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Scientists Evaluate Health Benefits of Functional Amino Acids

Farmscape for March 24, 2020 Full Interview 10:08 Listen Scientists working on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc are investigating the value of using functional amino...

Focus on the Impactful, Not the Easy to Measure, By Todd Thurman, SwineTex Consulting...

Photo: @helloquence via unsplash.com Todd Thurman, Consultant SwineTex Consulting Services, LLC As a consultant, I’m often asked by clients to help them solve specific problems. New or...

U.S. Pork Producers Committed to Special Responsibility

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) supports Trump administration guidelines announced today to maintain the continuity of critical U.S. infrastructure, including the food supply....

Four Keys for Effective Clean/Dirty Lines for On-Farm Biosecurity, By Todd Thurman, SwineTex Consulting...

The concept of a clean/dirty line is one of the most basic, fundamental concepts in on-farm biosecurity and perhaps the most important. It’s also...

U.S. Pork Sector Plans Project to Identify Gaps in Foreign Animal Disease Prevention

Farmscape for March 2, 2020 Full Interview 8:14 Listen The U.S. pork sector is planning a project aimed at identifying and closing potential gaps in...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, “Anyone can raise hogs. But it takes a near Genius...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics “Anyone can raise hogs. But it takes a near Genius to make money doing it.” “Anyone can raise hogs....

SHIC Prioritises Swine Disease Information Sharing in 2020

Farmscape for February 18, 2020 Full Interview 11:39 Listen The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center says enhanced information sharing on domestic and...

Ready… Set… GROW: Getting Weaned Pigs Off To a Good Start

You’re starting a new group of pigs, and you want to have your best closeout possible. The most important component to achieving this, is...

Prospects for Swine Feed Costs in 2020, By Michael Langemeier Purdue University

Principal crops planted in the United States declined from 319.3 million acres in 2018 to 302.6 million acres in 2019, a decline of 16.7...

China will actively expand meat imports to stabilise domestic supply

China’s commerce ministry urged on Saturday to actively expand meat imports to stabilise domestic supply amid the coronavirus outbreak. Based on preliminary data, imports of...

Autogenous Vaccines: A Tool in the Toolbox, Dr. Evan Koep Pipestone Veterinary Services

It’s that time of year filled with snow, ice, and… minimum ventilation inside your barn. The time of year when it is a constant...

Brazil’s JBS to supply China with up to $717 million per year in deal...

Brazil meatpacker JBS SA said on Monday that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Hong Kong’s WH Group to supply up to...

A pig farm that does it all

  Have you ever wondered what the ideal pig farm would look like? A group of farmers, researchers, architects, and animal behavior specialists have collaborated...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Genetic effort to improve pork sensory traits

Genetic effort to improve pork sensory traits Dr. Chunyan Zhang, Genesus Geneticist czhang@genesus.com Pork quality is an important factor influencing consumers purchasing decisions. Consumers` willingness to pay more...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, First Week of January Our Observations, January 13th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics U.S. hog slaughter continued unabated with 2,713,000 last week, jumping up from the two holiday-shortened weeks previous. We...