USA – Default

USA – Default

Earlier this week, the, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri released its latest baseline update for U.S. farm income and government costs. The baseline update stated that, Higher commodity prices contribute to a sharp...
I have reported and read many reports about the robust demand growth in the U.S. in 2021. Demand is being fueled by more spending capacity of consumers, a rebounding economy and opening up of more foods service in the...
I thought I would give a brief overview of how our pigs are raised. Granted there are many ways to raise pigs and as long as the health and care of the animal is the highest priority, there is...
Reprinted from: PigHealthToday.com Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) continues to plague US swine herds. The pathogen is especially troublesome in cases of co-infection with other diseases on a farm. The first step to controlling and eliminating M. hyo is to classify...
Previous studies have revealed that what we traditionally describe as an “umbilical hernia” may be a true abdominal herniation of abdominal contents into a pouch at the site of the umbilical cord or they may be a firm abscess...
Facilities play a large role in the health of your pigs and profitability of your pig business. As assets age, it’s important to evaluate your best facility strategy moving forward: retain, replace or remodel. Below are some considerations to take...
Reprinted from PigHealthToday.com Sow reproductive performance drops off in the summer, and this year will be no different, according to Paul Yeske, DVM, Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, Minnesota. “We typically see reproductive performance drop off as we get to week...
Regulation with respect to piglet castration in Europe has gradually increased over the last decade. The marketing of entire males or the use of immunocastration have offered an alternative to surgical castration. Some countries have been slow to adopt...
Nearly 6 inches below normal rainfall. That is what we are experiencing in southern Minnesota. For those that follow the drought monitor, our county has a D3 rating which is an extreme drought. Rainfall has been very spotty. It can rain...
It was good to see so many pork producers and pork industry associates at the National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) in mid-July. Compeer’s Chief Diversified Markets Officer, Mark Greenwood, and I had discussions following the meeting about all the...
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