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22 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States 2018 World Pork Expo — bigger and better than ever
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, World Pork Expo will feature an expanded trade show with more exhibitors....
21 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Exclusive PRRS and PED insurance coverage protects US pork producers
INDIANAPOLIS - first-of-its-kind insurance coverage for farmers affected by Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED)....
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Some market observations
Are US hog weights starting to go down?...
20 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States More planning required for feed medications in new VFD era
Planning, paperwork and prevention are the priorities on hog farms in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) expanded veterinary feed directive (VFD), which came onto the scene in January...
Pig Industry News from United States The impacts of marbling on production traits and carcass composition
Swine breeding programs have traditionally been focused on production efficiencies (i.e. growth rate and feed conversion) and leanness of the carcass. This focus has led to dramatic improvement in production...
Pig Industry News from United States The eve of disruption: How changes in retail and consumer trends might affect pork consumption - and production
Today, almost any product in the world is at your fingertips - literally. A mouse click or screen tap is all you need for access. And often you can get the item you covet delivered the next day - at no...
16 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States A & A Finest recalls frozen pork and shrimp dumpling products due to misbranding and undeclared allergen
WASHINGTON, 15 March 2018 – Johnsonville, LLC, a Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin establishment, is recalling approximately 109,603 pounds of smoked pork sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous...
15 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States NFU applauds introduction of STRESS Act
WASHINGTON - Bill provides assistance to struggling farmers amidst farm economy decline...
14 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Never stop improving: PIC’s game-changing genetic advancements in pork quality
At PIC, genetic improvement of pigs is accelerating faster than ever before....
13 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: December United States and Canadian hog inventory report
The USA-Canadian market is linked in many aspects: pork trades both ways, Canadian Feeder Pigs, market hogs, sows are sent from Canada to USA. Both countries chase similar export markets. Last week United...
Pig Industry News from United States Cull-sow market endangers foreign animal-disease prevention
The US cull-sow market could threaten containment plans if a foreign animal-disease (FAD) outbreak occurred in the US, according to Jim Lowe, DVM, associate professor at the University of Illinois....
Pig Industry News from United States Organic livestock standards rule withdrawn to detriment of family farmers and the organic label
WASHINGTON – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today withdrew the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule, a set of standards that organic producers would have had to meet to...
12 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Announcing 2018 recipients of the Award for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease
The Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease give out more than $100,000 each year for research into infectious porcine respiratory diseases. This year, three outstanding proposals were selected...
08 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Innovative pig feeding trough designs
Feed efficiency, i.e., how well pigs can convert feed into growth, is determined by the right pig feeder trough design, and is one of the most important factors that influence pig production....
07 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Meet the game-changing women of pig farming
Ahead of International Women’s Day (8 March), take a moment to learn about the two female pig farmers from Iowa who have been recognised as leaders of the next generation of American pig farmers...
Pig Industry News from United States Influence Feed: Feedback on food and fuel policy
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...
06 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Global market prices
This week we wish to look at some of the Global Market Prices....
05 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Introducing Ingelvac Provenza — the birth of a new generation in swine protection
A new vaccine for pigs offers increased protection against damaging influenza strains that affect more than 70 percent of growing pigs every year. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis introduces US pork industry’s first vaccine with two PCV2 Genotypes
Zoetis has introduced Fostera® Gold PCV MH, the U.S. pork industry’s first vaccine to include two genotypes of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) — 2a and 2b....
Pig Industry News from United States 2018 pork industry honours
Tom Baas is awarded with the Distinguished Service Award, while Dick Isler receives the Paulson-Whitmore State Executive Award ...
02 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Premier issue of Pig Health Today magazine now available
The premier issue of Pig Health Today magazine is off the press and being mailed to some 10,000 pork producers, swine consultants and opinion leaders in the US. The colourful, 36-page magazine can also...
Pig Industry News from United States Overheated pigs may get the cool down they need with Purdue technology
Modern sows are having more piglets than ever, and feeding those larger litters results in higher body temperatures. Air conditioning farrowing houses isn’t feasible, but Purdue University researchers...
01 March 2018
Pig Industry News from United States The science of gene editing takes centre stage at Pork Industry Forum
Kansas City – 28 February, 2018 – Science, technology and global health author and journalist Michael Specter opened the annual pork industry forum, offering his insights on gene editing to the more...
28 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Wild pig hunters warned to adopt safe practices
With deer season coming to a close, hunters look to trap and kill wild hogs, but authorities in Texas are warning people to take precautions and look for any abnormalities when assessing pig meat....
27 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Farm groups caution President against weakening RFS
Ahead of a Tuesday White House meeting on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), National Farmers Union (NFU) and five other prominent farm organisations are urging President Trump to avoid seeking changes...
Pig Industry News from United States Dee: Both pigs and caregivers suffered in antibiotic-free study
A study looking at how PRRS-challenged pigs performed in antibiotic-free production systems needed to be stopped for welfare reasons so the pigs could be treated with antibiotics, according to Scott Dee,...
23 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Influence Feed: SNAP Judgments, 2019 Budget
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 Antibiotic-free production: What lessons can pork learn from poultry?
A rapid increase in the use of vaccines for respiratory and enteric diseases in swine over the past year will ultimately allow a reduction in antibiotic use, predicted Joe Connor, DVM, swine veterinarian,...
22 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: US Hog Prices slide lower
Over the last week US 53-54% lean hogs, decreased from 74.25c / lb to 71.63c / lb. In our mind this is mostly attributed to Pork Cut-Outs that declined from 82-83c/lb range, to 77-79c/lb last week. ...
21 February 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Tyson Foods pork processing facility suspends operations
Operations at the processing plant have been halted due to a “production related issue” according to Tyson Foods communications....
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