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Inaugural IL Pork Youth Day Deemed a Huge Success

On Saturday, February 16, around 250 kids, parents, and industry professionals gathered at the Illinois State Fairgrounds for an inaugural youth event, dedicated to...

Crystalline amino acids in diets do not influence calculated values for amino acid digestibility...

Dr. Maryane Oliveira, a postdoctoral research associate in the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Lab, presents the results of an experiment that was designed to determine...

Galle Named Illinois Pork Producer Distinguished Service Award Winner

Dr. Jeff Galle, of Pittsfield, is the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA). Galle is a...

Weekly Livestock Update with Scott Brown, February 11th 2019

Some highlights from this week's Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week in the markets – Fed cattle are up $1 on the week. Feeder...

U.S. Encouraged to Join CPTPP

Farmscape for February 8, 2019 Full Interview Listen Pork producers on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border are encouraging the United States to join...

New from Crystal Spring Hog Equipment- Inline Regulator (ILR) Valve

New from Crystal Spring Hog Equipment- Inline Regulator (ILR) Valve Download the complete PDF CSHE-ILR-Valve-Article-SwineWeb Download the complete PDF  

Janssen of Woodford County is Named IPPA President

During the 2019 Illinois Pork Producers Association Expo, Pam Janssen, of Minonk, was named the next IPPA President. She will serve for one year...

Fiber composition in rice coproducts revealed in Illinois study

Rice coproducts in pig diets add fat and fiber, but too much fiber can decrease energy absorption and digestibility. A recent study from the...

Illinois Pork Producers Name Secker as 2019 Pork Ambassador

Each year the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) recruits for a summer internship. Cooper Secker, of Waterloo, has been selected as the 2019 IL...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Carcass and Pork Quality – Variation is Key

Kemp,VP Genetic Programs and R&D, Genesus Inc.     Per capita consumption of pork in the US has not increased over the last few years (USDA -...

Extreme cold forces shutdowns at U.S. pork plants, grain elevators

Hog slaughterhouses and grain elevators were shut down in the U.S. Midwest on Wednesday as the coldest temperatures in years gripped the region. Temperatures in...

Smithfield Foods Announces Enhanced Structure, New Leadership Appointments

Source: Smithfield Foods news release Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce an enhanced organizational structure, which includes new leadership appointments and the addition of...

Foreign Animal Disease: Preparing for the Worst By Brent Pepin, DVM Pipestone Veterinary Services

Everyone who works with pigs is likely aware of the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) across Europe and Asia. This seemly unstoppable sweeping...

Weekly Livestock Update with Scott Brown, January 3rd 2019

Scott and Meghan taped a live episode of the Weekly Livestock Market Update at the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association this week in Columbia, MO. In...

CIH Margin Manager. The New Year Brings Both Hope and Fear

January 3, 2019 With 2019 about to begin, U.S. hog producers are hopeful that the New Year will deliver better financial outcomes for their operations...