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Pig Industry News: United States

30 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Immunocastrated pigs eat less, convert more efficiently, so what’s holding them back in the US?
Imagine a corn field twice the size of Chicago... That’s what the pork industry could potentially save annually if it adopted an alternative to conventional castration. ...
Pig Industry News from United States ‘False alarms’ by Seneca Valley virus trigger costly FMD investigations
A growing number of Seneca Valley virus (SVV) outbreaks wastes the time and money of people who investigate suspected foreign animal-disease outbreaks, reported Fabio Vannucci, DVM, assistant professor...
Pig Industry News from United States Adjusting swine feed rations helps ensure weight gains during hot weather
As temperature and humidity levels rise in the summer months, so does the threat of heat stress in the swine herd. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: US market continues to crawl higher
The U.S hog market is certainly not exploding higher, it’s more like a crawl. This past week 53-54% lean hogs going from 66.60 to 68.23¢ a lb. Since the first of May 53-54% lean hogs have gained 8¢...
Pig Industry News from United States Minnesota pig farmer shares perspective on gene editing in animal agriculture
The CRISPRcon event will address the role of emerging technology in gene editing on human, animal and crop health...
29 May 2018
24 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United States How new 3D biometric identification can improve biosecurity within and between swine farms
The technology will be presented at this year's World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa...
23 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Farmers Union urges immediate action on E15 waiver
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delay in allowing year-round use of E15 gasoline threatens harm to markets for family farmers, according to National Farmers Union...
22 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Piglets are key subpopulation in keeping IAV-S circulating
When it comes to influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S), the relationship between the sow’s immune status and piglet protection remains perplexing. In a recent research project, Fabian Chamba, DVM and University...
Pig Industry News from United States PORK Academy seminars provide Producers on-farm insights
The Pork Checkoff’s Producer Opportunity for Revenue and Knowledge (PORK) Academy sessions will return to World Pork Expo, with seminars held 6-7 June at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines...
Pig Industry News from United States Four steps to turn US-China framework into actual certainty and stability for American farmers
Farmers for Free Trade applauds progress but cautions that much work remains...
18 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Yeske: Mycoplasma elimination ‘always a good strategy’
Eliminating mycoplasma from a herd works well with a fast payback, even in hog-dense areas, according to research conducted by Paul Yeske, DVM, Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, Minnesota....
Pig Industry News from United States Early PRRS vaccination helps protect pigs through slaughter
A new, single-dose vaccine for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) has been shown to protect pigs from before weaning to slaughter, helping prevent secondary infections and performance...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Markets
For the U.S lean hog price to go up it must be led by USDA Pork Carcass cut-out. A week ago the cut-out averaged 68.61¢ lb, last Friday it was 73.47¢ lb. Its going in right direction, we expect cash...
Pig Industry News from United States High-risk viruses survive in feed, threaten US pork
An investigation initiated by the Pipestone System and Scott Dee, DVM, continues to uncover more information about the link between feed ingredients and foreign pathogen movement....
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus global technical report: Selection indexes – Possibilities in the genomic era
Selection is the process by which we choose animals that become parents of the next generation, and we have been doing this since domestication. The important question is not whether selection is practiced...
17 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United States One-on-one group housing workshop at World Pork Expo 2018
Bring your sow housing questions to World Pork Expo and meet one-on-one with other pork producers. Whether you’re thinking about building new or remodelling your existing stall barn into group pens,...
Pig Industry News from United States Farmers Union urges USDA to proactively address farm suicide crisis
WASHINGTON - Many farmers and ranchers are coping with alarming levels of stress, and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) should serve a critical role in providing support to farmers in crisis, according...
14 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United States USDA announces elimination of hog carcass cleaning regulation
The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced a proposal to amend the federal meat inspection regulations to repeal a redundant regulatory requirement...
11 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Checkoff to be featured at World Meat Congress
The biennial global event is to be held in Dallas, 30 May to 1 June 2018 and will bring together the world’s major red meat industry leaders ...
10 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project expanding but needs more industry participants
The Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Program (MSHMP) closed its pathogen year on June 30, 2017. Here are highlights on PRRS from the issued report...
Pig Industry News from United States White House agreement on Renewable Fuel Standard
WASHINGTON – The White House convened its final scheduled meeting yesterday on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and future of the biofuel industry, bringing together lawmakers and stakeholders from...
09 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Market report
Last week the US cash hog market continued its recent advance, with 22 days in a row of increased prices. ...
08 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Thermo Fisher Scientific research advances PRRS and PED diagnostics
Thermo Fisher Scientific presents results at the European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (ESPHM)...
04 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United States NFU applauds introduction of FARMERS FIRST Bill in Senate
FARMERS FIRST bill legislation would reauthorise and strengthen Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network...
03 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Special edition of Pig Health Today captures presentations from 2-day PRRS conference
Pig Health Today has published a free, 32-page special report, “Framing the Future of PRRS,” with news summaries of eight presentations by veterinarians and scientists specialising in porcine reproductive...
Pig Industry News from United States Influence Feed: Lettuce tell you about the farm bill
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...
Pig Industry News from United States Crowd Cow introduces pork to craft meat selection
The small, independent farm marketplace now offers snout-to-tail cuts of pork to its nationwide customer base...
02 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: US Hog Prices continue to increase
Last week U.S lean hog prices 53-54% increased from 56¢ to 61¢ lb. or more then $10 per head. In the last couple weeks the market has gone up 10¢ lb. or $20 per head. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Food security panel calls for more education and collaboration
Richard Lugar, former US senator from Indiana, joined a panel of six Purdue University College of Agriculture faculty and staff members Monday (30 April) for a roundtable discussion on global food security...
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