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USDA: Hog Industry Establishes A New, Higher Level In Litter Rates In 2019

The USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report issued on December 23, 2019 indicated that the U.S. hog industry achieved a third consecutive quarterly litter...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, “Anyone can raise hogs. But it takes a near Genius...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics “Anyone can raise hogs. But it takes a near Genius to make money doing it.” “Anyone can raise hogs....

Nursery Pig Performance Impacted by Total Dissolved Solids in Water, By Ryan Samuel...

The site-specific nature of the U.S. pork industry requires that newly weaned pigs are moved from the sow barn to a wean-to-finish or nursery...

Pork Checkoff Commits $500,000 to Develop Highly Trained Industry Professionals

Submit applications to the National Pork Board by Feb. 25 The National Pork Board has opened the application period for a new series of swine...

Oral Fluids Offer Potential to Improve ASF Monitoring

Farmscape for February 4, 2020 Full Interrview 16:04 Listen The Swine Health Information Center is exploring the use of oral fluids as a new tool...

Autogenous Vaccines: A Tool in the Toolbox, Dr. Evan Koep Pipestone Veterinary Services

It’s that time of year filled with snow, ice, and… minimum ventilation inside your barn. The time of year when it is a constant...

Four Executive Board Members Elected to Minnesota Pork Board

Four individuals were elected to serve on the Minnesota Pork Board Executive Board at the Minnesota Pork Board’s annual meeting at the Hilton Minneapolis....

Mycotoxins harm swine health and reproductive performance

Quick facts Some fungi molds in grain can produce harmful compounds called mycotoxins. Pigs consuming mycotoxins above their tolerance level will face health and reproductive...

Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus associated with sudden death of swine in North America

Dr. Matheus Costa from the University of Minnesota in collaboration with Dr. Brad Lage from Maple Leaf Agri-Farms share a case of sudden death...

USMEF Statement on Senate Approval of USMCA

U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Dan Halstrom issued this statement: The U.S. Senate moving quickly to approve USMCA reaffirms the United States’...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, First Week of January Our Observations, January 13th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics U.S. hog slaughter continued unabated with 2,713,000 last week, jumping up from the two holiday-shortened weeks previous. We...

Strategies to move more pigs from birth to harvest

Watch the full interview or each part separately Full interview: Strategies to move more pigs from birth to harvest Part 1: Low weight piglets have trouble...

Evaluating the piglet grimace scale

Animal Science master's degree student Maria Lou and her Advisor Yuzhi Li are conducting research on the piglet grimace scale. The grimace scale identifies...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, January 7th 2020

Large Volume and Higher Open Interest on Cattle Rally By Dennis Smith Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Tuesday January 7, 2020 LEAN HOGS: Hog futures pushed into new...

‘Food Festa’ Showcases U.S. Beef, Pork in South Korea

South Korea’s institutional foodservice sector is undergoing a transformation that has catering companies and similar businesses searching for new products and suppliers, creating new...