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DSM Introduces Rovimix® HyD® Solution for Swine The solution for raising the vitamin D status earlier in the post-weaning stage

To boost vitamin D status, improve overall health, and support immune function more quickly after weaning, DSM introduces its Rovimix® HyD® Solution for swine. For a nominal cost, producers can easily mix the solution with their pigs’ drinking water to supplement during the initial post-weaning period, when nursery pigs are at their lowest vitamin D

June Hogs in sideways trend

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

Illinois study examines energy and nutrient digestibility in wheat co-products fed to growing pigs

With feed costs and the worldwide demand for meat growing, livestock producers are increasingly turning to co-products from the ethanol and human food industries. Research from the University of Illinois is helping to determine the feed value of wheat middlings and red dog, two co-products of the wheat milling process that can be included in

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

Pork Checkoff Announces the 2018 Pork Industry Scholarship Recipients

The Pork Checkoff has awarded 21 scholarships to college students around the United States as part of its strategy to develop the pork industry’s future leaders. A National Pork Board committee judged the pool of 70 applicants based on scholastic merit, leadership activities, involvement in the pork production industry and the applicants’ plans for a

Iowa Pork Industry Center Leads Industry-Wide Collaboration to Address Sow Mortality

Healthy and productive sows help ensure profitable and efficient herds. In turn, maintaining this type of herd assists in providing financial stability to producers and the industry in general. So, when the sow mortality rate due to pelvic organ prolapse started to increase throughout the industry with no apparent defined reasons, that’s cause for concern.

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

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

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

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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