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Smithfield Foods Releases Latest Section of 2017 Sustainability Report, Shares New Programs and Companywide Commitment to Food Safety and Quality

Today, Smithfield Foods, Inc. released the Food Safety and Quality section of its 2017 Sustainability Report, which provides robust information about the company’s leading approach to producing safe, high-quality products. This section focuses on programs and achievements that underscore a culture of food safety, and highlights new product offerings that reflect Smithfield’s transformation into a

Thermo Fisher Scientific Research Advances PRRS and PED Diagnostics

Presentations at ESPHM illustrate dedication to diagnostic improvements Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is the pig industry’s greatest disease challenge, but other highly contagious viral infections like swine coronaviruses, including the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus, also continue to place economic burden on pig producers. Thermo Fisher Scientific presents results at the European Symposium

New Study Finds Pureed Pork Supports Infant Growth

Introducing meat as a complementary food may be beneficial for formula-fed infants – Meat, such as pork, can be an important source of much-needed protein in an infant’s diet during the transition to solid foods, according to new research from the University of Colorado published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.1 The first six

President Trump Tells Farmers “We’ll Make It Up To You”

POLITICO reports: President Donald Trump on Monday attempted to reassure American farmers staring down market uncertainty amid an escalating trade dispute with China, which has threatened to level hefty tariffs on soybeans and other agricultural goods. “We’ll make it up to them,” Trump told reporters ahead of a meeting with his Cabinet. “The farmers will

NPPC Urges U.S. Government to Consider Economic Contributions of Pork When Setting Trade Policy

Farmscape for April 4, 2018 Full Interview 7:42 Listen The National Pork Producers Council is urging the U.S. government to consider the contributions of the pork sector to the U.S, economy as it deals with issues related  to international trade.The United States is re-w orking key free trade agreements and exploring the possibility of initiating

From feed to fever: Kansas State University researcher studies risk of African swine fever in feed

Megan Niederwerder, Kansas State University assistant professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, is involved in a new study that examines the ability of African swine fever virus to spread through imported feed and feed ingredients. The study will help researchers and pork producers prevent the spread of the highly contagious and costly animal disease. If

The 30th Annual World Pork Expo Is Just Around the Corner

Why This Is the One You Don’t Want to Miss The home of all things pork and everything pig is back, and to celebrate its 30th year, it’s bigger and better than ever. Exciting changes are coming to the 30th World Pork Expo  this June 6-8, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa.

National Pork Board Collaboration Continues to Multiply Checkoff Value for Farm-Level Research

The National Pork Board has announced a new collaboration with the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, a nonprofit established in the 2014 Farm Bill, to support a competitive research program to improve pig health, productivity and well-being. The end goal is to improve pig survival during all stages of production. The joint venture has

AVMA Seeks Comment on Revised Model Veterinary Practice Act

The American Veterinary Medical Association’s Model Veterinary Practice Act (MVPA) is a cornerstone policy that is used as a primary resource during the writing and review of veterinary practice acts across the United States. It also includes the AVMA’s definition of the Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship. Veterinarians and other interested parties have a unique opportunity to have

Pharmgate Animal Health VP Mary Jo Baarsch Named Adjunct Professor in University of Minnesota’s Department of VBS

Dr. Mary Jo Baarsch, Pharmgate Animal Health’s Vice President of Biologics, has been appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. A Minnesota native who grew up on a large swine operation in Spring Valley, Dr. Baarsch will bring vast experience in swine health to help build

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