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Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Commentary,Post Harvest Reflections, November 14th 2018

As I sit here, catching a breath from the harvest we just completed, I can’t help but reflect on some uncomfortable thoughts I have been...

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, November 12th 2018

Some highlights from this week's Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week in the markets - Cash fed cattle prices are $1.25 lower and cash...

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, November 5th 2018

Some highlights from this week's Weekly Livestock Market Update: • This week in the markets - Cash cattle ended the $1.25 higher, while feeder...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Marketing’s Soar, October 22nd 2018

  Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics U.S. Hog Marketing’s Soar   Last week the U.S. marketed 2,589,000 hogs, up from 120,000 a year ago. We expect...

It’s A Small World, After All, by Glenn Stolt, President and CEO, Christensen Farms

I recently participated in the National Pork Board’s International Marketing Committee ten-day immersion mission to Asia. While in Hong Kong we met with forty...

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, October 8th 2018

Some highlights from this week's Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week in markets - Live cash cattle were basically unchanged again this week. Feeder...

Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Commentary, Confessions of a Combine Driver

I must make a confession. I am the combine driver for our farm and there are a few things that I need to confess....

Biosecurity is Key to Battling Foreign Swine Diseases By: Diane DeWitte, Swine Extension Educator...

Originally printed in The Land - August 24/August 31, 2018 In animal agriculture, especially when we speak about biosecurity, we encounter an alphabet soup of...

4 Key Factors to Ask About Pig Sourcing Bryan Myers, DVM, Pipestone Veterinary Services

Weaned pig sourcing has the potential to affect the profitability of an enterprise greatly.  Here are 4 things to keep in mind when considering...

African Swine Fever in China: What is the Role of Feed Ingredients in Viral...

On Friday August 3, the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) reported that African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) had been identified in a northeast Chinese...