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Meurer Family Builds Pig Barn for the Next Generation

Three generations of the Meurer family participate in a ribbon cutting to signify the opening of a new pig barn for their family. An open house was held to honor their commitment to the pork industry The Dave Meurer family recently constructed a new 2,400 head wean-to-finish barn near Ashton, IL. The IL Livestock Development

FDA Report on Antibiotics Validates Work by U.S. Pig Farmers

On-Farm Practices Lead to Antibiotic Use Decline America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to do what’s right on the farm for people, pigs and the planet when it comes to demonstrating their commitment to antibiotic stewardship. That’s why last week’s findings in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 2016 Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed

Pig Health Today launches mobile app

As seen in PigHealthtoday.com Pig Health Today, the world’s only news website focused entirely on swine health, welfare and sustainability, has partnered with sponsor Zoetis to launch a mobile app for Apple and Android devices. The app allows veterinarians, nutritionists, producers and other pig-health professionals to quickly access the latest developments from the world of

Social Issues Influence Food Buying Choices Among Millennials

Farmscape for December 11, 2017 Full Interview 17:47 Listen An Agricultural Economist with the University of Alberta says more than ever social issues are influencing food purchasing decisions, especially among millennials. “Producer verses Consumer Perceptions on Production, Health and Welfare and Technology” was among the topics discussed last month as part of Saskatchewan Pork Industry

Antibiotics sales for use in U.S. farm animals dropped in 2016: FDA

The sale and distribution of antibiotics approved for use in food-producing animals in the United States decreased by 10 percent from 2015 to 2016, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report said on Thursday. It was the first decline in year-to-year sales since the FDA began collecting the data in 2009, according to food

Increasingly Vocal U.S. Farm Support for NAFTA Key to Future of Agreement

Farmscape for December 11, 2017 Full Interview 28:31 Listen The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says increasingly vocal support from within the U.S. for retaining NAFTA will be crucial in determining the future of the agreement. Discussions aimed at revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement will resume this week. Colin Robertson, the

APRIL in December call for new scientists and new science

Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) today made its first call for research proposals to markedly enhance the competiveness and sustainability of the Australasian pork industry.   APRIL, which replaces the Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork (Pork CRC), is fully member based with an initial investment in 2018-2019 approaching $3 million and

Importance of Chinese Market for Canadian Pork Expands

Farmscape for December 8, 2017 Full Interview 12:46 Listen The Manager of Public Relations with the Canadian Pork Council says China is quickly becoming a key market for the Canadian pork sector. Representatives of the Canadian pork sector accompanied federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence McCauley on three city trade mission to China last month and last

Connect OnFarm enters new chapter of advancing farming success

Connect OnFarm started out four years ago as a new company with a strong grass roots focus on farmer relationships and fresh approaches to support livestock operations with innovative feed and nutrition programs. Today the advancing company, based in Lethbridge, Alta., and serving major farming operations both north and south of the border, is preparing

Pork Demand Remains Steady as Signs Point to Strong Fourth Quarter

Pig farmers and food production companies alike are wrapping up a successful 2017 that continues to show steady consumer demand for pork. The summer grilling season ended strongly, and signs point to a solid year-end opportunity for ham. According to Nielsen Perishables Group data for the 13 weeks ended Oct. 28, total sausage and rib volumes were

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