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Researchers Assess Risk of FMD Exposure From Infected Imported Feed

Farmscape for September 21, 2021 Full Interview 12:10 Listen Research conducted on behalf of the Swine Health Information Center has shown the virus responsible for...

Consumer Demand for Meat is Strong, By Kent Bang from Compeer Financial

I have reported and read many reports about the robust demand growth in the U.S. in 2021. Demand is being fueled by more spending...

How Are Pigs Raised? By Wanda Patsche

I thought I would give a brief overview of how our pigs are raised. Granted there are many ways to raise pigs and as...

Average time sites stay in a naïve PRRSV status: Preliminary Results

This is our Friday rubric: every week a new Science Page from the Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project. The previous editions of the science page are...

Sow mortality records need an overhaul

Reprinted from: PigHealthToday.com The upward trendline of sow mortality over the past several years is noteworthy and needs to be addressed. But until farms have...

China meat imports drop 9% in August on low domestic prices

Source: Reuters China imported 758,000 tonnes of meat in August, down 8.9% from the corresponding month a year ago, customs data showed on Tuesday, as...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Should we manage cost of production or profit?

  Simon Grey, General Manager Russia, CIS and Europe, Genesus Inc. Selection indexes in the Genesus Genetic Program are a measure of profitability. Genomic Estimated Breeding Values...

Old Assets: Retain, Replace or Remodel? By Justin Roelofs CFO, PIPESTONE

Facilities play a large role in the health of your pigs and profitability of your pig business. As assets age, it’s important to evaluate...

How to minimize summer’s impact on sow fertility, By Paul Yeske, DVM, Swine Vet...

Reprinted from PigHealthToday.com Sow reproductive performance drops off in the summer, and this year will be no different, according to Paul Yeske, DVM, Swine Vet...

Burke Farms: Big Stone Marketing Producer Highlight

Source: Pipestone System Producer: Burke Farms, Tom and Patti Burke Location: Janesville, MN Burke Farms is a wean-to-finish swine operation, and a corn and soybean crop farm....

USDA Attache Update from Beijing Highlights Hog and Pork Variables

“China: Livestock and Products Annual” USDA- Foreign Agricultural Service. Report Number: CH2021-0101 (August 26, 2021). A report on Thursday from the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service...

North American Meat Institute Calls For Moratorium On Prop 12 Enforcement

With California's Proposition 12's (Prop 12) January 1, 2022, effective date for pork looming and the rules implementing the law nearly two years late...

Lessons Learned From Drought 2021 and Things We Can Do To Get Through the...

Nearly 6 inches below normal rainfall. That is what we are experiencing in southern Minnesota. For those that follow the drought monitor, our county has...

Future Leadership in the Pork Industry, By Kent Bang from Compeer Financial

It was good to see so many pork producers and pork industry associates at the National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) in mid-July. Compeer’s Chief...

Electric Vehicle Mandates Crafted in California Weren’t Made for Minnesota’s Farmers, By Wanda...

As a rooster and a bull have completely different needs, so do the constituents of states across our country. Here in Minnesota, a place...