Forward margins strengthened since the end of October on higher Lean Hog futures while trends in projected feed costs were mixed with relatively flat corn prices as soybean meal recently spiked. Labor constraints are beginning to exert more impact...
Megan Niederwerder, assistant professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, will lead a new $513,000 research project to characterize African swine fever virus survival and transmission after introduction onto a...
Source: NBC Federal workplace safety regulators announced Monday that they have reached an agreement with Smithfield Foods to settle a contested citation of the company’s coronavirus safety measures during a massive outbreak last year at a South Dakota pork processing...
Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce that Jona Smith, vice president of IT applications services, received a 2021 STEP Ahead Honoree award from The Manufacturing Institute. The institute, which is the workforce development and education partner of the National Association of...
Listen in as Dr. Derald Holtkamp and Dr. Cesar Corzo discuss its development and impact on the swine industry.
Immunological castration has the potential to improve the sustainability of European swine production, with proven benefits in terms of pork quality, economic performance, animal welfare and environmental impact. This alternative is not yet widely used in Europe, where physical...
By Lorraine Stevenson-Hall, Biosecurity & Stakeholder Relations Lead A recent series of five African Swine Fever (ASF) Action Week webinars hosted by USDA-APHIS, highlighted that biosecurity is still the strongest line of defence against ASF. Biosecurity is still your best...
Source: Reuters China’s meat imports in September fell sharply from a year ago to their lowest in 19 months, customs data showed on Wednesday, as cheap domestic pork cut demand for overseas supply. China brought in 694,000 tonnes of meat in...
Advancements in farm technology over the past several decades has led to the development of several automated feeding and weighing systems, including those that automatically monitor individual animal performance. The information collected by these systems has provided critical data...
Animal scientists at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture have demonstrated that replacing crude proteins in hog diets with feed grade amino acids can reduce the carbon footprint of swine production. Commercially available amino acid supplements also help...
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