING OF ANIMAL CARCASSES

With increasing concerns over ground water contamination, aesthetics and the expenses associated with traditional burying, burning and pick-up of animal carcasses, today’s animal farmers are turning to a more acceptable, cost-effective method of carcass disposal — composting. Turning the carcasses of poultry, swine, cattle, horses and other animals into a rich humus that can be

DR. KRISTINE HARMS JOINS CHOICE GENETICS AS PARAMOUNT/CT VETERINARIAN

DR. KRISTINE HARMS JOINS CHOICE GENETICS AS PARAMOUNT/CT VETERINARIAN

Choice Genetics USA is pleased to announce that Dr. Kristine M. Harms has joined the Health and Technical Services team as Paramount/CT veterinarian. Dr. Harms attended Iowa State for both her undergraduate and DVM degrees, recently graduating this year with her DVM. She will be based out CG’s paternal nucleus, Paramount, in Butler, MO, and