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Pig Industry News: United States

06 October 2017
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)....
03 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States NPPC Backs Goodlatte Visa Legislation
US - With the American agriculture community, including the pork industry, facing a labor shortage, the National Pork Producers Council yesterday called on Congress to adopt legislation creating a new...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: USDA Hogs and Pigs report - More Pigs!
Last week the USDA released the September Hogs and Pigs Report. There were no surprises. There was expected of an increase in market inventory and there was 3% from last year....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Lean Hog Futures Shrug Off Bearish Implications
US - Lean hog futures on Friday seemed to shrug off some of the bearish implications from the latest "Hogs and Pigs" report, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States Why PRRS elimination doesn’t work in some herds
Over the years, there’s been considerable progress in the development of strategies aimed at eliminating porcine respiratory and reproductive syndrome virus (PRRSV). I define successful PRRSV elimination...
Pig Industry News from United States Merck Animal Health fosters next generation of food animal veterinarians
In partnership with the Food Systems Fellowship Program coordinated by the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Merck Animal Health is pleased to announce three scholarships have been...
Pig Industry News from United States Greenway: ‘Don’t be afraid to engage’ consumers on antibiotics, welfare
Pork producers should find more ways to engage with consumers and share their stories about responsible antibiotic use and welfare, says Brad Greenway, America’s Pig Farmer of the Year in 2016....
Pig Industry News from United States Four questions every new grower should ask their builder
Not all turnkey contracts and turnkey builders are the same. Knowing what to ask the potential contractors bidding on your project helps you avoid additional costs when or if problems occur during construction. ...
Pig Industry News from United States It's not a battle; it's a war
Win the war against rats and mice with these three steps for effective use of rodenticides....
Pig Industry News from United States And now you need to clean the water
The second part of our series on treating the drinking water in finishing houses....
Pig Industry News from United States Swine tagging... why and how?
Animal identification is step one to providing the production data needed to manage a swine operation and make the decisions required for herd improvement....
Pig Industry News from United States Understanding bait rotation is key to rodent control
Many producers assume that switching to a different brand name of rodenticide provides a different active ingredient. However, that is not always the case. This article gives an understanding of what to...
Pig Industry News from United States Modulating brooders are costing you money
Zone heating is an accepted management practice to provide supplemental heat in wean/finish buildings. Many production systems utilize 17,000 Btu radiant gas brooders with modulating controls panels regulating...
02 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Maryland Reports More H3N2v Flu Cases
US - In an ongoing spike in variant H3N2 (H3N2v) influenza cases linked to Maryland county fairs, state health officials reported 12 more presumed or confirmed cases on Friday, as the US Centers for Disease...
Pig Industry News from United States Risk of Transmission of Livestock-associated MRSA to Non-farm Dwellers Negligible
US - At a swine farm with pigs carrying methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, levels of MRSA among 95 per cent of visitors became virtually undetectable only two hours after exposure....
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: Genesus new video
We just finished a corporate video for Genesus. Doing it, we learned to appreciate the time and effort it takes to write and make a real Hollywood movie. Lots of time, lots of film, lots of editing, and...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Producers Urged to Watch for Forward Contracting Opportunities
US - H@ms Marketing Services is advising pork producers who have less than 50 per cent of their production forward contracted to be watching for opportunities to shore up their hedges, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Hog/Pork Industry Continues to Expand; Helps Keep 2018 Pork Price Inflation in Check
US - We think futures may construe the latest "Hogs and Pigs" report as bearish for the short term and neutral for spring/summer of 2018, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Pig Industry News from United States Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae: ‘Fix the gilts, fix Mycoplasma’
There’s a lot we think we know about Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) under field conditions, but there’s a paucity of peer-reviewed literature to support much of the conventional wisdom we swine...
29 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Strong Pork Demand Critical to Clearing Anticipated Record US Slaughter Hog Numbers
US - The Director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services says strong demand for pork will be critical to offset an anticipated record volume of US slaughter hogs expected to come to market over...
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Weekly Pork Export Sales Not as Strong as Expected
US - Hog futures have rallied in the last two trading sessions despite continued erosion in the cash hog index and weak pork cutout values, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
28 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Aggressive Sale in Hog Futures in Last Few Weeks
US - The results of the quarterly USDA "Hogs and Pigs" inventory survey will be released on Thursday, 28 September, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
27 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States CME: Pork Production Expected to Hit All-time Record Levels This Fall
US - Combined production of beef, pork, chicken and turkey in August was estimated by USDA to be 8.962 billion pounds, 318 million pounds (+3.7 per cent) higher than a year ago and the largest amount...
Pig Industry News from United States Harvest is Here; Farmers Reminded to Put Safety First
US - Harvest is here, that means farmers are already moving equipment on roads, harvesting their crop, and hauling it to elevators....
Pig Industry News from United States Bacon, Chicken Retail Prices Up
US - Higher retail prices for several foods, including bacon, chicken breast, orange juice, sliced deli ham and flour resulted in a slight increase in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Fall Harvest...
26 September 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Rapid Response Corps to Speed Up Reaction of Emerging Diseases
US - The Executive Director of the Swine health Information Center says the creation of a Rapid Response Corps will speed up the response to emerging diseases that pose a threat to the US swine herd, according...
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