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LIVESTOCK-CME hog futures rebound, though U.S. slaughtering remains weak

Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures bounced back on Friday, though analysts said U.S. staffing shortages caused by COVID-19 infections continued to limit meat...

NEWS NOW from the Iowa Pork Industry Center

.................................................................. THOUGHTS FROM 109 KILDEE Iowa Pork Congress is back and so are we It's January and that means Iowa Pork Congress is near. This year we're...

Cedar Falls man arrested after 800 pigs die from neglect

Source: WCF Courier CEDAR FALLS – A rural Cedar Falls man has been arrested on animal neglect charges after hundreds of pigs died at his...

Thailand detects African swine fever in sample at slaughterhouse

Source: Reuters Thai authorities said on Tuesday African swine fever had been detected in a surface swab sample collected at a slaughterhouse in Nakhon Pathom...

The Year Ahead: Forces That Will Shape the U.S. Rural Economy in 2022

Download the entire report December 2021 As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the virus is still in control of the economy. However,...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Lean Hog Futures reach $1.00 a lb. January 10th...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics This past week, U.S. lean summer futures exceeded $1.00 a lb. They then fell Friday supposedly because of...

North American Meat Institute: Government Intervention In Markets Will Not Help Consumers Or Producers

The North American Meat Institute, the nation's trade association for meat and poultry packers and processors of all sizes, today released the following statement...

CIH Hog Margin Watch: December, December 2021

Margins were weaker over the first half of December on a combination of lower hog prices and higher projected feed costs. While futures prices...

Iowa Pork Congress is Back, January 26-27, 2022

(Clive, Iowa) December 17, 2021 – The 2022 Iowa Pork Congress will be held Jan. 26 and 27 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines....

Bad News In The Bin

Bad News In The Bin

VERBIO Biorefinery Using Agricultural Residue As A Feedstock Opens In Nevada, IA

The first US industrial scale renewable natural gas facility using agricultural residues as its feedstock began production operations in Nevada, Iowa. Following 2 1/2...

ISU Block and Bridle’s Swine Interest Group Helps Grow Industry Leaders

Many Iowa State University clubs can help students increase their knowledge and expand their leadership skills. For those interested in animal agriculture, the Block...

Hog Margin Watch: November

Margins were mixed to slightly weaker across spot and forward marketing periods with relatively steady trade in both hog prices and feed costs over...

Swine Doc Pod With Carthage: Ag-vocacy of Animal Agriculture through Social Media, Episode 4

We interview Dr. Dyneah Classen, Director of Health for the Carthage System and chat about misconceptions of animal agriculture and how those of us...

Dealing with today’s PRRS

Jeff Okones, DVM, Pharmgate Animal Health First described in the late 1980’s as Blue Ear or Mystery Pig Disease, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS)...