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Nebraska pig farmer Terry O’Neel to lead the Pork Checkoff

    Terry O’Neel, a pork producer from Friend, Nebraska, was elected as president of the National Pork Board at the organization’s June board meeting in Des Moines, Iowa. The National Pork Board is comprised of 15 farmer-directors representing America’s pig farmers. “I am proud to represent our 60,000 pig farmers and I am both

Osborne Introduces New Wean-to-Finish Feeder

Finding the most efficient method of feeding pigs has been a never ending quest for producers and equipment suppliers alike. Hand feeding and automatic, gravity-flow feeders dominated the industry until the development of mechanical-flow feeding in the 1980s. This development revolutionized the industry and the only mechanically-operated feeder, the Osborne Big Wheel® Feeder, quickly became

Nebraska Pork Producers Association Hosts Webinar June 13th at Noon on Biosecurity

    Dr. Benny Mote, Assistant Professor; Swine Extension Specialist will speak about the importance of biosecurity through different avenues on the farm from: New animal entry into the barn Downtime before farm entry Trucking biosecurity issues and protocol New barn siting separation from other pig farms   “Farmers’ priority of keeping their pigs healthy

World Pork Expo Seminars Offer Ideas and Innovation for Pork Businesses

Attendees will have access to more than 15 free seminars. Pork professionals attending the 2017 World Pork Expo will have the opportunity to hear the most up-to-date production information and ideas, as well as have access to world-class experts during a wide range of free educational seminars, scheduled throughout Wednesday, June 7, and Thursday, June

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.

15 farmers from around the world win trips to ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference

Rhett Smith from Sebring, Florida, Tammy Wiedenbeck from Lancaster, Wisconsin, and Lauren Neale from McMinnville, Tennessee, will represent the United States at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference as winners of the “My Farm. My Future.” contes Farmers are continuously adapting to changes in technology, markets and the weather, battling the constant unknown while working hard

Statement of NPPC President Ken Maschhoff On NAFTA

“The North American Free Trade Agreement has been a tremendous success for the U.S. pork industry, which has seen an explosion in exports to Canada and Mexico since the deal was implemented in 1994.   “In fact, Mexico and Canada are now our No. 2 and No. 4 markets, so we absolutely must not have

USDA Issues: “Livestock, Dairy And Poultry Outlook” Report.

Source: USDA news release To view the complete report, click here. The Livestock, Dairy, & Poultry Outlook for April 2017 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report.

Pork Producers Applaud White House Action on ‘GIPSA’ Rule, Call for Withdraw of Regulation

The Trump administration today gave notice that it will further delay the effective date of a regulation related to the buying and selling of livestock, a move applauded by the National Pork Producers Council, which opposes the Obama-era rule. It also will take public comments on what to do with the regulation.   The so-called

Water wastage can be reduced up to 40% by managing nipple drinkers properly

Previous work on water wastage at PSC indicated, grower/finisher pigs wasted 25% of water from the nipple drinker at standard flow rate (700 ml/min) and height (5 cm  higher than the shoulder height of the smallest pig).  However, on commercial farms, water wastage from a nipple drinker is reported as high as 40~60%. The difference between these results may partly be attributed

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