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Physical Security is an Important Part of Biosecurity, By Todd Thurman, SwineTex Consulting Services

n a previous life, I was a police officer and people often asked me how to improve the security of their homes and businesses....

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Pork Cut-outs Surge! November 18th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Who would have thought on a week in November U.S. pork cut-outs would hit 90.12₵ lb. in the...

A proven safe and effective disinfecting alternative, By Scott Dee Director of Research for...

Ag Forte Pro has been proven to improve sanitation and bio-security of pig barns and livestock transport trucks, while being safe and easy to...

Dennis Smith From Archer Financial Services, Where are the Hogs? October 13th 2020

Where Are The Hogs?  By Dennis Smith   312-242-7905  October 13, 2020  CORN AND SOYBEANS  My buy zone in the Dec corn is 382-377. With harvest in full swing...

Are You a Responsible User of Antibiotics?By: Dr. Cara Haden, Swine Veterinarian

As an industry, we have set guidelines for ourselves through the PQA program on what responsible antibiotic use looks like. If your interaction with...

Nursery Pig Performance Impacted by Total Dissolved Solids in Water, By Ryan Samuel...

The site-specific nature of the U.S. pork industry requires that newly weaned pigs are moved from the sow barn to a wean-to-finish or nursery...

Reviewing Humane Euthanasia Protocols, By Heidi Carroll SDSU Extension Livestock Stewardship Field...

Unresolvable health problems and injuries occur in pigs in every swine operation and having a plan in place to humanely deal with these issues...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services,

Lean Hogs Trade On Expanded Limits Today By Dennis Smith Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Thursday October 25, 2018 LEAN HOGS: Cash came in fully steady to up...

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, May 6th 2019

Some highlights from this week's Weekly Livestock Market Update: • This week in the markets – Cash cattle are down $3 for the week....

Four Keys for Effective Clean/Dirty Lines for On-Farm Biosecurity, By Todd Thurman, SwineTex Consulting...

The concept of a clean/dirty line is one of the most basic, fundamental concepts in on-farm biosecurity and perhaps the most important. It’s also...
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