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18 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United States USDA to rescind Organic Livestock and Poultry Practice rule
The final rule of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices will be withdrawn, much to the dismay of the NFU....
15 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Market Report: USA
I have been reading articles about corn markets and the question that everyone wants an answer to, is:“ Will we see higher prices?”...
14 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United States What to expect during an on-farm CSI audit
An on-farm visit by an auditor will likely be routine for pork producers in the future. Knowing what an auditor expects and what pork producers can do during the audit will help prepare for a positive...
Pig Industry News from United States Metal shavings in pork products prompt recall
A customer complaint about metal shavings in pork salami has led to a small recall — just 143 pounds — by Santa Fe Importers Inc. of Long Beach, CA. The recall was issued on Tuesday (12 December) of...
13 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus global technical report: Incorporating information in routine genetic evaluation
For many years, pig producers depended on physical characteristics and phenotypic evaluations to select pigs to produce their next generation. Later on, breeding and cross-breeding methods, using quantitative...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Hog markets shows profits for next 12 months
Using current projected feed cost and current lean hog futures it appears the average profit potential for next twelve months should average about $20 US per head for farrow to finish operations. That’s...
Pig Industry News from United States FDA report on antibiotics validates work by US pig farmers
America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to do what’s right on the farm for people, pigs and the planet when it comes to demonstrating their commitment to antibiotic stewardship. ...
11 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Pig Health Today launches mobile app
Pig Health Today, the world’s only news website focused entirely on swine health, welfare and sustainability, has partnered with sponsor Zoetis to launch a mobile app for Apple and Android devices....
08 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Pork demand remains steady as signs point to strong fourth quarter
DES MOINES, Iowa – Pig farmers and food production companies alike are wrapping up a successful 2017 that continues to show steady consumer demand for pork. The summer grilling season ended strongly,...
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus global technical report: whole carcass pork quality
As most industry participants know, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service is seeking comment on the proposed changes to the standards of pork carcass grades....
Pig Industry News from United States Pig care: If there’s something off, don’t try to ‘look him well’
Watching pigs may not be glamorous or stimulating, but it’s a responsibility that Bob Blomme, DVM, takes very seriously....
07 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United States National Pork Producers Council announces support for Farmers for Free Trade
US pork producers’ voice on policy and advocacy joins growing bipartisan effort to rebuild grassroots support for trade policies that benefit farmers and ranchers....
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis Influence Feed - December 2017
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and...
05 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Senate passes tax cuts for the wealthy on backs of family farmers and future generations
WASHINGTON – The US Senate voted 51-49 to approve its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. ...
Pig Industry News from United States AgriLabs® develops master seeds for adenovirus vectored Foot and Mouth Disease vaccines
ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI –AgriLabs® yesterday announced that it has developed a set of master seeds for a replication-deficient human adenovirus vector that expresses select genes for several different...
01 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Survey shows massive opioid impact in farm country
WASHINGTON – The opioid crisis has struck farm and ranch families much harder than the rest of rural America, a Morning Consult survey shows. Farm groups call for dialogue about these issues and positive...
30 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United States NFU says no to US Tax Reform Plan
WASHINGTON – As the US Senate readies to vote on a major overhaul of the nation’s tax system, National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging lawmakers to vote against the current plan because it benefits the...
29 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United States From suits and ties: emerging young farmers
According to a recent article published by The Washington Post, a growing number of young Americans are leaving their city lives and desk jobs to embark on agricultural enterprises which could aid in alleviating...
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Technical Report: Big data
Data collection and interpretation is a critical part to a swine genetics breeding program. Without data and its interpretation, genetic progress cannot be made. As technology evolves the ability to collect...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Genetics - pork quality
We understand there is some push back from some Swine Genetic Companies regarding the new proposed grade system. They are saying, that to produce Prime or Choice Pork will increase cost of swine production....
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Proposed new U.S. grade system
The USDA has proposed a new pork grade system, where new categorises are proposed: Prime, Chioce and Select. An article on the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Website by Rick Stein, Vice President of Fresh...
Pig Industry News from United States Yeske: Provide better pig care — one animal at a time
Taking time to walk the pens, make eye contact with each pig and pull the sick ones for individual care seems to conflict with the basic tenets and efficiencies of population medicine....
28 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Pig farmers pay it forward ham by ham
Second annual #HamsAcrossAmerica campaign kicks off in Iowa. Today, the National Pork Board, the Iowa Pork Producers Association, Smithfield Foods, Inc. and PrairieFresh® Premium Pork joined forces to...
Pig Industry News from United States AB Vista expands Technical Service Team with new Feed Applications Engineer
AB Vista’s Technical Services Team has recently been expanded, as part of the company’s strategy to strengthen feed mill support to customers in the Americas....
24 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Omega-3 enriched meat fit for market
According to a recent report from Kansas State University, scientists from the university have successfully developed an Omega-3 enriched diet for pigs that allows subsequent meat products to maintain...
23 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Secure Pork Supply plan: protecting your herd
The US hasn’t encountered a foreign animal disease for decades, but it remains a lingering and serious risk as long as countries throughout the world are dealing with foot-and-mouth disease, classical...
22 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Minding your gilts' prenatal environment
The lifelong performance of pigs is known to be affected by conditions during gestation (uterine) and early life (neonatal, 21 days after birth). Adverse conditions and stressors during gestation or nursing...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: November - producers never do well
This time of year, is never a good time for producers. Year after year this is the time of maximum seasonal hog numbers. This always results in lower hog prices. It is also usually the time packers, historically...
Pig Industry News from United States Secure Pork Supply plan: Beginning steps to safeguard your herd
The US hasn’t encountered a foreign animal disease (FAD) for decades, but it remains a lingering and serious risk as long as countries throughout the world are dealing with foot-and-mouth disease (FMD),...
20 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Get acquainted with the Global Mega Producer - Wens Foodstuff
Twenty-seven pork producers with each owing over 100,000 can claim the title of Global Mega Producers this year. The Mega Global Producers are as diverse as their geographic location....
 
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