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Dr. Jason Woodworth, swine nutritionist at Kansas State University spoke at the Four Star Veterinary Service Pork Industry Conference held in Fort Wayne, Indiana in mid-September about recent nutrition research as well as frequently asked questions. Gilt development focused on...
Livestock producers will start noticing a change in how they access specific antimicrobial products, as some products will be switching from over-the-counter (OTC) to prescription (Rx) only status as a result of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Guidance...
A research project involving swine dysentery was the top winner of a research poster competition, organized by the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) research committee and the Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) in Ames. Swine dysentery can cause up...
NPPC supports the Biden administration and the United States Department of Agriculture's work to remove unfair barriers to trade to enable more market opportunities for American pork farmers. Open trade and investment policies have made the U.S. pork industry...
Wessels and Reyes advance careers Lallemand Animal Nutrition announces the promotion of Theunis Wessels to Canada Country Manager and Lindsay Reyes to Western U.S. Dairy Team Manager. “We are excited to promote Theunis and Lindsay to these positions within the Lallemand...
The last few years have been interesting.  Fluctuations with pricing in the industry, the pandemic, and now labour shortages.  I know it’s not just in the swine industry; it’s across the board and to be brutally honest, it’s a...
Over the last 25+ years, the market weight of pigs grown in the U.S. has increased over 30 lbs (13.6kg). Why is this? The short answer is ‘more profit.’ Improvements in genetics, nutrition, health, and equipment/installations over this time...
I bet this picture is not what you anticipated seeing when reading the title of this piece. It may also look like an ordinary boy’s bedroom in the USA, but there is a story behind this. The ultimate truth...
New feed supplement delivers breakthrough advantages for swine health and performance As swine producers look for new ways to supercharge their success, a powerful new feed additive has arrived to help get the job done. Nutrition Partners and FarmHouse Consultants have launched Ignite –...
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Sow death loss continues to challenge pig farmers. Hence, further characterization of the problem may be helpful toward finding solutions. Our group characterized sow mortality at a 2600 head commercial sow farm in eastern North Carolina over a 27-week period....
Carbon markets are the latest buzz but what exactly are they? How do they work? What questions should you ask? Ashley McDonald, assistant VP of sustainability at the National Pork Board and Marisa Martin, executive director of the Pollination Group,...
Farmscape for February 7, 2023 Full Interview 15:44 Listen The use of advanced genetic sequencing is allowing diagnosticians to determine the pathogenicity of Streptococcus suis. Serotyping has typically been used to categorise Strep suis isolates according to the protective capsule...
China's top economic planner said Monday it will stockpile pork, the country's staple meat, to replenish state reserves, as an index monitoring pork prices has dropped below a warning level. The index, the national average of pork prices against grain...
SHIC Executive Director Dr. Paul Sundberg and Associate Director Dr. Megan Niederwerder discuss planning for 2023 with SHIC Talk host Barb Determan.

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