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McKenzie Beals Awarded Larry E. Sitzman Youth in Nebraska Agriculture Scholarship

McKenzie Beals Awarded  Larry E. Sitzman Youth in Nebraska Agriculture Scholarship

  McKenzie Beals of Friend, NE, has been awarded the 2017 Larry E. Sitzman Youth in Nebraska Agriculture Scholarship.   McKenzie is a senior studying Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Medicine at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She has been accepted as a member of the veterinary school class of 2021, in the cooperative program between the

Tyson Foods Announces Revamps Leadership

Tyson Foods Announces Revamps Leadership

Source: Arkansas Business Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Tuesday announced an overhaul of its leadership team, a change under new CEO Tom Hayes, who took over the meat processor on Dec. 31. As part of the reorganization, three long-time executives are leaving the company: Donnie King, president of Tyson’s North American operations, who has

Managing Feeding to Reduce Waste in Lactation

Managing Feeding to Reduce Waste in Lactation

Feed is the single largest cost associated with producing pork, ranging from 50-70% of the total cost of production.  When looking to save money in their feeding programs, producers typically consider the finishing herd as it represents approximately two-thirds of the total feed cost.  One area that can be easily overlooked is lactation feeding strategies

Progress and Promise in the Pork Industry Nebraska Pork Producers to Hold Annual Meeting

Progress and Promise in the Pork Industry Nebraska Pork Producers to Hold Annual Meeting

The Nebraska Pork Producers Association’s (NPPA) will hold their Annual Meeting at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Local Government Officials, County Commissioners, and other interested individuals are invited to breakfast to learn about the progress and promise in the pork industry.  Panel members representing the Nebraska Department of Agriculture,

Demise of TPP Raises Importance of Bilateral Trade Discussions

Demise of TPP Raises Importance of Bilateral Trade Discussions

Farmscape for January 24, 2017 Full Interview 6:53 Listen In the wake of the apparent demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership the Canadian Meat Council is hopeful Canada will move ahead as quickly as possible on bilateral trade discussions already underway with Japan and open discussions with Vietnam and Malaysia. U.S. President Donald Trump has honored

State of the art hog farm in Nebraska

State of the art hog farm in Nebraska

Source: Kearney Courier Some 70 construction workers, most from Agri Tech, a company with offices in Macon, Missouri, and Lamar, Iowa, are working to finish the last of the wiring and other items for Stone Ridge Pork. The 600-acre farm just south of Andrew County Road No. 187 has been undergoing a multi-million dollar construction

Paying It Back Ham by Ham

Paying It Back Ham by Ham

Source: Pork Checkoff Magazine When pork producers introduced We CareSM, it was important that five of the six ethical principles were production related: Producing safe food, enhancing animal well-being, protecting the environment, safeguarding natural resources and providing a safe work environment. For the sixth and final ethical principle, there was no question that it would

Fostera® PCV MH Now Offers Increased Duration of Immunity

Fostera® PCV MH Now Offers Increased Duration of Immunity

  Latest study demonstrates at least 23 weeks DOI against Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae With Fostera® PCV MH, swine veterinarians and pork producers now have even longer protection against Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo).  A recent study1 reviewed and approved by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB) demonstrated the vaccine was effective

Applications Now Open for 2017-18 Pork Industry Scholarships

Applications Now Open for 2017-18 Pork Industry Scholarships

Online Submissions Due by Feb. 17, 2017 The National Pork Board announces the opening of applications for its pork industry scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year. The eight-year-old program is open to juniors and seniors in college who plan to pursue a career in swine production management or a related field, or will be seeking

The Neogen Cold Weather Biosecurity Brochure

The Neogen Cold Weather Biosecurity Brochure

As the temperature drops, don’t let your biosecurity program drop with it! A breach in biosecurity can lead to widespread outbreaks, costing producers hundreds of thousands of dollars. Risk of diseases, such as PED and PRRS, increase in cold weather, so protecting your herd from whatever the winter may bring is essential for a profitable

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