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The Relative Cost of High and Low Energy Ingredients will Dictate the Optimum Energy Concentration

The primary objective of pork production is to produce lean meat in a cost effective and sustainable manner. From a nutritional perspective, energy is perhaps the most critical nutrient, because it is the most expensive to provide in the diet. Energy is also an important driver of growth; achieving the full genetic potential for growth

Indy Fuel and Indiana Pork Partnership Helps Feed the Hungry

The Indy Fuel joined Indiana Pork to present the brand-new “Garbage Burger” at their recently concluded hockey season. The partnership helped “Drop the Puck on Hunger,” and provided a donation to benefit Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH).   The Garbage Burger, a ground pork burger topped with pulled BBQ pork, was sold throughout Indiana Farmers Coliseum

Smithfield Foods Announces First Water Policy, Environmental Achievements

Source: Smithfield Foods news release Today, Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced the release of the second installment of its 16th annual sustainability report. The Environment section highlights Smithfield’s environmental leadership in key areas, which includes continuing reductions in natural resource demand and the addition of many environmental projects improving business performance and supply chain efficiency. “As

NPPC Capital Update for the week ending May 5 2017

PORK INDUSTRY MOURNS LOSS OF THREE IN CZECH REPUBLIC The U.S. pork industry is mourning the tragic loss of three people in a motor vehicle accident this week in Prague, Czech Republic. Killed in the accident were Dr. Bob Morrison, a professor in the Swine Group with the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine;

Threatened Changes to U.S. Trade Policies Cause Market Uncertainty but Limited Impact on Prices

Farmscape for April 25, 2017 Full Interview 11:30 Listen The Vice-President Pork Analysis with EMI Analytics says talk of changing U.S. trade policy is creating uncertainty in hog markets but, as yet, has not impacted prices. As a result of increased U.S. pork production, resulting from higher than year ago slaughter hog numbers, growth of

Smithfield Launches Division To Develop Pharmaceuticals, Nutraceuticals And Medical Devices From Pigs

Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced today the launch of Smithfield Bioscience, a new strategic platform within the organization that leverages byproducts from the meat production process for the development of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and medical device solutions. Smithfield is taking a leadership position in developing these types of cutting edge initiatives, which support a range of biotechnology

Indiana pork producers keep numbers up

Indiana pork producers are helping keep supplies of pork steady for domestic consumption and for exports. Indiana pork producers had 4.1 million hogs and pigs on farms on March 1. That was up 350,000 head from the same time a year ago. The Indiana breeding herd was at 280,000 head, up 8 percent from a

TN70 in Mexico – 5% fewer sows deliver 12% more pigs

The TN70 sow is performing at a high level in Mexico. In the Sonoran Desert, La Choya farm is giving farm efficiency a boost by producing more pigs with fewer sows. TN70 gilts were introduced to La Choya farm in July 2016. The TN70 is crossed with Norsvin Duroc. Octavio Bours Griffith Sr. has been

New Rabobank Pork report on the effect a Chinese-U.S. trade dispute could have on the F&A sector

Pork On pork imports: In 2016, China imported 215,000 tonnes of pork, out of total pork-related imports of 1.62m tonnes. China could suspend US pork shipments due to technical issues or by levying anti-dumping duties. This would lead to increased inflows throughout the grey channel, which already plays a key role in beef and offal

Swine Medicine Talks: 101 Common and Not-So-Common Swine Lesions

AASV and the Swine Medicine Education Center (SMEC) are excited to extend the invitation to view the Swine Medicine Talks: An AASV and SMECast Series for Veterinary Students Lecture 3 to all AASV members! The Swine Medicine Talks is a 3-part swine medicine seminar series, hosted by the AASV student chapter and Swine Medicine Education

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