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Philippines declares first African swine fever outbreak near Manila

Source: Reuters Dead pigs found in some backyard farms in the Philippines tested positive for African swine fever, the country’s agriculture chief said on Monday,...

Still Time to Register for the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 14–17

August 28, 2019 — Dates: September 14-17, 2019 Registration: Open Now! Cost: $490 starting August 15 Graduate Students: $240 starting August 15 Location: Saint Paul RiverCentre Credits: One veterinary continuing education...

Talking Pigs to People

Source: Pipestone Veterinary Service As a farmer, no one is more passionate, caring, or committed to humane care and safe food than you!  Today, only...

Using hovers in the farrowing room to save energy

Quick facts Using hovers reduces the use of fossil fuel energy in farrowing facilities. Hovers must meet the thermal requirements of piglets, especially during...

Three ways to win the race to gain weight

Encourage consistent feed intake through diet changes and other challenges. How do you get the most pounds from your pigs at market? Are you...

Update On U.S. Pork Exports

POLITICO reports: The African swine fever outbreak that has decimated China's pig herds and boosted the country's demand for imported protein would normally be a...

Genetic Parameters and Their Use in Swine Breeding

Originally published as a National Swine Improvement Federation Factsheet.   Introduction The importance of decreasing costs of production increases as the swine industry becomes more competitive. Costs...

Strong Finish to First Half for U.S. Pork, Beef Exports

U.S. pork and beef exports were above year-ago levels in both volume and value in June, according to data released by USDA and compiled...

The New York Times: All the News That’s Fit to Print…and Left on the...

On Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, New York Times readers were treated to a wildly inaccurate and one-sided news story, commonly called a hit piece,...

Rabobank Pork Quarterly Q3 2019: Disease and Trade Issues Are Jointly Changing the Global...

Rising disease pressures are challenging the global market. Specifically, African swine fever (ASF) continues to threaten the global pork market, not only by causing...
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