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NPPC Capital Update for the week ending October 13th 2017

NPPC JOINS COALITION FOR NAFTA CAPITOL HILL DAY An ad hoc coalition of businesses and agricultural organizations, including NPPC, met with members of Congress this week to reinforce the negative consequences of withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or otherwise impairing the enormous benefits realized by agriculture, the pork industry and other

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

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

Bavaria Corporation International Announces a Natural Antimicrobial to Replace Antibiotics for Growth Promotion in Livestock

    The danger of overuse of antibiotics to promote growth in livestock has become a major concern to farmers, health workers, scientists and the general public. In 2014 the Obama Administration released a national action plan to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria with an executive order to “eliminate the use of medically important antibiotics for growth

Managing Ventilation is an Important Part of the Sow Housing Conversion

Importance of Ventilation in Converting Sow Housing Systems – Prairie swine Centre eNews Ventilation affects many aspects of the animal environment as well as barn operating costs, specifically energy costs. Retaining the existing ventilation system in a converted group-housed sow barn leads to over-ventilation during winter because the existing minimum ventilation fans are designed for

Recruitment Begins for IL Pork Future Leaders Program

  As the pork industry continues to evolve, the Illinois Pork Producers Association recognizes the need to focus on the future by finding and educating young talent that will take the helm as tomorrow’s leaders. Whether they serve on committees, boards or other leadership positions in the future, keeping the pork industry relevant and educating consumers is a top priority

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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