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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

Topigs Norsvin USA announces new Veterinarian

Key appointment enhances Topigs Norsvin health and biosecurity announced today that Dr. Kristine Harms has joined its staff as Veterinarian.  Dr. Harms will be based out of Topigs Norsvin’s Burnsville, MN office.  In her new role, Kristine’s responsibilities will encompass multiplication veterinary support, health and biosecurity auditing and training, veterinary responsibilities related to the import/export

USDA: Rural Counties Would Gain Jobs from Increased Demand for Agricultural Exports

  U.S. agricultural exports support about 1.1 million full-time, civilian jobs, according to 2017 ERS estimates (based on 2015 data). A recent ERS study considered how U.S. employment might be affected if the demand for these exports increased even further. To find out, ERS researchers used a computational model of the U.S. economy to explore

World Pork Expo Offers Access to Information and Technology to Improve Business

Farmscape for May 30, 2017 Full Interview 8:01 Listen The Director of Trade Show Marketing with the National Pork Producers Council says the information that will be available to pork producers next week, as part of World Pork Expo in Des Moines, will help provide them an advantage in the market place. Delegates from about

DDGS Value Analysis in Swine Rations, May 2017

Cost Savings of Incorporating DDGS into Swine Rations up to $4.43/pig at Conservative Levels and up to $6.14/pig at Aggressive Levels. To illustrate the cost-savings of incorporating DDGS in swine diets, Gowans Feed Consulting has collected the most up to date regional ingredient costs from the U.S. Grains Council and formulated examples of optimized diets with and

Joint Canada U.S. Initiative Aims to Improve Transport Biosecurity and Biocontainment

Clip-Dr. Paul Sundberg-Swine Health Information Centre: Full Interview 9:01 Listen There’s a lot of trade and a lot of movement between Canada and the U.S. It is a North American production system so there are common interests and common goals. Each country is separate and there are separate interests and separate goals as well but,

USDA: Larger Family Farms Show Stronger Financial Performance Than Smaller Farms

Source: USDA news release Ongoing innovations in agriculture have enabled a single farmer, or farm family, to manage more acres or more animals. Farmers who take advantage of these innovations to expand their operations can reduce costs and raise profits because they can spread their investments over more acres. In 2015, larger family farms displayed

Broad Patent Granted for ENABL® Adjuvant Technology

AgriLabs® today announced it has received a U.S. patent for ENABL® adjuvant technology and its use as a delivery system for the DNA vaccines the company is developing. The patent covers a broad range of adjuvant compositions and methods for human and animal health. “This is a major step in commercialization of our DNA vaccine

Robert Drew Joins Neap’s U.S. Swine Technology Team

Source: Nedap news release Nedap Livestock Management, a global leader in livestock management systems, announces the hiring of Robert Drew to its growing U.S. swine technology team. Drew joins the team as a sales and application manager to support producers with the design and implementation of automated swine management technology, including electronic sow feeding (ESF)

Animal Welfare Enforcement Actions

APHIS is committed to ensuring the welfare of regulated animals and continues to carry out the critical day-to-day work of ensuring the humane treatment of vulnerable animals through unannounced inspections, pre-compliance visits, horse protection inspections, and other activities. APHIS, during the past year, has conducted a comprehensive review of the information it posts on its

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