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USDA Announces Proposed Rule to Eliminate a Redundant Hog Carcass Cleaning Regulation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced a proposal to amend the federal meat inspection regulations to repeal a redundant regulatory requirement for hog slaughter establishments. The proposed rule would remove a redundant requirement that requires hog slaughter establishments to clean hog carcasses before incising. Establishments are required

High-risk viruses survive in feed, threaten US pork

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Podcast: Play in new window | Download An investigation initiated by the Pipestone System and Scott Dee, DVM, continues to uncover more information about the link between feed ingredients and foreign pathogen movement. In 2014, Dee discovered a porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) causing an outbreak in

Hog trend is choppy, in sideways direction

To “Read” Walt’s charts, keep the following in mind: Support – this term refers to a trend line or price area under the market which is expected to hold the market from potential decline. Resistance– a price area or trend line above the market that is expected to prevent or stall price increases. Trend lines

Swine Health Monitoring Project expanding but needs more industry participants

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ KEYPOINTS ♦ The Swine Health Monitoring Project was established to monitor the incidence and prevalence of swine diseases and help with disease management. ♦ The project is expanding but needs data from 90% of the industry to reach its long-term goal of supporting the response to emerging

NPPA Announces Participants in the 2018 Pork Leadership Program

The Nebraska Pork Producers Association is proud to welcome participants in the 2018 Pork Leadership Program. Participants in the 2018 Pork Leadership Program are:   Allissa Troyer of West Point, with Nutrient Advisors works to help producers navigate environmental compliance and create nutrient management plans to promote responsible expansion for the pork industry in Nebraska.

Hogs in downward channel but becoming over-sold

To “Read” Walt’s charts, keep the following in mind: Support – this term refers to a trend line or price area under the market which is expected to hold the market from potential decline. Resistance– a price area or trend line above the market that is expected to prevent or stall price increases. Trend lines

Smithfield Foods To Appeal Verdict In Nuisance Case Against Hog Farm

Murphy-Brown, the hog production subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, will appeal Thursday’s court verdict against one of its contract pork producers. A federal jury found in favor of 10 neighbors of an eastern North Carolina hog farm, awarding them $750,000 in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages over complaints of odor and noise from

High Fiber Diets for Swine

Feed cost represents more than 60% of the variable cost of swine production and a major part of the feed cost is to ensure that pigs have adequate energy and protein supply to reach their optimum potential in terms of the production goals. Corn, wheat, barley, and soybean meal have been the most widely used

Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project underscores value of information sharing

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Collaboration among veterinarians working with different pork producers is one of the great benefits emanating from the Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project (MSHMP), Carles Vilalta, DVM, PhD, told Pig Health Today.    MSHMP is a swine-disease surveillance system based at the University of Minnesota that depends on the participation of pork producers. It initially focused on porcine reproductive

Floor Space Allowance for Modern Finishing Pigs

By Sarah Schieck, UMN Swine Extension Educator Researchers from the University of Minnesota, Kansas State University, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, and University of Missouri completed a research project evaluating floor space allowances for modern finishing pigs. The main question their research sought to answer is “if old floor space allowances still apply for

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