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07 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis Influence Feed - December 2017
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...
05 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Senate passes tax cuts for the wealthy on backs of family farmers and future generations
WASHINGTON – The US Senate voted 51-49 to approve its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. ...
Pig Industry News from United States AgriLabs® develops master seeds for adenovirus vectored Foot and Mouth Disease vaccines
ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI –AgriLabs® yesterday announced that it has developed a set of master seeds for a replication-deficient human adenovirus vector that expresses select genes for several different...
01 December 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Survey shows massive opioid impact in farm country
WASHINGTON – The opioid crisis has struck farm and ranch families much harder than the rest of rural America, a Morning Consult survey shows. Farm groups call for dialogue about these issues and positive...
30 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United States NFU says no to US Tax Reform Plan
WASHINGTON – As the US Senate readies to vote on a major overhaul of the nation’s tax system, National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging lawmakers to vote against the current plan because it benefits the...
29 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United States From suits and ties: emerging young farmers
According to a recent article published by The Washington Post, a growing number of young Americans are leaving their city lives and desk jobs to embark on agricultural enterprises which could aid in alleviating...
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Technical Report: Big data
Data collection and interpretation is a critical part to a swine genetics breeding program. Without data and its interpretation, genetic progress cannot be made. As technology evolves the ability to collect...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Genetics - pork quality
We understand there is some push back from some Swine Genetic Companies regarding the new proposed grade system. They are saying, that to produce Prime or Choice Pork will increase cost of swine production....
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Proposed new U.S. grade system
The USDA has proposed a new pork grade system, where new categorises are proposed: Prime, Chioce and Select. An article on the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Website by Rick Stein, Vice President of Fresh...
Pig Industry News from United States Yeske: Provide better pig care — one animal at a time
Taking time to walk the pens, make eye contact with each pig and pull the sick ones for individual care seems to conflict with the basic tenets and efficiencies of population medicine....
28 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Pig farmers pay it forward ham by ham
Second annual #HamsAcrossAmerica campaign kicks off in Iowa. Today, the National Pork Board, the Iowa Pork Producers Association, Smithfield Foods, Inc. and PrairieFresh® Premium Pork joined forces to...
24 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Omega-3 enriched meat fit for market
According to a recent report from Kansas State University, scientists from the university have successfully developed an Omega-3 enriched diet for pigs that allows subsequent meat products to maintain...
23 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Secure Pork Supply plan: protecting your herd
The US hasn’t encountered a foreign animal disease for decades, but it remains a lingering and serious risk as long as countries throughout the world are dealing with foot-and-mouth disease, classical...
22 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Minding your gilts' prenatal environment
The lifelong performance of pigs is known to be affected by conditions during gestation (uterine) and early life (neonatal, 21 days after birth). Adverse conditions and stressors during gestation or nursing...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: November - producers never do well
This time of year, is never a good time for producers. Year after year this is the time of maximum seasonal hog numbers. This always results in lower hog prices. It is also usually the time packers, historically...
Pig Industry News from United States Secure Pork Supply plan: Beginning steps to safeguard your herd
The US hasn’t encountered a foreign animal disease (FAD) for decades, but it remains a lingering and serious risk as long as countries throughout the world are dealing with foot-and-mouth disease (FMD),...
20 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Get acquainted with the Global Mega Producer - Wens Foodstuff
Twenty-seven pork producers with each owing over 100,000 can claim the title of Global Mega Producers this year. The Mega Global Producers are as diverse as their geographic location....
17 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United States U.S. pig farmers continue focus on antibiotic stewardship
America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to make progress in their quest for superior antibiotic stewardship to help protect people, pigs and the planet. On their behalf, the National Pork Board is pleased...
16 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CBO analysis: Congressional tax plans jeopardise the farm safety net
Amidst the steepest drop in farm profitability in a generation, U.S. Congressional leadership is proposing tax reform legislation that would jeopardise all funding for farm bill commodity safety net programs. ...
15 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis Influence Feed - October 2017 part 2
Every 2 weeks the team at Zoetis share the Top 5 Influencer Topics in the agriculture industry. ...
14 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Lessons learned from PRRS outbreak investigations
It’s been three decades since veterinarians and researchers first recognized porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS).[1] Despite years of research and experience, the disease still causes...
Pig Industry News from United States Novus International selects Calhoun County, Texas for manufacturing expansion
Novus International, Inc., a global leader in developing animal health and nutrition solutions, announced today the site selected for a new manufacturing facility proposed to be built in Calhoun County,...
10 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Euthanasia workshops: helping pork producers to provide proper humane animal care
Pork producers are committed to ensuring their pigs receive proper humane care, but, despite their best efforts, not every pig will make it to market. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Employee training improves piglet-survival rates
In an unusual research study, an employee-training program — Day One Pig Care via the Pork Avenue Training Portal (PATP) — focused on online training followed by tracked, in-barn verification experiences,...
Pig Industry News from United States How 50 swine vets plan to manage seasonal respiratory disease in the new VFD era
The pork industry has adapted to the new rules nicely, according to Chris Rademacher, DVM, swine veterinarian at Iowa State University Extension. Still, feed medications will continue to play an important...
Pig Industry News from United States No exemptions from CERCLA emissions reporting after court ruling
Livestock and poultry farmers are required to notify federal authorities under CERCLA and state and local authorities under EPCRA if their facilities are estimated to be emitting over 100 lb. per day of...
Pig Industry News from United States PCV MH vaccines provide equal protection in study, but lung lesions, ADG, final weight differ
Three porcine circovirus (PCV) vaccines compared in a recent study* equally protected pigs against PCV type 2d and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, but there were some significant differences in gross lung-lesion...
09 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Farm groups urge President Trump to implement Farmer Fair Practices rules
National Farmers Union joined a coalition of 82 farm, rural and consumers groups today in sending a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to implement the Farmer Fair Practices Rules via executive...
07 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork exports going steady
September pork export volume was steady with both the August and year-ago levels, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
Pig Industry News from United States Getting pigs off to a good start with better gut health
Improved education of caretakers is one way pork producers can help ensure their pigs have a healthy gut and get off to a good start, Noel Garbes, DVM, technical services veterinarian, Zoetis, told Pig...
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