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FDA Report on Antibiotics Validates Work by U.S. Pig Farmers

On-Farm Practices Lead to Antibiotic Use Decline America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to do what’s right on the farm for people, pigs and the planet when it comes to demonstrating their commitment to antibiotic stewardship. That’s why last week’s findings in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 2016 Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed

PIC Swine Veterinary Externship Program

PIC North America offers a limited number of two-week externships based in Hendersonville, TN, for veterinary students committed to swine production medicine. Current third year students are encouraged to apply. Applications for July 2018-June 2019 are being accepted through January 31, 2018. The objective of the program is to expose proactive swine veterinary students to

Merck Animal Health Hosts Animal Welfare Symposium

Newly Formed Veterinary and Consumer Affairs Group Assembles Thought Leaders to Address “Advancing Animal Welfare Together” Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) hosted leading animal welfare experts together with subject matter experts from agriculture, food processing/packing and retail – restaurants and grocers in a first of its kind

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

Indiana Pork Farmer Appointed to National Pork Board

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of Indiana pig farmer Heather Hill to serve on the National Pork Board. Hill is a co-owner at Hill Farms in Greenfield, Indiana. Hill Farms is a farrow-to-finish operation that markets 32,000 pigs annually. Hill Farms also grows corn, soybeans and wheat. She is a former president

Smithfield Foods goes online to sell U.S. pork in China

The world’s largest pork company WH Group Ltd said on Tuesday its U.S. subsidiary, Smithfield Foods , will for the first time sell its U.S.-produced pork online in China, via online retailer Inc. The move follows other international food companies that are looking to boost sales in the world’s top pork consumer through its

Indiana Pork and Indy Fuel team up to Drop the Puck on Hunger

Popular concessions offering to benefit Feeding Indiana’s Hungry The Indy Fuel are proud to join Indiana Pork to bring back the popular “Garbage Burger”, to benefit Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH). The Garbage Burger, a ground pork burger topped with pulled BBQ pork, will be available throughout Indiana Farmers Coliseum during all remaining Fuel home games

Urine sampling can reliably detect penicillin residues in sows

As seen in Urine sampling is a reliable way to detect procaine penicillin G (PPG) residues prior to processing and may help producers avoid processing-plant violations, according to Locke A. Karriker, DVM, a professor at Iowa State University. Increasing incidence of PPG-residue detection in cull sows has been reported, due in part to changes

U.S. Pig Farmers Continue Focus on Antibiotic Stewardship

Pork Checkoff leads investment in antibiotic research America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to make progress in their quest for superior antibiotic stewardship to help protect people, pigs and the planet. On their behalf, the National Pork Board is pleased again to celebrate U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week and World Antibiotic Awareness Week with organizations such as

The dark side of pig mineral nutrition

When it comes to your animals’ mineral diet, you’ve likely never been thinking about “Star Wars” but just like the characters of the epic movie series, you have a choice to make. Do you go with organic trace minerals, or do you turn to the dark side: inorganics? It should be an easy choice, but

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