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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,...

New Maschhoff Hog Building Wean to Finish | Built By Integrity Builders

Iowa Farm News in the Pork Industry - Virtually tour a wean to finish pig barn with Gary built by Integrity Builders and Supply...

Optimize Your Feed Supply Chain Processes and Increase Profits With BinSentry’s Automated Inventory Ordering...

In today’s agricultural landscape, it’s no longer a secret that automation continues to be a key factor to achieving greater yields and increased productivity;...

Virulent PRRS outbreaks in grow-finish require fast action to cut losses

Source: PigHealthToday.com A particularly difficult variant of the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus recently hit hog farms in south-central Minnesota. Henry Johnson, DVM,...

Pork Checkoff Update: Federal Order Issued For ASF Protection Zone

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is issuing a Federal Order suspending the interstate movement of all live...

Study Validates Pork Industry’s Biosecurity Measures Against African Swine Fever

After reviewing eight potential pathways, a new study has found no major areas have been overlooked to prevent the introduction of African swine fever...

China cuts 2021/2022 corn forecast as pig prices remain low

China has lowered its 2021/2022 estimates for consumption of corn used to make animal feed as hog prices stay low, the agriculture ministry said...

Measuring the direct and indirect costs of sow mortality

Reprinted from PigHealthToday.com Everyone knows that a breeding female is a valuable asset because it drives the farm’s downstream production. But the costs involved in...

African Swine Fever Protection Zone

The protection zone is another important step in keeping African swine fever out of the U.S. USDA’s announcement that it will be pursuing a Foreign...

Intercept the annual rodent migration

Proper bait placement and monitoring help keep rats and mice at bay. The summer months provide rats and mice with warm temperatures and substantial...