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Update On U.S. Pork Exports

POLITICO reports: The African swine fever outbreak that has decimated China's pig herds and boosted the country's demand for imported protein would normally be a...

Better Together (usually) By Jan Jorgensen from the Pork Checkoff

Most times, it’s easier to do things together… unless you’re headed in different directions. But you don’t have to look far to see that...

Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Commentary, Why Pig Farmers Are Audited, August 15th 2019

Audits are very common in business. When we think of audits, we think of banks, taxes, businesses for sales tax, etc. Especially anything that...

Genetic Parameters and Their Use in Swine Breeding

Originally published as a National Swine Improvement Federation Factsheet.   Introduction The importance of decreasing costs of production increases as the swine industry becomes more competitive. Costs...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Topsy Turvy Week, August 12th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last week was another topsy turvy week for the Swine Industry. Our observations.  Lean hogs average Last Thursday 53-54% U.S....

Strong Finish to First Half for U.S. Pork, Beef Exports

U.S. pork and beef exports were above year-ago levels in both volume and value in June, according to data released by USDA and compiled...

The New York Times: All the News That’s Fit to Print…and Left on the...

On Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, New York Times readers were treated to a wildly inaccurate and one-sided news story, commonly called a hit piece,...

Rabobank Pork Quarterly Q3 2019: Disease and Trade Issues Are Jointly Changing the Global...

Rising disease pressures are challenging the global market. Specifically, African swine fever (ASF) continues to threaten the global pork market, not only by causing...

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, July 29th 2019

• This week in the markets - Live cash fed cattle were up $2.40 this week. Feeder cattle markets were steady to $3 higher...

Brett Bell joins Lesaffre as Director in North America, Phileo

Brett Bell has joined Lesaffre as Director, Phileo - NA. In this position Brett will be responsible for leading the Phileo sales and technical...

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, July 22nd 2019

• This week in the markets - Live cash fed cattle were down $1.60 this week. Feeder cattle markets were steady to $4 lower...

Hogs climb through more resistance, buy hard breaks

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

Registration Now Open for the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 14–17

Dates: September 14-17, 2019 Registration: Open Now! Cost: $350 through August 14 | $490 starting August 15 Graduate Students: $190 through August 14 | $240 starting August...

Effect of resistant and digestible starch on intestinal absorption of calcium, iron, and zinc...

Abstract The first nonmilk foods that are given to infants contain high levels of starch, a fraction of which is resistant to enzyme hydrolysis. Incomplete...

Comfrey Farm Ready to Disrupt the Pork Case with Succulent Flavor: All-Natural Certified DUROC®...

Comfrey Farm was founded to deliver the highest-quality, all-natural pork and, today, the company announces the nationwide launch of its two programs: Certified DUROC...