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Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Commentary, Top 10 Takeaways from the Animal Ag Alliance...

The 2019 Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit was held May 8 and 9, 2019 in Kansas City. The theme this year was “A Seat...

Stop the loss! Focus on Mycoplasma and Circovirus prove profitable for pig producers By...

The goal of boosting production and profitability for pork producers has led Joseph Yaros, DVM, and veterinarian with Pipestone Veterinary Services, to focus on...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Lean Hog Futures Moving up and Down, May 7th 2019

  Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The lean hog futures are certainly moving up and down. The whole pork world is focused on China....

What Would African Swine Fever Look Like if it Hit the U.S.? By ...

The incursion and expansion of African Swine Fever (ASF) into China has raised concerns among producers and regulatory officials about the threat the disease...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. has Record Weekly Pork Export Sales to China, April...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week USDA reported net weekly pork export sales to China of 77,732 metric tonnes, by far a...

Heat Stress, Performance Trace Minerals & Swine Gut Health, Written by Dr. Mark...

Heat stress can result in significant economic costs to your livestock operation. For example, it is estimated that the annual cost of heat stress...

Organizing Farm Transition Requires a Team Effort, By Jason Ertl, UMN Extension Educator –...

Farming in the Midwest has long been considered a family affair.  The farm families of the past who homesteaded the land faced many challenges,...

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, April 1st 2019

Some highlights from this week's Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week in the markets - Cash fed cattle were down more than $3.50 this...

Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Commentary, Why Farmers Need to Tell Their Story

The disconnect between farmers and consumers has never been greater. It seems every day there are numerous examples of just how disconnected they are....

Guidelines for Livestock Carcass Disposal in South Dakota By Tracey Erickson SDSU...

Even though every producer tries their best to keep all animals born alive, there will always be death loss in livestock production systems. Thus,...