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23 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Quarantine window for feed ingredients may reduce hog disease risk
Foreign animal diseases (FAD) are top of mind as the ongoing outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in China, Belgium and elsewhere, have raised the stakes to implement new practices designed to minimise...
21 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Bait stations improve rodent control
The use of bait stations improves the effectiveness of any rodent control program. ...
19 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States US researchers produce coronavirus-resistant pigs
Researchers at the University of Missouri have successfully produced a litter of pigs that are genetically resistant to a deadly porcine virus, Transmissible gastroenteritis...
Pig Industry News from United States US pork export value still under pressure
August pork exports were fairly steady with last year’s volume, but retaliatory duties in key markets continued to pressure pork export value...
17 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Absolutely the least exciting thing about raising pigs
Maintenance. We all know it's important but it’s not something anybody gets excited about doing....
16 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States US pork industry seeks 2019 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow
The National Pork Board is searching for the next Pig Farmers of Tomorrow, with applications now open through 12 November...
15 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States How to equip your show pig project
Showing livestock becomes more competitive each year. And parents, beware. The necessary equipment and supplies probably seem a little different than when you showed...
Pig Industry News from United States National pork board seeking new directors
The Pork Checkoff’s board of directors is accepting applications through to 1 November 2018 to fill five three-year terms...
14 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Medicator aids Show Pig production
Adding a water-based medicator adds flexibility to your management options. ...
12 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Asia trade mission offers valuable market insights for US pork team
The Pork Checkoff team toured Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Macau, meeting with pork processors, distributors and retailers, importers and traders, as well as in-country staff responsible for promoting...
Pig Industry News from United States Strep suis resurfacing to challenge high-health herds
What’s old is new again — or at least that’s what some high-health herds are finding with Streptococcus suis (Strep suis)...
11 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Holding time for feedstuffs may reduce swine disease risk
A new practice designed to reduce disease transmission risk involves knowing exactly how long certain feed ingredients have been securely stored before allowing their use on pig farms...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Is it a miracle?
A Month ago, 53-54% lean hogs were 44¢ lb....
Pig Industry News from United States New “At The Meeting” episodes discuss summer PRRS outbreaks and latest research on PCV3
In two new episodes of the “At The Meeting … Honoring Dr Bob Morrison” podcast, cohosts Dr Tom Wetzell, Dr Gordon Spronk and Dr Montserrat Torremorell visit with researchers about possible factors...
10 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States USDA offers some food safety tips ahead of Hurricane Michael
USA - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Michael...
Pig Industry News from United States Solid sidewall finishers growing trend in new construction
For the last 20-plus years, the industry standard for finishing houses has been some variation of a total slat, double-curtain building design. ...
09 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Are you maximising the productive potential of your pig herd?
Offering seamless online and offline farm data, both in the field and in the office, the latest case study from one company highlights the benefits of going paperless and of efficiently harvesting the...
07 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Your next livestock medicator should be electric
It is a standard production practice to use water driven medicators to administer medications, vaccines, and supplements to livestock and poultry. With good water quality and routine maintenance, virtually...
05 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Illinois farmer named America's Pig Farmer of the Year
Patrick Bane, a farmer from Arrowsmith, Illinois, receives the 2018 award from Pork Checkoff in recognition of his pig production excellence...
Pig Industry News from United States Measuring up: methionine sources
Methionine is an essential amino acid in animal nutrition. Last year’s global methionine market experienced strong demand growth of 6 percent, despite supply disruptions....
04 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Is your pig barn a sitting fire hazard?
USA - Today, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) released a first-of-its-kind report highlighting the more than 2.7 million US farm animals who perished in potentially preventable barn fires from 2013 to...
Pig Industry News from United States CME lean hog future prices highest since April 2018
Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures rose for the fourth consecutive session on Wednesday (3 October) and touched their highest prices in more than five months...
Pig Industry News from United States Simple guide for measuring V-Belts
Replacing the belts on fans every year is a smart investment to ensure they are delivering their maximum performance. Worn fan belts can cause as much as 20% loss of cfm output....
03 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Good data key to making sound PRRS decisions
Implementing metrics and utilising predictive analytics can help pork producers improve their management of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), said Jose Angulo, DVM, a PRRS specialist...
Pig Industry News from United States US Ag Barometer drops to lowest level in two years as farm financial conditions worsen
Agricultural producer sentiment dropped to its lowest level since October 2016 as producers expressed concern over worsening farm financial conditions, according to the latest Purdue University/CME Group...
Pig Industry News from United States US, Canada, Mexico reach deal on new trade pact
In a break to what has been more than a year of feuding and tense negotiations, this week the US has reached an agreement with Canada and Mexico on a new trade pact, the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Slat offers safe, affordable solution to check feed bin levels
Quickly and safely check feed bin content levels from the ground with Hog Slat’s telescoping Bin Stik....
02 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Merck Animal Health extends scholarship support to next generation of livestock veterinarians
Merck Animal Health, in partnership with the Food Systems Fellowship Program coordinated by the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine, is pleased to award three scholarships to...
Pig Industry News from United States Are we breeding our sows to death?
Reports have emerged that sow death rates in the US are rising at an alarming rate, causing concern for intensive farming methods. Researchers believe the rise in mortality could be linked to a rise in...
Pig Industry News from United States Locking out PDCOV requires attention to biosecurity detail
Porcine delta coronavirus (PDCOV) may not be as devastating as its relative, porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV), but the negative impact on production is motivation enough to work to lock it out of...
 
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