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Reappearance of F18 E. coli strikes nursery pigs, By Doug Powers, DVM, Four Star...

A resurgence of the F18 strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli) in weaned pigs on a growing number of hog farms is causing a...

China’s Domestic Pork Production Targets Seen to Bolster Grain Imports, By Keith Good

Last week, Bloomberg News reported that, “China’s reaffirmation of a long-term goal to be almost entirely self-sufficient in pork production means it will keep scooping...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, December 17th 2021

After This Week, Pork Production is Headed Lower  By Dennis Smith   312-242-7905  Friday, December 17, 2021  GRAINS:  Wheat prices are firm in the wake of yesterday’s upside recovery. Look at the Mar KC wheat, it has recovered nearly all...

China’s Soy Imports Slump in October, as “U.S. Pork Exports to Mexico Show Promise”...

Reuters writers Hallie Gu, Cheng Leng and Shivani Singh reported recently that, “China’s October soybean imports from the United States fell sharply from the...

Research confirms co-circulation of multiple influenza strains, By Micah Jansen, DVM, veterinary manager of...

Source: PigHealthToday.com Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) is increasingly challenging for US producers, primarily because the epidemiology of IAV-S involves a highly diverse pool...

Late-weaned, parity-1 sows benefit from skipped cycle, By Henry Johnson, DVM, Swine Vet...

Source: PigHealthToday.com New gilts entering a farrowing room face some big demands for animals still maturing while supporting their first litters. “We can be pretty demanding...

China’s Energy Crunch Disrupts Oilseed Trade, as the Slow Consolidation in China’s Pork Production...

The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) indicated in its October Oil Crops Outlook report that, “Brazil planted 38.6 million hectares of soybeans in the...

China Emerges as the Third-Largest Market for U.S. Beef, and Remains a Key Factor...

In its October Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook report, the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) indicated that, “U.S. beef exports in August set a...

FAS: “China Continues to Drive Red Meat Trade” By Keith Good from the University...

In its Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade report this week, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) indicated that, “China pork production is...

Post-farrowing sow care important for piglet care, By Laura Carroll, DVM, Four Star Veterinary...

“We put a lot of time and attention on day-1 pig care, but we also need to recognize that sow care is an important...
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