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Ottumwa explores ways to allocate $3M from JBS, Plumrose

JBS USA and Plumrose USA have set aside $3.1 million to help Ottumwa recover from the pandemic. And now the two companies are turning to...

USDA Releases Livestock, Dairy, And Poultry Monthly Outlook” Report

To view the complete report, click here. The Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook for October 2020 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Pork Powerhouses- October 19th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Successful Farming yearly does a list of the Top 40 swine producers in the U.S. It’s a regional...

News now from the Iowa Pork Industry Center

THOUGHTS FROM 109 KILDEE October is Pork Month During October, Pork Month, we're using our social media accounts to share timely information and positive news about...

Dennis Smith From Archer Financial Services, Where are the Hogs? October 13th 2020

Where Are The Hogs?  By Dennis Smith   312-242-7905  October 13, 2020  CORN AND SOYBEANS  My buy zone in the Dec corn is 382-377. With harvest in full swing...

Wean-To-Finish Heating for Newly Weaned Pigs, Ryan Samuel Assistant Professor & SDSU...

Newly weaned pigs have some special considerations when it comes to heating. In wean-to-finish facilities, groups are maintained from arrival, shortly after weaning, through...

R2™ for mitigating the risk of PEDV, PRRSV and SVA -contaminated feed using an...

Introduction The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) epidemic in 2013 – 2014 caused high morbidity and mortality for hog farmers throughout North America.  Animal feed...

Manure Pumping and Agitation Guidelines By: Nick Fitzgerald, Business Development of Pipestone System

As the harvest season approaches, fall field work and manure application will follow closely thereafter. During the manure removal process, our primary objective is...

Deadline Approaching for Oct. 16 PQA Advisor Certification Session

The application deadline for Iowa Pork Industry Center's Oct. 16 Pork Quality Assurance Advisor certification session is this Friday, Oct. 2. That means anyone...

A Day On A Family Pig FARM trying to get a Hog Shed Built

A Day On A Family Hog Farm- In this one the boys take you through a day on their family pig farm. They start...

Ellis: No magic bullet to reduce pre-wean mortality

Pre-wean mortality has increased over the last 15 years, and it’s a major concern for US pork producers and veterinarians. In fact, producers lose...

Stumme Named Most Improved Sow Farm

Congratulations to Allie, Gildardo, Juan, Charles, Fernando, Diego, Tracey, Kortland, Ana, Jesus, Luis, Abigail and Ilmer at Stumme S003 for being named our Most...

Are You a Responsible User of Antibiotics?By: Dr. Cara Haden, Swine Veterinarian

As an industry, we have set guidelines for ourselves through the PQA program on what responsible antibiotic use looks like. If your interaction with...

Podcast: The Dawn of Acuity Genetics | Dr. Clint Schwab

Summary Clint Schwab serves as President of Acuity, with overall fiscal and operational accountability for the business. Clint received his bachelor’s degree in animal science...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, ASF Germany – One Pig Turns Pig World Upside Down

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week one wild boar was found in Germany with African Swine Fever. This one dead pig has...