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FAPRI: Higher Commodity Prices Contribute to a Sharp Increase in 2021 U.S. Net Farm...

Earlier this week, the, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri released its latest baseline update for U.S....

Herd-status classification is first step to Mycoplasma control, By Lucina Galina Pantoja, DVM, PhD...

Reprinted from: PigHealthToday.com Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) continues to plague US swine herds. The pathogen is especially troublesome in cases of co-infection with other diseases...

Early identification critical in preventing sow lameness, By Michael Pierdon from Four Star Veterinary...

Reprinted from PigHealthToday.com Sow lameness continues to trouble hog operations in the US, causing high numbers of involuntary removals from herds. These expensive sow removals...

The Livestock Industry’s Response To Meatless Meat, by Maggie Cornelius, Department of Agricultural and...

Meatless meat sales grew rapidly in between 2019-2021. The Good Food Institute reports that plant-based meat dollar sales have increased 43% over the past...

U.S. Hog Producers and California Consumers, Impacted by State’s Implementation of Animal Welfare Rule,...

Late last week, Associated Press writer Scott McFetridge reported that, “Thanks to a reworked menu and long hours, Jeannie Kim managed to keep her...

Five steps for porcine circovirus control, By Dr Clayton Johnson

Reprinted from PigHealthToday.com Evolving strains of porcine circovirus (PCV) mean careful monitoring and updating management strategies are key to controlling disease associated with the virus,...

University of Illinois Economist Issues Report: Overview Of The Meatless Meat Industry

Blog by Maggie Cornelius, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois The emergent "meatless meat" industry has sparked interest among consumers, investors, farmers,...

Stop Disease by Making a Change, By Charles Schelkopf from Prime Pork

“We have always been trying to achieve high health,” Charlie Schelkopf said. “We watch day-in and day-out how poor health gets in the way...

Branched Chain Amino Acids Levels in Swine Diets Containing Dried Distillers Grains With Solubles,...

Written collaboratively by David A. Clizer, South Dakota State University (SDSU); Paul M. Cline, Christensen Farms and Ryan S. Samuel, SDSU Extension.Inclusion of dried...

China’s Pig Population at Near Normal Levels After ASF, Chinese Hog Producers Urged to...

Bloomberg News reported this week that, “China’s hog population rose 24% in the year through May and has now almost fully recovered from the...
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