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24 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Dietary alternatives to antibiotics show mixed results in ISU research review
Given the task to find and review research on dietary alternatives for sub-therapeutic antibiotic growth promotants, Wes Schweer and a team of pork-industry experts didn’t know what to expect. ...
Pig Industry News from United States What PED taught us about handling future disease outbreaks
The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) outbreak that devastated many US hog farms over the past 4 years served as a wake-up call for the pork industry to be more vigilant against foreign animal diseases....
Pig Industry News from United States How 50 swine vets plan to manage seasonal respiratory disease in the new VFD era
Fall is here and with it comes fickle weather, dramatic swings in day-night temperatures and, of course, seasonal flare-ups of respiratory disease in swine herds....
20 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Attractive Labels Stigmatise Many Healthy Foods
US - When customers walk down aisles of grocery stores, they are inundated with labels such as organic, fair-trade and cage free, just to name a few. Labels such as these may be eye-catching but are often...
19 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Live Hog Price Rally Credited to Increased US Slaughter Capacity
US - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services is crediting a recent rally in live hog prices to increased US hog slaughter capacity that's been ramping up over the past couple of months,...
18 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Standardizing Diagnostics to Battle Emerging Swine Diseases
ANALYSIS - A lesson learned from the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) outbreak in 2013 was that the US swine industry must do a better job at communicating across the industry, and the first step...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Rapid Escalation of Pork Prices in Recent Months
US - The Department of Labor survey of retail prices across the US economy for September highlighted the rapid escalation of pork prices in recent months, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Producers Applaud Withdrawal of GIPSA Rules
US - The Trump administration yesterday announced it will withdraw regulations related to the buying and selling of livestock, a move strongly commended by the National Pork Producers Council, which opposed...
17 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Novel Reagent Detects Memory Immune Response in Vaccinated Animals
US - Researchers have developed a novel reagent capable of detecting rare, antigen-specific B cells that indicate successful vaccination in veterinary animals....
16 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Recent Weeks See Pork Production Increasing at Faster Pace
US - Solid meat protein demand was the general theme for livestock markets this past spring and summer and the trend has continued into early fall, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States Coalition Takes Fears of NAFTA Termination to Congress
US - A US Coalition of coalition of business and agricultural organizations has taken its message of the value of NAFTA to Congress, Bruce Cochrane reports....
13 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: November Projected to be Key for Pork Exports
US - Pork packers have been paying up for hogs in recent days and the turnaround in cash hog prices has bolstered both nearby and deferred futures contracts, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
Pig Industry News from United States Novus International U.S. offices join forces to raise over $20,000 for hurricane relief
In Missouri, hurricanes are not often a threat, but for Novus International, Inc. the proximity to the devastation did not matter. Part of their team was impacted, so the whole region came to help. The...
Pig Industry News from United States Biosecurity must-haves for swine veterinarians
Swine veterinarians are sort of the gatekeepers of biosecurity protocols both on and between hog farms. No one wants to introduce a harmful pathogen into a herd, but the reality is the more pig exposure...
Pig Industry News from United States What’s the best PRRS strategy for your herd?
Every year, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) infects an estimated 25% to 45% of sow herds in the US, according to Clayton Johnson, DVM, Carthage Veterinary Clinic, Carthage, Illinois. No...
Pig Industry News from United States PEDV and other pathogens survive in feed for weeks
In 2013-2014, infection of pig farms with porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) was a frequent event, even on farms using the highest level of biosecurity. In an effort to determine how this could happen,...
11 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog Slaughter Now at All-time Record Highs
US - Every afternoon USDA provides an estimate of the number of cattle and hogs processed by major slaughter facilities. Those estimates are collected from plant personnel based on how many shifts they...
Pig Industry News from United States RaboResearch issues baseline Pork Outlook
A new report from the RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness group is now available. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Balancing good and bad bacteria key to effective gut health, nutrient absorption
Developing techniques and tools to encourage the growth of good bacteria in the gut is key to producing healthier pigs that require fewer antibiotics over the long term, according to swine nutritionist...
10 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Onsite Diagnostics at Carthage Veterinary Services Offer Efficient Results
ANALYSIS - Carthage Veterinary Service in Carthage, Illinois, USA, recently installed an on-site diagnostic lab to more efficiently service their clients. ...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Modest Rise in August Pork Exports
US - In the futures markets last week, using the average of the daily closing prices, livestock prices were higher, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
09 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States US Pork Exports Slightly Lower Year-over-Year
US - August pork exports increased from the previous month but were down slightly year-over-year....
06 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Processor Margins Expected to Tighten Based on New Hog Operations
US - A measure of profitability (that is, gross margin or the live to cutout price spread) for the hog processing sector has held up above the values of the first half of the decade for most of 2016 and...
Pig Industry News from United States Report Highlights State, Local Initiatives to Reduce Antibiotics in Agriculture
US - The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) has released a new report examining the ways that consumer and public health advocates are working to reduce the amount of antibiotics given to farm animals,...
Pig Industry News from United States NAFTA Support Within US Key to Keeping Deal Alive
US - The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute suggests expressions support from within the United States for NAFTA will be critical in keeping the trade agreement alive, according to...
05 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Censky, McKinney Confirmations Good News for US Agriculture
US - The National Pork Producers Council congratulated Stephen Censky and Ted McKinney on their confirmations for key leadership positions with the US Department of Agriculture....
04 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Report Gives Insight Into Supply Prospects in US Hog/Pork Sector
US - Last week’s Quarterly "Hogs and Pigs" report from USDA (National Agricultural Statistics Service) gave considerable insight into the supply prospects in the US hog/pork sector well into next year,...
Pig Industry News from United States Livestock, Poultry Farmers Can Apply for Grants to Improve Animal Welfare
US - Starting yesterday (3 October), farmers who wish to improve the welfare of their farm animals can apply for a Fund-a-Farmer grant of up to $2,500 from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)....
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