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USDA seeks comments on plans to modernize swine inspection

Read more articles on Pig Health Today Spokespersons for USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) made the rounds at the 2018 International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta to drum up support for proposed rules to modernize carcass inspections at swine slaughterhouses and increase line speeds. USDA is proposing to amend the federal

New Records for U.S. Beef Export Value, Pork Export Volume in 2017

2017 was a record-breaking year for U.S. red meat exports, with beef export value exceeding $7 billion for only the second time and pork exports easily surpassing the previous year’s volume record, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Beef exports totaled 1.26 million metric tons (mt),

Full Year: Eli Lilly’s Sales Up 8%, Net Earnings Up 21%

Source: Eli Lilly news release To view the complete report, click here. Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2017. For the full year 2017, worldwide revenue increased 8 percent compared with 2016 to $22.871 billion. The revenue increase was driven by a 6

Nutritional value of palm kernel products fed to pigs

In the second of two podcasts on the use of palm oil by-products in swine nutrition, Vanessa Lagos, a Ph. D. student in the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory, discusses nutrient composition and digestibility in palm kernel meal and palm kernel expellers, as well as ways to improve the nutritional value of these products. In the

IPPA Scholarship Application Available for 2018-19

Over $13,500 in scholarships are available through the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) this year. The application is now available on the IPPA website. Each year, IPPA offers scholarships to students pursuing a higher education degree (at a two or four-year institution) who have a background in the pork industry. Recipients are selected based on

New forms of swine influenza pose tough but manageable challenges

Read more articles on Pig Health Today New strains of the swine influenza virus continue to emerge, making it difficult for pork producers to manage, two experts who specialize in the disease of food animals said at a recent webinar organized by Farm Journal’s Pork. The webinar, “Swine Influenza and what it means to

NPPC Supports New Pork Inspection Model

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed a new pork processing inspection rule, a decision strongly supported by the National Pork Producers Council. As a result, the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) HACCP Inspection Model (HIMP) will be expanded from five current pilot locations to full-scale implementation.   “We support the USDA’s decision to

ADM Animal Nutrition™ Expands Team of Research and Sales Professionals

ADM Animal Nutrition™, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), is pleased to announce the addition of five new individuals to its growing team of experts. Dr. John Bowzer joins ADM Animal Nutrition as lead research scientist in aquaculture. Bowzer is tasked with strengthening ADM’s commitment to developing ingredients and products that deliver

AP Introduces EDGE® Bin Scale System with New Precision™ Load Cell At 2018 Minnesota Pork Congress Jan. 16-17

AP (Automated Production Systems) today introduced its EDGE® Bin Scale System with new Precision™ Load Cell at the 2018 Minnesota Pork Congress at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This advanced system provides pork producers with the highest level of accuracy with extensive feed management control. The patent pending Precision Load Cell, designed with a convenient built-in

U.S. Support for Free Trade Evident at 2018 Legislative Agriculture Chairs Summit

Farmscape for January 12, 2018 Full Interview 7:49 Listen The General Manager of Manitoba Pork says elected U.S. state officials and agricultural leaders he has talked to want to see the North American Free Trade Agreement improved in a way that will increase the volumes of trade among the U.S. Canada and Mexico. This past

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