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Osborne’s FAST Start wean-to-finish feeder named Producer Choice at World Pork Expo

Osborne Industries, Inc., of Osborne, Kansas, USA, is pleased to announce that it has been named winner of the Producer Choice Award for its new FAST Start wean-to-finish feeder at the 2017 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. FAST Start is the answer to the problem of efficiently feeding very young pigs, and

Smithfield Foods’ Largest Pork Plant to Add Approximately 250 New Jobs

Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced today it will build a new distribution center and expand its blast cell cold storage capabilities at its processing facility in Tar Heel, North Carolina. Smithfield will invest $100 million and add approximately 250 new jobs to bring both projects to life. In addition to the new positions, additional employment opportunities

Fair Oaks Farms, LLC Recalls Pork Sausage Patties Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

  Fair Oaks Farms, LLC, a Pleasant Prairie, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,134 pounds of pork sausage patties that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’sFOOD Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The fully cooked pork sausage patties were produced on August 8, 2017. The following products are subject to recall:

Iowa Pork Industry Center to Hold PQA Advisor Certification Session Sept. 11

    Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University continues to work with industry professionals in offering Pork Quality Assurance Plus 3.0 advisor certification opportunities, including a newly scheduled session for Monday, Sept. 11. Iowa State Extension swine veterinarian Chris Rademacher reminded potential applicants that attendance at this all-day session and passage of an

NPB to Host Negotiated Hogs Education Workshop

  National Pork Board will host a Negotiated Hogs Education Workshop September 7 in Clive, IA. This workshop is intended for those producers who are interested in increasing their skills and confidence in negotiating pigs on the cash market. This is an opportunity to understand why negotiated hogs are important to the industry, how to

Wehrle Selected to Participate in Pork Leadership Institute

  Mikayla Wehrle, New London, has been selected to participate in the National Pork Producers Council Pork Leadership Institute (PLI). The program accepts 15-20 individuals each year to take part in grass-roots leadership development activities. The PLI program provides participants with a better understanding of the roles of NPPC and the National Pork Board and

South Dakota State to Break Ground on New Animal Research Lab

    Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new South Dakota Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL) in Brookings will be at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 31, 2017. Officials say the facility will both serve as the front line of defense in protecting South Dakota’s $7.3 billion livestock industry against diseases and provide important diagnostic information

USDA Rolls Out New APHIS Compliance Database and Search Tool

  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is pleased to announce the rollout of the refined public search tool that provides access to Animal Welfare Act compliance records. The public search tool is a component of the Animal Care Information System (ACIS) and will allow APHIS to make

CIH Hog Margin Watch Report for August 2017

Margins recovered over the past two weeks, benefiting from both higher hog prices and lower feed costs. In spite of the improvement, margins continue to hover at around the average of the past ten years, with the exception of the spot period. Hog slaughter for theyear to date was up 2.7%, and the latest comparison

U of G Researchers Receive Grant to Convert Agri-Food Waste into Energy

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University of Guelph projects, ranging from converting agri-food waste into energy to improving health of young children, received more than $630,000 in federal funds today. Engineering professor Emily Chiang and Animesh Dutta, along with Shohel Mahmud, will be studying how to efficiently convert agri-food waste into energy Five U of G projects will receive funding

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