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Siblings Partner to Open a Finishing Pig Barn in Clark County Illinois

Jacob Miller and sister Drucilla (Miller) Shotts stand in front of their new 3,800 head wean-to-finish pig barn outside of Marshall, IL. Multiple groups in...

ASF Focus of Concern and Discussion at USAHA Annual Meeting

From the keynote speaker’s presentation to discussion at many committee meetings, African swine fever (ASF) was a significant focus at the US Animal Health...

Study Reports Risk Of African Swine Fever Entering U.S. Has Doubled

New research concludes the risk of African swine fever entering the U.S. hog herd has nearly doubled in the last year. Dr. Andres Perez with...

Apply by Nov. 1 to Serve on the National Pork Checkoff Board of Directors

Applications are available at Pork.org The Pork Checkoff’s board of directors is accepting applications through Nov. 1 to fill five three-year terms. State pork producer...

China reports new African swine fever outbreak in northwest province

China reported another outbreak of the African swine fever on Sunday in its northwestern province of Gansu, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs...

JBS To Remove Feed Additive Ractopamine From Its Pork Rations, Opens China Market

Reuters reports: JBS USA will remove a growth drug banned by Beijing from its U.S. hog supply, the company said on Friday, accelerating the competition...

USDA: Nation’s Hog Inventory Up 3%

Source: USDA news release As of September 1, there were 77.7 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 3 percent from September 2018, and...

Elanco’s CEO Says Ag Industry Shouldn’t Be Concerned About Plant-Based Proteins

Sales continue to grow for plant-based protein, but Elanco CEO Jeff Simmons says the agriculture industry should not be concerned. "We will consume more meat...

How Plasma is Made

Second in a Series ---------------------------------------------- How Plasma is Made Plasma is the clear liquid portion of blood that remains after red blood cells, white blood cells and...

Calcium-to-phosphorus ratio established for 11-to-22-kg pigs

The amount of calcium in pig diets must be calculated precisely. Too much can decrease phosphorus digestibility and feed intake, leading to lower weight...
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