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Importance of U.S. Export Markets Seen on International Mission, by Derrick Sleezer, International Marketing...

I recently returned home from the National Pork Board’s International Marketing Committee Asia Mission that included stops in Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Macau....

Concepts of Pig Growth and Composition

Pork producers have economic incentives based on consumer demand and carcass-value marketing programs to produce lean pork as efficiently as possible. Changes in the...

Apply by Nov. 1 to Serve on the National Pork Checkoff Board of Directors

Applications are available at Pork.org The Pork Checkoff’s board of directors is accepting applications through Nov. 1 to fill five three-year terms. State pork producer...

CoBank: USMCA Produces Certainty, Modest Agriculture Gains, Renewed Focus On China

Source: CoBank news release The overhauled North American Free Trade Agreement, now named the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, which is expected to be ratified...

Pork Powerhouses® 2018: Ramping Up

Source: Successful Farming The 40 largest pork producers in the U.S. keep growing despite trade wars, lawsuits, disease threats, and falling markets. A plague of locusts...

Chris Hurt from Purdue University, Pork Prospects Improve, But Losses Still Loom

The pork outlook looked bleak in August. Fear of large pork supplies and Mexican and Chinese tariffs on U.S. pork exports appeared disastrous to...

4 Key Factors to Ask About Pig Sourcing Bryan Myers, DVM, Pipestone Veterinary Services

Weaned pig sourcing has the potential to affect the profitability of an enterprise greatly.  Here are 4 things to keep in mind when considering...

Arm & Hammer: Zinc Oxide Promising For Piglets

The year 2022 brings big change in the European Union (EU) and Asian swine markets. That's when the EU will ban zinc oxide (ZnO),...

USDA Issues: “Feed Outlook” Report

Source: USDA news release To view the complete report, click here. The September 2018 Feed Outlook report contains estimates for 2017/18 and projections for 2018/19 U.S....

Learning Where “The Puck Will Be” with U.S. Exports on an International Mission: By...

“Skate to where the puck will be.” While that quote is often attributed to the great hockey player Wayne Gretzky, Wayne himself credits his...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, September 11th 2018

Smithfield to Shut Down After Today Due to Hurricane By Dennis Smith   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday September 11, 2018   LEAN HOGS: Cash hog prices were up...

Seven Key Questions to Ask Your Feed Supplier

In the wake of ongoing outbreaks of African swine fever in China, pork industry experts from the National Pork Board, the National Pork Producers...

Chris Hurt from Purdue University, Pork Industry Says It Feels Like 1998 All Over...

All you need to say is "1998" and a pork producer's expression will turn sour. In the fall of that year, hog prices essentially...

Statement of Safety Regarding Spray Dried Porcine Blood Products

Recently several cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reporting in different regions, including China and Eastern Europe. The North American Spray Dried...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Feed intake, growth and health

  Feed intake, growth and health Dr. Chunyan Zhang, PhD, Geneticist, Genesus Inc. All pig producers will agree, feed is the largest cost of production, accounting for...