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Hybrid rye has been gaining traction as an alternative feed stuff in the upper Midwest. Compared to conventional rye, the hybrid varieties have shown to be better yielding, less susceptible to ergot (a grain fungus) and more drought tolerant....
After breeding, the reproductive happenings below that sow hide can be largely a mystery. Producers need to have an idea of what hallmarks of fetal development to look for during gestation when problems arise in their swine herd. Updated: June 25,...
Farmscape for December 8, 2022 Full Interview 19:44 Listen New technologies being developed on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc will allow abattoirs to classify the primal pork cuts according to their quality characteristics allowing them to be directed to...
Source: The Sentinel What began as a family supporting their child’s Future Farmers of America hog project has grown into Sierra Nevada Farms, a boutique pork ranch now shipping premium Central Valley born and raised heritage pork to seven western...
All facets of a swine facility need some form of maintenance from time to time – that includes the pit underneath the pigs. Certain conditions in the pit can cause the manure to foam up, which may lead to...
Live cattle futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange dipped on Wednesday, as easing post-holiday retail demand, combined with strong cash cattle prices, eats into processor profitability. “This week specifically is when we transition to buying for a lower-demand period, post...
The global animal protein industry will continue to face challenges in 2023, although there should be some opportunities, according to a report from Rabobank. Producers are expected to see continuing high costs next year as they face supply chain challenges,...
Author: Dr. Hazel Rooney, Alltech Gut Health Management Introduction Getting piglets off to a healthy start in life can have a significant impact on the health and performance of these animals throughout their lifetimes. In commercial swine production, the initial...
Lyle Jones, Genesus Director of Sales, China Genesus pleased to the recent result of China’s National Breeding Pig Evaluation Program involving all 92 approved swine nucleus farms. As part of the program, the data is evaluated by comparing and ranking...
 Nestled on the shores of Lewis and Clark Lake and the Missouri River, Bon Homme Colony is the original Hutterite Colony in North America. Through flooding, war, river damming, trials, and drought, Bon Homme has remained the North American...
Source: Barchart Hog futures are sharply lower this morning, taking direction from the stock market.  Equity futures are treating good news as bad news (seeing more Fed tightening) and anticipating a recession in 2023 that would nick meat demand.  For...
Farmscape for December 7, 2022 Full Interview 10:00 Listen Research conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc indicates, in addition to influencing growth, the inclusion of amino acids in swine rations can influence gut health, gut development and immune...
The U.S. is facing an alarming shortfall of veterinarians to treat livestock and poultry in rural areas, threatening public health, food safety, and economic growth in communities that depend on agriculture, according to a new report commissioned by Farm...
China's most active live hog futures contract fell more than 3% on Wednesday, the biggest decline since July, as spot prices came under pressure from weak consumption and heavy slaughter volumes. The January contract was down 3.05% at 20,315 yuan...

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