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NPPA Announces Participants in the 2017 Pork Leadership Program

The Nebraska Pork Producers Association is proud to welcome participants in the 2017 Pork Leadership Program. Participants in the 2017 Pork Leadership Program are:   Paul Segner operates a contract wean to finish operation as a production partner with the Maschhoffs near Friend.   Matthew Marquardt operates a small farrow to finish hog operation near

USDA: Million-Dollar Farms Accounted For Over Half Of Production In 2015

ource: USDA news release Agricultural production has been shifting to larger farms for many years. Farms with over $1 million in gross cash farm income (GCFI) accounted for half of the value of U.S. farm production in 2015, up from about a third in 1991. Most million-dollar farms (90 percent) are family farms; only 10

2017 Pork Act Delegates Elect Candidate Slate, Approve Advisements

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The U.S. pork industry held its annual business meeting, the National Pork Industry Forum, March 1-3 in Atlanta. At the meeting, Pork Act Delegates ranked eight candidates for the National Pork Board and submitted the list to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. The candidates, ranked in order by delegate voting results, are: Brett Kaysen, Colorado

Full Year: Bayer’s Sales Up 2%, Profit Up 13%

  Bayer had a very successful year in 2016, both strategically and operationally. “We again posted a record operating performance – and are making good progress with the agreed acquisition of Monsanto as well,” Management Board Chairman Werner Baumann said on Wednesday at the Financial News Conference in Leverkusen. Pharmaceuticals once again posted encouraging sales

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

NPPA Announces Webinar Focused on Benefits of Expanding Pork Production

The Nebraska Pork Producers Association is hosting a one-hour online webinar on March 7, 2017, beginning at noon, focused on the benefits of expanding pork production in Nebraska with emphasis on resources available to support producers and county officials during discussions about proposed expansion activities. Current row crop farmers who are interested in diversifying or

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

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

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

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

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