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Minnesota Veterinary Student Earns 2017 Zinpro/Schugel Scholarship

Source: Zinpro news release Zinpro Corporation recently awarded its 2017 Zinpro/Schugel Scholarship to Hunter Baldry, a fourth-year student at the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, who hails from Maple Plain, Minnesota. Asked what problem she would choose to help solve with her education, Baldry said, “the eradication of a major zoonotic disease, such

Are your grow/finish barns ready for summer? Let your pigs tell you.

Watch your pigs and adjust your equipment to support optimal finishing in summer heat Whoever coined the phrase “the lazy days of summer” clearly wasn’t a pig farmer. Hot, humid summer weather demands extra vigilance to keep pigs comfortable. It can be particularly challenging to support optimal performance in finishing barns when pigs are approaching

Early career agribusiness professional development training series available

Bridging the Experience Gap is an educational program for young professionals involved in agriculture who want to sharpen their skills and better understand production systems. When new agribusiness employees begin to visit farms as part of their work duties, farmers indicate they prefer interacting with agribusiness professionals who have some practical on-farm knowledge. As the

Statement of NPPC President Ken Maschhoff on USDA Establishing an Undersecretary for Trade

NPPC is very pleased that Secretary Perdue is establishing within USDA an undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs, a position that we and others in agriculture fought to get included in the 2014 Farm Bill.   Clearly, the Trump administration recognizes the importance of exports to U.S. agriculture, which has a trade surplus. The

Record Volume for U.S. Pork Exports in March; Beef Exports Remain Strong

U.S. pork and beef exports capped a strong first quarter with excellent March results that included a new record volume for pork, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF. Pork exports reached 227,955 metric tons (mt) in March, up 16 percent year-over-year and topping the previous monthly high set in November 2016.

Hydrovac Technology Reduces Volumes of Water Required to Clean Swine Transport Vehicles

Farmscape for May 2, 2017 Full Interview 8:23 Listen A prototype hydrovac based system has dramatically reduced the volume of water required to remove organic material from swine transport trailers. As part of research underway on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc, engineers with the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute have developed a hydrovac based system which

Global Pork Quarterly Q2 2017: Favorable Global Pork Market to Continue into Q3

The Rabobank RaboResearch Food and Agribusiness analysts find the global pork market is relatively stable, with rising supply from the Americas easily absorbed in the main import markets in Asia, resulting in a steady development of the Rabobank Five-Nation Hog Price Index.   Continuing strong Asian imports are supporting pork prices across the globe, with

The Allen D. Leman Swine Conference Introduces a Session for DVM Students to Practice their Problem Solving Skills

Veterinary student, did you shadow a swine practitioner this summer or were involved in an interesting clinical case investigation? Did you work on your veterinary skills by designing a differential diagnosis list or working on a treatment plan? Did you investigate a problem by analyzing production records? We want to hear about it! The Allen

USDA Issues: “Livestock, Dairy And Poultry Outlook” Report.

Source: USDA news release To view the complete report, click here. The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for April 2017 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report.

Pig Atlas

Enhancing phenotypic detail to increase genetic gain in pig breeding The Pig Atlas Topigs Norsvin has CT-scanned (Computed Tomography) approximately 3,500 boars, annually, since 2008 to more accurately select boars with the most desirable characteristics. The information from CT provides valuable information about body composition (phenotype), which is used in the calculation of breeding values.

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