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22 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: U.S. Futures rebound
Markets many times move with few if any people expecting. Last week was a case in point....
17 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United States What’s in season? How swine veterinarians are managing seasonal spikes in bacterial disease in the new VFD era
For pork producers, that used to mean adding an antibiotic to the grower-finisher rations or, at the very least, pulse feeding a medication at 7-day intervals to keep the seasonal bugs at bay....
Pig Industry News from United States Tips for successful oral-fluid sampling for PRRSV
Oral-fluid sampling is an easy way to detect porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) or track changes in PRRSV infections in populations — and it can optimize your survey efforts...
Pig Industry News from United States Corbett celebrates 40 years at Osborne
Osborne Industries, Inc., is pleased to announce a new milestone has been reached by long-time employee, Vicki Corbett of Osborne, Kan. Corbett celebrated her 40 year employment anniversary on Thursday,...
Pig Industry News from United States Emerging animal health companies compete for funding in ‘shark tank’ style forum
Kansas City Animal Health Corridor Investment Forum showcases the latest industry innovations and animal health startups...
16 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United States 2018 America's Pig Farmer of the Year finalists announced
The National Pork Board recently announced the four finalists who are vying to be named the 2018 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year...
15 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Pork struggling in USDA outlook for 2018/2019
The forecast for total meat production in 2018 is raised from last month as increases in broiler production more than offset declines in beef, pork, and turkey production...
14 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United States PCV3: A challenge independent from PCV2
Anyone involved in raising pigs is aware of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), but new on the scene is porcine circovirus type 3 (PCV3). Although the two viruses are both circular DNA viruses in the same...
Pig Industry News from United States Jim Long Pork Commentary: USDA projects record corn yield
Last Friday the USDA came out with a yield prediction of 178.4 bushels per acre. If this is correct it will be a record yield....
Pig Industry News from United States New research shows efficacy of intravaginal gel in synchronising ovulation in sows
Researchers from the US test the design and biological effects of a vaginally administered gel containing the GnRH agonist, triptorelin, for synchronising ovulation in swine...
08 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Genesus Global Market Report: USA August 2018
The 4th quarter in the hog production business has always been a challenge....
07 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United States FSIS removes prescriptive requirements for Trichinella treatment
USA - The Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) released a document detailing a change in Trichinella ...
01 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United States New research confirms flies can spread diseases to pigs
Central Life Sciences has confirmed a ground-breaking revelation for the swine industry – flies can infect pigs with diseases including PEDV and Senecavirus A...
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...
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