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Currently about 95% of pigs in the United States are tail-docked within the first 10 days after birth to prevent tail biting outbreaks. Our previous work demonstrated that tail docking was an efficient method to prevent tail biting. Without...
Quick facts Hire and train employees who value safety and will promote it on the farm. Set a good example for employees and show you are not above the rules. Give and receive good feedback to and from others. ...
Are you like me and love to learn? Do you love new adventures? As someone who loves to learn and new adventures, the Evolution of the Heartland event in Manning, Iowa intrigued me as something I wanted to attend. It...
African swine fever is spreading at an “alarming pace” in Europe, particularly in the east of the continent, where the outbreak of the disease, a disease harmless to humans but highly contagious among animals, has raised fears of a...
Part of keeping our industry strong is performing quality research to ensure we are getting the most out of our pigs as possible. To do that, we need quality researchers and institutions that are willing to work together. In...
Farmscape for August 16, 2022 Full Interview 14:40 Listen Research conducted at Kansas State University has determined the lengths of time and the temperatures at which African Swine Fever virus remains infective in stored feeds. A report in the...
U.S. pork exports for the first half of the year were down by 19% in volume and 18% in value over the same period of 2021, according to recently released data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. From January...
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Right in the middle of Minnesota’s agriculture community is Martin County. Located in south-central Minnesota, Martin County is rich in agriculture resources. In fact, the county is the largest pork-producing county in Minnesota. We celebrate our strong agriculture community...
Large-scale family farms were more likely to have stronger financial performance than other farms, according to USDA, Economic Research Service (ERS) researchers using data from the 2011-20 Agricultural Resource Management surveys (ARMS). ERS researchers categorized farms as low risk...
Livestock and crop farmers are always being asked for their opinion, for information about their management practices, or a myriad of details about how they farm today. Four specific “asks” have come across my desk and computer screen lately,...
Abstract Background In 2013, PEDV was introduced in the United States (U.S.) and rapidly spread across the country. Here we describe the occurrence of PEDV in the growing pig herd of one large U.S. production system through an active surveillance set...
In the podcast Swine Extension Educator Sarah Schieck Boelke speaks with current University of Minnesota graduate student Edward Yang about his Ph.D. research. Edward’s Ph.D. research is looking at how feeding programs can affect the sustainability of pork production.  
Source: USDA news release The Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook for June 2022 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates report. To view the report click here.
Hormel Foods, and Target along with MBOLD, a coalition of Minnesota-based food and agriculture business leaders and innovators, have joined forces to support an innovative agriculture pilot project. The project will focus on advances in soil health practices to...