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Smithfield Foods’ Sioux City and Denison, Iowa Facilities Participate In North America’s Largest Environmental...

Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce its Sioux City and Denison, Iowa facilities’ participation in the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) Envirothon’s 2019 Iowa...

Prospects for Swine Feed Costs in 2019, By Michael Langemeier Center for Commercial Agriculture...

The USDA-NASS Prospective Plantings report indicated that corn planted for all purposes was estimated at 92.8 million acres, up 4 percent from last year. ...

Heat Stress, Performance Trace Minerals & Swine Gut Health, Written by Dr. Mark...

Heat stress can result in significant economic costs to your livestock operation. For example, it is estimated that the annual cost of heat stress...

USDA’s FSIS Condemns The Washington Post for False Reporting on a Critical Public Health...

The Washington Post says that democracy dies in darkness. If that’s the case, then The Washington Post’s story about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s...

Merck Completes Acquisition of Antelliq Corporation to Become Leader in Emerging Digital Technology for...

Merck today announced the completion of its acquisition of Antelliq Corporation from funds advised by BC Partners. Today’s announcement positions the company as a...

Evaluating Differences in Stress Levels in Lean Growth Versus Control Landrace Pigs

S. Torrey, S. Weaver, E. Pajor, D. Kuhlers, and T. Stewart Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University, and Auburn University Introduction In livestock, aggression may lead to...

Simpler, less costly monitoring methods helping pork industry get a better read on PRRS

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Newer testing methods for the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus are not only simpler and less...

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, March 25th 2019

Some highlights from this week's Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week in the markets - Cash fed cattle are up $3 this week and...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Hog Market Rockets Higher, March 18th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week U.S. hog futures jumped almost 10₵ lb. A phenomenal increase triggered by the realization that we...

Committing time, attention to pig’s first 24 hours key to health, uniformity

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ The farrowing room is a demanding place — one that needs to accommodate the divergent needs of a 500+-pound...

Genesus Global Market Report USA- March 2019

  Allan Bentley, Sales USA, Genesus Genetics Butcher prices are awful, however there is a silver lining right now and I want to bring it to...

Low Hog Prices to Start the Year, By Chris Hurt Purdue University

Hog prices have been struggling so far this year. USDA reports that live prices in January and February have averaged below $40 for the...

Raising pigs without antibiotics? Plan to ‘sweat the small stuff’

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Follow this rule if you’re raising pigs without antibiotics: “Sweat the small stuff.” That’s the advice from Doug MacDougald,...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Some Good News, March 11th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week the U.S. hog industry got a sliver of good news. April lean hog futures increased $4.15...

USDA steps up measures to prevent ASF spread to the US

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ As the spread of African swine fever (ASF) across Asia shows no signs of slowing, US pork producers...