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27 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States More must be done to address lost demand for renewable fuels
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed increasing the renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by 3 percent in 2019, from 19.29 billion gallons to...
Pig Industry News from United States USDA launches outreach survey to small and very small meat and establishments
USA - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is conducting a survey to help enhance the creation and delivery of information and resources for small and very...
Pig Industry News from United States Room to breathe: California voters to decide whether hens, pigs and calves get more space
USA - Secretary of State Alex Padilla today announced that an initiative is eligible for the 6 November 2018, General Election ballot...
26 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S. Lean Hog prices continue to increase!
Last week some U.S. lean hog prices reached 86¢ getting even closer to the 90¢ lean which we have predicted and expected....
Pig Industry News from United States PCV2: Future considerations for an evolving virus
Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) may not be a new virus challenge for pork producers and swine veterinarians, but it remains a constant challenge. PCV2 ranks among the top three infectious agents in the...
25 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States 258,121 pounds of pork lard products recalled by Quay Corporation
USA - The Quay Corporation, a Skokie, Illinois establishment, is recalling approximately 258,121 pounds of pork lard products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the US Department...
Pig Industry News from United States DSM talks vitamin D and boosting post-weaning productivity
Looking back at World Pork Expo 2018 – The Pig Site discusses exciting innovations in swine nutrition with Dr Jon Bergstrom...
22 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Three simple, effective ways to help hogs beat the heat this summer
For many reasons, including historically warmer weather and the fact that sows now produce bigger litters, pigs are more susceptible to heat stress, which could potentially affect their performance and...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S. 80¢ Lean Hogs!
At the first part of April CME Lean Hogs for July were 73¢ lb. on this past Friday they reached 83¢ lb. What’s even better for our industry cash lean hogs Iowa/Minnesota averaged last Friday 83.50¢...
Pig Industry News from United States How stress hammers a pig’s intestinal system
Pigs get stressed out for lots of reasons, but weaning, heat, crowding, transportation and challenges getting acclimated to new environments often have the biggest impact on performance....
19 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Osborne announces certification to ISO 9001:2015
Osborne Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of livestock management equipment like Stanfield® piglet heat mats and FIRE® pig performance testing feeders, is pleased to announce their April 16, 2018,...
18 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Heat stress: How much does it drain your pigs and profits?
Most people in the pork industry know the toll heat stress takes on pigs: reduced performance, a compromised gastrointestinal system, chronic disease, reduced feed intake and higher mortality rates....
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus global technical report: Is customising pork primal value an opportunity?
In the last several years the value of different pork primals varied considerably in different markets....
Pig Industry News from United States Reality of China trade tensions demands strong plan to protect family farmers and ranchers
Farmers Union Calls on Administration to Work with Congress to Bolster Farm Bill as first round of tariffs are applied to Chinese products...
15 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States NFU announces twenty participants for the 2018-19 Beginning Farmer Institute
National Farmers Union (NFU) today announced 20 beginning farmers and ranchers from across the United States to take part in the 2018-19 Beginning Farmer Institute (BFI) programme...
Pig Industry News from United States Lessons learned from recent Seneca Valley outbreaks
The Seneca Valley virus (SVV) is proving to be something of a test case for swine producers’ and veterinarians’ preparedness for foreign animal diseases (FADs)....
14 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States NFU statement on Senate Ag Committee Farm Bill passage
The US Senate Agriculture Committee today advanced its version of the 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 20-1 ...
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis Influence Feed: WHO is making waves? May 28 - June 10, 2018
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...
13 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Hendrix Genetics joins alliance to end surgical castrations of swine
Hendrix Genetics has joined a research alliance to develop pioneering genetic technology. Through the use of precision breeding, this group hopes to end the surgical castrations of male piglets...
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Checkoff seeks 2018 #RealPigFarming student social forces
The National Pork Board is searching for the next student social forces team, with applications open now through 28 June ...
Pig Industry News from United States NFU highlights positives of Senate Ag Farm Bill
In advance of today’s (13 June) Senate Agriculture Committee markup of the 2018 Farm Bill, National Farmers Union (NFU) highlighted positives in the current draft of the bill and sent vote recommendations...
12 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: World Pork Expo Report 2018
This past week was the World Pork Expo (WPX) held in Des Moines, Iowa. The first WPX was held thirty years ago. Our Report:...
Pig Industry News from United States Three-phase plan helps seize control of PRRS
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus continues to plague the US pork industry. In affected breeding herds, we see a variety of problems such as a drop in the farrowing rate, an increase...
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Market Report: USA, June 2018
As I wrote a couple months ago the pork industry is in the cross hairs of the political show down. Mexico, China, and Canada are all threatening to put tariffs on pork exports from the U.S. in response...
Pig Industry News from United States US, Canadian farm groups support strong trading partnership
WASHINGTON - The leaders of the US National Farmers Union (NFU) and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) in a joint statement today urged Canadian and US officials to preserve the strong, longstanding...
Pig Industry News from United States Novus International provides solutions for industry pain points at World Pork Expo 2018
At this year’s World Pork Expo, Novus is taking its science-based approach a step further by not only providing the latest research and data to attendees, but also addressing true industry pain points...
11 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States NFU appreciates senate ag leadership work on Farm Bill
US Senate Agriculture Committee leadership have released the draft text of a new farm bill...
Pig Industry News from United States World Pork Expo: Biomin's Digestarom focuses on growing, finishing pigs
Speaking live from the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, Raj Murugesan, technical officer with Biomin America, shared new data from Digestarom Finish and spoke about a new product solution Biomin will...
08 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States New cross-border MCFA opportunity announced at World Pork Expo
USA - Broadened availability provides companies with sustained program even across borders...
Pig Industry News from United States Accurate Labels Act introduced
USA - Bipartisan legislation would provide consumers with clear, accurate, meaningful information on packaging labels...
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