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PORK Academy Seminars Offer On-Farm Tips

Attend sessions at World Pork Expo June 7-8 he Pork Checkoff’s Producer Opportunity for Revenue and Knowledge (PORK) Academy sessions will return to World Pork Expo, with seminars held Wednesday, June 7, and Thursday, June 8, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. The annual sessions help educate pig farmers on the latest

USDA: Larger Family Farms Show Stronger Financial Performance Than Smaller Farms

Source: USDA news release Ongoing innovations in agriculture have enabled a single farmer, or farm family, to manage more acres or more animals. Farmers who take advantage of these innovations to expand their operations can reduce costs and raise profits because they can spread their investments over more acres. In 2015, larger family farms displayed

Broad Patent Granted for ENABL® Adjuvant Technology

AgriLabs® today announced it has received a U.S. patent for ENABL® adjuvant technology and its use as a delivery system for the DNA vaccines the company is developing. The patent covers a broad range of adjuvant compositions and methods for human and animal health. “This is a major step in commercialization of our DNA vaccine

Six-Year Growth Is the Fastest in Foodservice

Pork has been the fastest-growing protein in foodservice since 2011, according to Technomic, Inc.’s 2017 Volumetric Assessment of Pork in Foodservice. Over the past six years, pork use has grown on a pound basis by more than double chicken, which is the next fastest growing protein. Pork use increased by 1.145 billion pounds, while chicken

Robert Drew Joins Neap’s U.S. Swine Technology Team

Source: Nedap news release Nedap Livestock Management, a global leader in livestock management systems, announces the hiring of Robert Drew to its growing U.S. swine technology team. Drew joins the team as a sales and application manager to support producers with the design and implementation of automated swine management technology, including electronic sow feeding (ESF)

Animal Welfare Enforcement Actions

APHIS is committed to ensuring the welfare of regulated animals and continues to carry out the critical day-to-day work of ensuring the humane treatment of vulnerable animals through unannounced inspections, pre-compliance visits, horse protection inspections, and other activities. APHIS, during the past year, has conducted a comprehensive review of the information it posts on its

Novus Issues Swine Industry Future Information

Source: Novus news release Novus International, Inc. released a list of key challenges and opportunities for the swine industry developed at the Novus Global Swine Nutrition Roundtable in February. These issues will help inform several aspects of Novus’s offerings from technical services to the research and development of new and existing products. At the heart

New U.S. Slaughter Capacity Key to Keeping Up With Expected Increased Slaughter Hog Numbers

Farmscape for April 11, 2017 Full Interview 7:06 Listen H@ms Marketing Services says new U.S. slaughter capacity will be key to keeping up with an expected increase in slaughter hog numbers this coming fall. The USDA’s Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report, released March 31, showed a four to five percent increase in slaughter hog numbers

Accelerated genetic progress for Hypor because of enormous increase in DNA information

Modern animal breeding is a combination of art and science, aimed at improving the next generation of animals. By selecting the best animals, both in genetic value and physical appearance, to become parents of the next generation, on average this next generation will be better, more efficient, more fertile than their parents. A relatively new

NAFTA Renegotiation Could Jeopardise U.S. Food Processors Access to Canadian Products

Farmscape for March 29, 2017 Full Interview 12:12 Listen The Research Lead with Agri-Food Economic Systems says U.S. food processors need to be sensitive to the potential impact on them of reduced access to imported Canadian products under a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Agri-Food Economic Systems has released an Independent Agri-Food

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