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Are your grow/finish barns ready for summer? Let your pigs tell you.

Watch your pigs and adjust your equipment to support optimal finishing in summer heat Whoever coined the phrase “the lazy days of summer” clearly wasn’t a pig farmer. Hot, humid summer weather demands extra vigilance to keep pigs comfortable. It can be particularly challenging to support optimal performance in finishing barns when pigs are approaching

World Pork Expo Seminars Offer Ideas and Innovation for Pork Businesses

Attendees will have access to more than 15 free seminars. Pork professionals attending the 2017 World Pork Expo will have the opportunity to hear the most up-to-date production information and ideas, as well as have access to world-class experts during a wide range of free educational seminars, scheduled throughout Wednesday, June 7, and Thursday, June

Improved Canola Varieties and Processing Techniques Boost Value of Canola Meal in Swine Rations

Farmscape for May 9, 2017 Full Interview 5:16 Listen A Professor with the University of Manitoba suggests improved canola varieties and modern processing techniques have made canola meal a much more viable source of protein for nursery pig rations. Canola meal is the second most popular source of protein for swine rations. Dr. Martin Nyachoti,

High Fibre Diets Offer Reduced Costs and Health Benefits

Farmscape for May 3, 2017 Full Interview 8:05 Listen A researcher with the Prairie Swine Centre says, by using strategies to improve the digestibility of fibre, pork producers can mitigate the negative aspects of ration formulations containing high levels of fibre while maximizing the beneficial effects. Factors driving the increased interest among pork producers in

Perdue ‘Very Good’ For U.S. Agriculture

Calling him “very good for America’s farmers and ranchers,” the National Pork Producers Council congratulated former Georgia Gov. George “Sonny” Perdue on his confirmation today by the U.S. Senate as the new Secretary of Agriculture. “Sonny Perdue is the kind of leader the pork industry, and the entire livestock industry, needs at the U.S. Department

Smithfield Foods Announces Nathan’s Famous Partnership With Six Flags Theme Parks

Source: Smithfield Foods news release Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX), the world’s largest regional theme park company, announced this week a new multi-year marketing partnership and food service program with Nathan’s Famous, Inc. The new agreement makes Nathan’s Famous the “Official Hot Dog of Six Flags” across the United States. Six Flags will serve Nathan’s

Pork Producers Applaud White House Action on ‘GIPSA’ Rule, Call for Withdraw of Regulation

The Trump administration today gave notice that it will further delay the effective date of a regulation related to the buying and selling of livestock, a move applauded by the National Pork Producers Council, which opposes the Obama-era rule. It also will take public comments on what to do with the regulation.   The so-called

Canada U.S. Effort Underway to Reduce Transmission of Disease from Points of High Concentration

Farmscape for April 5, 2017 Full Interview 9:01 Listen U.S. and Canadian swine health officials are joining forces to develop recommendations to reduce the risk of transferring diseases from points of high concentration back to the farm. U.S. and Canadian swine health officials are working cooperatively to deal with matters related to biosecurity and biocontainment

Purdue: Producer Sentiment Slips As 2017’s Challenges Start Coming Into Focus

Source: Purdue University news release The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer slipped to 124 in March, marking the second month in a row that producer sentiment dropped below the prior month’s level. Recent weakness in the Barometer – which is based on a monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the U.S. –

NPPC Farm Bill Priority: FMD Vaccine Bank

The U.S. pork industry’s top priority for the next Farm Bill is establishing a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank, the National Pork Producers Council told a House Agriculture subcommittee in testimony today. “If this country ever had an FMD outbreak, it not only would devastate my farm and the whole livestock industry but the entire

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