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Morning Livestock Report with Dennis Smith, Huge volume trade heavy hams….again.

MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT   By Dennis Smith   312-242-7905  Tuesday, October 19, 2021  GRAINS:  We are having success exiting the bullish corn positions with small profits. We’re holding mostly March bullish three-way risk reversals. These were established...

International Travelers Encouraged to Report Lapses in Biosecurity Screening at Border Points

Farmscape for October 19, 2021 Full Interview 8:17 Listen International travelers are being asked to report lapses in biosecurity at U.S. ports of entry. One...

Functional amino acid supplementation improves growth performance and immune status of weaned pigs

High dietary protein can potentially increase susceptibility of weaned pigs to enteric pathogens; it has been hypothesized that dietary supplementation with functional amino acids...

China approves imports of breeding pigs from Ireland

China has allowed imports of breeding pigs from Ireland, the country's customs office said on Tuesday. The breeding pigs must be put under quarantine in...

China’s Pork Output Jumps, as Soy, Meat Imports Slow, By Keith Good from the...

Reuters writer Dominique Patton reported this week that, “China’s third-quarter pork production surged to its highest in three years, official data showed on Monday,...

Pork Giant Danish Crown Drops Climate Claim After Grocers Revolt

Danish Crown is putting on hold use of the phrase “climate controlled” to describe how its farmers raise animals for slaughter after allegations of...

African Swine Fever Preparedness and Preparation

African Swine Fever is the most important disease of pigs worldwide. The virus first originated in Africa, and largely remained there until 2007, when...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Europe Market thoughts, October 18th 2021

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics As our readers know, we spent a couple weeks in Spain, the world’s third-largest sow herd country. At...

People play a key role in influenza control

Source: PigHealthToday.com Farm workers can play a significant role in the transmission of influenza A virus (IAV) within sow farms, according to Gustavo Lopez, DVM,...

Feed formulation strategies to reduce feed costs, By Dan Columbus Prairie Swine Centre

Feed economics With feed costs making up 70% of total costs of production on average, it is not surprising that ways to reduce the cost...

Use of Byproducts Lower Feed Costs and Reduce Carbon Footprint

Farmscape for October 18, 2021 Full Interview 8:18 Listen Research conducted by the Prairie Swine Centre shows pork producers can reduce their cost of production...

2021 SDSU Swine Day Tuesday, November 2

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the South Dakota State University (SDSU) Swine Education and Research Facility, SDSU Extension will host the 2021 annual...

UPDATE 2-China posts highest Q3 pork output in three years as herd recovers

Source: Reuters China's third-quarter pork production surged to its highest in three years, official data showed on Monday, after producers built thousands of large breeding...

Smithfield Foods Wins World Sustainability Award for Innovative Manure-to-Energy Programs

Smithfield Foods, Inc., a vertically integrated food company and the world's largest pork processor, is honored to receive the World Sustainability Awards' (WSA) prestigious "Profit...

Artificial Intelligence Offers Opportunity to Improve Animal Welfare Real Time

Farmscape for October 15, 2021 Full Interview 11:02 Listen A Swine Extension Veterinarian with Michigan State University says the use of artificial intelligence offers an...
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