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Pig Industry News: United States

01 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Culbertson joins Osborne sales staff
Osborne, Kansas, USA – Osborne Industries Inc, is pleased to announce that Cory Culbertson has been named North America Sales Representative for livestock equipment...
31 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Tyson foods cuts earnings due to tarrifs, sluggish demand
USA - Tyson Foods, Inc (NYSE:TSN) on 30 July 2018 revised fiscal year 2018 guidance. Although unable to reconcile revised 2018 adjusted earnings per share guidance to GAAP, the company now expects adjusted...
27 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Cell-cultured protein: a letter to Trump from US meat and poultry groups
USA - In a letter addressed directly to President Trump, seven meat and poultry organisations petition him to level the playing field for animal-derived and lab-grown meats...
26 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Battle of the sexes: split-sex nutrition requirements for growing pigs
Mandy Gerhart shares her research into split-sex nutrient requirements for growing pigs...
24 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States White House announces Trade Aid for farmers
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration today announced a $12 billion plan to provide emergency aid to farmers amidst an escalating trade war with China and other trading partners...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Market update
The future of U.S. markets especially this fall looks far from optimistic. December hogs in the 40’s would mean lots of people losing upwards of $30-40 per head....
Pig Industry News from United States MSD Animal Health teams with Penn Vet to host swine university to educate young veterinary professionals
MSD Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc. is proud to host Swine University, in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet), to help educate...
Pig Industry News from United States PCR falls short in monitoring PRRSV transport biosecurity
Transport biosecurity is a growing priority as evidence shows that contaminated livestock trailers are a significant risk in spreading viruses between herds. But reliable tests to confirm biosecurity compliance...
20 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Gene editing for the future: Are you doing it right?
The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture will provide communication materials and training this year to those researching, developing and communicating about gene editing in food and agriculture...
19 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Pay more attention to your sow herd’s lifeline
One of the most important yet often overlooked segments of the sow herd is the gilt-developer unit. Gilts are the lifeline of a sow herd, and their quality often predicts the future production of the entire...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: National Pork Industry Conference report
Last week we attended the National Pork Industry Conference held in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Our report:...
Pig Industry News from United States Processing fluids helping to fine tune diagnostics in swine herds thought to be PRRS-negative
Collecting aggregate samples of processing fluids during tail docking and castration is proving to be an excellent way to monitor herds for porcine reproductive and respiratory disease (PRRS) virus, Will...
Pig Industry News from United States PIC is introducing the PIC®800
PIC, the global leader in swine genetics, is pleased to announce the introduction of the PIC800, the new gold standard for Duroc terminal sires. ...
18 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States 2018 Leman Conference features ‘science-based solutions’ for pork production
Nearly a thousand swine veterinarians, producers and industry leaders from the US and 20 other countries are expected to attend the 2018 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota, Sept. 15-18....
12 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States The big imposter: Senecavirus A prompts frequent false alarms at Minnesota pork plant
Employees at the Hormel pork-processing plant in Austin, Minn., well understand the drill for a foreign animal disease (FAD) investigation....
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: National Pork Industry Conference
This week we are attending the National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) held annually (22 years) in the Kalahari Resort Hotel in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Checkoff announces #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces
The Pork Checkoff has selected 12 college students to represent the #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces team this year. Candidates were selected based on their involvement in the pork industry and their...
11 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States ¿Hablas español? New livestock veterinary training teaches students to communicate with their clients
Colorado State University has launched a new undergraduate certificate in “Spanish for Animal Health and Care” to make sure students in veterinary and animal science fields are equipped to communicate...
10 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Absolutely the least exciting thing about raising pigs
Maintenance. We all know it’s important but it’s not something anybody gets excited about doing...
09 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Novel research highlights true pros and cons of feeding rice bran to grower-finishers
Results of a novel study from Illinois University indicate that there are both benefits and losses incurred from feeding the rice milling by-product, rice bran, to grower-finishers...
07 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States New way to combat infertility in your boars
Researchers at the University of Missouri have now found that zinc plays a key role in promoting fertility in males, a discovery that has implications for improved in vitro fertilisation and artificial...
06 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Plea from Farmers for Free Trade as trade war heightens
Farmers for Free Trade today released two statements on the coming imposition of Section 301 and corresponding retaliatory tariffs between the US and China...
04 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: US June hogs and pigs report no doubt more pigs!
There is no doubt that the USDA is showing significantly more pigs in inventory. There will be no lack of pork in the near future....
03 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States CoBank quarterly economic outlook – trade war takes a toll on ag economy
CoBank reports from Denver; discussing how new tariffs dampen the outlook for sectors across the agricultural economy in the US...
Pig Industry News from United States Eight pork cuts that meet the USDA’s guidelines for ‘lean’ meat
According to new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, following a Mediterranean-style eating pattern that incorporates lean red meat can reduce cardiovascular disease risk...
02 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Two tactics to reduce stillborns and improve piglet survival
Piglet survival sets the stage for a hog system’s success. Two midwestern sow operations recently discussed how each achieves high piglet-survival rates by using different techniques to attend farrowing....
28 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Joint donation from Novus International and INEOS Nitriles funds local safety project
Novus International, Inc. and INEOS Nitriles, LLC announced donations to fully fund a proposed street safety enhancement project in Bloomington, Texas, USA. The companies made the announcement at a community...
Pig Industry News from United States New Hypor hire brings wealth of experience
As a company renowned for its experience and expertise, Hypor is adding a pork industry veteran to its sales force....
27 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Peaking too soon? The US economic outlook for 2018
Dustin Baker, National Pork Producers Council, discusses the current economic outlook in the US pig industry and provides his predictions for the coming months...
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis adds monovalent swine vaccine with two PCV2 genotypes
Fostera® Gold PCV provides broadest antigenic coverage against evolving virus...
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