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Antibiotic-free production: What lessons can pork learn from poultry?

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ A rapid increase in the use of vaccines for respiratory and enteric diseases in swine over the past year will ultimately allow a reduction in antibiotic use, predicted Joe Connor, DVM, swine veterinarian, Carthage Veterinary Service, Carthage, Illinois. Consumer pressure for more antibiotic-free production in all animal

Trend Moves to More Fat in Pork

Farmscape for February 20, 2018 Full Interview 5:58 Listen An Applied Meat Scientist with PIC North America says the trend toward reducing the level of fat in pork has reversed in order to improve eating quality. “Fat Quality and Composition in Finishing Pigs” was a topic of discussion at this year’s Manitoba Swine Seminar in

Importance of Keeping Records for Filing Taxes

While most citizens must file taxes by April 16, 2018, farmers’ and ranchers’ taxes must be filed by March 1, 2018. Due to the filing deadline many producers are beginning the process of gathering their important paperwork. “In general, the law does not require any specific kinds of records (there are a few exceptions though)

Full Year: Eli Lilly’s Sales Up 8%, Net Earnings Up 21%

Source: Eli Lilly news release To view the complete report, click here. Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2017. For the full year 2017, worldwide revenue increased 8 percent compared with 2016 to $22.871 billion. The revenue increase was driven by a 6

Open Border Strengthen Canada U.S. Pork Sector Relations

Farmscape for January 29, 2018 Full Interview 10:09 Listen The Chair of Manitoba Pork says the free flow of pork across the Canada U.S. border has helped foster strong relations between the pork sectors in the two nations. The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and efforts to address swine disease concerns were

NPPC Commends USDA for Maintaining Essential Livestock Market Programs

Two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs critical to the continuity of livestock market operations will continue during the current federal government shutdown. The Livestock Mandatory Reporting (LMR) program, managed by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, is the sole source of market information on sales to packers of cattle, swine and lambs and on the subsequent

AP Introduces EDGE® Bin Scale System with New Precision™ Load Cell At 2018 Minnesota Pork Congress Jan. 16-17

AP (Automated Production Systems) today introduced its EDGE® Bin Scale System with new Precision™ Load Cell at the 2018 Minnesota Pork Congress at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This advanced system provides pork producers with the highest level of accuracy with extensive feed management control. The patent pending Precision Load Cell, designed with a convenient built-in

Applications Available for the 2018 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Award

The National Pork Board is seeking the next America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM, with applications now open for the annual industry award at americaspigfarmer.com. The award recognizes a U.S. pork producer who demonstrates excellence in raising pigs using the We Care ethical principles and in sharing his or her story with the public. The

Smithfield Foods Nears 2017 Goal for Conversion to Group Housing Systems for Pregnant Sows

Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to report 87 percent of pregnant sows on company-owned farms have been transitioned to group housing systems, a 6 percent increase over 2015. As planned when Smithfield first announced its commitment in 2007, all company-owned farms in the U.S. are expected to be fully converted by 2017. Today nearly nine

Minnesota Pork Producers To Set Legislative Priorities At Annual Meeting

The Minnesota Pork Producers Association will be setting their state legislative agenda and discussing issues important to the industry in 2018 at their annual meeting on January 15 in Minneapolis. Minnesota Pork Executive Director Dave Preisler says one resolution will look at transportation funding sources in the state, with the heavy reliance on modern rural

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