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Farmscape for January 16, 2023 Full Interview 12:23 Listen The Associate Director of the Swine Health Information Center suggests difficulty containing the spread of a new strain of PRRS shows the importance of using diagnostics to identify the strain...
Highlights •A xylanase-glucanase mixture increased digestibility of energy in diets for pigs. •The response to enzymes was greater in sorghum based diets than in corn based diets. •Wheat middlings and distillers dried grains with solubles reduced energy digestibility. Abstract An...
The Illinois Pork producers Association marked a milestone with 1 million pounds of pork given to food banks since 2008, the organization noted in a news release. Called the Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign, the...
Aramark, Pivot Bio and Afresh celebrated during Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Summit Rabobank, a leading global food and agribusiness (F&A) bank, today announced the recipients of its annual Rabobank North America Leadership Awards. The awards celebrate both large-scale corporations and...
A former newspaper printing plant reportedly is being developed into a large meat-processing facility in Highland, Ill.  Korte Meat Processing — which sells cured and packaged meat products online and at its retail store in Highland — plans to spend...
U.S. pork exports topped year-ago totals for the second consecutive month in September, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). September beef exports were below last year for the first time...
“In 2019, we were facing an incredible dilemma,” recounts The Maschhoffs’ Vice President of Support Operations Gerry Daignault. “Griggsville is our main feed facility, processing 350,000 tons of grain each year to feed more than 25 percent of the...
New sources of high protein corn co-products have been recently developed and may be included in diets fed to pigs. High protein corn fermented products have been evaluated in several economically important livestock species, but additional information is required...
NPPC, NPB and state organizations launched the Pork Industry Leadership Development Program for early career development. The National Pork Board, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and state organizations have launched the Pork Industry Leadership Development Program. The two-year program accelerates the...
Despite ongoing impacts from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and lingering supply chain effects from the pandemic, the U.S. economy remains incredibly resilient. So resilient, in fact, that consumers’ seemingly unbreakable willingness to spend is vexing the Federal Reserve and...
August exports of U.S. pork topped year-ago totals for the first time in 2022, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Beef exports were slightly above last August’s large volume and...
Source: The Highland County Press On Oct. 11 at the Supreme Court, America’s pork farmers will stand trial. The formal question before the justices will be the constitutionality of California’s 2018 initiative-passed Proposition 12. If the farmers lose, a state will...
Summary Pork/Hogs: Third-quarter pork production is raised to 6.5 billion pounds, just fractionally below a year ago, on expectations that ample supplies of slaughter-ready hogs for the balance of the quarter will combine with higher year-over-year average dressed weights to...
SwineCast 1208 Show Notes: Increasing efficiency and productivity are keys to surviving the current inflationary economy–and many producers are well-positioned. The ‘At the Meeting’ team discusses the details with Brett Stuart, a founding partner of Global AgriTrends. On ‘At...
 Jimena Ibagon, a master student from the Stein Monogastric Nutrition lab, discusses digestibility of energy, protein, and fat and concentration of metabolizable energy in sunflower meal and sunflower expellers fed to growing pigs. Adapted from a poster at the...