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12 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States The big imposter: Senecavirus A prompts frequent false alarms at Minnesota pork plant
Employees at the Hormel pork-processing plant in Austin, Minn., well understand the drill for a foreign animal disease (FAD) investigation....
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: National Pork Industry Conference
This week we are attending the National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) held annually (22 years) in the Kalahari Resort Hotel in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Checkoff announces #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces
The Pork Checkoff has selected 12 college students to represent the #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces team this year. Candidates were selected based on their involvement in the pork industry and their...
11 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States ¿Hablas español? New livestock veterinary training teaches students to communicate with their clients
Colorado State University has launched a new undergraduate certificate in “Spanish for Animal Health and Care” to make sure students in veterinary and animal science fields are equipped to communicate...
10 July 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...
09 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Novel research highlights true pros and cons of feeding rice bran to grower-finishers
Results of a novel study from Illinois University indicate that there are both benefits and losses incurred from feeding the rice milling by-product, rice bran, to grower-finishers...
07 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States New way to combat infertility in your boars
Researchers at the University of Missouri have now found that zinc plays a key role in promoting fertility in males, a discovery that has implications for improved in vitro fertilisation and artificial...
06 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Plea from Farmers for Free Trade as trade war heightens
Farmers for Free Trade today released two statements on the coming imposition of Section 301 and corresponding retaliatory tariffs between the US and China...
04 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: US June hogs and pigs report no doubt more pigs!
There is no doubt that the USDA is showing significantly more pigs in inventory. There will be no lack of pork in the near future....
03 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States CoBank quarterly economic outlook – trade war takes a toll on ag economy
CoBank reports from Denver; discussing how new tariffs dampen the outlook for sectors across the agricultural economy in the US...
Pig Industry News from United States Eight pork cuts that meet the USDA’s guidelines for ‘lean’ meat
According to new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, following a Mediterranean-style eating pattern that incorporates lean red meat can reduce cardiovascular disease risk...
02 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Two tactics to reduce stillborns and improve piglet survival
Piglet survival sets the stage for a hog system’s success. Two midwestern sow operations recently discussed how each achieves high piglet-survival rates by using different techniques to attend farrowing....
28 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Joint donation from Novus International and INEOS Nitriles funds local safety project
Novus International, Inc. and INEOS Nitriles, LLC announced donations to fully fund a proposed street safety enhancement project in Bloomington, Texas, USA. The companies made the announcement at a community...
Pig Industry News from United States New Hypor hire brings wealth of experience
As a company renowned for its experience and expertise, Hypor is adding a pork industry veteran to its sales force....
27 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Peaking too soon? The US economic outlook for 2018
Dustin Baker, National Pork Producers Council, discusses the current economic outlook in the US pig industry and provides his predictions for the coming months...
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis adds monovalent swine vaccine with two PCV2 genotypes
Fostera® Gold PCV provides broadest antigenic coverage against evolving virus...
Pig Industry News from United States More must be done to address lost demand for renewable fuels
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed increasing the renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by 3 percent in 2019, from 19.29 billion gallons to...
Pig Industry News from United States USDA launches outreach survey to small and very small meat and establishments
USA - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is conducting a survey to help enhance the creation and delivery of information and resources for small and very...
Pig Industry News from United States Room to breathe: California voters to decide whether hens, pigs and calves get more space
USA - Secretary of State Alex Padilla today announced that an initiative is eligible for the 6 November 2018, General Election ballot...
26 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S. Lean Hog prices continue to increase!
Last week some U.S. lean hog prices reached 86¢ getting even closer to the 90¢ lean which we have predicted and expected....
Pig Industry News from United States PCV2: Future considerations for an evolving virus
Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) may not be a new virus challenge for pork producers and swine veterinarians, but it remains a constant challenge. PCV2 ranks among the top three infectious agents in the...
25 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States 258,121 pounds of pork lard products recalled by Quay Corporation
USA - The Quay Corporation, a Skokie, Illinois establishment, is recalling approximately 258,121 pounds of pork lard products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the US Department...
Pig Industry News from United States DSM talks vitamin D and boosting post-weaning productivity
Looking back at World Pork Expo 2018 – The Pig Site discusses exciting innovations in swine nutrition with Dr Jon Bergstrom...
22 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Three simple, effective ways to help hogs beat the heat this summer
For many reasons, including historically warmer weather and the fact that sows now produce bigger litters, pigs are more susceptible to heat stress, which could potentially affect their performance and...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S. 80¢ Lean Hogs!
At the first part of April CME Lean Hogs for July were 73¢ lb. on this past Friday they reached 83¢ lb. What’s even better for our industry cash lean hogs Iowa/Minnesota averaged last Friday 83.50¢...
Pig Industry News from United States How stress hammers a pig’s intestinal system
Pigs get stressed out for lots of reasons, but weaning, heat, crowding, transportation and challenges getting acclimated to new environments often have the biggest impact on performance....
19 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Osborne announces certification to ISO 9001:2015
Osborne Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of livestock management equipment like Stanfield® piglet heat mats and FIRE® pig performance testing feeders, is pleased to announce their April 16, 2018,...
18 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Heat stress: How much does it drain your pigs and profits?
Most people in the pork industry know the toll heat stress takes on pigs: reduced performance, a compromised gastrointestinal system, chronic disease, reduced feed intake and higher mortality rates....
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus global technical report: Is customising pork primal value an opportunity?
In the last several years the value of different pork primals varied considerably in different markets....
Pig Industry News from United States Reality of China trade tensions demands strong plan to protect family farmers and ranchers
Farmers Union Calls on Administration to Work with Congress to Bolster Farm Bill as first round of tariffs are applied to Chinese products...
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