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09 April 2018
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...
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...
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