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Mollevang And PIC Enter Into a Strategic Relationship

Møllevang, an independent Danish porcine genetics company, and PIC, the porcine business unit of Genus plc and global supplier of elite porcine genetics and services, are pleased to announce they have agreed to enter into a strategic relationship, commencing on 1 July 2018. The agreements are subject to a number of conditions, and the parties

Pork Producers Advised to Take Advantage of Forward Contract Opportunities

Farmscape for November 8, 2017 Full Interview 7:28 Listen The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services is advising pork producers to look to forward contracting to protect themselves from downward pressure on live hog markets over the next three to four months resulting from large slaughter hog supplies. While increased U.S. slaughter capacity

High Hog Supply Tempers Effects of Increased Slaughter Capacity

Farmscape for November 7, 2017 Full Interview 7:28 Listen The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services anticipates the full benefit of new U.S. slaughter capacity will be felt next spring and summer. Over the past week or so live hog prices have declined. Tyler Fulton, the Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing

Acord, Zack Honored at USAHA

The United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) recently wrapped up its 121st Annual Meeting in San Diego, welcoming nearly 1300 individuals from around the country and abroad to address key issues in animal health. The meeting is a joint event with the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, held each fall. Highlighting the event was

Zoetis QUICK TIP: Video: Don’t Let Swine Influenza Become Complicated

Video: Don’t Let Swine Influenza Become Complicated Some quick tips to help outsmart outbreaks  The influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) is always evolving, and there aren’t always clinical signs. Watch this short video to understand what you’re up against and stay ahead of this ever-changing challenge.   H1N1 Gamma, H1N2 Delta-1, H3N2 Cluster-IV-A and

Hypor Libra* Shines Brightly

How do you improve on the world’s most balanced sow? The short answer is simple: Reach for the Star. By crossing the Hypor Large White with the new Hypor Landrace Triple+, the company geneticists have progressed faster and farther than ever before. The result is the Hypor Libra* (pronounced “Libra Star”), a sow with the

Group Sow Housing Offers Opportunity to Reduce Energy Costs

Farmscape for October 13, 2017 Full Interview 10:22 Listen The Head Nutritionist with Gestal says pork producers are finding the cost of maintaining the body condition of gestating sows housed in groups in pens to be lower than that of sows housed individually in stalls. In anticipation of the move from stall housing of gestating

Steady pork exports to Mexico in August; China/Hong Kong rebounds

Pork exports to Mexico remained on pace for a sixth consecutive volume record in August, with volume up slightly from a year ago to 65,037 mt. Export value also increased slightly to $129.6 million. Through August, exports increased 18 percent in volume (522,227 mt) and 22 percent in value ($984.1 million). Exports to Japan, the

John Foltz Named Chair Of Ohio State’s Animal Sciences Dept

Farm Foundation Round Table member John Foltz will become chairman of the Animal Sciences Department at Ohio State University (OSU), effective Oct. 9. He is currently Special Assistant to the President for Agricultural Initiatives at the University of Idaho, heading up two livestock-focused projects. Foltz earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural economics at

Ohio Pork Council President Pens Letter to the Hill on Value of Trade

  The following opinion piece was submitted to The Hill by Ohio Pork Council President Rich Deaton   With apologies to fictional Wall Street financier Gordon Gekko: Free trade is good; free trade is right; free trade works. And it works for almost every sector of the U.S. economy, including America’s hog farmers. Which is

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