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From Gate to Plate: Tyson Fresh Meats Goes Behind the Scenes of Pork Production

Even though agriculture and related businesses provide millions of American jobs, the majority of society has never been farther from its food supply. Little...

Genesus Global Market Report USA, February 2020

Allan Bentley, Sales, Genesus Genetics abentley@genesus.com “Capitalize on confusion” The pork show season is almost over and we get to visit with a lot of people in...

Cowser Family Named IPPA Family of the Year 2020

Each year, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) honors a pork producing family who has contributed to the long-term success of the industry through...

Philippines confirms more ASF cases; 200,000 pigs culled

The Philippines has reported more African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks, with culled pigs nearing 200,000. In a follow-up report to the World Organization for Animal...

USDA Begins Building FMD Vaccine Bank To Protect Nation’s 172 Million Cattle, Hogs

USDA officials have started to construct a comprehensive Food and Mouth Vaccine Bank this year with new funding from the 2018 Farm Bill. Dr. Sarah...

Excess leucine in pig diets leads to multiple problems, Illinois study shows

Recent changes in corn and sorghum processing for ethanol have led to changes in the composition of grain byproducts, including distiller’s dried grains with...

Longtime Livestock Farming Family, Diekempers, Join The Pork Industry

The Diekemper family cuts a ribbon to signify the opening of their new 2,480 head wean-to-finish pig barn outside of Carlyle, IL. Pictured from...

Hog trend is downward, sell a bounce

To “Read” Walt’s charts, keep the following in mind: Support – this term refers to a trend line or price area under the market...

Hog futures rise as U.S. reports larger pork shipments to China

U.S. hog futures strengthened on Thursday as the Agriculture Department reported that shipments of American pork to China last week reached their highest in...

Scientists Claim They Found a Treatment for the Virus Decimating the World’s Pork Supply

Source: One Zero A new study suggests a 100% immunization rate Last month, a river in South Korea turned red with the blood of 47,000 pigs....
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