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Record Production and Trade Impact of Coronavirus Pressure Live Hog Markets

Farmscape for February 25, 2020 Full Interview 8:53 Listen The Director of Risk Management with HAMS Marketing Services says continued record U.S. slaughter hog production...

Water flow control is critical to wet/dry feeders performance

Previously week we spoke about feed spacing and I mentioned water flow control being critical. So this week I will dedicate our post to...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, “Anyone can raise hogs. But it takes a near Genius...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics “Anyone can raise hogs. But it takes a near Genius to make money doing it.” “Anyone can raise hogs....

Is the Water Quality the Best at Your Farm?

Is the Water Quality the Best at Your Farm? Dr. Spencer Wayne spends some time with Jesse McCoy, a water quality expert.  The discussion is...

8 key factors drive success when raising pigs without antibiotics

Source: PigHealthToday.com A cluster of hog farms raising pigs without antibiotics developed in southeast Pennsylvania where hog operations tend to be small and expansion limited....

Coronavirus sends China’s meat prices opposite ways

It has been a tale of two meats: the impact of the coronavirus outbreak has sent China’s chicken prices lower, while pork prices continue...

Prospects for Swine Feed Costs in 2020, By Michael Langemeier Purdue University

Principal crops planted in the United States declined from 319.3 million acres in 2018 to 302.6 million acres in 2019, a decline of 16.7...

Connor: Disease elimination can lower the cost of production

Source: PigHealthToday.com US producers have robust export markets and a lower cost of production than many other countries, but Joe Connor, DVM, says cost of...

New valine product for pig diets provides adequate nutrition

Many animal feeds contain crystalline amino acids, nitrogen-based building blocks for protein synthesis. Often, crystalline amino acids are manufactured by genetically engineered bacteria, which...

Foreign Experience with ASF – Iowa Pork Congress, By Gary Flory, Owner, G.A. Flory...

On January 22 – 23, 2020, the Iowa Pork Producers Association hosted the 48th annual Iowa Pork Congress (IPC) in Des Moines, Iowa.  In...

Disciplined Hedging Program Recommended

Farmscape for January 24, 2020 Full Interview 9:07 Listen The Director of Risk Management with HAMS Marketing Services is recommending a steady disciplined program of...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Genetic effort to improve pork sensory traits

Genetic effort to improve pork sensory traits Dr. Chunyan Zhang, Genesus Geneticist czhang@genesus.com Pork quality is an important factor influencing consumers purchasing decisions. Consumers` willingness to pay more...

Veterinarian says VFD led to more strategic antibiotic use

Source: PigHealthToday.com The Food and Drug Administration’s revised rules for antibiotic use in hogs, including the veterinary feed directive (VFD), has led to a reduction...

Effects of extrusion on nutrient and energy digestibility in cereal grains fed to growing...

Effects of extrusion on nutrient and energy digestibility in cereal grains fed to growing pigs Diego Rodriguez, a research...

African swine fever spreads near the German border: OIE

Source: Reuters Poland recorded 55 outbreaks of African swine fever in wild boar near the German border last month, the world animal health body said...