Right in the middle of Minnesota’s agriculture community is Martin County. Located in south-central Minnesota, Martin County is rich in agriculture resources. In fact, the county is the largest pork-producing county in Minnesota. We celebrate our strong agriculture community...
On August 1st, USDA Daily Hog and Pork Report shows that benchmark Iowa Carcass Base Price averages $128/ cwt . This is a 15% increase year-over-year, and a whopping 70% higher than the five-year average of $75. Is...
312-242-7905  Tuesday August 2, 2022  GRAINS:  Pelosi is visiting Taiwan and the friction this is causing between the U.S. and China is blamed for the selloff yesterday and today. I’m not buying that bill of goods. The selloff is tied to the...
Livestock and crop farmers are always being asked for their opinion, for information about their management practices, or a myriad of details about how they farm today. Four specific “asks” have come across my desk and computer screen lately,...
The newly weaned pig presents some unique challenges for swine producers. Transitioning piglets from the farrowing room to the nursery or wean-to-finish barn are important foundational steps towards producing full-market value finisher pigs. Dietary, environmental and social changes occur...
By Gordon Davidson The image, created by James Dawe, illustrates that producers are losing millions of pounds while processors and supermarkets are making handsome profits On behalf of pig producers, sector companies Farmex and ARM Buildings have joined forces to commission...
A cluster of hog farms raising pigs without antibiotics developed in southeast Pennsylvania where hog operations tend to be small and expansion limited. The producers here recognized that this was a way to stay viable raising hogs without getting...
312-242-7905  Friday July 22, 2022  GRAINS:  Some sort of grain corridor treaty is expected to be signed today. The details are not yet available. Something about releasing 80 ships from port. However, there are tons of unanswered questions such as mines in...
African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) is most often described as being highly contagious and causing virulent disease with very high mortality. The fact of the matter is that ASFV is not highly contagious. It certainly is contagious but only...
Abstract Background In 2013, PEDV was introduced in the United States (U.S.) and rapidly spread across the country. Here we describe the occurrence of PEDV in the growing pig herd of one large U.S. production system through an active surveillance set...
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