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NPPC Statement on U.S. Lifting North American Metal Tariffs

The Trump administration today announced plans to lift the 25% tariff on steel and the 10% duty on aluminum imports imposed last year on...

African Swine Fever: What Producers Need To Know

The African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in China and in many other countries around the world is wreaking havoc on the international pork industry....

CEO Martin Bijl leaving Topigs Norsvin

Today Topigs Norsvin announced that Martin Bijl, Chief Executive Officer, has decided to leave Topigs Norsvin at the end of August 2019. He has...

Description of a novel calorimetric unit to determine net energy in group housed pigs

Cristhiam Muñoz, a master's student in the Stein Monogastric Nutrition group, gives an overview of the structure and functionality of the Swine Calorimetry Unit...

University Of Illinois Researcher Reports High-Protein Canola Meal Appropriate For Gestating, Lactating Sows

Source: Univ of Illinois news release New high-protein canola-meal products are available for inclusion in swine diets, but until now, it wasn’t clear how...

February Exports Below Year-Ago Levels for U.S. Pork, Beef

February exports of U.S. pork and beef fell below last year’s levels while lamb exports trended higher, according to statistics released by USDA and...

IL Livestock Leadership Institute Opportunity for Youth in Agriculture

Two livestock associations in Illinois are partnering to cultivate youth who may be interested in the respective industries. Together, the Illinois Pork Producers Association...

U Of Illinois Economist: African Swine Fever Could Hurt Demand For U.S. Soybeans

BrownfieldAgNews reports: The African swine fever outbreak is viewed as friendly to U.S. hog prices, but an ag economist is concerned soybean demand could be...

Low sow mortality: What’s the secret?

Training People Saves Lives This past March at AASV, Ron Ketchem from Swine Management Services (SMS) took his audience into a deep dive of his farm benchmarking database (900...

Calcium-to-phosphorus ratio established for pig diets in Illinois study

In pig diets, the amount of digestible calcium has a direct impact on phosphorus digestibility and the overall growth performance of the animals. With...