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Prestage Pork Plant Advancing

The Prestage pork plant that’s being built near Eagle Grove is getting closer to completion, especially now that crews don’t have to deal with any snow on the ground. The $240 million facility is located about 6 miles south of town at the intersection of Highway 17 and 320th Street, and is expected to be

March Beef Exports Set New Value Record; Pork Exports also Strong

Strong March results capped an excellent first quarter for U.S. red meat exports, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF, as beef exports set a new monthly value record in March and pork export value reached the second-highest level on record. The United States is exporting a strong share of its beef

NAFTA Participants Increasingly Invested in Successfully Concluding Negotiations

Farmscape for May 1, 2018 Full Interview 12:27 Listen The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says participants in discussion aimed at modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement have become highly invested in successfully concluding the negotiations. Negotiations aimed at rewriting NAFTA continued last week and are expected to resume again in about

Big Acts Slated to Perform at the 30th Annual World Pork Expo

Visitors will enjoy free music, grilled pork and networking opportunities during MusicFest at the 2018 World Pork Expo. Music and the aroma of grilled pork will fill the air at the 2018 World Pork Expo during MusicFest on Thursday, June 7. To help celebrate 30 years of Expo, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) will

June hogs reversed upward, buy breaks for now

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

USDA Issues: “Livestock, Dairy And Poultry Outlook” Report

Source: USDA news release To view the complete report, click here. The Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook for April 2018 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report.

Separating Accurate from Inaccurate Information Challenges Agriculture

Farmscape for April 19, 2018 Full Interview 13:04 Listen A Professor of Applied Swine Nutrition with Iowa State University says the big challenge for pork producers in toda y’s age of the internet and social media is separating the important information from the unimportant and avo iding the information that’s flat out incorrect.With the explosion

Take the time to learn about APC Inc and company history

Source: APC Newsletter While you may have heard the APC, Inc. name over the last 35 years, chances are you’re more likely to know our products and science than about the company itself. APC, Inc. is one of seven independent companies owned by The Lauridsen Group, Inc., headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa. We’ve been in the

Iowa Select veterinarian taking a more targeted approach with antibiotics

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Iowa Select Farms’ targeted approach to antibiotic use within its production system began well before the FDA’s expanded veterinary feed directive (VFD) rule.    “We don’t feed any antibiotics after the nursery phase, and that had been our approach prior to the new VFD rule,” said Pete Thomas, DVM, director of

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.

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