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NPPC Capital Update for the week ending March 24th 2017

FMD VACCINE BANK IS NPPC’S PRIORITY IN NEXT FARM BILL The U.S. pork industry’s top priority for the next Farm Bill is establishing a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank, the NPPC Vice President David Herring, a pork producer from Newton Grove, N.C., told a House Agriculture subcommittee in testimony Tuesday. To address a potential FMD

Zoetis Awards Scholarships to Rising Veterinary Student

2017 scholarship program underscores Commitment to Veterinarians™ Zoetis and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) today announced the winners of the 2017 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Program. Now in its eighth year, the program awarded 315 scholarships to second- and third-year veterinary students during the 2017 Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Conference.

A Passion for Pigs and People!

Source: Pipestone Swine Line Newsletter Barb Becker has a passion for pigs and people! Recently at the Pipestone System All Farm Employee meeting, she was recognized for just that. Barb was honored with the Pipestone Pioneer award for being one of the first Pipestone team members to forge the path of the Pipestone System. Barb

Concept of Precision Livestock Monitoring Gains in Popularity

Farmscape for February 28, 2017 Full Interview 14:31 Listen A Guest Professor with KU Leuven says the concept of precision monitoring to provide real time management of livestock is gaining in popularity. Precision Livestock Farming for Real-Time Management of Livestock is a technique where sensors and information and communications technology are brought together to allow

Seaboard to Add Second Shift to its New Pork Processing Plant in Iowa

    Sioux City Journal reports: The developers of a pork plant under construction in Sioux City are moving forward with plans for a second shift that will eventually increase the total number of jobs to around 2,000, nearly double the original estimate. The expansion will raise the cost of the Seaboard Triumph Foods project by

NPPC Capital Update for the week ending February 10th 2017

FOR THE WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 10, 2017 ‘GIPSA’ RULE COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED; NPPC ASKS PRODUCERS TO OPPOSE IT The Trump administration this week extend the deadline for submitting comments on a regulation related to the buying and selling of livestock, a move hailed by NPPC, which opposes the Obama-era rule. NPPC is urging pork producers

Minnesota Farm Bureau Supports Hope House of Bemidji

   Over 225 Farm Bureau members from across the state attended the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Leadership Conference led by the MFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Committee and MFBF Promotion & Education (P&E) Committee. This was held February 3-4 at the Sanford Convention Center in Bemidji. During the conference, attendees conducted a service

Zinpro Corporation Surpasses Significant Research Milestone

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Company records 200th peer-reviewed research publication across multiple species Zinpro Corporation announces a major research milestone in the company’s history: its 200th peer-reviewed research publication across multiple species. The 200th publication was released in the Journal of Animal Science. In this study, researchers investigated beef-cow supplementation with a combination of trace minerals (zinc, manganese, copper

PART: Record, Review, and Respond

Antibiotic Use & Antibiotic Resistance (amongst animal welfare and gestation stalls) is one of the top concerns that consumers have today with how their food is raised.  This concern has become evident with the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) recently going into effect, which discontinued the sub-therapeutic (growth promotion) use of medically important antibiotics and increased

NPPC Hails Trump U.K. Trade Announcement

The Trump administration over the weekend announced it would pursue closer trade relations with the United Kingdom, news welcomed by the National Pork Producers Council, which urged the administration to begin talks as soon as possible.   Meeting last week at the White House, President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed to hold

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