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Erin Cortus from the University of Minnesota, Sustainability Requires Definition, Standards, Measurements

My name is Erin Cortus and I am a new faculty member in the Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering Department at the University of Minnesota. My role is to provide engineering expertise in the area of sustainable animal agriculture systems. Through Extension and research, I work with producers and community members to understand and continually improve

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Market Observations, May 7th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last week the U.S. cash hog market continued its recent advance, with 22 days in a row of increased prices.  Last Friday 53-54% USDA lean carcass average 61.96¢ lb.  Last week the U.S. marketed 68,000 more then a year ago (+2.8%).  More hogs, similar prices.  Last year

Weekly Livestock Update with Scott Brown, April 30th 2018

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Market Recap – Cash fed cattle were basically unchanged for the week while feeder cattle sold steady to $5.00 higher on moderate demand. Current contract cattle futures ended the week sharply higher on strength at the end of the week. Current live cattle futures contract closed

Weekly Market Livestock Update with Scott Brown, April 16th 2018

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week in markets – Cash hog prices are down a little more than $1.50 this week. However, current lean hog futures contracts gained nearly $4.00 on strong moves up in the latter part of the week. Pork cutout value lost $3.30 on weakness primarily in

Jim Long Pork Commentary, China Puts Tariffs on US Pork, April 9th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last week China put a 25% tariff an all US Pork that would be imported. Let’s look at US Pork Exports for February 2018 We calculate that China imported 8.5% of US pork exports in February. This percentage is relatively consistent to percentage of exports in the

Chris Hurt Weekly Outlook from the University of Purdue: Pork Tariffs Sour Industry Outlook

Department of Agricultural Economics Purdue University farmdoc daily (8):57 Recommended citation format: Hurt, C. “Weekly Outlook: Pork Tariffs Sour Industry Outlook.” farmdoc daily (8):57, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 2, 2018. Permalink: The 2018 outlook early this year was for modest profitability. Now, it has shifted to

Andréia Arruda from Ohio State University, Barn location can impact PRRS exposure risk

Read more articles on Pig Health Today Several factors go into selecting a site for a pork-production unit, but research shows there are a couple more — specifically, terrain and vegetation — that may influence exposure to the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV). Andréia Arruda, DVM, PhD, and assistant professor at the

Strep Control, Dr. Emily McDowell from the Pipestone Veterinary Clinic

Streptococcus suis (commonly known as strep) is a very common bacterial agent present in all pigs. S. suis gets into the pigs’ bloodstream and then affects pigs throughout their entire body. Classic clinical signs of S. suis include fever, meningitis (walking without coordination and paddling while lying on its side), swollen joints, pneumonia/coughing, and sudden

Chris Hurt from Purdue University, Hog Prices Increase, But So Do Feed Costs, March 13th 2018

Source: FarmDoc Listen to MP3 Podcast The pork market has been favored by strong demand and that remains supportive for hog prices this year. Prospects remain positive for higher producer prices again in 2018 even in the face of a three to four percent increase in supply. However, a new threat to profit margins is

Weekly Livestock Update with Scott Brown, March 5th 2018

•Market Recap – Cash hogs are down $1.00 relative to a week ago, with weakness in current lean hog futures early in the week resulting in a $3.50 drop overall. The pork cutout value is down slightly for the week led by weakness in belly prices. Cash cattle down a little more than a dollar

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