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Meurer Family Builds Pig Barn for the Next Generation

Three generations of the Meurer family participate in a ribbon cutting to signify the opening of a new pig barn for their family. An open house was held to honor their commitment to the pork industry The Dave Meurer family recently constructed a new 2,400 head wean-to-finish barn near Ashton, IL. The IL Livestock Development

PIC Swine Veterinary Externship Program

PIC North America offers a limited number of two-week externships based in Hendersonville, TN, for veterinary students committed to swine production medicine. Current third year students are encouraged to apply. Applications for July 2018-June 2019 are being accepted through January 31, 2018. The objective of the program is to expose proactive swine veterinary students to

Mossy Mountain Pig Barn Draws a Crowd

The Matt Bradshaw family hosted an open house at their new pig barn near Griggsville on Monday, November 27th. Over 150 people enjoyed the warm November weather and enjoyed lunch on the farm. The IL Livestock Development Group (ILDG) and the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) coordinated an Open House to welcome friends and family,

Hypor’s Sow Management Tips: Total Preparation for Top Performance

Supplying top genetics for pork production at the least cost to ensure client success is at the core of Hypor’s business. Success with sow breeding begins with proper preparation for the next round. It starts with a balanced rearing period for gilts until 180 days, followed by regular hormonal stimulation through boar contact. From there,

Aptimmune Launches Industry’s First Inactivated Mucosal Influenza A Virus Vaccine in Swine (IAV-S)

Aptimmune Biologics introduces the industry’s first inactivated mucosal influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) vaccine administered via nasal spray.  Aptimmune’s IAV-S vaccine utilizes the BARRICADE™ proprietary vaccine formulation that gives swine producers and veterinarians a completely different approach to conventional inactivated injectable and live virus vaccines for safely preventing and managing respiratory disease. This inactivated

U.S. Pig Farmers Continue Focus on Antibiotic Stewardship

Pork Checkoff leads investment in antibiotic research America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to make progress in their quest for superior antibiotic stewardship to help protect people, pigs and the planet. On their behalf, the National Pork Board is pleased again to celebrate U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week and World Antibiotic Awareness Week with organizations such as

Effects of Dakota Gold distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and conventional DDGS on growth performance and carcass quality of pigs fed diets as meal or as pellets

Dakota Gold is a low-oil source of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) produced using a cold-fermentation process. Recent research conducted by the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory has demonstrated that the standardized ileal digestibility (SID) of amino acids is greater in Dakota Gold than in conventional DDGS, but Dakota Gold contains less metabolizable energy (ME)

Illinois Pork to Host Fall Roundtable in Altona

The Illinois Pork Producers Association is hosting a fall roundtable meeting Wednesday, November 15, at the United Church of Altona Fellowship Hall in Altona, IL. The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a meal sponsored by Dow AgroSciences.   Staff from IL Pork will be present to give updates from the state level, as

Of Fiber, Carbohydrases, and Pigs

Dr. Hans H. Stein provides an overview of the different types of fiber found in feed ingredients often included in swine diets. He also discusses strategies for getting the most energy value out of high fiber feed ingredients.  http://nutrition.ansci.illinois.edu/sites/default/files/PCFiberCarbohydrases.mp4 Transcript: TranscriptFiberCarbohydrases.txt

Nine Months: Zoetis’ Revenues Up 7%, Net Income Up 17%

Source: Zoetis news release To view the complete report, click here. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) today reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2017 and raised its full year guidance for revenue and net income. The company reported revenue of $1.3 billion for the third quarter of 2017, an increase of 9% compared with

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