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Bringing Home the Bacon: U.S. PORK TRADE The Year That Wasn’t

This year was supposed to mark a comeback for U.S. pork producers. Instead, the industry faces volatile markets and unprecedented supply chain disruptions. COVID-19’s domino effect...

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences Introduces Axtra® PHY GOLD, the new gold standard in phytase...

The latest product in DuPont’s nutribiotic approach to feed strategy, Axtra® PHY GOLD offers superior performance and higher feed cost savings compared to other...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services,

MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT By Dennis Smith Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Tuesday June 2, 2020 LEAN HOGS: On the hard down yesterday open interest edged up slightly, rising by...

The wait is over with on-demand feeding

When you’re hungry, food is all that will brighten your mood. The same goes for your sows. With an on-demand feeding system, lactating sows...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, USDA Announces Coronavirus Food Assistant Program (CFAP)

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics About a month ago President Trump and Ag Secretary Perdue announced the Coronavirus Food Assistant Program (CFAP). At...

Facility Utilization: A Matter of Efficiency, By Todd Thurman, SwineTex Consulting Services

Todd Thurman, SwineTex Consulting Services, LLC I corresponded recently with a restaurant owner and we discussed the Covid-19 challenges he’s faced. He explained the economics...

India reports first case of African swine fever

India has reported its first case of African swine fever (AFS), as the virus continues its global spread.  The disease has been detected in two north eastern...

Bimeda Launches BimaGard™ 12.5% Liquid Concentrate

Bimeda®, a growing global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of animal health products, announced today their launch of BimaGard™ 12.5% (tiamulin hydrogen fumarate) Liquid Concentrate....

Monitoring ISU VDL data for signs of emerging diseases

The overall objective of this endeavor was to develop and apply new tools and algorithms to swine diagnostic data as a means for enhancing...

CoBank: Meat Plant Closures Tighten Supplies For Retailers, Increase Prices For Consumers

The reduction of meat processing capacity caused by U.S. plant closures and slowdowns has created a massive bottleneck in the nation's meat and livestock...

North American Meat Institute: Executive Order Will Protect Against Meat Shortages

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today said President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order to ensure the ongoing production of meat and...

It’s like snack time for sows

Late-night snacking. Midafternoon munching. Small snacks throughout the day keep you energized and happy. The same goes for your sows. Hungry, lactating sows no longer...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, April 16th 2020

China Purchased U.S. Beef Last Week By Dennis Smith Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Thursday April 16, 2020 LEAN HOGS: Cash is called lower. Two Smithfield processing plants will...

Smithfield Foods Announces $100 Million Responsibility Bonus as Part of #ThankAFoodWorker Initiative

Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced today that it will provide a $100 million Responsibility Bonus to all its hourly production and distribution center team members....

Hog Manure and Domestic Wastewater Management Objectives

The objective of this publication is to identify the differences and similarities between managing municipal wastewater and managing the manure from grow-finish pig systems. There...