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12 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Conference panel approves 2018 Farm Bill
Pork producers – and all livestock farmers – are poised for a significant victory after passage by a Senate-House conference committee of a 2018 Farm Bill that includes mandatory funding for animal...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork industry needs to balance animal well-being with antibiotic pressures
After 37 years of swine veterinary practice, John Baker, DVM, Boonville, Indiana, sees producers and veterinarians entering a new era in antibiotic management — one that focuses not on arbitrarily reducing...
10 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United States US pork exports slightly below year-ago level
October US pork exports trended seasonally higher compared to recent months but were still below the results posted in October 2017....
06 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United States New food purchasing programme in DC schools to improve animal welfare
The Council of the District of Columbia voted unanimously to pass the Healthy Students Amendment Act of 2018, which codifies into law the District’s implementation of the Good Food Purchasing Program...
04 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: US small pig price surges
Both US cash early weans and feeder pigs surged higher last week as the market moved from a buyers’ market to a sellers’ market...
Pig Industry News from United States Erin Brenneman of Brenneman Pork: ‘Have conversations about what’s going on at the farm’
The pork industry needs to do a better job telling its story — particularly about how it is improving, evolving and serving the best interests of consumers, producer Erin Brenneman told Pig Health Today....
Pig Industry News from United States US pork loses $1.5 billion from trade dispute with Mexico
The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) last week called for an end to a trade dispute that has cost US pork producers an estimated $1.5 billion this year...
03 December 2018
Pig Industry News from United States North American PRRS Symposium: 25 years of lessons learned
Dr. Mike Roof, executive director of swine R&D with Boehringer Ingelheim, delivered the keynote address to attendees of the North American PRRS Symposium on Sunday in Chicago, addressing 25 years of PRRS...
Pig Industry News from United States Call for submissions: MSD Animal Health's 2019 High Quality Pork Ph.D. Award
MSD Animal Health has opened submissions for the 2019 High Quality Pork Ph.D. Award, which will grant one recent doctoral graduate the opportunity to present their research at an upcoming MSD Animal Health...
30 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Engaging the pig industry in gene-editing
The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture has created communication resources to help those researching, developing and using the technology to support an informed dialogue on gene editing...
Pig Industry News from United States Applications open for MSD Animal Health's 2019 High Quality Pork PhD Award
MSD Animal Health has opened submissions for the 2019 High Quality Pork PhD Award...
29 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Scientist ‘pops the hood’ on US pork industry’s newest vaccine for PCV2
What is “cell-mediated immunity” and how does it affect vaccine performance? Are two PCV2 genotypes necessarily better than one? And what does a monster from Greek mythology have to do with building...
Pig Industry News from United States Paying it forward ham by ham this holiday season
Pig farmers across the US understand the important role that they play in contributing to a better way of life in their communities, and Giving Tuesday was no different...
27 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Good nutrition, management can’t replace antibiotics, but they can help reduce the need
Producers looking to raise pigs with little or no antibiotics should consider nutritional strategies that help pigs build more immunity, according to Mike Tokach, PhD, a professor and swine nutrition specialist...
Pig Industry News from United States Traceability features in 2019 food trends
Supply-chain transparency and alternative protein sources top food trend predictions for 2019...
Pig Industry News from United States Lean hog futures decline as cash values soften
US lean hog futures fell on Monday on softer cash values and reduced demand for hogs from packers who were cutting kills, traders said...
23 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United States “At The Meeting” goes in-depth on African Swine Fever in new episode
The ongoing discussion about African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks in China and Europe has many in the swine industry on edge. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Market Report: USA November 2018
I have always contended that there are opportunities if you look hard enough....
22 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Mega Producers: The Hanor Company
The Hanor Company celebrates another year on the Global Mega Producer list. This is not surprising as the management team has been together since the start (1996)....
Pig Industry News from United States Veterinarians in best position to be ‘ambassadors’ for antimicrobials in pork production
Veterinarians can leverage their credibility to help consumers understand the complexity of the decision-making process for antimicrobials used in pork production, said Locke Karriker, DVM, a professor...
21 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United States ASF threat: Three US swine vets share insights from the frontline
The rapid spread of African swine fever (ASF) throughout China and other regions of the world has raised concerns the disease will ultimately make its way to the US — a development that could cripple...
19 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Slat’s E-Z Clean Corner enables efficiency in chain feeding systems
Enable quick visual inspection and easy removal of accumulated feed in chain feeding systems....
Pig Industry News from United States Newly released VivoVitall research
For decades, most swine feeding programs have utilised a dietary acidifier in the initial diets post-weaning to help improve gastrointestinal functionality and animal performance. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork producers support USMCA
Exports of US pork and other American agricultural goods to Canada and Mexico are expected to grow under the new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the National Pork Producers Council testified Friday...
16 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United States US pork exports still facing headwinds
US pork exports continued to be impacted by retaliatory duties in China and Mexico, according to data released by USDA ...
Pig Industry News from United States Evaporative media test chamber
Evaporative pads, used on poultry or livestock buildings, require scheduled routine maintenance to remain effective. A recent addition to Hog Slat Inc.’s engineering facility will help provide producers...
15 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United States USDA sued over insufficient certification of labelling claims
Yesterday (14 November), the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) sued the US Department of Agriculture for its unreasonable delay in responding to a 2014 AWI petition, which asked the agency to require independent...
14 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United States National Pork Board and US Meat Export Federation to partner on Pork 2040
The National Pork Board, the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have announced that they will engage in a foresight-based marketing study called Pork 2040...
Pig Industry News from United States Upgrade your farm’s fire safety
Minimise the effects of fire losses in livestock and poultry buildings by following these basic guidelines and implementing a fire plan....
13 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Trump's trade war plunging demand for chicken as cheap pork fills the shelves
USA, 13 November 2018 (Reuters) - Americans are losing their taste for chicken and eating more beef and pork as President Donald Trump's trade wars reduce US pork exports to China and Mexico and leave...
 
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