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Spray Dried Plasma for Nursery Diets

Mycotoxins have become an increasingly growing concern among livestock and crop producers.  Mycotoxins can induce a variety of detrimental effects in swine such as reduced average daily gain, feed intake, immunosuppression in addition to negative effects on intestinal health and impairment of reproductive functions ultimately reducing animal performance and the livestock producer’s profit. One of

Group Sow Housing Offers Opportunity to Reduce Energy Costs

Farmscape for October 13, 2017 Full Interview 10:22 Listen The Head Nutritionist with Gestal says pork producers are finding the cost of maintaining the body condition of gestating sows housed in groups in pens to be lower than that of sows housed individually in stalls. In anticipation of the move from stall housing of gestating

Smithfield and World Food Championships Partner to Create New Pork Category

Smithfield, the largest pork producer in the industry, will be joining the World Food Championships as a sponsor in 2017. The 6th annual event, held in Orange Beach, Ala. November 8-14, is the largest competition in the food world, bringing together top chefs and home cooks from around the globe, each of whom has won

National Pork Board Teams with Hick Hop Innovator Cowboy Troy to Celebrate Pork Chops

  Nothing gets your toes tapping better than a song about food. You may have had your Cheeseburger in Paradise, with American Pie for dessert and washed it down with a Pina Colada, but the pork chop has been missing. Until now. Recording artist Cowboy Troy, known by his given name as Troy Lee Coleman III, has introduced a

National Pork Board Summer Internship Opportunities

  The National Pork Board is seeking candidates to apply for the 2018 Internship Program. The internships, all based in Clive, IA, will begin approximately May 14, 2018 and continue through approximately August 10, 2018. Interviews will take place in December or January and positions will be filled by February. Intern positions available include: Producer

Call for Research Proposals: Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease

Proposals for the $35,000 awards are due by January 15, 2018 The Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease, with the financial support from Boehringer Ingelheim (BI), is pleased to open the call for research proposals for 2018. Practicing veterinarians and researchers seeking a Research Award need to submit a proposal by January 15, 2018.

Inventory Survey Confirms Expansion Remains on Track but Futures Rise on Hopes of Strong Q4 Demand

Highlights: – December hog futures gained 6% last week on a more bullish demand outlook this holiday season – Hog slaughter last week was the largest for the year at 2.534 million head, 3.3% higher than a year ago – The latest USDA Hogs and Pigs report confirmed that US hog producers continue to expand

United States Hog Inventory Up 2 Percent

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on September 1, 2017 was 73.5 million head. This was up 2 percent from September 1, 2016, and up 3 percent from June 1, 2017. Breeding inventory, at 6.09 million head, was up 1 percent from last year, and up slightly from the previous quarter. Market hog

Agricultural Export Coalition Calls for Increased Federal Funding for Export Programs

  More than 120 members of the Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports are urging leaders of the House Committee on Agriculture to increase funding for USDA export programs in the new farm bill to generate additional demand for U.S. farm products in an increasingly competitive global market. In a Sept. 19, 2017 letter to Committee Chairman Michael Conaway

U.S. Pork’s Commitment to Responsible Antibiotic Use Making a Difference

Scientific research, farmer and consumer education a key focus in 2017 Nine months after the full implementation of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Guidance 209 and 213, America’s pig farmers continue to demonstrate their awareness and commitment to doing what’s right on the farm. Since the rules went into effect on Jan. 1, the National

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