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Swine research at the University of Minnesota tackles animal welfare concerns

Swine research at the University of Minnesota tackles animal welfare concerns

Source: Star Tribune Scientists studying swine are trying to help pork producers respond to animal-welfare concerns Mama pigs at the University of Minnesota have a somewhat cushy life compared to those in most conventional hog farms. The pregnant sows live together in small groups with straw bedding, unlike the traditional swine housing of individual stalls

Registration Now Open for April 2017 Pork Management Conference

Registration Now Open for April 2017 Pork Management Conference

Checkoff event provides platform for experts to discuss future of the U.S. pork industry The National Pork Board will host its annual Pork Management Conference, April 19-21, in Nashville, Tennessee. The annual conference, moved to April this year, will accommodate a diverse set of experts from across the U.S. The 2017 conference will address current

USMEF Highlights Importance of Meat Exports at Minnesota Ag Expo

USMEF Highlights Importance of Meat Exports at Minnesota Ag Expo

This week crop and livestock producers from across Minnesota had a great opportunity to learn about how red meat exports impact their bottom line as USMEF participated in Minnesota Ag Expo, held Jan. 27-28 at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato. The event is hosted annually by the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association and Minnesota Corn

Pork Producers Hope for Limited Change in Hog and Pork Movements under NAFTA Renegotiation

Pork Producers Hope for Limited Change in Hog and Pork Movements under NAFTA Renegotiation

Farmscape for February 7, 2017 Full Interview 6:58 Listen The Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board remains hopeful the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement will have a limited impact on the movement of live hogs and pork across the Canada U.S. border. U.S. President Donald Trump has withdrawn the United States

Hormel stops taking pigs from farm shown in undercover video

Hormel stops taking pigs from farm shown in undercover video

Source: News 1130.com Hormel Foods Corp. said Tuesday it has stopped accepting hogs from a pork supplier in Oklahoma after an animal rights group released undercover video from a farm the supplier owns showing pigs in crowded pens and being hit with gas cans. The company says is investigating the facility owned by The Maschhoffs,

Philosophies for Pig Farming in the Next Downturn

Philosophies for Pig Farming in the Next Downturn

Over the last year, margins in the pig business have been terrible! When this happens, it’s common for industry publications and experts to write and speak in great detail about all the things producers are supposed to be doing to survive in a down market. Quite often, the speaker or article offers obvious management practices

Renegotiating NAFTA Offers Opportunity to Strengthen North American Pork Industry Ties

Renegotiating NAFTA Offers Opportunity to Strengthen North American Pork Industry Ties

Farmscape for January 25, 2017 Full Interview 6:50 Listen The National Pork Producers Council is hopeful a renegotiation of NAFTA will improve U.S. pork industry ties with both Canada and Mexico. U.S. President Donald Trump has indicated he intends to immediately begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement. Since 1994, when the agreement was

Research Examines Survivability of Viruses in Feed Ingredients

Research Examines Survivability of Viruses in Feed Ingredients

Farmscape for January 23, 2017 Full Interview 6:59 Listen Research underway at South Dakota State University shows imported feed ingredients are capable harboring the pathogens that cause disease in swine. Pipestone Applied Research. the Swine Health Information Center and South Dakota State University have created a simulation to determine whether the pathogens responsible for swine

Survey Shows 95% Of Pork Producers Are Complying With New Antibiotic Rules

Survey Shows 95% Of Pork Producers Are Complying With New Antibiotic Rules

Source: National Pork Board news release U.S. pig farmers are not only well aware of new federal rules for on-farm antibiotic use, but already are complying. In a survey conducted by the National Pork Board in November, 95 percent of pig farmers surveyed said that they were ready to be fully compliant by the time

Paying It Back Ham by Ham

Paying It Back Ham by Ham

Source: Pork Checkoff Magazine When pork producers introduced We CareSM, it was important that five of the six ethical principles were production related: Producing safe food, enhancing animal well-being, protecting the environment, safeguarding natural resources and providing a safe work environment. For the sixth and final ethical principle, there was no question that it would

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