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CIH Hog Margin Watch: April 2021

Margins weakened over the first half of April as a selloff in hogs combined with a resumption of higher trade in feed markets to...

U.S. live cattle futures extend slide; lean hogs rebound

ME Group live cattle futures fell on Monday, extending their slide to eight straight sessions on long liquidation and signs that surging wholesale beef...

Training | Tools | Tracking, By Dr. Carissa Odland, Animal Welfare Director & Swine...

PIPESTONE and the families we work with are committed to producing safe food, protecting our environment, and providing the best care for our animals....

Relationships among Microbial Communities in Pigs

Today, we are sharing a recent article published in the journal Microorganisms by Dr. Valeris-Chacin and the MycoLab. The publication, available in open access,...

The Hypor Libra: Sustainable and strong

The transition from balanced to sustainable breeding has already begun. This is an overarching focus in our pig breeding program, but the benefits can...

Innovation in Production, By: Dr. Gustavo Pizarro, Technical Service Director Pipestone

he tech service team works to challenge current production protocols, evaluate new ideas and technology, and provide real data to make decisions. Utilizing actual...

Podcast: Selecting and Preparing Gilts for Success | Ron Ketchem

About the Guest Ron Ketchem graduated from the University of Missouri in 1973 with a BS in Animal Science and master studies in Reproductive Physiology...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, March 1st U.S. Hogs and Pigs Report Bullish But Not...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   The March 1st U.S. Hogs and Pigs Report indicates fewer Breeding Pigs and Market Hogs. Our observations: Breeding Herd Date Year 1,000s head Dec...

Spatially Balanced Sampling Offers Reliable Disease Surveillance at Lower Cost

Farmscape for March 23, 2021 Full Interview 6:53 Listen A Swine Health Information Center funded study has found swine disease surveillance based on spatially balanced...

There’s No Such Thing As a Factory Farm, By Pork Producer Wanda Patsche

If there is one term I am most frustrated with hearing people say, it is Factory Farms. Why? You may find this a little...

Innovation in Nutrition, By: Kiah Gourley, PIPESTONE Nutritionist

Innovation in nutrition comes in many forms at PIPESTONE. From new technology, to better feed management, to improving the feed quality across our 40+...

A new look at tunnel ventilation

Large direct drive fans offer energy savings and reduced maintenance. A recent development designed to improve tunnel ventilation involves substituting variable speed fans for single-speed...

UMN Swine Influenza Research Continues

Winter has arrived and we have seasonal disease concerns, both in the pig barn and with the caretakers. For the past year we have...

Price freeze on pork, poultry stays until April 8

The implementation of the 60-day price freeze on poultry and pork will not be adjusted or suspended despite the strong clamor from backyard raisers,...

Genesus Global Technical Report: Disease Resilience Focused on Improving Pig Health

Chad Bierman, PhD, Geneticist, Genesus Inc. What is disease resilience and why is it important? Disease challenges in swine put downward pressure on the economics...