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Pig Health Today launches mobile app

As seen in PigHealthtoday.com Pig Health Today, the world’s only news website focused entirely on swine health, welfare and sustainability, has partnered with sponsor Zoetis to launch a mobile app for Apple and Android devices. The app allows veterinarians, nutritionists, producers and other pig-health professionals to quickly access the latest developments from the world of

Pig care: If there’s something off, don’t try to ‘look him well’

As seen in PigHealthtoday.com Podcast: Play in new window | Download Watching pigs may not be glamorous or stimulating, but it’s a responsibility that Bob Blomme, DVM, takes very seriously. “We can learn a lot just by spending time in the barns observing the pigs,” says the veterinarian at AMVC Veterinary Services, Audubon, Iowa He

AgriLabs® Develops Master Seeds for Adenovirus Vectored Foot-and-Mouth Disease Vaccines

AgriLabs® today announced that it has developed a set of master seeds for a replication-deficient human adenovirus vector that expresses select genes for several different serotypes of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV).   Although existing FMD vaccines are available in the U.S. and elsewhere, these new seeds are the first to use a live adenovirus as

U.S. Quality Based Pork Grading Announcement Accelerates Need for Canadian Quality Based Grading

Farmscape for December 1, 2017 Full Interview 10:07 Listen The Vice President Technical Programs and Marketing Services, with Canada Pork International, says U.S. pork industry plans to introduce a quality based grading system for pork accelerates the need for a Canadian quality based grading system. Canada Pork International, in partnership with Swine Innovation Porc, has

Kansas State University meat scientists verify benefits of Omega 3 feeding regimen

Kansas State University meat scientists have confirmed that meat from animals that were fed Omega 3 enriched diets will maintain its taste, tenderness and shelf life just as well as meat from animals not fed the enriched diets Dennis Nuttelman was pretty sure that the Omega 3-enriched beef and pork he was selling from a

USDA Issues: “Feed Outlook” Report

Source: USDA news release To view the complete report, click here. The November 2017 Feed Outlook report contains estimates for 2016/17 and projections for 2017/18 U.S. and global feed markets based on the most current World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.

Local food pantry benefits from IPPA pork contest winner

A Clive woman will be buying pork throughout 2018 after winning the Iowa Pork Producers Association’s Great Pork Giveaway contest. A central Iowa food pantry will benefit as well. Jan Thorsen was randomly selected to win $250 in “Pork Cash” from IPPA that she’ll be able to use at most any supermarket to purchase ham,

Getting pigs off to a good start with better gut health

 As seen in PigHealthtoday.com Podcast: Play in new window | Download Improved education of caretakers is one way pork producers can help ensure their pigs have a healthy gut and get off to a good start, Noel Garbes, DVM, technical services veterinarian, Zoetis, told Pig Health Today. There’s plenty of knowledge and discussion about the

Smithfield Foods Continues Annual Water Donation Benefitting Missouri and Iowa Schools

Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce its Missouri Hog Production Division employees’ donation of more than 2,000 cases of bottled water, equivalent to $16,000, benefiting local schools in Northern Missouri and Southern Iowa. The annual water donation provides more than 20 schools with water bottles to be used for fundraising efforts such as concession

Iowa’s largest pork producer is adding 90,000 hogs amid calls for moratorium

Source: Des Moines Register Iowa’s largest pork producer is rapidly expanding, adding nearly 90,000 pigs at time when water quality issues have state and local leaders calling for a moratorium on industry expansion, says a grassroots activist group. Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement says Iowa Select is adding at least 19 hog confinements and the Des

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