Source: PigHealthToday.com Pigs can contract influenza anytime during the year but more influenza circulates in the fall and winter months. That’s why producers should prepare ahead of the traditional flu season, according to Micah Jansen, DVM, veterinary manager at Zoetis...
Reuters writer Karl Plume reported this week that, “U.S. soybean exports jumped last week to a six-month peak, while corn shipments were the highest in a month as Louisiana Gulf Coast terminals steadily ramped up operations disrupted nearly a...
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) continues to challenge the US swine industry. The virus has become more difficult to control despite aggressive biosecurity methods, multiple commercial vaccines, live-virus inoculation methods and the implementation of vaccination protocols, said...
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. farm income and government costs. The baseline update stated that, Higher commodity prices contribute to a sharp...
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 on a farm. The first step to controlling and eliminating M. hyo is to classify...
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 can be reduced by identifying lameness issues early and addressing equipment hazards that lead to...
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 two years, and 57% percent of American households have purchased plant-based meat (2021). As meatless meat...
Late last week, Associated Press writer Scott McFetridge reported that, “Thanks to a reworked menu and long hours, Jeannie Kim managed to keep her San Francisco restaurant alive during the coronavirus pandemic. “That makes it all the more frustrating that...
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, according to a leading pig health expert. Clayton Johnson, DVM, a partner at Carthage Veterinary Services...
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, and meat companies alike. The question many are asking is, to what extent will meatless...
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