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The amino acid digestibility and digestible indispensable amino acid score for rapeseed protein isolate...

Rapeseed is the second most produced oilseed in the world after soybean, and after the oil is extracted, a protein-rich meal is the resulting...

UPDATE 2-China posts highest Q3 pork output in three years as herd recovers

Source: Reuters China's third-quarter pork production surged to its highest in three years, official data showed on Monday, after producers built thousands of large breeding...

FAS: “China Continues to Drive Red Meat Trade” By Keith Good from the University...

In its Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade report this week, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) indicated that, “China pork production is...

Illinois Pork Donates Over 1,500 Boxes of Bacon in Pass the Bacon Campaign

In an effort to get valuable protein further into our local Illinois communities, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) again hosted a “Pass the...

Post-farrowing sow care important for piglet care, By Laura Carroll, DVM, Four Star Veterinary...

“We put a lot of time and attention on day-1 pig care, but we also need to recognize that sow care is an important...

Effects of increasing phytase dose on total tract digestibility of minerals and energy in...

In most plant feed ingredients, the majority of P is bound to phytate, which reduces digestibility of P in pigs, and therefore, the concentration...

3 steps to prepare your herd for influenza season, By Micah Jansen, DVM, veterinary...

Source: PigHealthToday.com Pigs can contract influenza anytime during the year but more influenza circulates in the fall and winter months. That’s why producers should prepare...

Promising Vaccine Candidate for African Swine Fever

Bloomberg’s Mike Dorning reported last week that, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture has potentially found a vaccine to combat African Swine Fever , a...

Gulf Export Inspections Making a Comeback, as Hog Production Variables in China Evolve, By...

Reuters writer Karl Plume reported this week that, “U.S. soybean exports jumped last week to a six-month peak, while corn shipments were the highest...

USDA Reports Hog Inventory Down 4% For The Year

The USDA's Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report shows signs of further contraction as producers seek to boost profitability, even as the industry tries to...

23 Illinois High Schools Receive Grant to Use Pork in Culinary Classrooms

The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is proud to announce 23 recipients of the IPPA Food Service Grant for the fall of 2021. The...

A Look at U.S. and EU Pork Exports, and Chinese Pork Demand

In its monthly Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook report last week, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) stated that, “Pork exports in July were 508...

Molecular diagnostic tools help distinguish wild-type and vaccine strains of PRRSV, By Phillip Gauger,...

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) continues to challenge the US swine industry. The virus has become more difficult to control despite aggressive...

FAPRI: Higher Commodity Prices Contribute to a Sharp Increase in 2021 U.S. Net Farm...

Earlier this week, the, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri released its latest baseline update for U.S....

Sow mortality records need an overhaul

Reprinted from: PigHealthToday.com The upward trendline of sow mortality over the past several years is noteworthy and needs to be addressed. But until farms have...