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Swine & U: Cold Weather Transportation

By Jason Ertl, Ag Production Systems Extension Educator in Nicollet and Sibley countiesOriginally printed in The LAND – as December 11/December 18, 2020 Swine...

Swine Industry: Lessons from Trade in 2020, By Steve Malakowsky from Compeer Financial

opefully the title of this article doesn’t make you turn and run! It is important to look back on the 2020 year and try...

Swine & U: Secure Pork Supply Plans Still Important , By Diane DeWitte, Swine...

As African Swine Fever (ASF) spreads around the globe, pork industry and its partners all pulling together to prevent the entry of ASF into...

China’s live hog futures tumble on expectations of more supply

China’s newly launched live hog futures tumbled to reach limit down on their second day of trading on the Dalian Commodity Exchange on expectations...

Podcast: Transporting Pigs in Cold Weather

In this podcast, University of Minnesota Swine Extension Educators Sarah Schieck Boelke and Diane DeWitte discuss transporting pigs in cold weather. Included in their...

China suspends imports from Brazil pork plant over coronavirus concerns

China has suspended imports from a Brazilian pork plant operated by privately owned Aurora Alimentos over coronavirus concerns, according to a statement from a...

Ct values predict PRRS nursery mortality, can guide vaccination decisions

Obtaining cycle threshold (Ct) values based on processing fluids provides a practical way to identify neonatal pigs at risk for nursery mortality associated with...

Take Advantage when Profit Opportunities Become a Reality, By: Brian Stevens, BigStone Marketing President

The year 2020 has been anything but normal.  I think we can all agree that the hog and pork markets are as volatile as...

Podcast 18 Question and Answer session with Luke Minion CEO of Pipestone

While there ‘feels’ like tremendous change has taken place within the pork industry industry, producers have becoming increasingly aware of the industry’s growing dependence...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Holidays always hard on Hog Producers Pricing, December 21st 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics     Coming up to the holidays is usually never a good time for hog producers. Shortened work weeks at...

Mycoplasmas in swine: a new comprehensive book

Dr. Maria Pieters, head of the MycoLab at the University of Minnesota has edited, in collaboration with Drs. Dominiek Maes and Marina Sibila, a...

A case for batch farrowing

Batch farrowing used to be a common practice, but as farms got bigger, continuous-flow production became the norm. Now it appears batch farrowing is...

LIVESTOCK-Hog futures rally on technical buying

U.S. lean hog futures rose 3.8% on Monday, notching their biggest daily gain since September, in a technical bounce from the three-week low they...

Niman Ranch Awards First-Ever Sustainable Farmer of the Year Award Recognizing Conservation and Environmentally...

Minnesota’s Nuessmeier Family Farm Awarded Sustainable Farmer of the Year Award Niman Ranch, the natural meat pioneer known for its Certified Humane® products available in...

Kent Bang from Compeer Financial, Pork Producers Looking Ahead to 2021, December 8th 2020

The pork industry and the country are looking forward to getting 2020 behind us, but it is not yet fully in the rear-view mirror....