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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...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S.D.A. September Hogs and Pigs Report
The U.S.D.A. released the September Hogs and Pigs report last Thursday. The market reaction was about a $2.00 average jump in lean hog futures on Friday. Obviously, traders saw the report as neutral to...
30 September 2018
Pig Industry News from United States What's all that gunk on my cool cell pads?
Allowing mineral deposits and algae to accumulate on evaporative pads will eventually clog the pad openings causing a restriction of the airflow into the building....
28 September 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Market Report: USA Market Report, Sept 2018
African Swine Fever….I am a little surprised this is not bigger news all over the hog industry....
Pig Industry News from United States United States hog inventory up three percent
The USDA provide an update on the US hog market in the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report...
27 September 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: US Hog market rebound
Last Friday the to US lean hog price averaged 60.24¢ lb. A huge jump over the last few weeks of close to $30 per head from market lows....
Pig Industry News from United States Pavlovic: Today’s PED outbreaks may be mild but still hurt profitability
Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus may not be as devastating to hogs today as it was a few years ago, but it still damages the bottom line, according to Lynn Pavlovic, DVM, Iowa Select Farms....
26 September 2018
Pig Industry News from United States ESF might not be the best choice for your farm
Modern agriculture embraces many new technologies-Smartphones, wireless climate sensors, GPS crop monitoring, whole-house climate controls, and robotic cow milkers....
25 September 2018
Pig Industry News from United States US pork outlook positive despite trade uncertainty
The President of Global AgriTrends says despite the current disruption in the global trade of US pork the long-term outlook remains optimistic...
24 September 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Merck Animal Health introduces new vaccine for PRRS
The total cost of productivity losses due to PRRS in the U.S. national breeding and growing-pig herds is an estimated $638 million annually....
Pig Industry News from United States You can't afford a cheap motor
Replacing motors on feed systems and ventilation fans is maintenance cost familiar to all hog and poultry growers....
Pig Industry News from United States US pigs still receiving critical antibiotics despite superbug crisis
Antibiotics crucial to human medicine are still being used in “unacceptable” quantities on US livestock farms, despite rules brought in last year intended to curb their use and combat the spread of...
18 September 2018
17 September 2018
Pig Industry News from United States “At The Meeting” highlights potential impacts of African swine fever
In a special edition of "At the Meeting", experts are consulted about the spread of African swine fever, what makes it such a challenging virus to control and how countries are successfully reducing its...
14 September 2018
Pig Industry News from United States The eye of the storm: how to protect yourself, your neighbours and your pigs when Hurricane Florence hits
As Hurricane Florence begins to move in from the coast into Carolina, it is important to follow expert advice when it comes to protecting your pigs and preparing for the storm to hit...
13 September 2018
Pig Industry News from United States New software streamlines custom-vaccine management for livestock veterinarians
Newport Laboratories, Inc., a leader in livestock custom-made vaccines (CMVs), today launches HerdPoint,™ a new solution for veterinarians that streamlines the nonadjacent-herd approval process and ongoing...
12 September 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Newport Laboratories is now part of Boehringer Ingelheim
Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) is excited to announce that Newport Laboratories, Inc. in Worthington, Minnesota, is officially part of Boehringer Ingelheim’s animal health business unit....
Pig Industry News from United States Dee: African swine fever outbreak in China major threat to US pork
News that China broke with African swine fever (ASF) generated great concern for many in the US swine industry, including Scott Dee, DVM, Pipestone Veterinary Services....
11 September 2018
Pig Industry News from United States New 5-Quart presentation of Triamulox™ liquid concentrate eases medication storage, handling for pork producers
A water-soluble antibiotic used widely in the pork industry to treat herds for respiratory and enteric disease is now available in a five-quart bottle for easier storage and handling with less waste....
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus global technical report: Feed intake, growth and health
All pig producers will agree, feed is the largest cost of production, accounting for about 55-65% of the total cost. So improvement of feed efficiency has always been a priority in pig breeding and selection...
05 September 2018
Pig Industry News from United States With ASF moving fast, what questions should you should be asking your feed supplier?
The National Pork Board, along with the NPPC, AASV, SHIC, and USDA are working together to protect the US swine herd by investigating the role of feed in the movement of African swine fever ...
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