USA – Default

USA – Default

After a two-year hiatus, the World Pork Expo will return to the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa from June 9–11, 2021. In 2020, the National Pork Producers Council decided to cancel World Pork Expo due human health...
The past few years have been incredibly difficult for hog farmers like me. After more than two years of trade retaliation that limited our ability to compete effectively around the globe, the COVID pandemic unleashed unprecedented challenges for the...
We have been following reports about novel Porcine Circovirus 3 (PCV3) for some time and the jury is still out on its importance to the industry. This virus is genetically distinct from but is related to PCV2. PCV3 has...
If politics and religion are some of the biggest no-no’s for polite discussion, death is a close third. Yet no strategy for combatting African Swine Fever (ASF) would be complete without a thorough examination of destruction and disposal in...
Through good times and bad in agriculture, farmers generally cherish the idea of passing their family farm on to the next generation. The farm community’s practice is to celebrate and even commemorate the moment the family farm reaches the...
U.S. pig farmers continue to reduce environmental impact and are open to ideas to improve. They also ask for a seat at the table and a fair shake. I come from a long line of farmers. My great-grandparents homesteaded in South...
Weather conditions common to many spring and summer seasons in our region can be favorable for a certain kind of poisoning that can affect cattle on pasture. Cool, damp spring weather followed by warmer temperatures favors grasses becoming infected...
Reprinted from:PigHealthToday.com Noel Garbes, DVM, recently talked with editors of Pig Health Today about monitoring swine herds for PCV2. Q:  Vaccinating for porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) has been shown to be effective in most swine herds, so why is it...
The pork industry is a buzz with carbon reduction goals and even carbon neutrality. Two questions often asked are what is a carbon neutral pig and what can farmers do? A carbon neutral pig has net zero carbon dioxide...
Everywhere you go, California’s Proposition 12 is on the minds of the pork industry. As of now, we do not have a lot of answers when it comes to this new legislation, as the rules by the state of...
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