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Reducing Feed Wastage in Lactation

Author:  Dr. Dan Columbus, Prairie Swine Centre Publication: Centred on Swine, Spring 2017 Volume 23 Number 1 Summary: Electronic feeding systems have multiple advantages over manual...

Rademacher is Newly Named Associate Director for Iowa Pork Industry Center

Chris Rademacher said the opportunity to develop new conduits of information from Iowa State University to all pork producers drew him to the associate...

Pork prices will depend on the extent of the damage from Hurricane Florence

Highlights Flooding is always a major issue as it tends to impact both infrastructure as well as hog supplies. During Hurricane Floyd (1999), some 100,000...

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...

New 5-Quart Presentation of Triamulox™ Liquid Concentrate Eases Medication Storage, Handling for Pork...

Economical Solution for Managing Pneumonia, Dysentery A water-soluble antibiotic used widely in the pork industry to treat herds for respiratory and enteric disease is now...

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...

Sharing Our Responsible Pork Production Story on the 2018 Heartland Tour, by Gregg Hora,...

by Gregg Hora, Iowa Pork Producers Association President Gregg Hora, Iowa Pork Producers Association President Each year, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) leads a group...

Calling All Bacon Lovers! Smithfield® Launches Bacon for Life Sweepstakes

Smithfield® is giving bacon lovers the ultimate bacon prize with its first-ever Bacon for Life sweepstakes, kicking off just in time for International Bacon...

Food, and Pork, at the Heart of U.S. Meat Export Federation’s Heartland Tour by...

I read an article recently about why Sichuan food—even the best of the best—doesn’t taste the same outside of the Chinese province. The article...

Vietnam: An Emerging Market for U.S. Pork

Source: Pork Checkoff Vietnam is an important emerging market for United States agricultural exports. In 2017, the U.S. exported over $11 million of fresh/chilled/frozen bone-in...

Limited space remains for Sept. 10 PQA Advisor Certification session

People who want to become certified as Pork Quality Assurance Plus 3.0 Advisors are reminded of the Sept. 10 session in Ames and its...

Nitrogen Retention and Nutrient Digestibility in Diets Formulated Using the Net Energy System

Download the complete report Summary and Implications Diets with an increasing amount of co-products and formulated with a constant or declining net energy (NE) content...

IPPA: USDA Action Helpful, but Stay Focused on Trade

The Iowa Pork Producers Association says details announced Aug. 27 by USDA on assistance for pork producers harmed by trade disruptions is a small...

Behaviour of Pigs in Large Group Auto-Sort

Large group auto-sort systems pose some significant challenges to pigs n terms of eating behaviour. The feeders are a ll located in a food...