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Lower than Projected Numbers Steady Slaughter Hog Prices

Farmscape for December 12, 2017 Full Interview 7:42 Listen The Director of Risk Management with hams Marketing Services says lower than projected slaughter hog supplies have helped maintain steady live hog prices. Over the past couple of years the largest hog slaughter in the U.S. has come in mid to late December. Tyler Fulton, the

Animal Agriculture Alliance Announces 2017 Online Scholarship Winners

Source: Animal Agriculture Alliance news release The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced the winners of the 2017 College Aggies Online (CAO) scholarship competition, which prepares students to become lifelong advocates for agriculture. Since CAO launched in 2009, nearly 6,000 students have participated. This year’s program kicked off in early September with about 300 students competing in

INFLUENZA: A GROWING THREAT TO YOUR SWINE HERD’S POTENTIAL Production losses from influenza can total more than $3 per head

Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) has been present in U.S. herds for nearly 100 years,1 and until recently, was less complicated for producers and veterinarians to manage. Today, however, due to its endemic presence in swine populations in North and South America, Asia and Europe,1 as well as the emergence of new virus strains

U.S. Pig Farmers Continue Focus on Antibiotic Stewardship

Pork Checkoff leads investment in antibiotic research America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to make progress in their quest for superior antibiotic stewardship to help protect people, pigs and the planet. On their behalf, the National Pork Board is pleased again to celebrate U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week and World Antibiotic Awareness Week with organizations such as

USMEF Elects New Officer Team

On Nov. 7, 2014, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) concluded its annual Strategic Planning Conference in Arlington, Virginia, with election of new officers. Leann Saunders of Castle Rock, Colorado, is USMEF chair, succeeding Mark Jagels of Davenport, Nebraska. Saunders is co-founder and president of Where Food Comes From, an agricultural and food verification and

Eli Lilly exploring spinoff of Elanco

Source: Market Watch Eli Lilly & Co. said Tuesday it could spin off or sell its animal health business, a segment that contributed 15% of the pharmaceutical company’s revenue last year but has been pressured in recent years by competition. Lilly’s Elanco Animal Health Business sells treatments and vaccines for pets and livestock. The unit

Uncertainty over NAFTA Impacts U.S. Business Investment

Farmscape for October 25, 2017 Full Interview 6:42 Listen The National Pork Producers Council says uncertainty around trade agreements, such as NAFTA, are making businesses more reluctant to invest in growth opportunities both at home and abroad. After reaching an impasse in Round 4, negotiators involved in revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement have

Swine Health Information Center Introduces Near Real Time Domestic Swine Disease Monitoring System

Full Interview 7:30 Listen Farmscape for October 24, 2017 The Swine Health Information Center has introduced a Near Real Time Domestic Swine Disease Monitoring System. In partnership with the Swine Health Information Center the University of Minnesota and Iowa State University, the two primary veterinary diagnostic labs for swine disease in the United States, have

U.S. Pork Industry Seeks 2018 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow

Award aims to recognize and inspire the next generation of pig farmers The National Pork Board is searching for the next Pig Farmers of Tomorrow, with applications now open for the industry award through Nov. 21 at www.pigfarmersoftomorrow. The award, in its second year, is designed to recognize, inspire and connect with the next generation

USDA’s Rollback Of GIPSA Rule To Impact Farmers, Ranchers

ource: Center for Rural Affairs mews release The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today a rollback of two rules of the Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA). Also today, Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue decided not to move forward with an interim final rule of the Farmer Fair Practices, and decided USDA will take

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