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Budget Proposal Another Blow to Family Farmers

The White House today released its proposed fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget. Over the next decade, the $4.4 trillion budget would severely cut many programs that family farmers and ranchers and rural Americans rely on, including $48.6 billion from Farm Bill programs, $3.7 billion from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), $213 billion from the

Genesus Global Market Report – USA, February 6th 2018

Market Report USA Allen Bentley, Sales Representative, Genesus Inc.     Cash hogs are approaching $60 live, in February, I don’t think even Punxsutawney Phil saw that coming.   Dressed values around $72 base prices are narrowing up the basis, this is unusual for this time year historically. The actual basis is more in line

Genesus Global Market Report – China (Jan 2018)

By Lorne Tannas, General Manager China   As we welcome 2018, the year of the dog, the Chinese pork producer should be fairly optimistic.    I have been traveling around China talking to producers and some say the price is going up, and some say the price is going down.  To me, this is an

Strong Pork Demand Key to Stable Hog Markets Heading for Spring

Farmscape for January 24, 2018 Full Interview 8:39 Listen H@ms Marketing Services says continued strong demand for pork will be a key factor influencing hog markets moving toward spring. After a brisk recovery following the holidays U.S. cash hog markets have settled into a more steady trend. Tyler Fulton, the Director of Risk Management with

Raised Without Antibiotics Market at Risk of Over Saturation

Full Interview 7:35 Listen Farmscape for January 17, 2018 A Veterinarian with Carthage Veterinary Services warns there is a risk of the market for pork Raised Without Antibiotics becoming saturated. “Raised Without Antibiotics” was among the topics discussed last week during the 2018 Banff Pork Seminar. Dr. Clayton Johnson, the Director of Health Carthage System

Tyson Plant expanding in Madison Nebraska

Source: Norfolk Daily News The Tyson Foods pork plant here will be getting an upgrade in the near future. Caroline Ahn, external communications manager for Tyson in Chicago, said in a statement that there will upgrades and expansions to the livestock receiving areas, refrigeration systems and employee welfare areas. “We believe in continually reinvesting in

Organic pig breeders can beneficially switch genetics

New research points to the possibility that organic pig production may benefit from using parent animals that give birth to fewer but larger pigs than those currently being offered by the Danish firm DanAvl, whose lines have been tailored to intensive indoor production. A study under organic production conditions showed that dams from Topigs Norsvin’s

Accepting Applications for 2018 Pork Leadership Program

The Nebraska Pork Producers Association wants you to be a part of the Nebraska Pork Leadership Program in 2018! If you are connected to agriculture and believe in the future of the pork industry, you are encouraged to apply. Applications are available online at www.nepork.org, under the youth tab. Applications are due January 15, 2018.

Boar stud requires high health status, zero tolerance for biosecurity errors

  Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Podcast: Play in new window | Download A boar stud producing semen for thousands of sows needs to maintain excellent health with the highest level of biosecurity possible. “A boar stud is at the top of the health pyramid,” stated Doug Groth, DVM, Carthage Veterinary Service,

CIH’s Hog Margin Watch Report for December 1-15, 2017

Margins were steady to slightly higher over the first half of December as lower trade in both the hog and feed markets roughly offset one another. Hog margins remain above average from a hi storical perspective through the first half of 2018 , with the best forward margin opportunity currently in Q2 and projected profitability

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