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Quick facts Growth rate of pigs housed in hoop barns is similar to pigs housed in confinement barns. Pigs in hoop barns eat more and are less efficient than pigs kept in confinement barns. Feeding a low-energy diet based on small...
Farmscape for August 16, 2022 Full Interview 14:40 Listen Research conducted at Kansas State University has determined the lengths of time and the temperatures at which African Swine Fever virus remains infective in stored feeds. A report in the...
The National Immigration Agency (NIA) on Sunday repeated its call for people not to bring pork into Taiwan from African swine fever (ASF)-affected areas, citing an increased number of violations by foreign nationals over the past two months. Four migrant...
The use of artificial insemination (AI) in swine breeding programs continues to attract swine producers as a means of improving reproductive efficiency. Before a swine producer switches to an AI program, several things should be considered. Management: A critical aspect...
What will the future of pig farming look like? That is an old question with many different possible answer. Some people imagine more robots and technology, but what about some changes that you may not see coming? In this...
The European Union’s food watchdog set out recommendations on how to rear pigs, in its first scientific opinion on animal welfare since the bloc launched a sustainable food plan. The European Food Safety Authority recommended that minimum space allowance for...
The E-Z Clean corner simplifies management by permitting an easy visual check of the corner wheels and quick access to any problem.   The corners are undoubtedly the weakest link on any chain disk system. Over time any moisture entering...
Jim Long, President-CEO, Genesus inc. info@genesus.com The latest Iowa - Southern Minnesota weights are reflecting quite a current hog inventory. In the first part of May, the weights were averaging 289 lbs. Last year same time they averaged 284 lbs. In...
Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (ELAN: NYSE) and AgNext at Colorado State University have announced a strategic alliance as part of a continued commitment to pioneer sustainability solutions for the animal agriculture, transforming the next frontier of opportunity in...
U.S. pork exports for the first half of the year were down by 19% in volume and 18% in value over the same period of 2021, according to recently released data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. From January...
Farmscape for August 15, 2022 Full Interview 8:22 Listen The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center says recent jumps of African Swine Fever over large distances can be attributed to the movement of people and products rather...
Tail biting has continued to be a problem that occurs in pig production despite an increase in our knowledge of techniques that can be used to prevent tail biting. Still a major “pain in the butt” on some farms...
Dr. Torrison brings deep industry experience, including most recently as the Director of the Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. -Longhorn Vaccines and Diagnostics LLC, a One Health company developing vaccines and diagnostic tools for global public health and zoonosis concerns, announced...
On Thursday, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, Kansas City and Minneapolis released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the second quarter of 2022. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago David Oppedahl, a Senior Business Economist at the Chicago...
Northcentral Technical College has recently received funding from Gov. Tony Evers to address the future of meat processing in Wisconsin, NTC announced this week. The college will receive $220,000 to help solve food supply chain challenges through short-term training...

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