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Majority of U.S.. Pork Producers Opting for COVID Vaccinations

Farmscape for April 16, 2021 NPPC Conference Call 52:53 Listen The National Pork Producers Council reports the vast majority of U.S. pork producers are opting...

Analysis: African swine fever inflicts renewed toll on northern China’s hog herd

Source: Reuters A wave of African swine fever outbreaks this year has wiped out at least 20% of the breeding herd in northern China, industry...

USDA: Pork Stocks Unlikely To Build To Pre-COVID Levels In 2021

The recently released USDA Cold Storage stocks report showed February 2021 ending stocks of pork in the United States at 491 million pounds, more...

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

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

United States and Canadian hog inventory down 1 percent

United States and Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs for December 2010 was 76.2 million head. This was down 1 percent from December...

Understanding Choline: An Overlooked Nutrient in Pigs and Chickens with Dr. Ryan Dilger, U...

Working with pig and chicken models, Dr. Dilger's research solves practical nutrition issues faced by modern animal agriculture. During this Real Science Lecture Series...

Hogs – big trend up, minor trend down

Bull flags are often highlighted as indications of small corrective moves in an otherwise larger price trend.

Podcast: Maintaining a Sow’s Condition During Lactation | Todd Heisterkamp

Todd Heisterkamp was raised in a multi-generational farm family in western Iowa. Being a young man witnessing the struggles of his family during the...

Swine Barn Upgrades to Address Efficiency, Regulatory Needs

Faced with aging barns and regulatory change, many hog producers will remodel or make upgrades to their facilities this season. While some new barn...

ASF Continues Slow Movement Through Eastern Europe

Farmscape for January 29, 2021 Full Interview 15:30 Listen The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center says the progression of African Swine Fever...
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