Washington County Sets April 3 PQA Plus Producer Session

News from Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University   Southeast Iowa producers who need PQAPlus certification soon should consider a session set for April 3 at the Washington County Extension office. Iowa State swine program specialist Tom Miller will lead the session beginning at 1:30 p.m. You can pay the $25 fee onsite,

Mike Brumm Commentary, It may only be spring but turn your thoughts to summer, March 29th 2017

I’ve spent this week doing producer meetings along with 2 site visits in Iowa. I got to see lots of tractors pulling anhydrous rigs along I80 in eastern Iowa and even saw some manure being applied. Spring is here (at least for those of you that far south) and it’s time to think about your

Swine Medicine Talks: 101 Common and Not-So-Common Swine Lesions

AASV and the Swine Medicine Education Center (SMEC) are excited to extend the invitation to view the Swine Medicine Talks: An AASV and SMECast Series for Veterinary Students Lecture 3 to all AASV members! The Swine Medicine Talks is a 3-part swine medicine seminar series, hosted by the AASV student chapter and Swine Medicine Education

Scott Brown weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, March 27th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Cash hogs ended $1 lower for the week, pork cut-out value was down $2.31 and all product values were down. Feeder cattle were steady to 6 higher, feeder steer calves steady to 4 higher. Fed cattle ended the week steady to firm. •On the futures market

USDA Issues: “Feed Outlook” Report

Source: USDA news release To view the complete report, click here. The March 2017 Feed Outlook report contains projections for the 2016/17 U.S. and global feed markets based on the most current World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Market Update, March 20th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The U.S. lean hog price is flat lining over the last couple weeks, hovering around $0.71/lb for 53-54% lean hogs.   Other Observations Iowa-Minnesota Average Hog Weight a week ago 281.9 lbs liveweight, down 1.5 lbs from a year ago (283.4 lbs). Tells us hogs are moving about

Four colleges and universities represented at IPPA Student Taste of Elegance

The Iowa Pork Producers Association held its annual Student Taste of Elegance competition on March 6 at the Des Moines Area Community College’s Iowa Culinary Institute in Ankeny.   Eleven teams of students from Iowa Western Community College, Iowa State University, Scott Community College and the Iowa Culinary Institute each prepared an original pork tenderloin

Michigan State University research and extension teams focus on pig aggression – Part 1

Why pig aggression? Despite undergoing genetic selection for commercial production, free-ranging (feral) pig populations adopt similar behavior to their wild boar ancestors, living in social groups of two to six females along with their litters, and sub-adults . These groups form linear dominance hierarchies, based on age and size, with one “boss sow” and the

Plan to Attend the 2017 World Pork Expo, June 7-9

The world’s largest pork-specific trade show. The 2017 World Pork Expo — the world’s largest pork-specific trade show — offers hundreds of exhibitors, free educational seminars, live hog shows and sales, networking opportunities and much more, making it a must-attend event for all pork professionals. Brought to you by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC),

Pork Industry Honors Rich Degner with Distinguished Service Award

Degner also received inaugural Paulson-Whitmore State Executive Award The National Pork Board today honored Rich Degner as the recipient of its Distinguished Service Award during the National Pork Industry Forum in Atlanta. Degner is the former chief executive officer of the Iowa Pork Producers Association. At the pork industry’s annual business meeting, the award is