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Managing MLV PRRS vaccines for optimum performance and returns, By Joseph F. Connor, DVM,...

Source: PigHealthToday.com As the world awaits a vaccine for COVID-19, it’s an opportune time to think about the value of vaccines and the importance of...

USDA Releases “Livestock, Dairy, And Poultry Monthly Outlook” Report

Source: USDA news release To view the complete report, click here. The Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook for May 2020 analyzes economic impacts on animal product...

IPPA Announces 2020 Scholarship Winners

Each year, the Illinois Pork Producers Association offers scholarships to students pursuing a higher education degree, at a two or four-year institution, who have...

PodCast: Life as a Pork Producer and Veterinarian During COVID-19 | Dr. Peter Schneider

Listen to the complete Podcast here Life as a Pork Producer and Veterinarian During COVID-19 | Dr. Peter Schneider Summary Dr. Schneider received a DVM from Iowa...

Dennis Smith From Archer Financial Services, May 21st 2020

MIDDAY PORK AND BEEF UPDATE By Dennis Smith Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Thursday May 21, 2020 LEAN HOGS: Cash is basically up $1.00 compared to late last week....

Finding opportunities to improve pig health during these challenging times, By Joseph F. Connor,...

Source: PigHealthToday.com While participating on an advisory board several years ago, I commented that within 5 years there was a high probability that the industry...

Effects of dietary isoleucine and valine supplementation to excess or low leucine diets on...

Leucine is a key regulator that stimulates catabolism of branched-chain AA (BCAA; i.e., Leu, Ile, and Val) in skeletal muscle and liver. If diets...

Processing fluids provide an option to monitor PCV2 and PCVAD

Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is found among pig herds throughout the world and contributes to the disease syndrome known as porcine circovirus associated...

Dennis Smith Livestock Report from Archer Financial Services, May 15th 2020

Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Thursday May 14, 2020 CORN: China appears committed to purchasing large quantities of U.S. ag goods as part of the phase...

Swine Health Information Center Calls for Stakeholder Feedback

Farmscape for May 11, 2020 Full Interview 7:18 Listen The Swine Health Information Center is inviting pork sector stakeholders to provide feedback on the usefulness...

USDA: Meat Packing Facilities Practicing Safe Reopening To Ensure A Stable Food Supply

.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded the safe reopening of critical infrastructure meatpacking facilities across the United States. These meatpacking facilities have...

Effect of feed sweetener and feed flavor on growth performance of weanling pigs

At weaning, pigs have to cope with abrupt withdrawal of sow milk, and this often causes appetite suppression due to marked changes in diet...

Local Highland Seamstress and Pig Farmer Sews Over 1,300 Masks for Community

Tammy Brink is well known in her community for her sewing abilities. You can likely find her at the Buckle store in Fairview Heights...

Study compares PRRSV antibody-sampling options for sows

When it comes to porcine reproductive and respiratory virus (PRRSV) it’s important for the veterinarian and farm personnel to know the health status of...

Illinois Pork and Farmweld Donate 1,340 Pounds of Pork Loin to Area Food Pantries

As part of the Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign, Farmweld along with the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), presented Catholic...