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Innovative ideas ‘push the envelope’ at 2017 AFAC Livestock Care Conference

What forces are shaping the future of farm animal care? How can producers keep profitable and sustainable while meeting new expectations? What are the ideas and opportunities ‘pushing the envelope’ to help Alberta’s livestock industries on the path of continual improvement? These questions and others were the focus at a packed-house 2017 Livestock Care Conference,

Zoetis Awards Scholarships to Rising Veterinary Student

2017 scholarship program underscores Commitment to Veterinarians™ Zoetis and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) today announced the winners of the 2017 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Program. Now in its eighth year, the program awarded 315 scholarships to second- and third-year veterinary students during the 2017 Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Conference.

JBS USA Agrees to Purchase Plumrose USA From Danish Crown

Continued realization of Company strategy to diversify product portfolio and expand branded offerings Acquisition expected to provide annual synergies of $25 Million JBS USA today announced a definitive share purchase agreement with Danish Crown A/S (“Danish Crown”) to acquire the company’s U.S.-based bacon, ham and deli meat business, Plumrose USA, for $230 million (USD). It

Youth Receive Pig Project Scholarships

Winners of the 2017 Wisconsin Pork Association (WPA) youth pig project scholarships were announced recently. The Wisconsin Pork Association Youth Committee created the program to assist youth in developing pork production projects for 4-H or FFA. The goal is to encourage youth to become involved in the Wisconsin pork industry, offering opportunities to develop life

Progress Reported in Efforts to Process Straw Fibre for Inclusion in Sow Diets

Farmscape for March 10, 2017 Full Interview 8:52 Listen Scientists has cleared the first hurdle in efforts to utilize fibre from straw in the diets of gestating and lactating sows. As part of research being conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc aimed at increasing sow milk yield and piglet growth using low-cost feeds during

WH Group chief cautious about expanding Smithfield in China due to pork glut

WH Group Ltd will be cautious about expanding Smithfield’s pork processing operations in China due to overcapacity in the world’s top pork market, chairman and chief executive officer Wan Long said in an interview on Tuesday. Speaking on the sidelines of parliament’s annual meeting, he said he expects pork prices to drop to an average

Plan to Attend the 2017 World Pork Expo, June 7-9

The world’s largest pork-specific trade show. The 2017 World Pork Expo — the world’s largest pork-specific trade show — offers hundreds of exhibitors, free educational seminars, live hog shows and sales, networking opportunities and much more, making it a must-attend event for all pork professionals. Brought to you by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC),

Inaugural Pig Farmers of Tomorrow Named

Recipients recognized as the next generation of American pig farmers The National Pork Board announced today that Kyle Coble from Minnesota, Logan Thornton from Idaho and Madison Schafer from Minnesota have been named the inaugural Pig Farmers of Tomorrow. They were recognized today at the 2017 National Pork Industry in Atlanta. “It is important for

U.S. Pork Industry Sets the Standard for Responsible On-Farm Antibiotic Use

Live broadcast from National Pork Industry Forum convenes industry experts to discuss  real change taking place on farms across the country In 2016, the U.S. pork industry saw record-breaking pork production and strong ongoing consumer demand. Additionally, consumer interest in how food is produced is also at an all-time high, leading the National Pork Board

University of Illinois: Hog Prices Outperform Expectations

  Source: University of Illinois news release The pork industry outlook has experienced a major shift to the upside. Pork producers are pleased to see 2017 hog prices higher than expected. The low point for the industry was in late November when hog prices dropped to near $32 per hundredweight on a live weight basis.

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