Sizing Up China’s Pork Buying Spree

By David Widmar China Pork Trade in 2021 One of the biggest trade stories out of China has been its recent record-setting pork imports. The primary...

Podcast: ASF Confirmed in the Dominican Republic

Episode Details Swine Extension Educators Sarah Schieck Boelke and Diane DeWitte speak with Dr. Cesar Corzo, UMN veterinarian and associate professor in the College of...

The 3 keys to delivering water-soluble medication effectively

When treating pigs, focus on water quality, mixing protocols and water system cleanliness. Water-soluble medications are a fast, flexible option for treating pigs. They can...

Efficiencies abound with automated sorting scale technology

Increased productivity helps lower labor cost and improve pig performance. By Duane Kleve, general manager, Nedap Livestock Management Operating a finishing facility today with real-time information...

China’s live hog futures tumble on expectations of more supply

China’s newly launched live hog futures tumbled to reach limit down on their second day of trading on the Dalian Commodity Exchange on expectations...

Swine & U: Cold Weather Transportation

By Jason Ertl, Ag Production Systems Extension Educator in Nicollet and Sibley countiesOriginally printed in The LAND – as December 11/December 18, 2020 Swine...

Pork Giant Danish Crown Drops Climate Claim After Grocers Revolt

Danish Crown is putting on hold use of the phrase “climate controlled” to describe how its farmers raise animals for slaughter after allegations of...

LIVESTOCK-Hog futures rally on technical buying

U.S. lean hog futures rose 3.8% on Monday, notching their biggest daily gain since September, in a technical bounce from the three-week low they...

Bench system biosecurity compliance assessment: A pilot project

his is our Friday rubric: every week a new Science Page from the Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project. The previous editions of the science page are...

Podcast: Transporting Pigs in Cold Weather

In this podcast, University of Minnesota Swine Extension Educators Sarah Schieck Boelke and Diane DeWitte discuss transporting pigs in cold weather. Included in their...
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