NPPC Capital Update for the week ending May 19th 2017

NPPC SUPPORTS NEW REGULATORY REFORM LEGISLATION NPPC this week joined more than 50 agriculture organizations in a letter supporting regulatory reform legislation. The “Regulatory Accountability Act,” introduced by Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., calls for significantly higher federal agency scrutiny of new rules before they can be proposed, including a cost-benefit analysis

Tiny bubbles help heal broken bones, in pigs

Source:American Association for the Advancement of Science Summary:Researchers have developed a much needed alternative to bone grafts that could help alleviate the long-term hospitalization, disability, and considerable costs to the health system associated with non-healing fractures. Researchers have developed a much needed alternative to bone grafts that could help alleviate the long-term hospitalization, disability, and

AgriLabs® Delivers Innovation with New Custom Vaccine Option for Swine

Proprietary production processes, adjuvant technology anchor new offering AgriLabs® today announced the introduction of a new innovative custom vaccine option for swine veterinarians and producers. AgriLabs custom vaccines combine the benefits of herd-specific autogenous vaccines with proprietary production processes and ENABL® adjuvant technology designed to improve vaccine performance. “The custom vaccine market has seen little

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, May 18th 2017

Cash Hogs and Pork Cutout Surge on Seasonal Demand   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Thursday May 18, 2017   LEAN HOGS Cash was called lower early yesterday but came in fully steady. Nice try by the packer to purchase pigs at lower money but it did not work. The cutout soared, calculated up

Chemical composition and physicochemical characteristics of feed ingredients and effects on in vitro digestibility of DM

Diego Navarro, a Ph. D. candidate in the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory, presents the results of an experiment to determine the chemical composition and physicochemical characteristics of eight feed ingredients, and to calculate their effects on in vitro ileal and total tract digestibility of dry matter. Adapted from a presentation at the 2017 ASAS Midwestern

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown from the University of Missouri, May 15th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Market recap through Thursday’s close: It’s been a pretty good week in the hog market. Hogs ended the week up about $4.50 through Thursday’s close. Pork cutout was up $4.37, with strength across the board and added help from stronger belly prices. Cattle were down about

Statement of NPPC President Ken Maschhoff on USDA Establishing an Undersecretary for Trade

NPPC is very pleased that Secretary Perdue is establishing within USDA an undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs, a position that we and others in agriculture fought to get included in the 2014 Farm Bill.   Clearly, the Trump administration recognizes the importance of exports to U.S. agriculture, which has a trade surplus. The

Why and How to Leverage Farm Management Tools, By: Ahnna Compart, Sr. Financial Analyst AgStar Financial Services

As a business analyst, I work with a wide array of farm clients. Some are younger and less experienced. Others have been in the business for decades. Many top producers, regardless of size or experience, seem to have a few things in common. They have established operational goals, they surround themselves with a trusted circle

1st Qtr: Zoetis’ Sales Up 6%, Net Income Up 17%

To view the complete report, click here. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) today reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2017 and reaffirmed its guidance for full year 2017. The company reported revenue of $1.2 billion for the first quarter of 2017, an increase of 6% compared with the first quarter of 2016. Net income

Free Resource Guide Available for Illinois EPA Livestock Rules

Illinois livestock farmers have a new resource to help them better understand environmental regulations, improve their environmental performance and ultimately help them stay in business.   A free resource guide to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Livestock Rules is available in a swine, beef and dairy version. The Resource Guide helps clarify and simplify