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Tracking Antimicrobial Resistance: Down on the Farm, Dr. Scott Dee, Director of Research, Pipestone Veterinary Services

In the summer of 2016, Pipestone set forth the challenge to be global leaders in antimicrobial stewardship. As swine veterinarians, we feel a responsibility to lead the industry with science-driven decisions on how to manage the use of antimicrobials, track resistance, and make proactive changes to practices if increased resistance was shown. With that in

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, April 24th 2018

Ten Deliveries Posted Against the Apr LC By Dennis Smith   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday April 24, 2018   LEAN HOGS: Cash is called just steady for today which is likely not going to work. The cash was unchanged to down .50 yesterday and this resulted in extremely light receipts. Producers have

Doug MacDougald from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services, PED pelleting

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) continues to be a problem in both the USA and Canada. PEDV elimination projects routinely make use of supplemental heat as a means of enhancing virus neutralization. Because of this heat sensitivity, these US researchers hypothesized that a steam conditioner and pellet mill that mimicked traditional commercial thermal processing could

Weekly Market Livestock Update with Scott Brown, April 23rd 2018

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Market Recap – Cash fed cattle are $4.00 higher for the week, while feeder cattle traded mixed. Current feeder cattle futures contract lost a little more than $2.00 this week while the current live cattle futures contract lost a little more than a dollar. The choice

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, April 19 2018

Weekly Beef Export Sales Strong, Up 18% By Dennis Smith   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Thursday April 19, 2018   LEAN HOGS: Futures volume on the rally Wednesday was reported at 52,300 with hog volume larger than that of LC cattle. Open interest was up 1,583. Open interest continues to build in the

Rebecca Davis Pork Producer Blog from Barton Hog Farms in Michigan, Farm Update: Transition April 18th 2018

(Green Valley Farm) Since I last wrote specifically about the farm, a lot has changed.  We re-broke with PRRS in the spring of 2017, and battled it for most of last summer and early fall.  It seems like now we are starting to get back on our feet again, but it is with weary skepticism. 

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, April 17th 2018

Out-front Boxed Beef Sales Continue to Soar By Dennis Smith   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday April 17, 2018     LEAN HOGS: Packers tied to break the cash hog market yesterday but it clearly did not work. Receipts were not heavy and at the end of the day the cash market was

Clint Lichty from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Service, Sanitation Reduces Salmonella Prevalence at Slaughter

Salmonella continues to be one of the most important zoonotic infections. A reduction of Salmonella at the farm level helps to mininimise the contamination pressure at the slaughterhouse. Although this is not the entire answer when it comes to preventing |Salmonella infection in pork consumers it is expected that pork producers will do their part

Weekly Market Livestock Update with Scott Brown, April 16th 2018

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week in markets – Cash hog prices are down a little more than $1.50 this week. However, current lean hog futures contracts gained nearly $4.00 on strong moves up in the latter part of the week. Pork cutout value lost $3.30 on weakness primarily in

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, April 10th 2018

Progress on NAFTA trumps the Chinese Pork Tariff By Dennis Smith   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday April 10, 2018   LEAN HOGS: Hogs rallied sharply yesterday as it appeared a couple of large buy orders entered the deck. Evidently the buy paper was unable to source significant selling above the market resulting

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