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05 February 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Winter Weather Affecting US Meat Plant Operation
US - The major storm that covered much of Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas and the upper Midwest in snow early this week caused several meat plants to shut down on Tuesday, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis Collaborates with National Pork Board to Extend Access to its Pig Care Training Program
US - Starting this month, Zoetis will be working with the National Pork Board to help extend the reach of Individual Pig Care, an in-barn education and training program from Zoetis. For nearly 10 years,...
04 February 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Livestock Manure Now Treated as Resource Rather Than Waste
US - An extension professor with University of Missouri says over the past decade we have seen a shift in thinking from minimizing the cost of disposing of livestock manure to maximizing the value of livestock...
Pig Industry News from United States Save the Dates for World Pork Expo 2016
US - It is not too early to plan to attend the 2016 World Pork Expo on June 8-10, held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Brought to you by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), World...
03 February 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: Iowa Pork Congress Report
US - This past week we were at the Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines, Iowa, writes Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States Search is on for America’s Pig Farmer of The Year
US - The National Pork Board is accepting applications for its 2016 America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM award through March 13 at americaspigfarmer.com. The award recognizes a US pork producer who demonstrates...
02 February 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Seaboard Foods to Buy Portion of Christensen Farms
US - This week Seaboard Foods announced an agreement to buy a portion of Christensen Farms hog operations, a feed mill and truck washes for approximately $71.1 million, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown,...
01 February 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Futures Hit Pause
US - The hog futures rally that started sometime in mid December hit the pause button yesterday as market participants ponder demand resilience into February. While we have seen gains in the value of the...
Pig Industry News from United States Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that were confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 24. There was one premises confirmed with having porcine delta coronavirus...
29 January 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Maintained Biosecurity Focus Urged as PED Immunity Dissipates
US - The Swine Health Information Center urges continued biosecurity as immunity to PED resulting from exposure dissipates, writes Bruce Cochrane....
28 January 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Seneca Valley Virus Shedding Remains Well After Symptoms Clear Up
US - Research conducted on behalf of the Swine Health Information Centre indicates shedding by infected swine of the agent responsible for Seneca Valley Virus will continue for a considerable period after...
Pig Industry News from United States PRRS More Devastating in US than PEDv at its Worst
ANALYSIS - $664 million - that's the annual cost of Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (PRRS) to the swine industry, reports Sarah Mikesell from the North American PRRS Symposium. ...
27 January 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Commentary: Minnesota Pork Congress
US - This past week we attended the Minnesota Pork Congress held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minnesota is the Number 3 hog producing state....
Pig Industry News from United States CoBank Predicts Better Year for Swine Producers in 2016
ANALYSIS - The supply glut that plagued US beef, pork and poultry markets in 2015 and ratcheted down margins is expected to ease in 2016, according to a new research report from CoBank. ...
26 January 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Conference to Address Animal Health, Nutrition
US - Pork producers will get the latest information on animal health, nutrition and other vital topics at the Southern Indiana Pork Conference....
Pig Industry News from United States US Soybean Meal has Greater Energy Values than First Thought
US - Differences in soil type, variety of soybeans, climate, or processing conditions can cause the same crop to have different nutritional value when produced in different locations. However, feed composition...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Inventories by State
US - Today we will look at hog inventories, by state, and how those numbers have changed over time for both market hogs and breeding animals, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United States Cold Storage Report Friendly to Hogs; Inventories Still Large
US - Friday’s Cold Storage report was, we think, friendly to hogs and pork, neutral for cattle and beef and slightly positive for chicken, writes Steve Meyer for the National Hog Farmer....
Pig Industry News from United States AB Vista Launches ‘Extraordinary Science Brought to Life’ Video Series at IPPE
US - AB Vista is launching a technical video series at this year’s International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in January, aimed at sharing information on various key areas of development within...
25 January 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Livestock Futures Market Volatile Again
US - Last week was another volatile one in the livestock futures markets, that now sounds like a broken record, and USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released their monthly Cattle...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Meat Prices Head Lower
US - An increase in the meat supply combined with poor export demand and weak domestic demand has caused meat prices to head lower, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU....
Pig Industry News from United States High Levels of Swine Flu Detected on US Pig Farms
US - Three separate strains of influenza A virus (IAV) have been detected in animal and environmental samples taken from six swine farms in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa with suspected flu outbreaks....
22 January 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Volatility in Livestock Trading as Other World Markets Falter
US - Extreme volatility appears to have become the order of the day in livestock trading as market participants struggle to price risk, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Pig Industry News from United States Emerging Strains of PRRS Can Be Highly Virulent
ANALYSIS - Emerging strains of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) can develop on a regularly basis and every few years a particularly virulent strain will arise and cause waves of disease,...
21 January 2016
Pig Industry News from United States US on Mission to Boost Food Exports to Chile, Peru
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will lead a trade mission March 14 to March 18 to expand export opportunities for US agriculture in Chile...
20 January 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Nutritionist Joins Pig and Poultry Team at AB Vista
US - AB Vista would like to announce that Dr Robert Van Wyhe has joined the North American technical team....
19 January 2016
Pig Industry News from United States PED Slows Down and New Avian Flu Strain Takes Flight
US - Well, here we go again. Or at least here goes the poultry sector again – we think, writes Steve Meyer in the National Hog Farmer....
18 January 2016
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Lean Hog Futures Gaining Ground
US - Lean hog futures have been gaining ground since mid November and were higher again yesterday. The nearby February contract was up 72 points and it is now up almost 300 points for the year, write Steve...
Pig Industry News from United States Hog Outlook: Big Losses for Iowa Pig Producers
US - Calculations by Lee Schulz at Iowa State University estimate Iowa farrow-to-finish producers lost $18.40 for each hog marketed during December. That is the biggest monthly loss since April 2013. For...
Pig Industry News from United States USDA Reports: 2016 Output Up 1.9 Per Cent Over Last Year
ANALYSIS - USDA released four reports last week with implications for the livestock and grain markets, writes Sarah Mikesell for ThePigSite. ...
 
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