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Antibiotics sales for use in U.S. farm animals dropped in 2016: FDA

The sale and distribution of antibiotics approved for use in food-producing animals in the United States decreased by 10 percent from 2015 to 2016, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report said on Thursday. It was the first decline in year-to-year sales since the FDA began collecting the data in 2009, according to food

U.S. Quality Based Pork Grading Announcement Accelerates Need for Canadian Quality Based Grading

Farmscape for December 1, 2017 Full Interview 10:07 Listen The Vice President Technical Programs and Marketing Services, with Canada Pork International, says U.S. pork industry plans to introduce a quality based grading system for pork accelerates the need for a Canadian quality based grading system. Canada Pork International, in partnership with Swine Innovation Porc, has

Currently available vaccines important tools for managing PEDV-infected sow herds

As seen in Currently available vaccines can be important tools for managing sow herds endemically infected with porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), indicates a study presented at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians.1 Monitoring and maintaining levels of immunity sufficient to protect neonatal pigs is needed because there’s little

The Krogman Family Starts Their Farming Career with Pigs

Chad and Julia Krogman are recently new to the Shannon area, and new to pig farming. Along with their three young sons, the Krogman Family has constructed a new 2,450 head wean-to-finish pig barn. The IL Livestock Development Group (ILDG) and the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) coordinated an Open House to welcome them to

Kansas State University meat scientists verify benefits of Omega 3 feeding regimen

Kansas State University meat scientists have confirmed that meat from animals that were fed Omega 3 enriched diets will maintain its taste, tenderness and shelf life just as well as meat from animals not fed the enriched diets Dennis Nuttelman was pretty sure that the Omega 3-enriched beef and pork he was selling from a

INFLUENZA: A GROWING THREAT TO YOUR SWINE HERD’S POTENTIAL Production losses from influenza can total more than $3 per head

Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) has been present in U.S. herds for nearly 100 years,1 and until recently, was less complicated for producers and veterinarians to manage. Today, however, due to its endemic presence in swine populations in North and South America, Asia and Europe,1 as well as the emergence of new virus strains

Success Stories: Cross-protection Makes a Big Difference

Here’s how rethinking vaccination strategies helped two farms   Veterinarians Marty Mohr of New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center in New Ulm, Minnesota, and Bill Hollis of Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. in Carthage, Illinois, have one thing in common: Both have had a client outsmart swine influenza virus.   Before For Dr. Hollis, his client in

Resurrected TPP Offers Important Opportunity for Canadian Pork

Farmscape for November 10, 2017 Full Interview 4:56 Listen The Chair of Manitoba Pork is calling on Manitoba’s political leaders to demonstrate their support for a resurrected Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement. On behalf of the province’s pork industry the Chair of Manitoba Pork has sent letters to Premier Brian Pallister and Manitoba’s 14 Members

Delay Sought For Reporting Farm Air Emissions

With a Nov. 15 deadline looming, the National Pork Producers Council and the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association today filed a brief in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s motion to delay a mandate that farmers report certain air emissions from manure on their farms.   In April, a federal court, ruling on a

Pork Producers Advised to Take Advantage of Forward Contract Opportunities

Farmscape for November 8, 2017 Full Interview 7:28 Listen The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services is advising pork producers to look to forward contracting to protect themselves from downward pressure on live hog markets over the next three to four months resulting from large slaughter hog supplies. While increased U.S. slaughter capacity

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