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Young Couple Eager to Start Their Pig Farming Journey

Justin and Whitney McKeown of Hancock County are ready to dive into the pork industry. They are the owners of Oak Ridge Farm, LLC in rural La Harpe. Whitney calls this area home and grew up on a grain and livestock farm. Justin has been a carpenter since graduating high school, but is ready to

Managing Feeding to Reduce Waste in Lactation

Feed is the single largest cost associated with producing pork, ranging from 50-70% of the total cost of production.  When looking to save money in their feeding programs, producers typically consider the finishing herd as it represents approximately two-thirds of the total feed cost.  One area that can be easily overlooked is lactation feeding strategies

Trump Urged To Start Trade Talks With Japan

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Ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s state visit here, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Pork Producers Council urged President Trump to begin negotiations on a free trade agreement with Japan.   In a joint letter transmitted today to the White House, NCBA and NPPC asked the president “to initiate free trade

U.S. Withdrawal from TPP Could Create Opportunities for Canadian Pork

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Farmscape for February 6, 2017 Full Interview 6:58 Listen The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says the U.S. rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement could potentially create new export opportunities for the Canadian pork industry. In the early days of the Donald Trump Presidency a clear indication of the new U.S.

Zehr Family honored as IPPA Family of the Year

The Zehr Family from Washington, IL has been named the 2017 Family of the Year from the Illinois Pork Producers Association. This award is announced each year during the Illinois Pork Expo and is given to a family who has done an outstanding job of promoting the pork industry and exemplified leadership throughout the year.

Hormel stops taking pigs from farm shown in undercover video

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Source: News 1130.com Hormel Foods Corp. said Tuesday it has stopped accepting hogs from a pork supplier in Oklahoma after an animal rights group released undercover video from a farm the supplier owns showing pigs in crowded pens and being hit with gas cans. The company says is investigating the facility owned by The Maschhoffs,

Maintaining Pork Exports to Canada, Mexico Critical

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The National Pork Producers Council today committed to work with the Trump administration to preserve tariff-free market access for U.S. pork exports to Canada and Mexico. The administration is planning to pursue trade discussions with the two countries.   “As far a pork is concerned, the trade deals with Canada and Mexico have been tremendous

Trouw Nutrition USA Neosho Processing Plant Emphasizes Excellence

A commitment to continuous improvement and excellence in the manufacturing process is a key operational philosophy at Trouw Nutrition USA’s Neosho, Missouri premix plant. The facility has been named the Premix Manufacturer Category Winner in the 2016 Feed Facility of the Year competition, a national contest conducted by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and Feedstuffs.

Survey Shows 95% Of Pork Producers Are Complying With New Antibiotic Rules

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Source: National Pork Board news release U.S. pig farmers are not only well aware of new federal rules for on-farm antibiotic use, but already are complying. In a survey conducted by the National Pork Board in November, 95 percent of pig farmers surveyed said that they were ready to be fully compliant by the time

IDT Biologika Establishes Animal Health Americas Business Unit

Global vaccines and biologics technology leader to focus on the development, production and delivery of high-quality autogenous, wildlife and commercial vaccines and diagnostic solutions for use in animals in Canada and US José Ochoa, a veteran biopharmaceutical industry business officer, will lead the new organization Company concurrently launches Ecoporc SHIGA, the first fully licensed swine

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