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Dr. Angela Baysinger, Merck Animal Health, Appointed Board Chairperson, Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization

The Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO), has named Angela Baysinger, D.V.M., M.S. as Board of Directors chairperson. She will serve a two-year term. Dr. Baysinger is a member of the Merck Animal Health Veterinary & Consumer Affairs team, serving as the Animal Welfare Lead. “I am truly honored to serve PAACO as board chairperson,”

Final Call for June 6 PQA Plus 3.0 Advisor Applications

eople who want to become certified as Pork Quality Assurance Plus 3.0 Advisors are reminded of an upcoming session during World Pork Expo in Des Moines and its application deadline. The Iowa Pork Industry Center is hosting the session on Wednesday, June 6, and Iowa State Extension swine veterinarian Chris Rademacher said people who would

Update On Congressional, USDA’s Leaders On Farm Bill Meeting With Pres. Trump

POLITICO reports: House Ag Chairman Mike Conaway, Senate Ag Chairman Pat Roberts and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue were summoned to the White House Thursday to discuss farm bill progress with President Donald Trump. Following the afternoon meeting, Conaway said that Trump is “a really strong proponent of the work requirements being improved in SNAP.” He

Diamond V at 75: Optimizing a pig’s microbiome

A healthy gut microbiome provides the young pig a line of defense against pathogen challenges, says Dr. Karen Lehe, Director of Swine Business Development with Diamond V. “Pigs that have a more diverse microbiome thrive and grow faster,” Dr. Lehe said. “The microbiome is really important when it comes to immune function and can be

News Now from the Iowa Pork Industry Center, May 10th 2018

THOUGHTS FROM 109 KILDEE Global viewpoint guides local education All students at Iowa State are encouraged to think globally by considering a study abroad opportunity. According to the CALS Global Programs office, students from the college visited 46 countries this year, with specific travel courses in 16 countries. While all of these provide and promote

Hog trend is choppy, in sideways direction

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

Iowa State University 2018 Animal Industry Report Now Available Online

The 2018 Iowa State University Animal Industry Report is now available online. The annual report, now in its 15th year, features a variety of animal industry-related research done at Iowa State that is supported by the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station. The report is coordinated through the animal science department. This year’s edition

Hogs in downward channel but becoming over-sold

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

Setting Priorities Key When Considering New Technologies

Farmscape for April 27, 2018 Full Interview 13:04 Listen A Professor of Applied Swine Nutrition with Iowa State University says, when considering the ad option of new technologies or management strategies, it’s important set priorities.The modern age of the internet an d social media has resulted in an explosion of new information.Dr. John Patience, a

Iowa Pork Industry Center to Hold PQA Advisor Certification Session at World Pork Expo

To help meeting ongoing industry need, Iowa Pork Industry Center has scheduled a Pork Quality Assurance Plus 3.0 advisor certification session during the 2018 World Pork Expo in Des Moines. Iowa State University Extension swine veterinarian Chris Rademacher is coordinating the session that’s set for Wednesday, June 6, at the Iowa State Fair Grounds. “This

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