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Sick of Disease? Genetics Can Help

f you think a sick child is a handful, how about a 300 kg sow with a fever? From lost production to treatment expenses,...

JBS a Big Winner in USDA Trade War Relief Contracts

Brazilian-owned meat processing company JBS wins nearly $78 million in pork contracts through a federal program launched to help American farmers offset the impact...

IL Livestock Leadership Institute Cultivates Youth in Agriculture

Together, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) and Illinois Beef Association (IBA), hosted the inaugural Illinois Livestock Leadership Institute (ILLI) this June to cultivate...

Effects of Fermex 200 (fermented soybean meal) on growth performance and amino acid digestibility...

Soybean meal (SBM) is one of the most important protein sources in swine diets. However, SBM has high concentrations of non-digestible oligosaccharides, mainly stachyose,...

Meet a Real Pig FarmHer: The Bobell Sisters

Ella and Claire Bobell are sisters growing up in Illinois on their family farm. Although they’re only 13 and 10, the girls have been...

SHIC Reports Sporadic Increase in Neurological Diseases in Swine

Farmscape for June 24, 2019 Full Interview 12:02 Listen The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center says U.S. veterinarians are reporting sporadic...

Spread of ASF Heightens Importance of North American Biosecurity

Farmscape for June 19, 2019 Full Interview 12:02 Listen The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center says biosecurity needs to remain top...

Hogs are travelling lower but resistance is way above, wait to sell

To “Read” Walt’s charts, keep the following in mind: Support – this term refers to a trend line or price area under the market...

Pork Checkoff Names 2019-2020 Officers

David Newman of Arkansas named Board president David Newman, a pork producer from Arkansas, was elected president of the National Pork Board at the organization’s...