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...

Smithfield Foods’ Facilities Earn National Sustainability Recognition

Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce that ProFood World selected the company’s Kinston, North Carolina and Sioux City, Iowa facilities as winners of...

African Swine Fever: What Producers Need to Know

The recent case of African swine fever (ASF) in China is a stark reminder of the negative impact that a trade limiting foreign animal...

Truck crash sets 3,000 piglets loose on Illinois highway, killing about 100 of them

A livestock hauler overturned in eastern Illinois on Friday dumping nearly 3,000 pigs on the highway and killing about 100 of them, according to...

Pork Essentially Free of Veterinary Drug Residues

In a basic survey of more than a thousand pork kidney samples, almost no veterinary drug residues were found and none at levels that...

June hogs exploding but looking toppy, longs be cautious

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