June hogs reversed upward, buy breaks for now

To “Read” Walt’s charts, keep the following in mind: Support – this term refers to a trend line or price area under the market which is expected to hold the market from potential decline. Resistance– a price area or trend line above the market that is expected to prevent or stall price increases. Trend lines

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

Needles & Sins: Sloppy vaccination protocols can jeopardize herd health, welfare, returns

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Innocent but often costly mistakes happen when vaccines aren’t properly stored, handled or administered. Pig Health Today talked with an Illinois producer who lost 30 market hogs following a vaccination slip-up. We also checked in with the producer’s veterinarian and three other experts about what producers can

Nashville, TN is the Destination for 2018 IL Pork Leadership Institute

The Illinois Pork Leadership Institute (IPLI) provides an opportunity for young men and women to become actively involved in the pork industry and network among peers. IPLI, sponsored by the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), is administered by the IPPA Youth Committee.   IPLI is a 4 day trip that focuses on leadership, citizenship, and

Illinois study examines energy and nutrient digestibility in wheat co-products fed to growing pigs

With feed costs and the worldwide demand for meat growing, livestock producers are increasingly turning to co-products from the ethanol and human food industries. Research from the University of Illinois is helping to determine the feed value of wheat middlings and red dog, two co-products of the wheat milling process that can be included in

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

Genesus Global Market Report, USA Hog Markets

Market Report USA Allan Bentley – US Sales, Genesus Genetics   During March the lean hog index lost $14.00, that is $10.00/ cwt on a live basis. June futures lost about $8.00 during the same time April futures declined by $15.00 during March. This is in part the result of politics crossing the same road

U.S. Red Meat Exports Maintain Strong Pace in January

January exports of U.S. beef and pork were up significantly year-over-year, maintaining the solid momentum established in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Beef exports totaled 96,488 metric tons (mt), up 17 percent from a year ago, valued at $515.5 million

Genesus Global Technical Report, Inbreeding: Not all Gloom and Doom

Pius B. Mwansa, PhD, Genesus Inc.   As a process, mating of individuals that are related is defined as inbreeding.   Strictly speaking, all animals in a breed or population are related since most breeds were founded by a small number of animals. However, in practice inbreeding is thought of as mating of animals that

Our strategy for eliminating M. hyo from breed-to-wean herds By Attila Farkas, DVM Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd.

By Attila Farkas, DVM Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. Carthage, Illinois Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Many pork producers still struggle with Mycoplasma hyopneumonia (M. hyo) in their herds. The pathogen remains one of the prevailing causes of enzootic pneumonia. Even though it’s primarily a chronic respiratory disease of growers, M. hyo can