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06 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Laboratory automation solutions designed to boost productivity showcased at SLAS 2018
Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced new laboratory automation technologies designed to streamline workflows, optimize productivity, and speed time to results....
Pig Industry News from United States Steps to keep the incidence of stillborns at bay
The cause of stillborns in pig production varies widely, but it’s often connected to sow parity or infectious disease. Either way, stillborns are costly and need to be minimized for profitable, efficient...
05 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Where we at? Where are we going?
This past week, a year ago, US 53-54% lean hogs were averaging 69¢ lb; this year, this past week 73¢ lb - 4¢ higher, or about $8 per head to the good....
Pig Industry News from United States Food-chain specialist: Communicate the emotional side of pork production, not the technical
The food supply chain has changed dramatically in the past 20 years. “It’s so much more complex and consumer driven,” said Justin Ransom, supply chain strategist. “Today’s consumer can ask for...
Pig Industry News from United States Strategies to maximise long-term genetic gain in the genomic era
Genomic selection (GS) is a new method for improving economic traits in animal populations by utilising information from molecular markers, phenotypes and pedigree....
Pig Industry News from United States The 'cultured' meat movement at IPPE 2018
The North American Meat Institute questions how the lab-grown or 'cultured' meat movement, showcased at IPPE 2018, will be regulated in the future...
01 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Iowa pig farmer appointed America’s Pig Farmer of the Year
DES MOINES, IOWA – 1 February 2018: The National Pork Board has named Leon Sheets, a pig farmer from Ionia, Iowa, as America’s Pig Farmer of the Year for the remainder of 2017-18 programme year. The...
31 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Registration opens for Pork Checkoff annual Pork Management Conference
DES MOINES – 31 January 2018 – The National Pork Board will host its annual Pork Management Conference, from 17 to 20 April, in Hilton Head, South Carolina...
Pig Industry News from United States Iowa Pork Industry Center announces Iowa Pork Regional Conferences
AMES, Iowa – Keeping abreast of changes in regulations that affect their business is vital for Iowa pork producers. This year’s Iowa Pork Regional Conference series helps meet that need with presentations...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Iowa Pork Congress report
Last week we attended the Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa is the number one hog producing state in the US....
Pig Industry News from United States NFU urges Trump to make good on promises regarding trade and infrastructure
WASHINGTON – In his first State of the Union address, President Donald Trump continued his promises to turn the page “on decades of unfair trade deals” and to rebuild the nation’s “crumbling...
29 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United States New forms of swine influenza pose tough but manageable challenges
New strains of the swine influenza virus continue to emerge, making it difficult for pork producers to manage, two experts who specialize in the disease of food animals said at a recent webinar organized...
27 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Achieving high-quality pork: Superior genetics & proper animal-carcass handling
In this issue of the Pig Improver, we explore facts, both well-known and maybe not as well-known, about achieving consistent high quality pork....
26 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Alternative to antibiotics gives piglets a boost
USDA reports about the ARS scientists that are studying a natural supplement as a possible alternative to antibiotics for promoting pig health and growth....
25 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Farmers for Free Trade profiles top ten US states affected by NAFTA withdrawal
Farmers for Free Trade, the bipartisan, grassroots campaign working to rebuild support for trade released a new report that outlines the specific threats the states most dependent on NAFTA ag trade with...
23 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Minnesota Pork Congress report
Last week we attended the Minnesota Pork Congress, which was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minnesota is the number three US hog producing state after Iowa and North Carolina. Our report and observations....
Pig Industry News from United States USDA proposes new regulations on processing line speeds
The USDA has released a proposed rule to lift the caps on line speeds in meat processing plants, allowing individual facilities the power to determine how quickly pork can be processed on site....
Pig Industry News from United States Individual pig care offers path to better health, uniformity
When sorting pigs for market, one priority is to keep variation to a minimum, as a more uniform group is more likely to receive top dollar. But making pig uniformity part of the management strategy from...
Pig Industry News from United States Hypor expands US presence with new hire
Hypor continues to grow throughout the US, and the latest addition to their sales team will help accomplish that....
19 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Pork producers need to proactively communicate with consumers to change the dialogue
Pork producers and swine veterinarians need to take a more active role in consumers’ food conversations for them to get an accurate picture of how pigs are raised, said Tamika Sims, PhD, director of...
18 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United States NFU urges restoration of organic livestock welfare standard
The NFU board says consistency issues threaten the viability of organic family farmers so urge the US Department of Agriculture to reverse their recent withdrawal of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices....
17 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Red Meat, Poultry Export and Import Forecasts for 2018 Unchanged
US - Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) for December 2017, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus global technical report: Adding customer value with genotype information
Genesus has written a number of articles on the importance of genomic information to improve genetic gain. That is because genomic information can greatly improve the accuracy of estimated breeding values...
Pig Industry News from United States In-feed antibiotics best addressed on a case-by-case basis
Adjusting to changes in how and when to use in-feed antibiotics is an ongoing effort. While those products are still available under veterinarian supervision for prevention and treatment of a specific...
16 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United States America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Award 2018
The National Pork Board is seeking the next America’s Pig Farmer of the Year, with applications now open for the annual industry award....
15 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Real productivity
There is a myth of swine productivity results and then the reality. There is an exercise we like to do at year end to look at real productivity of the US-Canada swine productivity sector....
Pig Industry News from United States New swine claim for Lincomix® provides flexible dosing for M. hyo
Pork producers battling swine respiratory disease associated with Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) now have more flexibility when using Lincomix® (lincomycin hydrochloride) Type A medicated article,...
12 January 2018
Pig Industry News from United States See the benefits of cross protection against swine influenza
Can you see swine influenza in your operation right away? Often, we can’t answer this question just by looking because clinical signs aren’t always visible, even when disease is present.[1]...
Pig Industry News from United States Success stories: Cross-protection makes a big difference
Veterinarians Marty Mohr of New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center in New Ulm, Minnesota, and Bill Hollis of Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. in Carthage, Illinois, have one thing in common: Both have had...
Pig Industry News from United States Farmers for Free Trade comment on President Trump's farm bureau speech
Former Senators, Max Baucus (D-MT) and Richard Lugar (R-IN), Co-Chairs of Farmers for Free Trade, issued the following statement on President Trump’s speech to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s...
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