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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...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, June 5th 2020

MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT By Dennis Smith Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Friday June 5, 2020 CORN AND SOYBEANS: Hedging is advised into the middle part of next week....

Managing MLV PRRS vaccines for optimum performance and returns, By Joseph F. Connor, DVM,...

Source: PigHealthToday.com As the world awaits a vaccine for COVID-19, it’s an opportune time to think about the value of vaccines and the importance of...

Dennis Smith From Archer Financial Services, May 21st 2020

MIDDAY PORK AND BEEF UPDATE By Dennis Smith Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Thursday May 21, 2020 LEAN HOGS: Cash is basically up $1.00 compared to late last week....

Finding opportunities to improve pig health during these challenging times, By Joseph F. Connor,...

Source: PigHealthToday.com While participating on an advisory board several years ago, I commented that within 5 years there was a high probability that the industry...

Dennis Smith Livestock Report from Archer Financial Services, May 15th 2020

Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Thursday May 14, 2020 CORN: China appears committed to purchasing large quantities of U.S. ag goods as part of the phase...
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