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Pork Checkoff- Announces Swine Depopulation Research Project

COVID-19 was the first instance requiring large-scale emergency depopulation in the pork industry. The Checkoff is investing over $377,000 in five research projects to...

China’s Plan to Restrict Hog Transport Will Reshape $300 Billion Pork Industry

China’s plan to control the transport of live hogs to rein in the spread of African swine fever is set to reshape the market...

Tree Buffer Program for IL Pig Farmers Relaunches in 2021

Pig farmers in Illinois have the opportunity to take part in a tree buffer cost-share program. The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is offering...

Illinois Pork and Commodity Groups Donate 4,100 pounds of Pork to Central Illinois...

Everyday food banks provide access to healthy and nutritious food to keep families across Illinois from going to bed hungry. As part of the...

Hogs in downward correction

Market showing signs of a change of direction.  Outside days, reversals, & breaking trend lines could contribute evidence of the turn.  Increasing volume would...

2021 Illinois Livestock Leadership Institute Announced

Formerly known as the Illinois Pork Leadership Institute, the Illinois Livestock Leadership Institute (ILLI) is now a combined effort of the Illinois Pork Producers Association...

Lean hog futures notch contract highs; live cattle retreat

U.S. lean hog futures rose on Thursday, with several contract months including the benchmark June setting life-of-contract highs on firm cash markets and strong...

Podcast: The effect of increasing phytase dose to 1000 FTU/kg on P and Ca...

Carly Rundle, Ph. D. candidate in the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Lab, compares the effects of increasing doses of two microbial phytase supplements, one derived...

April hogs gap & go

A gap is a hole in prices which occurs when the current day’s high is below the previous day’s low or when the current...

African Swine Fever Issues Persist, Hog Prices Rise

Late last month, Bloomberg News reported that, “China’s farm ministry is touting a complete recovery in pig numbers from the ravages of African swine...
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