National Hog Farmer http://nationalhogfarmer.com/rss.xml en Farm drainage: Point or nonpoint source of contention http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/farm-drainage-point-or-nonpoint-source-contention <div class="field-byline"> By Eldon McAfee, Brick Gentry Law Firm, Des Moines, Iowa </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Iowa has the attention of the nation’s agricultural sector because of a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court by the water supply entity for the city of Des Moines challenging drainage from field tile lines as discharges under the federal Clean Water Act.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/farm-drainage-point-or-nonpoint-source-contention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/farm-drainage-point-or-nonpoint-source-contention#comments Business Environment Facilities Marketing Mon, 23 May 2016 20:50:00 +0000 67151 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Cheryl Day Hogs: A sleeping giant about to awaken? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hogs-sleeping-giant-about-awaken <div class="node-body article-body">Many are wondering if the hog market is a sleeping giant, waiting to wake from its slumber presenting a trading opportunity for the speculative investor and a harvest opportunity to the short hedger.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hogs-sleeping-giant-about-awaken" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hogs-sleeping-giant-about-awaken#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 23 May 2016 18:42:00 +0000 67141 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Agriculture gains significantly with TPP http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/agriculture-gains-significantly-tpp <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. agriculture would see significant gains with the implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement according to the U.S. International Trade Commission.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/agriculture-gains-significantly-tpp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/agriculture-gains-significantly-tpp#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 23 May 2016 16:37:00 +0000 67131 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Fiona Goodall National Pork Board appointments announced http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/national-pork-board-appointments-announced <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Appointments of Alicia Pedemonti, Hopkinton, N.H.; Gene Noem, Ames, Iowa; and Mike Skahill, Williamsburg, Va., to the National Pork Board announced. Janet Archer, Goldsboro, N.C. and Terry O’Neel, Friend, Neb., were reappointed. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/national-pork-board-appointments-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/national-pork-board-appointments-announced#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Legislative Preview Pork Checkoff Mon, 23 May 2016 15:58:00 +0000 67121 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com EPA proposes increase in RFS for 2017; still below Congressional levels http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/epa-proposes-increase-rfs-2017-still-below-congressional-levels <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing the Renewable Fuels Standard renewable volume obligations for 2017 at 18.8 billion gallons of renewable fuels with 14.8 billion gallons from corn ethanol.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/epa-proposes-increase-rfs-2017-still-below-congressional-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/epa-proposes-increase-rfs-2017-still-below-congressional-levels#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Marketing Nutrition Legislative Preview Mon, 23 May 2016 15:46:00 +0000 67111 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com FY ’17 agriculture appropriations moves through Senate committee http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/fy-17-agriculture-appropriations-moves-through-senate-committee <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The $147.7 billion FY ’17 agriculture appropriations bill passed the Senate Appropriations Committee with priorities for agricultural research, food safety, programs that supports veterans working in agriculture and opening a USDA office in Cuba.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/fy-17-agriculture-appropriations-moves-through-senate-committee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/fy-17-agriculture-appropriations-moves-through-senate-committee#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 23 May 2016 15:05:00 +0000 67101 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com U.S. beef arrives in South Africa http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/us-beef-arrives-south-africa <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA announced that the first shipment of U.S. beef recently arrived in South Africa after the reopening of the South African market earlier this year. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/us-beef-arrives-south-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/us-beef-arrives-south-africa#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 23 May 2016 14:44:00 +0000 67091 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Livestock and poultry hearings http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/livestock-and-poultry-hearings <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Senate and House committees to hold livestock and poultry hearings.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/livestock-and-poultry-hearings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/livestock-and-poultry-hearings#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 23 May 2016 14:34:00 +0000 67081 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com What factors are driving pork production expansion? