Company recognized for net-zero, operational excellence projects   Smithfield Foods, Inc. has been awarded 2022 Manufacturing Leadership Awards by the Manufacturing Leadership Council, a division of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), for projects furthering sustainability across the company’s value chain...
More than 20 Missouri hog farms have reported an increase in emergency manure releases since U.S. pork producer Smithfield Foods took them over in 2006, an environmental advocacy group says, citing equipment failures and improper maintenance that raise concerns...
Flexible solution helps producers manage worst-case PCVAD scenarios To stay ahead on porcine circovirus associated disease (PCVAD) management, Boehringer Ingelheim has launched the swine industry’s first porcine circovirus Type 2d-based baculovirus vector vaccine. The new vaccine, d-FENSE, demonstrates efficacy and...
The U.S. Supreme Court at its Mar. 25 conference agreed to hear a case brought by the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) against California’s Proposition 12, which bans the sale of pork from hogs born...
By Brian DeVore, Editor with the Minnesota-based Land Stewardship Project and the author of Wildly Successful Farming: Sustainability and the New Agricultural Land Ethic. It was the summer of 2005, and Dave Serfling was ecstatic. The 350 acres he and...
Berdex, a global manufacturer of livestock trailers, has announced the expansion of Berdex manufacturing capabilities from the Netherlands to the United States, and specifically to Ames, Iowa. Ames will now serve as Berdex USA's U.S. headquarters. Berdex USA will be...
he U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced an investment of over $13 million in research that explores novel therapies and prevention strategies for animal diseases that cost the agricultural industry billions...
Over the past two decades, multiple States have passed animal welfare regulations in hog production. These regulations ban the common practice of using gestation crates-metal enclosures used to house pregnant sows-or stipulate space requirements for animals to stand and...
Today at Pork Forum, delegates approved a change in the mandatory Pork Checkoff rate. The current rate of $0.40/$100 value per live animal will change to $0.35/$100 effective Jan.1, 2023. This represents a 12.5% reduction in the Checkoff...
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...
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