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Third Round of Tree Buffer Funding Available from IPPA

Pig farmers in Illinois have the opportunity to take part in a tree buffer cost share program. The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is offering this incentive for farmers to implement fresh landscaping on their pig farms. Pig farmers from across the state have already utilized this program in the last year. A third wave

Merck Expands Availability For Its Pork Vaccine PORCILIS ILEITIS

Source: Merck news release Merck Animal Health is excited to increase availability of PORCILIS ILEITIS this month. Strong demand has confirmed that veterinarians and pork producers value PORCILIS ILEITIS as a solution in helping improve the health of growing pigs. PORCILIS ILEITIS is the first injectable vaccine that offers a 20-week duration of immunity (DOI)

Feeders have bottomed but trip not straight up

To “Read” Walt’s charts, keep the following in mind: Support – this term refers to a trend line or price area under the market which is expected to hold the market from potential decline. Resistance– a price area or trend line above the market that is expected to prevent or stall price increases. Trend lines

Smithfield, Anuvia To Develop Plant Nutrients From Animal Waste

Source: Smithfield Foods news release Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Anuvia™ Plant Nutrients are pleased to announce a new partnership to create sustainable fertilizer from renewable biological materials collected from manure treatment systems at Smithfield’s hog farms. This project is part of Smithfield Renewables, the company’s new platform dedicated to unifying and accelerating its carbon reduction

Illinois Pig Farmers Promote Pork in Washington, D.C.

Eight representatives from the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) traveled to Washington, D.C. for two days as part of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) legislative action conference. While there, Mike Haag (Current IPPA President), Pam Janssen (IPPA President Elect), Dale Wietekamp (IPPA Vice President), Jason Propst (District 8 Director), Bob Frase (At-Large Director), Phil

Antibiotic stewardship: What can the pork industry learn from human medicine?

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Podcast: Play in new window | Download With so much attention being placed on antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance, animal agriculture can sometimes feel as if it’s the only target. However, human medicine also is getting an overhaul, as the end goal for everyone is to ensure

Nine Months; Cargill’s Revenues Up 2%, Net Earnings Down 4%

‘Source: Cargill news release To view the complete report, click here. Cargill today reported financial results for the fiscal 2018 third quarter and first nine months ended Feb. 28, 2018. “Our steady results from operations demonstrate that our strategic direction is the right one,” said David MacLennan, Cargill’s chairman and chief executive officer. “The performance

Pharmgate and ECO Animal Health Partner to Bring Leading Pharmgate Animal Health Swine Vaccines to Europe

Pharmgate LLC, a leading global animal health organization based in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA and ECO Animal Health Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of ECO Animal Health Group plc, today are pleased to announce the formation of a new joint venture, ECO-Pharm Limited, based in the Republic of Ireland. ECO-Pharm Limited will be responsible for

Dunkirk Family Builds New Pig Barn for Next Generation

Dereke and Chelsea Dunkirk recently built a new 4,800 pig barn outside of Farmersville. Friends, family, and the local community were invited to the barn for an open house and meal to celebrate the addition to their farm. Tours were offered and a delicious meal prepared by the Dunkirks was provided.   During the ribbon

U.S. March hog herd hits record high; headwinds await

* Spring, summer grillers to benefit from abundant pork * Pork export issues, rising feed prices cause concern * Report seen as neutral for hog futures come Monday The number of hogs on U.S. farms in the December-February quarter was up 3.1 percent from the same period a year ago, a record high for the

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