PORK Academy Seminars Offer On-Farm Tips

Attend sessions at World Pork Expo June 7-8 he Pork Checkoff’s Producer Opportunity for Revenue and Knowledge (PORK) Academy sessions will return to World Pork Expo, with seminars held Wednesday, June 7, and Thursday, June 8, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. The annual sessions help educate pig farmers on the latest

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

How to manage difficult farrowings

Singleton, SF Amass, LK Clark, LJ Runnels   Fortunately, difficult farrowings are not very common in present swine production systems. The sow will need help in less than 1% of all farrowings. Sows about to farrow should be observed approximately every 30 to 60 minutes. Familiarizing yourself with the normal birthing process is the first

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

Record Volume for U.S. Pork Exports in March; Beef Exports Remain Strong

U.S. pork and beef exports capped a strong first quarter with excellent March results that included a new record volume for pork, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF. Pork exports reached 227,955 metric tons (mt) in March, up 16 percent year-over-year and topping the previous monthly high set in November 2016.

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Seasonal Hog Price Rise Continues, May 8th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics It’s the month of May, usually from May till September is hog producers time to get higher prices and generally have the most profitable period of the year.   Both summer lean hog futures and cash prices have appreciated recently.  Average Producers should be at about breakeven right

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock Report from the University of Missouri, May 7th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Fed cattle prices ended $8 higher for the week. Feeder cattle were $1 to $10 higher – mainly on the upper end. Calves were generally stead to $8 higher. Choice beef cutout up $11.40 for the week with across the board strength on all sub-primals. That