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Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, Weekly Pork Export Shipments Rise

Weekly Pork Export Shipments Rise  By Dennis Smith   312-242-7905  Thursday October 22, 2020  LEAN HOGS:  Cash was quoted sharply lower at noon yesterday but the late cash report...

Tribasic Copper Chloride Source Shows Promise in Weanling Pig Performance, By Ryan Samuel South...

One of the many challenges in swine production is getting newly weaned pigs off to a good start. Antimicrobial agents are often included in...

Dennis Smith From Archer Financial Services, September 16th 2020

Cash Hog Prices and Cutout Surging Upward  By Dennis Smith   312-242-7905  Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Thursday September 16, 2020 LEAN HOGS:  Cash will be called steady to higher...

Victims of Our Own Success, By Todd Thurman, SwineTex Consulting Services

n many ways, the US Swine Industry is a victim of its own success. In the past 30 years, we’ve seen remarkable increases in...

Business Strategies for Periods of Low Prices, By Jim Marzolf Vice President – Pipestone...

In commodity production, high prices are the result of more demand than supply. In the past 20 years, the pork industry has been fortunate to...

Tackling Agro-Terrorism and Agro-Crime, By Gary Flory, Owner, G.A. Flory Consulting

Sometimes, unlikely events happen.  That fact is clearer now more than anytime I can recall.  Six months ago, who could have imagined that millions...

Lessons from the African Swine Fever and COVID-19 Outbreaks,By Todd Thurman, SwineTex Consulting Services

In August of 2018, we began receiving the first reports of an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in China. I ended up spending...

Maintaining welfare standards in the face of a pandemic By Joseph F. Connor,...

Source: PigHealthToday.com Pork producers and swine veterinarians have a longstanding track record for putting pigs first and maintaining high standards for welfare. As an industry,...

Kathryn Helmink Pork Producer Blog, Swine Nutrition Program, July 2nd 2020

Kathryn Helmink is a college senior studying Animal Science at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She grew up at the 4th generation of her family’s...

Gruel Feeding Recently-Weaned Pigs, By Todd Thurman, SwineTex Consulting Services

There are some phases of the production cycle that are so important that it’s basically mandatory that you get it right. When you get...
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