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Lower than Projected Numbers Steady Slaughter Hog Prices

Farmscape for December 12, 2017 Full Interview 7:42 Listen The Director of Risk Management with hams Marketing Services says lower than projected slaughter hog supplies have helped maintain steady live hog prices. Over the past couple of years the largest hog slaughter in the U.S. has come in mid to late December. Tyler Fulton, the

AgriLabs® Develops Master Seeds for Adenovirus Vectored Foot-and-Mouth Disease Vaccines

AgriLabs® today announced that it has developed a set of master seeds for a replication-deficient human adenovirus vector that expresses select genes for several different serotypes of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV).   Although existing FMD vaccines are available in the U.S. and elsewhere, these new seeds are the first to use a live adenovirus as

Smithfield Foods goes online to sell U.S. pork in China

The world’s largest pork company WH Group Ltd said on Tuesday its U.S. subsidiary, Smithfield Foods , will for the first time sell its U.S.-produced pork online in China, via online retailer JD.com Inc. The move follows other international food companies that are looking to boost sales in the world’s top pork consumer through its

Yeske: Provide better pig care — one animal at a time

As seen in PigHealthtoday.com Podcast: Play in new window | Download Taking time to walk the pens, make eye contact with each pig and pull the sick ones for individual care seems to conflict with the basic tenets and efficiencies of population medicine. “It is a big task, but we feel it’s a very important

USDA Issues: “Feed Outlook” Report

Source: USDA news release To view the complete report, click here. The November 2017 Feed Outlook report contains estimates for 2016/17 and projections for 2017/18 U.S. and global feed markets based on the most current World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.

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

Tyson Foods to build on forecast-beating results, despite beef, pork headwinds

Source: Agrimoney Tyson Foods followed up the release of forecast-beating results by estimating a further increase in earnings, even as it allowed some scope for a retreat in pork and beef profits, in the face of rising animal numbers.   The US protein giant, whose brands include Hillshire Farm and State Fair, said unveiled earnings

Getting pigs off to a good start with better gut health

 As seen in PigHealthtoday.com Podcast: Play in new window | Download Improved education of caretakers is one way pork producers can help ensure their pigs have a healthy gut and get off to a good start, Noel Garbes, DVM, technical services veterinarian, Zoetis, told Pig Health Today. There’s plenty of knowledge and discussion about the

Near Real Time Domestic Swine Disease Monitoring Offers Up To Date Picture of Swine Health

Farmscape for November 1, 2017 Full Interview 7:30 Listen The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center says Near Real Time Domestic Swine Disease Monitoring will provide swine producers and their veterinarians an up to date picture of the swine health situation across the U.S. In partnership with the Swine Health Information Center the

Uncertainty over NAFTA Impacts U.S. Business Investment

Farmscape for October 25, 2017 Full Interview 6:42 Listen The National Pork Producers Council says uncertainty around trade agreements, such as NAFTA, are making businesses more reluctant to invest in growth opportunities both at home and abroad. After reaching an impasse in Round 4, negotiators involved in revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement have

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