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Reuters reports: JBS USA will remove a growth drug banned by Beijing from its U.S. hog supply, the company said on Friday, accelerating the competition for pork exports as China grapples with a devastating pig disease. The meat packer's move away...
  In the last 3 weeks, we have lost $12 of the futures prices of pork. Like it or not,  hogs are on the front lines of the trade war with China. Soybeans are at the left flank and hogs have the...
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 technology to revolutionize the Industry. Learn more below with our interview with Justin Fix;  Director,...
A desire to build coalitions was the impetus for a recent agreement between Hendrix Genetics (Hypor) and German-based BHZP. Thursday, 21st November 2019, a contract was signed for the supply of boars from BHZP to Hendrix Genetics for the...
Iowa Farm News in the Pork Industry - Virtually tour a wean to finish pig barn with Gary built by Integrity Builders and Supply to be the new home for Maschhoff pigs. Gary gives a full tour of the...
The amount of calcium in pig diets must be calculated precisely. Too much can decrease phosphorus digestibility and feed intake, leading to lower weight gain in pigs. Hans H. Stein, professor in the Department of Animal Sciences and the Division...
The University of Illinois will break ground this summer on a state of the art feed technology center. "It really is an opportunity for us to develop outreach and academic programs." Rodney Johnson, head of animal science, tells Brownfield the new...
Recent changes in corn and sorghum processing for ethanol have led to changes in the composition of grain byproducts, including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), a major component of swine feed. As a result, today’s DDGS is typically...
Allan Bentley, Sales, Genesus Genetics abentley@genesus.com “Capitalize on confusion” The pork show season is almost over and we get to visit with a lot of people in the pork industry during this time. I am going to piggy back off Jim Long’s comments...
Starting weanling pigs off with the right diet can make all the difference for the health and productivity of the animal. A new University of Illinois study shows amino acids from a new torula yeast product are more digestible...
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