SwineCast 1188 Show Notes: From the 2022 Iowa Pork Congress, Dr. Jayson Lusk, Purdue University, talks about the challenges facing the pork industry, looking at key areas like concentration, capacity, and resiliency; sustainability and innovation; inflationary pressures; and politics,...
Bright spots for January pork exports include Mexico, Korea, Dominican Republic Last year Mexico reclaimed its position as the leading destination for U.S. pork exports, taking nearly 875,000 mt valued at $1.68 billion. This strong performance continued in January, with...
Source: BizJournals.com Jeffrey Ettinger, who led Hormel Foods Corp. for more than a decade, is entering politics, seeking to win the 1st District congressional seat left vacant by the death of U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn. The Austin Daily Herald talks with...
Source: Reuters The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) allowed three pork plants to increase processing line speeds this month as part of a trial program, reviving a policy that started under the Trump administration. The approvals will allow meat companies to...
Human and animal health is at the forefront of people’s minds now more than ever before, making Dr. Peter Davies lifelong career researching both subjects all the more critical.  His zeal for continuous learning and encouraging those surrounding him...
In the podcast Swine Extension Educator Sarah Schieck Boelke speaks with Dr. Hans Koeknk and Paul Skartvedt from ARKO labs about the current incidence of E. coli in the pork industry, especially in postweaning pigs. Play Episode ...
Quick facts Gut microflora, diet and increases in pathogens interact in swine digestion. Formulating diets is a key tool for maintaining gut health and preventing intestinal disease, especially when using less antibiotics. The digestive tract serves as a direct path...
Christensen Farms (CF) recently released its inaugural Sustainability Report to their employees, contract farmers partners and made available publicly through their company website. “We continue to live in a world where there is not only a strong desire, but an...
Disease prevention is a very important aspect of successful swine management but sometimes, no matter how good your biosecurity is, diseases find a way to infect the herd. This is why it is helpful to have effective plans in...
Vince Baack, North Mankato; Brandon Schafer, Goodhue; and Tim Schwartz, Sleepy Eye were elected to the Minnesota Pork Producers Association (MPPA) during the Annual Meeting held on Wednesday, February 16, at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center in...
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