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Novel Reagent Detects Memory Immune Response in Vaccinated Animals

Researchers have developed a novel reagent capable of detecting rare, antigen-specific B cells that indicate successful vaccination in veterinary animals. The method used to create a B cell tetramer that can detect a memory immune response to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) will be widely applicable for demonstrating immunity to other veterinary pathogens,

Coalition Takes Fears of NAFTA Termination to Congress

Farmscape for October 16, 2017 Full Interview 6:46 Listen A U.S. Coalition of coalition of business and agricultural organizations has taken its message of the value of NAFTA to Congress. An ad hoc coalition, who’s membership includes the National Pork Producers Council, the Business Roundtable, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Foreign Trade Council,

Animal Agriculture Alliance Releases Report On Industry’s Commitment To Improvement

Source: Animal Agriculture Alliance news release Today, the Animal Agriculture Alliance released its 2017 Advances in Animal Ag report highlighting the industry’s commitment to continuous improvement in animal care, responsible antibiotic use, environmental sustainability and food safety. The report explains efforts every sector of the industry is making to meet and exceed consumer expectations in

National Pork Board Teams with Hick Hop Innovator Cowboy Troy to Celebrate Pork Chops

  Nothing gets your toes tapping better than a song about food. You may have had your Cheeseburger in Paradise, with American Pie for dessert and washed it down with a Pina Colada, but the pork chop has been missing. Until now. Recording artist Cowboy Troy, known by his given name as Troy Lee Coleman III, has introduced a

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

Topigs Norsvin Producer Profile: McGill Farms

McGill Farms (Urbana, OH) is a 2400-head (48-pen) gilt grow-out for the Cardinal Pork multiplier that raises gilts for the Kalmbach Feeds production system as well as for Topigs Norsvin USA retail sales.  The site is owned and operated by Sam McGill, a 21-year old, fourth generation producer. McGill Farms received their first gilts in

Kady Davis Wins Inaugural Ohio Farm Bureau Scholarship

  Second-year Animal Sciences student Kady Davis is the first recipient of the Kenny Walter Scholarship presented by the Ohio Farm Bureau. Davis, from Carrollton, OH, has a family legacy in the agricultural industry. “I chose my major (Animal Sciences) because of the deep impact that the agricultural industry has had on myself and my

Meat Science Program and Meat Judging Team Hold a Meat Judging Clinic

The meat science section in the Department of Animal Sciences opened its doors on September 28th to other university meat judging teams on their way to their first Collegiate Meat Judging Contest (Eastern) in Wyalusing, PA. Dr. Lyda Garcia and the 2017 Meat Judging Team gathered on September 27th to fabricate beef, pork, and lamb carcasses

OSU’s Dr. Sheila Jacobi’s Research Impacts Animal and Human Nutrition

Dr. Sheila Jacobi’s research in swine nutrition has long-term impacts for the swine industry, as well as human nutrition. Her research on gut health in piglets can have similar results for nutritional interventions for babies. Dr. Jacobi grew up in rural southern Indiana, in the small town of Floyds Knobs. She grew up working on

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

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