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Biosecurity Best Practices Workshops Planned for Iowa Pork Producers

The recent spread of African Swine Fever in China has elevated the importance of biosecurity measures in reducing the risk of a domestic or...

In the Age of FAD, Premises ID is Vital

Pork Checkoff Director of Swine Health Programs Patrick Webb offers insight into the threat of foreign animal disease and the infrastructure in place to...

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, November 12th 2018

Some highlights from this week's Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week in the markets - Cash fed cattle prices are $1.25 lower and cash...

Thinking the Way Animals Do

As a person with autism, it is easy for me to understand how animals think because my thinking processes are like an animal's. Autism...

Hogs making another downward reversal, stay short for now

To “Read” Walt’s charts, keep the following in mind: Support – this term refers to a trend line or price area under the market which...

– Nutrient utilization, pork quality, and lysine requirement of immunological castrates

Download the complete article ABSTRACT Investigational research is required to support the development of a new technology called immunological castration, which addresses the issue of boar...

Swine Producers Relying on Non-Antibiotic Alternative to Reducing Stress in Pigs

The use of non-antibiotic feed additives to enhance performance continues to gain strength and recognition as a result of the EU AGP ban in...

USDA lifts most of the ban on Polish pork and belly prices ease lower

Pork Profit Maximizer – Retail Edition USDA announced on October 18 that it was suspending all pork imports from Poland. This followed a finding that...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services,

Lean Hogs Trade On Expanded Limits Today By Dennis Smith Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Thursday October 25, 2018 LEAN HOGS: Cash came in fully steady to up...

News Now from the Iowa Pork Industry Center, October 23rd 2018

THOUGHTS FROM 109 KILDEE ASF resources on our website Each day seems to bring more updates on the spread of African Swine Fever. While we'd rather...

Tracking the Earnings Estimates for Tyson Foods, Inc.

Taking a look at the current quarter EPS consensus estimate for Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN), we can see that the number is standing at...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Marketing’s Soar, October 22nd 2018

  Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics U.S. Hog Marketing’s Soar   Last week the U.S. marketed 2,589,000 hogs, up from 120,000 a year ago. We expect...

USDA gives Zoetis the opportunity to seek licensure for African Swine Fever Virus

Zoetis has applied to license a vaccine candidate, and USDA has given Zoetis the opportunity to develop an ASF vaccine and seek licensure for...

Improving Porcine Transcriptome Annotation By Integrating EST, mRNAs and Whole Blood RNA-Seq Data

Haibo Liu , Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames, IA Christopher K. Tuggle ,...

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, October 8th 2018

Some highlights from this week's Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week in markets - Live cash cattle were basically unchanged again this week. Feeder...