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15 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Lessons learned from recent Seneca Valley outbreaks
The Seneca Valley virus (SVV) is proving to be something of a test case for swine producers’ and veterinarians’ preparedness for foreign animal diseases (FADs)....
14 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States NFU statement on Senate Ag Committee Farm Bill passage
The US Senate Agriculture Committee today advanced its version of the 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 20-1 ...
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis Influence Feed: WHO is making waves? May 28 - June 10, 2018
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...
13 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Hendrix Genetics joins alliance to end surgical castrations of swine
Hendrix Genetics has joined a research alliance to develop pioneering genetic technology. Through the use of precision breeding, this group hopes to end the surgical castrations of male piglets...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Checkoff seeks 2018 #RealPigFarming student social forces
The National Pork Board is searching for the next student social forces team, with applications open now through 28 June ...
Pig Industry News from United States NFU highlights positives of Senate Ag Farm Bill
In advance of today’s (13 June) Senate Agriculture Committee markup of the 2018 Farm Bill, National Farmers Union (NFU) highlighted positives in the current draft of the bill and sent vote recommendations...
12 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: World Pork Expo Report 2018
This past week was the World Pork Expo (WPX) held in Des Moines, Iowa. The first WPX was held thirty years ago. Our Report:...
Pig Industry News from United States Three-phase plan helps seize control of PRRS
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus continues to plague the US pork industry. In affected breeding herds, we see a variety of problems such as a drop in the farrowing rate, an increase...
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Market Report: USA, June 2018
As I wrote a couple months ago the pork industry is in the cross hairs of the political show down. Mexico, China, and Canada are all threatening to put tariffs on pork exports from the U.S. in response...
Pig Industry News from United States US, Canadian farm groups support strong trading partnership
WASHINGTON - The leaders of the US National Farmers Union (NFU) and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) in a joint statement today urged Canadian and US officials to preserve the strong, longstanding...
Pig Industry News from United States Novus International provides solutions for industry pain points at World Pork Expo 2018
At this year’s World Pork Expo, Novus is taking its science-based approach a step further by not only providing the latest research and data to attendees, but also addressing true industry pain points...
11 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States NFU appreciates senate ag leadership work on Farm Bill
US Senate Agriculture Committee leadership have released the draft text of a new farm bill...
Pig Industry News from United States World Pork Expo: Biomin's Digestarom focuses on growing, finishing pigs
Speaking live from the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, Raj Murugesan, technical officer with Biomin America, shared new data from Digestarom Finish and spoke about a new product solution Biomin will...
08 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States New cross-border MCFA opportunity announced at World Pork Expo
USA - Broadened availability provides companies with sustained program even across borders...
Pig Industry News from United States Accurate Labels Act introduced
USA - Bipartisan legislation would provide consumers with clear, accurate, meaningful information on packaging labels...
07 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States PMI reveals three trends in feed additives
Category driven by increasing pressure to deliver results; PMI is well positioned to meet market demands...
Pig Industry News from United States Rapid Response Corps poised to investigate transboundary swine disease outbreaks
The US pork industry learned a big lesson after the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) outbreak in 2013....
Pig Industry News from United States Tonisity introduces Pink2Purple: First isotonic protein and electrolyte drink
USA - Tonisity today introduced Pink2Purple™ - the first isotonic protein and electrolyte solution designed specifically for show pigs...
Pig Industry News from United States Pig Health Today lines up video interviews with top experts at WPX
At least 30 swine-health experts from Iowa State University, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, and trend watchers will be interviewed on camera over the next three days as part of Pig Health...
Pig Industry News from United States Optimism drives farmer sentiment higher; producers weigh-in on farm bill and crop insurance
USA - Agricultural producer sentiment rose last month to its highest level since January 2017, as producers expressed an improved view of current conditions and future expectations of the US agricultural...
Pig Industry News from United States US antibiotics sales for pork rival those for people, yet diseases in herds are rising
Roughly the same amount of medically important antibiotics is sold for use in pigs as for use in treating sick people in the US - yet many diseases in herds are on the rise, according to a new report out...
06 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States PMI reveals three trends in feed additives
USA, 6 June 2018 - From acidifiers to yeast, the feed additive market is booming, but the best is yet to come...
05 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: World Pork Expo week.
This week is the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. Held every year in the first full week of June at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The Expo will have close to 20,000 people attend and visit the many Pork...
Pig Industry News from United States All health, all the time
Pig Health Today to mark first anniversary at 2018 World Pork Expo...
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Technical Report: Another genomic tool for improving litter size
Litter size is a very important factor determining sow profitability. A major limitation for increasing litter size is embryonic loss that occurs during the 2nd to 3rd week of gestation (Geisert and Schmitt,...
04 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Novus International announces investment review of Beaumont, Texas site for manufacturing expansion
Novus International, Inc., a global leader in animal health and nutrition solutions, confirms an in-depth investment review with its partner Arkema, Inc. to expand the manufacturing capacity at Arkema’s...
Pig Industry News from United States Science advances with MCFA set to power swine production into the future
The latest opportunities in nutrition and gut health will be highlighted at World Pork Expo 6-8 June in Des Moines...
01 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Don’t get complacent with evolving PCV2 virus
Vaccines for porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) currently do an adequate job of cross protecting against new genotypes of the virus, but swine veterinarians and producers shouldn’t let their guard down,...
Pig Industry News from United States Gilt acclimatization, reduced shedding key to curbing downstream M. hyo disease
Research shows that if more piglets are positive for Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) at weaning, there will be more problems in finishers, with decreased average daily gain, increased mortality and poor...
Pig Industry News from United States Family farmers likely the first casualty if Trump administration provokes global trade war
WASHINGTON - In a move that has already provoked retaliatory measures, the Trump administration has announced its intention to impose a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminium imports...
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