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/what-factors-are-driving-pork-production-expansion <div class="field-byline"> By Kent Bang, AgStar Financial Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Profit outlook for pigs has improved in the last few weeks, but feed costs have risen and demand remains an issue, but expansion is under way. What drives pork production in the future?</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/what-factors-are-driving-pork-production-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/what-factors-are-driving-pork-production-expansion#comments Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Fri, 20 May 2016 21:34:00 +0000 67071 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo A pro-science win? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/pro-science-win <div class="node-body blog-body">A recent report claims genetically modified organisms pose no health concerns to humans who consume products made from such crops. Though a victory for modern agriculture, the battle is far from over. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/pro-science-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/pro-science-win#comments Animal Well-Being Business Health Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 20 May 2016 16:46:00 +0000 67061 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com PigCHAMP and GlobalVetLINK announce VFD integration http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pigchamp-and-globalvetlink-announce-vfd-integration <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>GlobalVetLINK (GVL<sub>&reg;</sub>) announced today the integration of PigCHAMP&rsquo;s swine management software with GVL&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.globalvetlink.com/products/feedlink/" target="_blank">FeedLINK<sub>&reg;</sub> Electronic Veterinary Feed Directive</a> solution.</p> <p>With this integration, pork producers will be able to access FeedLINK VFD information directly from their PigCHAMP application and eventually import data and information between the two platforms.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pigchamp-and-globalvetlink-announce-vfd-integration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Health Fri, 20 May 2016 12:44:44 +0000 67051 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com World Pork Expo offers something for everyone http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/world-pork-expo-offers-something-everyone <div class="node-body gallery-body">Time is ticking away as organizers and exhibitors are getting ready for World Pork Expo, June 8-10 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, the capital city of the Hawkeye State.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/world-pork-expo-offers-something-everyone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/world-pork-expo-offers-something-everyone#comments Business Marketing Thu, 19 May 2016 21:43:00 +0000 67041 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com UltraCare Gel carving contest to be held at World Pork Expo http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/ultracare-gel-carving-contest-be-held-world-pork-expo <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/uploads/2016/04/PurinaSwine_Gel%20Carving_Graphic_051916.jpg" style="height: 500px; width: 125px; float: right;" />Pork won&rsquo;t be the only nutritious thing being carved up at this year&rsquo;s World Pork Expo. Three pork industry &ldquo;celebrities&rdquo; will be carving sculptures in the first annual UltraCare<sup>&nbsp;</sup>Gel Carving Contest hosted by Purina Animal Nutrition.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/ultracare-gel-carving-contest-be-held-world-pork-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Business & Marketing Thu, 19 May 2016 16:41:00 +0000 67031 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Osborne to unveil Mark IV Fire pig performance testing system at World Pork Expo http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/osborne-unveil-mark-iv-fire-pig-performance-testing-system-world-pork-expo <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Osborne Industries, Inc., a leader in the development of RFID (radio frequency identification)-driven swine feeding and management systems will introduce its latest model of the FIRE&nbsp;(Feed Intake Recording Equipment) pig performance testing feeder at the World Pork Expo, in Des Moines, Iowa, June 8-10. Osborne can be found at booth 451 in the Varied Industries Building.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/osborne-unveil-mark-iv-fire-pig-performance-testing-system-world-pork-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Business & Marketing Thu, 19 May 2016 16:24:36 +0000 67021 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com TPP good for U.S. agriculture and economy, government report confirms http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/tpp-good-us-agriculture-and-economy-government-report-confirms <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council and USITC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A government report on the impact to the U.S. economy of an Asia-Pacific free trade deal confirms the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement will be good for U.S. agriculture, U.S. businesses and the U.S. economy.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/tpp-good-us-agriculture-and-economy-government-report-confirms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/tpp-good-us-agriculture-and-economy-government-report-confirms#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Business & Marketing Thu, 19 May 2016 15:31:00 +0000 67011 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com PRRS: Immunity matters http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/prrs-immunity-matters <div class="node-body article-body">Research has shown that vaccine-derived immunity can help ward off PRRS impact at various levels of viral insult.