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Dr. Bob Thompson Receives the 2017 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award

Bob Thompson, DVM, MS, has been named the recipient of this year’s Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award, which is given on behalf of the University of Minnesota through the sponsorship of Boehringer Ingelheim (BI). BI presented Dr. Thompson with the award at the 2017 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota,

Pharmgate and Cambridge Technologies Enter a Collaborative Strategic Alliance

    Pharmgate and Cambridge are pleased to announce an agreement between the companies. This agreement provides a platform from which the parties can provide commercial, autogenous and prescription vaccine solutions to veterinarians and producers in the US and around the world. Colin Gray, CEO and President of Pharmgate is quoted as saying ‘’this is

U.S. Pork Leaders Active at Minnesota Farmfest

  NPPC board member Jim Compart, Compart Family Farms, and Jay Moore, president of the Minnesota Pork Producers Association, advocated on behalf of the U.S. pork industry’s policy interests at FarmFest in Redwood Falls, Minn., this week. Compart participated in the FarmFest’s Ag Policy Roundtable and addressed a variety of key issues, including the NAFTA

Pipestone Veterinary services welcomes Dr. Monte Fuhrman

Pipestone Veterinary services is proud to welcome Dr. Monte Fuhrman to the Pipestone Veterinary Services team! Dr. Fuhrman is a native of Warner, SD and graduate of South Dakota State University and Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Since graduation, he has spent his career providing swine veterinary service and consultation across the mid-west,

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

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