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Managing MLV PRRS vaccines for optimum performance and returns, By Joseph F. Connor, DVM,...

Source: PigHealthToday.com As the world awaits a vaccine for COVID-19, it’s an opportune time to think about the value of vaccines and the importance of...

Dennis Smith From Archer Financial Services, May 21st 2020

MIDDAY PORK AND BEEF UPDATE By Dennis Smith Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Thursday May 21, 2020 LEAN HOGS: Cash is basically up $1.00 compared to late last week....

Finding opportunities to improve pig health during these challenging times, By Joseph F. Connor,...

Source: PigHealthToday.com While participating on an advisory board several years ago, I commented that within 5 years there was a high probability that the industry...

Dennis Smith Livestock Report from Archer Financial Services, May 15th 2020

Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Thursday May 14, 2020 CORN: China appears committed to purchasing large quantities of U.S. ag goods as part of the phase...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, April 23rd 2020

Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Thursday April 23, 2020 LEAN HOGS:  Cash will be called steady. I discussed the formula situation in the evening wire and how...

Digital Technologies Are Taking Biosecurity To The Next Level, By Matthew Rooda from Swine...

The use of biosecurity and social distancing are not new concepts to modern pork producers. Many cleaners, disinfectants, social distancing protocols (farm withdrawal timelines),...

More Uncertainty and Volatility Going Forward for the Hog Market, By Jason Franken Western...

The USDA’s March Hogs and Pigs report pegs the March 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs at 77.6 million head, a record for...

Focus on the Impactful, Not the Easy to Measure, By Todd Thurman, SwineTex Consulting...

Photo: @helloquence via unsplash.com Todd Thurman, Consultant SwineTex Consulting Services, LLC As a consultant, I’m often asked by clients to help them solve specific problems. New or...

Lessons from the barn: Avoiding gremlins, By Joseph F. Connor, DVM, MS Carthage Veterinary...

By Joseph F. Connor, DVM, MS Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. Carthage, Illinois Pig production is really about people and their ability to understand and consistently execute...

Do’s and don’ts of cephalosporin use in swine, An interview with John W. Hallberg,...

Source: PigHealthToday.com An interview with John W. Hallberg, DVM, PhD Director, US Regulatory Affairs Zoetis    Download the pdf Q: Cephalosporins have been key to successful management of respiratory disease in...
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