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Reduced U.S. Slaughter Continues to Pressure Live Hog Prices

Farmscape for May 26, 2020 Full Interview 9:50 Listen HAMS Marketing Services says, despite some improvement, reduced U.S. pork processing capacity continues to negatively impact...

Wanda Patsche Pork Producer Blog, Why You Need to Visit Fair Oaks Farms, May...

If you ever plan on traveling through Indiana, stop at Fair Oaks Farm. No, really, stop there and better yet, make your trip into...

Podcast: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Swine Industry | Dr. Gordon Spronk

Listen to the complete Podcast Summary Dr. Gordon Spronk is a native of the Pipestone, Minnesota agricultural community. Upon completion of his education with a DVM...

Coronavirus: Indiana Packers resumed limited operations on Friday after two-week closure

Indiana Packers reopened Friday — two weeks after it closed the hog-processing plant to test all of its employees and contractors for the coronavirus. Indiana Packers...

Moving pig health to the back burner — if only for a moment ...

Source: PigHealthtoday.com As I write this article, the pork industry and the world around it is in the midst of an economic meltdown due to...

COVID-19 Creates Unprecedented Gap Between Live Hog and Retail Pork Prices

Farmscape for May 5, 2020 Full Interview 8:09 Listen HAMS Marketing Services says reduced U.S. pork processing capacity due to COVID-19 has resulted in an...

Physical Security is an Important Part of Biosecurity, By Todd Thurman, SwineTex Consulting Services

n a previous life, I was a police officer and people often asked me how to improve the security of their homes and businesses....

Genesus Global Technical Report-Factors Affecting Preweaning Piglet Mortality- Part 1

Dinesh Thekkoot PhD, Genesus Inc.   Pigs are polytochous animals, which means they produce multiple piglets in one farrowing. This evolutionary strategy is called “parental optimism”...

Indiana Pork Statement on Tyson Temporary Shutdown

Statement from Josh Trenary, executive director of Indiana Pork, following the announcement of the upcoming temporary shutdown of Tyson Fresh Meats. "Pork packing and processing...

USDA Releases “Feed Outlook” Report

USDA news release To view the complete report, click here. The Feed Outlook tables were reposted on April 16, 2020 to correct an error in the...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Market Having Rough Ride, April 13th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics If Misery loves company, we have a real hootenanny* going. (*Scottish word, meaning party) The Utter Collapse of the U.S....

Genesus Global Market Report USA, April 2020

by Allan Bentley, Sales, Genesus Genetics In my last commentary, I was questioning the CME and its disconnect to the cash hog market, and I...

Minimizing the impact COVID-19 has on your pig farm – if you fail to...

Across all corners of the globe, people’s lives have been severely disrupted by the Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) pandemic. Here in Ireland we are into...

Dietary Fiber and Intestinal Health of Monogastric Animals

Abstract Animal performance, feed efficiency, and overall health are heavily dependent on gut health. Changes in animal production systems and feed regulations away from the...

Despite Global Challenges, U.S. Pork and Beef Exports on Record Pace through February

U.S. pork exports posted the third largest month on record in February while U.S. beef exports also recorded double-digit gains from a year ago,...