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The Pathogenesis of Osteochondrosis

Download the complete report The osteochondroses are a heterogeneous group of lesionsoccurring in growth (epiphyseal) cartilage of immature animals and are characterized by focal or...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. has Record Weekly Pork Export Sales to China, April...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week USDA reported net weekly pork export sales to China of 77,732 metric tonnes, by far a...

USDA Issues “Feed Outlook: April 2019” Report

Source: USDA news release To view the complete report, click here. The April 2019 Feed Outlook report contains estimates for 2017/18 and projections for 2018/19 U.S....

Heat Stress, Performance Trace Minerals & Swine Gut Health, Written by Dr. Mark...

Heat stress can result in significant economic costs to your livestock operation. For example, it is estimated that the annual cost of heat stress...

Organizing Farm Transition Requires a Team Effort, By Jason Ertl, UMN Extension Educator –...

Farming in the Midwest has long been considered a family affair.  The farm families of the past who homesteaded the land faced many challenges,...

NPPC calls for swift US/Japan Trade Negotiation

The National Pork Producers Council welcomed reports that the United States and Japan will commence trade negotiations on April 15, 2019 and urged the...

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, April 1st 2019

Some highlights from this week's Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week in the markets - Cash fed cattle were down more than $3.50 this...

Expert opinion on metal chains and other indestructible objects as proper enrichment for intensively-farmed...

EC Directive 2001/93 requires that all pigs have access to proper investigation and manipulation materials. Intensively farmed pigs in Europe are frequently provided with...

U Of Minnesota Reports Farm Income Hits Lowest Level In 23 Years

After adjusting for inflation, Minnesota farms earned the lowest median farm income in the past 23 years of data tracked by University of Minnesota...

Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Commentary, Why Farmers Need to Tell Their Story

The disconnect between farmers and consumers has never been greater. It seems every day there are numerous examples of just how disconnected they are....

Effective Execution Drives Feed Efficiency

There are three drivers influencing cost of production today; facilities, weaned pigs and feed, with feed cost accounting for over 50% of the total...

Guidelines for Livestock Carcass Disposal in South Dakota By Tracey Erickson SDSU...

Even though every producer tries their best to keep all animals born alive, there will always be death loss in livestock production systems. Thus,...

Microbiome studies in swine systems: Challenges and opportunities (Part 1)

Key Points Microbiome and more specifically the bacteria residing in the gut play multiple roles related with nutrition and health. The study of swine...

USDA Lowers Its Beef Production Forecast, Raises Pork

The USDA lowered its outlook for 2019 commercial red meat and poultry production. Beef was down from February on a slower fed cattle slaughter pace...

Country of origin bills having mixed success

Montana lawmakers voted last week to table one bill and advance another dealing with country of origin labeling for agricultural products. House Bill 594, which...