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China’s soymeal futures plunge on pig disease concerns

China’s soymeal futures slid nearly 5% in their sharpest decline in eight years on Friday, as investors took profit and new African swine fever...

What’s in a name? Understanding how flu viruses are identified can help fine-tune swine...

Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) wasn’t always a major challenge for the US pork industry. The classical swine H1N1 virus that emerged around...

As U.S. pork plant speeds up slaughtering, workers report more injuries

One of America’s leading pig slaughterhouses is running faster than ever as meatpackers hustle to keep pork in grocery stores during the COVID-19 pandemic....

Meatpacker JBS says nearly 700 U.S. pork plant workers get COVID-19 vaccine

Meatpacker JBS USA said on Friday that nearly 700 workers at a pork production plant in Beardstown, Illinois, had received the first dose of...

Tyson Foods shares drop as quarterly sales miss estimates

Tyson Foods Inc reported lower-than-expected first-quarter sales on Thursday amid weak meat demand at restaurants during the pandemic, sending shares down as much as...

DCE to Foster Hog OTC Market, By Jim Huang Futures Market Executive

Highlights: Fourth week trading of DCE Hog Futures saw upticks with modest volume; Market rebounded Monday in response to report of ASF cases in...

National Pork Board CEO Lists Organizations Top Priorities For 2021

Growing consumer demand for pork, foreign animal disease preparedness and diversifying export markets are top priorities for the National Pork Board this year based...

IPPA Launches Expo Video Series This Week

Beginning on February 3rd, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is launching a 4-week video series to fill the void of no in-person pork...

Philippines sets price ceiling for pork, chicken as food inflation soars

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday signed an executive order mandating price ceilings for pork and chicken in the capital region, as costlier meat...

Parasites persist in hog production, especially in niche markets, By Laura Carroll from Four...

Environmentally controlled hog facilities eliminated most swine parasites. But Ascaris suum (roundworm) continues to persevere on some conventional farms and frequently on farms for...

CoBank Quarterly: Probable Boost in Fiscal Spending Lifts Outlook Vaccines bring optimism for economic...

The coronavirus still dominates the economy and continues to impact rural industries, but with vaccines rolling out, the virus will slowly loosen its grip...

Fire Does Major Damage to Hog Raising Operation in Illinois

Source: Effingham Radio As many as 10,000 hogs and pigs were killed by a fire at the hog operation of Wes and Wanda Pitcher near...

Illinois Pork and Commodity Groups Donated More Than 101,000 Pounds of Pork to...

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...

Extruded grains may be better for pigs

Extrusion is the norm in the pet and aqua feed industries, yet it remains unusual for swine feed in the United States. But the...

Comparing OEM and catalog motors.

Not all motors are created equal.   Know the difference and save money when purchasing replacement feed and fan motors for your farm. Catalog or stock...