Source: Wisconsin State Farmer The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) plan for supporting veterinary antimicrobial stewardship will be fully implemented in 2023 when all remaining over-the-counter (OTC) antibiotics are switched to prescription-only status. The medically important antibiotics (used by humans...
Biosecurity. It is a big bold word but has it revolutionized the swine industry over decades? We go to extraordinary lengths to enhance sow farm biosecurity, which has historically been rewarded well. This begs the question: why do we...
312-242-7905  Monday, November 28, 2022   GRAINS:   Protests across the whole of China over COVID lockdown policies has driven crude oil into new recent lows and has nearly all other commodities lower early today, including grains. Meal and spring wheat are higher, corn, soybeans, soybean oil...
I called it back in 2019 and predicted the plant-based and cell-based meat craze was just a passing fad, and like many other food fads of the past, it would fade away also. Along the ride since then, I’d bought...
It is well known that animals make use of chemical communication to exchange information within their environment. This chemical communication involves the production, emission and detection of these chemicals. Pigs are able to produce chemical messages (odours) from digital,...
Given the last seven days and the next seven, I am anxious to report on five things happening right now that can affect our daily lives and businesses. As I’ve mentioned several times in the past, a lot of...
This past month brought a lot of “firsts.” My first all staff meeting with a new team, my first speaking opportunity in my new role, and my first poultry and egg meeting. That’s right; after a couple of decades...
Believe it or not, as pork producers, a big part of your business is water. If you don’t believe it, think of it like this; a newborn piglet contains about 82% water. Pork products on the supermarket shelves contain...
Most people in leadership positions in business today have never experienced a truly high interest rate environment. Current mortgage rates, for example, are the highest in over over 20 years. It’s been over 40 years since rates hit their...
Click here to download PDF On any given day, owners, managers and employees of pig farms must deal with multiple issues, such as pig health, production, feed delivery and general operations. This is just a fact of life and is...
Translate Web in Your Language »