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19 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States NFU rejects house farm bill
WASHINGTON - The US House Agriculture Committee today marked up the 2018 Farm Bill, HR 2, sending the bill to the full US House of Representatives for its consideration...
18 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States What’s driving the surge in sow mortality?
Sow mortality in US herds has trended upward in recent years, and identifying the reasons has frustrated producers and veterinarians alike....
17 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States US pigs return to Argentina
For the first time in 26 years, US pork exports will be permitted into Argentina for sale and consumption....
16 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Market Report: USA, April 2018
The U.S. Pork Industry has become a pawn in the political spectrum; tit for tat between the U.S. and China. Unfortunately, it looks as if the pork industry is going to take most of the beating in this...
Pig Industry News from United States Seminars to cure wild hog headaches
The East Texas Wild Pig Seminar on April 20 in Overton will offer expert information and recommendations to residents interested in mitigating the impact of wild pigs on their property....
Pig Industry News from United States Iowa Select veterinarian taking a more targeted approach with antibiotics
Iowa Select Farms’ targeted approach to antibiotic use within its production system began well before the FDA’s expanded veterinary feed directive (VFD) rule....
Pig Industry News from United States Breeding sows without CD163 gene might ultimately eliminate PRRS virus
Sows without the CD163 gene are not only resistant to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus, they also give birth to healthy, normal piglets — a finding that could ultimately lead...
13 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Meet the 2018 Pork Industry Scholarship recipients
The Pork Checkoff has awarded 21 scholarships to college students around the United States as part of its strategy to develop the pork industry’s future leaders. ...
11 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States MSD Animal Health launches the IDAL® 3G needle-free, intradermal swine vaccination device
“The IDAL® Way” Features Newest Device with Broadest Vaccine Portfolio for Control of Major Diseases Affecting Swine. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus global technical report: Genetics and the pig's gut
A pig’s gut, or more specifically the microorganisms (microbiota) in it, are a major topic of interest....
Pig Industry News from United States What’s on the label? Traditionally-harvested vs lab-grown
WASHINGTON – As new, alternative “beef” products make their way onto grocery store shelves, National Farmers Union (NFU) is encouraging federal officials to establish labelling requirements that...
10 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States ‘Coopetition’ healthy for pork industry
Teaming up to share ideas and troubleshoot swine-health issues can be good for pork producers and the industry, said Joel Nerem, DVM, a swine veterinarian with Pipestone Veterinary Services, Pipestone,...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: China puts tariffs on US pork
Last week China put a 25% tariff an all US Pork that would be imported. Let’s look at US Pork Exports for February 2018....
Pig Industry News from United States Influence Feed: China strikes back
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...
09 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Antibiotic stewardship: What can the pork industry learn from human medicine?
With so much attention being placed on antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance, animal agriculture can sometimes feel as if it’s the only target. However, human medicine also is getting an overhaul,...
Pig Industry News from United States Biomin moves to Kansas City
Erber Group, the holding company for five divisions including Biomin America and Romer Labs®, has established its new Erber Group hub in Kansas City. The move brings Biomin and Romer Labs closer to each...
Pig Industry News from United States Protect our producers
Farm and rural groups urge congress to address farmer suicides in farm bill...
Pig Industry News from United States Batch farrowing offers smaller sow farms improved disease control
Independent sow farms grouped together and using batch farrowing may be able to capture the same health advantages as a 5,000-sow farm with all-in, all-out production, suggested David Baumert, DVM, Zoetis....
Pig Industry News from United States Our strategy for eliminating M. hyo from breed-to-wean herds
Many pork producers still struggle with Mycoplasma hyopneumonia (M. hyo) in their herds. The pathogen remains one of the prevailing causes of enzootic pneumonia. Even though it’s primarily a chronic...
05 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States NFU (US) calls for plan to protect family farmers from brunt of trade war
WASHINGTON – In the latest of a series of tariff threats exchanged between the United States and China, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) this morning announced plans to impose a 25 percent tariff...
04 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long's Pork Commentary: USDA March hogs and pig report
More pigs: There is no doubt that the US continues to increase pig production. This is being accomplished by two things – more sows and increased productivity. ...
03 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Showcasing pork production at World Pork Expo 2018
The 2018 World Pork Expo, June 6-8, will showcase a wealth of activities, but now there are two more to add to the list....
02 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Retailers setting their sights on pain management in pig production
Although antibiotics and sow housing have remained center stage in recent years, retailers are increasingly are putting pressure on producers to address pain management as part of their responsible-sourcing...
30 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States How close are we to having a Strep suis vaccine for pigs?
Although antibiotics provide a treatment option for Streptococcus suis — a common, widespread bacterium in swine — long-term management hinges on an effective vaccine....
29 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Barn location can impact PRRS exposure risk
Several factors go into selecting a site for a pork-production unit, but research shows there are a couple more — specifically, terrain and vegetation — that may influence exposure to the porcine reproductive...
27 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Checkoff collaboration boosts farm-level research
The National Pork Board has announced a new collaboration with the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research to support a competitive research program to improve pig health, productivity and well-being....
26 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Farm Bureau concerned about possible Chinese trade retaliation
After President Trump’s recent announcement that the US would be imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, farm bureaus are worried that the US will now face retaliation in the form of agricultural...
23 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Trump administration unveils trade actions against China
NFU laments administration’s ‘bull in a china shop’ approach, urges tactful process to address trade woes....
22 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States The cost of being wrong: Why cost-benefit analyses are replacing guesswork on swine farms
Cost-benefit analyses may be conducted prospectively to decide whether to implement an intervention or retrospectively to determine if an animal-health intervention was successful. Either way, they’re...
Pig Industry News from United States Influence Feed: Bracing for trade retaliation
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...
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