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Pig Industry News: United States

08 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Thermo Fisher Scientific research advances PRRS and PED diagnostics
Thermo Fisher Scientific presents results at the European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (ESPHM)...
04 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United States NFU applauds introduction of FARMERS FIRST Bill in Senate
FARMERS FIRST bill legislation would reauthorise and strengthen Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network...
03 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Special edition of Pig Health Today captures presentations from 2-day PRRS conference
Pig Health Today has published a free, 32-page special report, “Framing the Future of PRRS,” with news summaries of eight presentations by veterinarians and scientists specialising in porcine reproductive...
Pig Industry News from United States Influence Feed: Lettuce tell you about the farm bill
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 Crowd Cow introduces pork to craft meat selection
The small, independent farm marketplace now offers snout-to-tail cuts of pork to its nationwide customer base...
02 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: US Hog Prices continue to increase
Last week U.S lean hog prices 53-54% increased from 56¢ to 61¢ lb. or more then $10 per head. In the last couple weeks the market has gone up 10¢ lb. or $20 per head. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Food security panel calls for more education and collaboration
Richard Lugar, former US senator from Indiana, joined a panel of six Purdue University College of Agriculture faculty and staff members Monday (30 April) for a roundtable discussion on global food security...
01 May 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Cull sow market breeding ground for disease transmission
Many sows sold into the cull sow market become “frequent travellers” and pose a serious risk of disease transmission if a foreign animal-disease (FAD) outbreak occurs, according to a study led by Jim...
30 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Farm animal welfare: New report tackles challenging issues
The newest CAST publication provides information and insights about the scientific, ethical and economic aspects of farm animal welfare....
Pig Industry News from United States US pork: Safeguarding natural resources
In light of a recent court ruling in North Carolina regarding hog production, the National Pork Board is sharing the strong record the US pork industry has on the environment and sustainability efforts....
26 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Five ways to get better returns on your swine-health program
The pork industry uses a wide variety of vaccinations and medications for managing viral and bacterial diseases. In a conversation with Pig Health Today, Micah Jansen, DVM, Zoetis, identified five areas...
25 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Congress stands up to new swine slaughter rule
Concerns for the safety of processing line workers and for consumers have been raised and put to USDA officials in a letter that requests the withdrawal of the new Swine Slaughter Inspection Modernisation...
24 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: US hog market shows some rebound
Last week the US hog market showed some rebound, 53-54% lean hogs, going from 51.95¢ to 56.13¢....
Pig Industry News from United States Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project underscores value of information sharing
Collaboration among veterinarians working with different pork producers is one of the great benefits emanating from the Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project (MSHMP), Carles Vilalta, DVM, PhD, told...
Pig Industry News from United States Scientific, ethical, and economic aspects of farm animal welfare
The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) discusses its strategy for optimising animal welfare in agriculture....
Pig Industry News from United States Earth BioGenome Project: solutions for agriculture's future?
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is partnering in the Earth BioGenome Project (EBP), biology's version of the moonshot, an effort that will yield millions of powerful new solutions to agriculture's...
Pig Industry News from United States How do we advance livestock production for the future?
University of Florida researchers awarded USDA grants to advance livestock production ...
23 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States What have we learned about antibiotic-resistant genes in groundwater?
Swine manure is a valuable resource for cropland, but understanding its potential impact on groundwater is an ongoing priority. ...
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Technical Report: New research in population health
In February we attended the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. This conference is held every 4 years and is one of the most informative conferences for livestock geneticists to...
19 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States MSD Animal Health continues its partnership with WeForest to promote a healthy planet
World Earth Day provides opportunity for veterinarians to give back....
Pig Industry News from United States Needles & Sins: Sloppy vaccination protocols can jeopardise herd health, welfare, returns
Innocent but often costly mistakes happen when vaccines aren’t properly stored, handled or administered. Pig Health Today talked with an Illinois producer who lost 30 market hogs following a vaccination...
Pig Industry News from United States NFU rejects house farm bill
WASHINGTON - The US House Agriculture Committee today marked up the 2018 Farm Bill, HR 2, sending the bill to the full US House of Representatives for its consideration...
18 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States What’s driving the surge in sow mortality?
Sow mortality in US herds has trended upward in recent years, and identifying the reasons has frustrated producers and veterinarians alike....
17 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States US pigs return to Argentina
For the first time in 26 years, US pork exports will be permitted into Argentina for sale and consumption....
16 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Market Report: USA, April 2018
The U.S. Pork Industry has become a pawn in the political spectrum; tit for tat between the U.S. and China. Unfortunately, it looks as if the pork industry is going to take most of the beating in this...
Pig Industry News from United States Seminars to cure wild hog headaches
The East Texas Wild Pig Seminar on April 20 in Overton will offer expert information and recommendations to residents interested in mitigating the impact of wild pigs on their property....
Pig Industry News from United States Iowa Select veterinarian taking a more targeted approach with antibiotics
Iowa Select Farms’ targeted approach to antibiotic use within its production system began well before the FDA’s expanded veterinary feed directive (VFD) rule....
Pig Industry News from United States Breeding sows without CD163 gene might ultimately eliminate PRRS virus
Sows without the CD163 gene are not only resistant to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus, they also give birth to healthy, normal piglets — a finding that could ultimately lead...
13 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Meet the 2018 Pork Industry Scholarship recipients
The Pork Checkoff has awarded 21 scholarships to college students around the United States as part of its strategy to develop the pork industry’s future leaders. ...
11 April 2018
Pig Industry News from United States MSD Animal Health launches the IDAL® 3G needle-free, intradermal swine vaccination device
“The IDAL® Way” Features Newest Device with Broadest Vaccine Portfolio for Control of Major Diseases Affecting Swine. ...
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