The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is updating the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) for contract producers of eligible livestock and poultry and producers of specialty crops and other sales-based commodities. CFAP 2, which assists producers who...
Bulgarian veterinary authorities on Wednesday reported an outbreak of African swine fever at an industrial farm with 13,000 pigs in the central village of Apriltsi. Bulgaria's Food Safety Agency said it would cull all pigs that had been in contact...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service invites you to join us September 13-17 for daily webinars to learn more about African swine fever and its global spread, actions APHIS is taking to safeguard the...
Mexico is allowing a Smithfield Foods’ hog plant in North Carolina, the world’s biggest, to resume shipments of pork products after blocking them two months ago over quality concerns, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Smithfield’s plant in Tar...
CBP's Beagle Brigade identifies smuggled pork products in international air travelers' luggage. African swine fever is unique because it can survive in undercooked, dried or frozen pork. African swine fever (ASF) has never reached the U.S. swine herd, but that’s...
Swine producers are well aware of the devastating effects that Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSv) can have on their herd. While USDA and commodity organizations have focused recently on the economic devastation an African Swine Fever outbreak could...
RC Family Farms in Iowa is a wean-to-finish pig production company that has partnered with independent pork producers since 2006 to raise pigs profitably and responsibly. Challenges Not receiving real-time health and production information from contract farms  Not being able...
In comments submitted to the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), The North American Meat Institute (the Meat Institute) today said the State of California's proposed rules for Proposition 12 (Prop 12 or the law) are burdensome, complex...
Listen to Matt Hill and Dr. Roger Arentson discuss fixed weight vs. fixed time feeding.
To view the complete report, click here. The Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook for June 2021 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates report. Beginning July 16, 2021, the...
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