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Genesus Global Technical Report, Genetic effort to improve pork sensory traits

Genetic effort to improve pork sensory traits Dr. Chunyan Zhang, Genesus Geneticist czhang@genesus.com Pork quality is an important factor influencing consumers purchasing decisions. Consumers` willingness to pay more...

Veterinarian says VFD led to more strategic antibiotic use

Source: PigHealthToday.com The Food and Drug Administration’s revised rules for antibiotic use in hogs, including the veterinary feed directive (VFD), has led to a reduction...

Effects of extrusion on nutrient and energy digestibility in cereal grains fed to growing...

Effects of extrusion on nutrient and energy digestibility in cereal grains fed to growing pigs Diego Rodriguez, a research...

African swine fever spreads near the German border: OIE

Source: Reuters Poland recorded 55 outbreaks of African swine fever in wild boar near the German border last month, the world animal health body said...

IPPA Scholarship Applications Live Now for 2020-2021 Academic Year

Over $13,500 in scholarships are available through the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) this year. The application is now available on the IPPA website...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, January 9th 2020

Food Prices Soar Higher in China During December By Dennis Smith   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Thursday January 9, 2020   LEAN HOGS: Cash is called steady to possibly...

Western Illinois University Economist Issues Report “2020 Hogs: More Supply, Profitable Prices?”

Source: Univ of Illinois news release The USDA's December Hogs and Pigs report indicates that producers continue to expand, with the December 1 inventory of...

The Maschhoffs combine technology and coaching to build a biosecurity culture

Source: PigHealthToday.com Biosecurity on hog farms is serious business, and it’s no secret that success hinges on how well protocols are carried out. For years,...

U.S. better equipped against ASF than last year

The executive director of the Swine Health Information Center says the U.S. is much more prepared to defend against ASF than it was 12...

Illinois Pork and Illinois Corn Donated More Than 100,000 Pounds of Pork to...

Donation marks nearly 3.8 million servings donated to date Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) donated 100,263 pounds of...

Excess leucine in pig diets leads to multiple problems, Illinois study shows

Recent changes in corn and sorghum processing for ethanol have led to changes in the composition of grain byproducts, including distiller’s dried grains with...

Checkoff Ready To Go For ASF Outreach If Needed

Getting ready for a crisis isn't on the top of anyone's favorite activities, but it's a top priority when something as big and threatening...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Boar Management Impacts Fertility

Garth Braun, General Manager at Canadian Centre of Gene Transfer – Genesus Inc.  One must consider the boar as a very important part of the farm’s...

Hog futures firm on fresh hopes for a U.S.-China trade pact

Source: Financial Post U.S. lean hog futures closed higher on Thursday on rekindled hopes for a U.S. trade deal with China, the world’s top pork...

Farmweld Celebrates 40 Years Serving the Pork Industry

Over the past 40 years, U.S. pork production has made tremendous advancements including moving from outdoor lots to environmentally controlled building and raising more...