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Solving sow lameness starts with prevention, By Bill Minton, DVM, Four Star Veterinary Service

Lameness issues continue to be a significant problem in sow herds, causing 40% to 50% of all sow removals, according to Bill Minton, DVM,...

Hogs correcting upwards

To “Read” Walt’s charts, keep the following in mind: Support – this term refers to a trend line or price area under the market which...

Podcast: Requirements for calcium by growing pigs

Dr. Vanessa Lagos, former Ph. D. student from the Stein Monogastric Nutrition lab, presented a talk in live in the Midwestern section meeting about...

Reappearance of F18 E. coli strikes nursery pigs, By Doug Powers, DVM, Four Star...

A resurgence of the F18 strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli) in weaned pigs on a growing number of hog farms is causing a...

CME live cattle, lean hogs fall on weaker slaughter

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle and lean hog futures fell on Friday as sluggish slaughter rates continue to drag on prices, traders said. "They're both...

Smithfield Foods joins Farm Powered Strategic Alliance

Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s largest pork processor, is the latest food company to join the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance, a collaborative movement to...

Illinois Pork and Commodity Groups Donated Over 250,000 Servings of Pork to Illinois Food...

Donation marks over 3 million servings to date As part of Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign, the Illinois Pork Producers Association...

China’s Domestic Pork Production Targets Seen to Bolster Grain Imports, By Keith Good

Last week, Bloomberg News reported that, “China’s reaffirmation of a long-term goal to be almost entirely self-sufficient in pork production means it will keep scooping...

California Pork Production Law Leads to Reduced Pork Sales

Reuters writer Tom Polansek reported last week that, “Seaboard Foods, the nation’s second-biggest pig producer, said on Friday it will limit sales of certain...

China Will Increase Pork Import Tariffs In 2022

National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) reports: The Chinese finance ministry says it will raise the import duties on most pork products in 2022. Reuters reports...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, December 17th 2021

After This Week, Pork Production is Headed Lower  By Dennis Smith   312-242-7905  Friday, December 17, 2021  GRAINS:  Wheat prices are firm in the wake of yesterday’s upside recovery. Look at the Mar KC wheat, it has recovered nearly all...

North American Meat Institute: White House Economic Council Not Very Economic

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today dismissed another desperate attempt by the White House Economic Council to shift blame for record...

The deadline to participate in the 2022 IL Pork Expo has been extended to...

As a reminder, the IL Pork Expo is the largest pork specific trade show in the state of Illinois. As an exhibitor you will...

Dealing with today’s PRRS

Jeff Okones, DVM, Pharmgate Animal Health First described in the late 1980’s as Blue Ear or Mystery Pig Disease, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS)...

Don’t forget biocontainment of disease when following biosecurity plans, By Erin Kettelkamp, DVM, Swine...

Source: PigHealthToday.com The latest disease outbreaks fueled by new disease variants are good reminders that the best biosecurity plans must include strategies to keep disease...