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an update on labor and tax issues with NPPC's Christina Banoub.....
  The swine industry has seen significant shifts over the years, particularly in the area of animal welfare. One of the most notable changes is the movement away from the use of gestation crates for sows. These crates, once standard...
The Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) recently released their June 2024 newsletter, highlighting several key updates and initiatives. Key topics include: New Research and Innovations: Ongoing projects in swine health and nutrition, aiming to improve productivity and welfare. Upcoming...
A price channel consists of two parallel trend-lines providing support (bottom) and resistance (top) lines that contain price fluctuations.  Channels may be bullish (slanting upwards), bearish (slanting downwards), or neutral (horizontal). Walt Breitinger, Paragon Investments, LLC. DBA Breitinger & Sons,  Commodity...
This week Jeff and Mike discuss the large kills, lower weights, and the cash market woes. Listen in on a hog market talk update before the midweek holiday.
Leon Sheets, covering the 2024 World Pork Expo for Swine Web, interviewed Jay Moore from Healthy Farms. Jay will share their holistic approach to swine health, discussing how their products and services are benefiting pig farmers like Leon Sheets...
In Winchester, Virginia, kunekune pigs are now part of an innovative vegetation management strategy at a solar project. This initiative is a collaborative effort between Energy Support Services, DSD Renewables, and Katahdin Acres. By employing kunekune pigs, the project...
Step-by-step explanation of the process of preparing urine samples for gross energy analysis explained by our Laboratory Manager Elizabeth Guevara.
The 2024 University of Missouri Youth Pork Institute, sponsored by the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the Missouri Pork Association, was held June 10 through June 12 in Columbia. High school students interested...
Covering the 2024 World Pork Expo for Swine Web, Leon Sheets interviewed Gisele Ravagnani from Lanxess. Gisele will delve into their latest products designed to improve swine health and welfare. She will discuss how these products are making a...
Solar Photovoltaic Systems Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems convert sunlight directly into electricity using solar panels. These systems can significantly reduce reliance on grid electricity, resulting in lower energy costs and reduced carbon footprint. Swine producers can install solar panels on...
Disturbances in the gut microbial ecosystem during pig rearing can significantly compromise gut health, welfare, and overall production performance. Adjusting the nutritional components of pig diets with various feed additives is a strategic approach to restoring gut microbial balance....
Introduction: Heritability estimates play a crucial role in livestock breeding by measuring the genetic influence on specific traits. This summary focuses on heritability estimates for swine, helping producers understand and utilize these estimates to improve their breeding programs. What is...
This article explains how to improve ventilation in animal buildings through a self-adjusting baffle inlet. A negative pressure, or exhaust, ventilation system is common in most mechanically ventilated animal buildings. Fans are used to lower the pressure inside the building...
It has become more clear over time that feed ingredients and complete feed can present a biosecurity risk. Prevention of contamination is obviously important, but it can be a daunting task because there are many critical control points. Another...

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