Tracking Antimicrobial Resistance: Down on the Farm, Dr. Scott Dee, Director of Research, Pipestone Veterinary Services

In the summer of 2016, Pipestone set forth the challenge to be global leaders in antimicrobial stewardship. As swine veterinarians, we feel a responsibility to lead the industry with science-driven decisions on how to manage the use of antimicrobials, track resistance, and make proactive changes to practices if increased resistance was shown. With that in

USDA Issues: “Feed Outlook” Report

  Source: USDA news release To view the complete report, click here. On April 17, 2018 the April 2018 Feed Outlook report was reposted to correct the price range for barley reported in the fourth paragraph on page 7. The correct price range is $4.30 to $4.70 per bushel.

Improved Laying Areas for Sows

Improved Laying Areas for Sows Posted in: Pork Insight Articles, Prairie Swine Centre, Swine Innovation by Ken Engele on March 23, 2018  Improving the Laying Area for Gestating Sows This video clip contains testimonials from hog producers who participated in a project focused on strategies to improve laying areas for gestating sows housed in groups.

USDA Issues: “Feed Outlook” Report

Source: USDA news release To view the complete report, click here. The April 2018 Feed Outlook report contains estimates for 2016/17 and projections for 2017/18 U.S. and global feed markets based on the most current World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.

June Hogs in sideways trend

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 is expected to hold the market from potential decline. Resistance– a price area or trend line above the market that is expected to prevent or stall price increases. Trend lines

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, April 17th 2018

Out-front Boxed Beef Sales Continue to Soar By Dennis Smith   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday April 17, 2018     LEAN HOGS: Packers tied to break the cash hog market yesterday but it clearly did not work. Receipts were not heavy and at the end of the day the cash market was

Breeding sows without CD163 gene might ultimately eliminate PRRS virus

Read more articles on Pig Health Today Sows without the CD163 gene are not only resistant to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus, they also give birth to healthy, normal piglets — a finding that could ultimately lead to elimination of a devastating disease, researchers say.  In their study, the researchers demonstrated that the absence of CD163 in the sow is sufficient to protect the fetus from PRRS. Piglets from these sows may still be susceptible

Impact of Diet on Odor

North Carolina State University, Department of Animal Science and W. Powers Iowa State University, Department of Animal Science   Summary Although odors have always been associated with animal production, only within the last decade has the interest to control them resulted in extensive research. Because odors are difficult to measure, this research has not achieved

APC, Inc. Expands Technical Services Expertise with Dr. Laura Batista

APC, Inc. is pleased to announce that Laura Batista, MVZ, PhD has joined the team as a part-time technical consultant for Latin America, the United States and Canada. Dr. Batista will work with the technical and sales teams on a continuous training program, offering our customers innovative nutrition and biosecurity programs that allow the expression

The Pig as an Animal Model for Health Research

Research in pigs benefits human health Dan Columbus and Lee Whittington, Prairie Swine Centre Awareness of the benefits of using large animal models in human nutrition and health related research has increased.  In fact, it has been estimated that as little as 40% of research results obtained from rodent models result in successful human clinical