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In this recent publication from the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, Dr. Matt Sturos from the UMN Veterinary Diagnostic Lab shares a case report establishing the shedding of Senecavirus A through boar semen. This study highlights the importance of...
The Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook for May 2022 analyzes economic impacts of month-to-month changes in USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates Report on domestic and international markets for beef, pork, lamb, poultry, eggs, and dairy products. Access the...
Managing intestinal parasites in organic pigs continues to be a challenge because there is a lack of organically approved options for controlling parasites. A survey across fives states in the United States indicates that parasite infection is so common...
Introduction There is no best way to dispose of swine mortality carcasses. While some methods may work well for managing routine mortalities, the ability to scale them up to handle large numbers can be difficult. These methods may not adapt...
Quick facts Including up to 9 percent crude glycerol in lactating sow diets likely doesn’t affect sow performance compared to a typical corn-soybean meal diet. Dietary crude glycerol doesn’t appear to improve the sow's ability to cope with heat...
Unique all-natural solutions fit the future to boost farmer profits   Rising demand for science-fuelled, all-natural feed additives is driving a new era of expansion for Advanced Ag Products. The company has announced a broad swath of new progress to support cattle,...
There are several ways to evaluate feed cost and feed performance in wean-to-market pigs. Each method can provide a very different answer for the producer on what is the “BEST” way to feed a pig. In a perfect world...
Wayzata-based food giant Cargill Inc. broke ground this week on a $50 million project to expand and renovate its research and development facility in Elk River. First opened in 1958 and located 30 minutes from the company's headquarters, the Elk...
We recently had a tract of land in my county that was sold to a land investment company. The selling price was over $12,000 per acre–outbidding any local farmer. I took a step back and while I have heard...
312-242-7905  Monday, April 18, 2022  GRAINS:  May bean oil gapped into fresh contract highs on the Sunday night’s opening bell. On Friday the March crush was released showing a record large crush at 181.7 mm bu but the report also showed a drop...
Ventilation fans are no different than any other piece of equipment on the farm...they perform better with annual maintenance. Doing that maintenance now means you will not be doing it in the summer heat. Dirty fan shutters can reduce...
Quick facts When you mix and formulate your own feed, you are responsible for maintaining feed quality. Quality control is needed from the time you purchase feed ingredients to the time the pigs eat it. Feed costs represent 60 to...
Farmscape for April 8, 2022 Iowa Minnesota Presentation 46:15 Listen The President of Minnesota Pork Producers warns California's Proposition 12 will have an impact on pork production practices not only throughout the United States but also in Canada. Proposition...
China’s publicly traded hog companies suffered a major selloff on Friday. China Pork Index 885573, which tracks 30+ companies in the hog sector, dropped 2.13%, while the overall Shanghai Stock Index went up 0.47% to 3251.85. Kingsino (002548) led the...
Dr. Noelle Noyes received the 2022 McKnight Land-Grant Professorship for her work on Microbes for Sustainable Intensification of Livestock Production. As the human population expands, so does its demand for protein. Livestock farmers must meet this demand, but their land...