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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

Ongoing Growth Ahead for the U.S. Pork Industry, Rabobank Pork Outlook

Download the complete report Outlook Hinges on Increased Exports Over the past decade the U.S. hog and pork industry has gone from lagging production with tight margins to a production recovery phase. In a new report from the RaboResearch Food and & Agribusiness group, analysts take a look at the potential growth of the pork

2017 ISU James D. McKean Swine Disease Conference

The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, the Iowa Pork Industry Center, The Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV), District 6, sponsor the ISU James D. McKean Swine Disease Conference. The conference was renamed in 2015 after the death of longtime conference chair, Dr. James D. McKean, and

Steady pork exports to Mexico in August; China/Hong Kong rebounds

Pork exports to Mexico remained on pace for a sixth consecutive volume record in August, with volume up slightly from a year ago to 65,037 mt. Export value also increased slightly to $129.6 million. Through August, exports increased 18 percent in volume (522,227 mt) and 22 percent in value ($984.1 million). Exports to Japan, the

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

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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