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USDA Reports Hog Inventory Up 1%

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports that there were 79.1 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms as of...

Ellis: No magic bullet to reduce pre-wean mortality

Pre-wean mortality has increased over the last 15 years, and it’s a major concern for US pork producers and veterinarians. In fact, producers lose...

Podcast: The Dawn of Acuity Genetics | Dr. Clint Schwab

Summary Clint Schwab serves as President of Acuity, with overall fiscal and operational accountability for the business. Clint received his bachelor’s degree in animal science...

Hogs gap, fly limit up

To “Read” Walt’s charts, keep the following in mind: Support – this term refers to a trend line or price area under the market...

The Acuity Story- Access exclusive details regarding this newly launched Swine Genetics company

Get in the “Swineweb” with Acuity Swine Genetics. This newly launched swine genetics company owned by the Maschhhoff’s exudes industry excitement with cutting edge...

Smithfield Foods to Become Carbon Negative by 2030

Company commits to bold climate action with industry-leading pledge Today, Smithfield Foods, Inc. became the first major protein company to commit to becoming carbon negative...

Conserving energy by using localized heating in swine housing – Farm Energy

Using heat lamps, heat mats, and brooders for localized heating can improve energy efficiency in swine housing. Learn about small adjustments and management considerations...

COVID-19 impact on swine industry headlines 2020 virtual Leman Conference

COVID-19’s global-altering tentacles reached the 2020 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference scheduled Sept. 19-22. This year’s conference will be held virtually. In addition, COVID-19...

Beat the barriers to early feed intake in young pigs

Support vulnerable weaned pigs and their immune systems with a focus on nutrition. Weaned pigs are the future of your business. How you manage them...

Hogs trapped in triangle, prepare to catch break-out

To “Read” Walt’s charts, keep the following in mind: Support – this term refers to a trend line or price area under the market...
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