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/prrs-immunity-matters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/prrs-immunity-matters#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing PRRS Thu, 19 May 2016 13:28:00 +0000 67001 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo Visitors to livestock farms have environmental concerns, survey finds http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/visitors-livestock-farms-have-environmental-concerns-survey-finds <div class="field-byline"> Source: Purdue University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Purdue study designed to measure the demographics and attitudes of people who have visited a working farm or food production facility and compare those to people who have not visited an agricultural production operation.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/visitors-livestock-farms-have-environmental-concerns-survey-finds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/visitors-livestock-farms-have-environmental-concerns-survey-finds#comments Animal Well-Being Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Manure Nutrient Management Thu, 19 May 2016 09:51:00 +0000 66991 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Genus and Caribou Biosciences announce exclusive collaboration for CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/genus-and-caribou-biosciences-announce-exclusive-collaboration-crispr-cas9-gene-editing-tec <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Genus plc, a global pioneer in animal genetics, and Caribou Biosciences&nbsp;Inc., a leader in the revolutionary field of CRISPR-Cas gene editing, announce a multi-year strategic collaboration where Genus receives a worldwide, exclusive license to Caribou&rsquo;s leading CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology platform in certain livestock species. This is a significant move for Genus and marks the largest technology-driven alliance that Genus has made to date.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/genus-and-caribou-biosciences-announce-exclusive-collaboration-crispr-cas9-gene-editing-tec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Business & Marketing Wed, 18 May 2016 09:06:11 +0000 66981 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Microbial xylanase added to pig diets containing rice bran increases energy value http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/microbial-xylanase-added-pig-diets-containing-rice-bran-increases-energy-value <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">​Research at the University of Illinois is finding ways to make rice bran more efficient as a feed ingredient for pigs.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/microbial-xylanase-added-pig-diets-containing-rice-bran-increases-energy-value" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/microbial-xylanase-added-pig-diets-containing-rice-bran-increases-energy-value#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Nutrition Tue, 17 May 2016 19:47:00 +0000 66961 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Bimeda names John Stone national accounts manager http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/bimeda-names-john-stone-national-accounts-manager <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Bimeda Inc. announces that John Stone has joined the company&nbsp;as national accounts manager.</p> <p>Stone, who has most recently worked with Merial as senior manager national accounts, will be supervising all sales-related activities for the United States through Bimeda&rsquo;s network of distributors.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/bimeda-names-john-stone-national-accounts-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Marketing Tue, 17 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000 66971 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com More hog profits in the year ahead, tempered by meat production http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/more-hog-profits-year-ahead-tempered-meat-production <div class="node-body article-body">Meat production is expected to continue to rise, but so is per capita consumption.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/more-hog-profits-year-ahead-tempered-meat-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/more-hog-profits-year-ahead-tempered-meat-production#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Nutrition Mon, 16 May 2016 19:06:00 +0000 66951 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com China’s live hog prices continue to rise as pork imports surge http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/china-s-live-hog-prices-continue-rise-pork-imports-surge <div class="field-byline"> By U.S. Meat Export Federation Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">United States shipped 50,695 mt to China/Hong Kong in March, — the largest since December 2011 and up 80% from a year ago — but U.S. market share in the first quarter remained at 19% compared to 68% for the European Union and 9% for Canada.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/china-s-live-hog-prices-continue-rise-pork-imports-surge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/china-s-live-hog-prices-continue-rise-pork-imports-surge#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 16 May 2016 16:15:00 +0000 66941 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images Packer livestock ownership ban bill introduced http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/packer-livestock-ownership-ban-bill-introduced <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) re-introduced his packer ban legislation saying, “An effective and efficient marketplace is one where packers that control all harvest capacity of the industry do not also own a majority of the animals to be processed."</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/packer-livestock-ownership-ban-bill-introduced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/packer-livestock-ownership-ban-bill-introduced#comments Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 16 May 2016 15:01:00 +0000 66931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Record corn crop coming http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/record-corn-crop-coming <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA is predicting a record corn crop of 14.4 billion bushels this year. According to USDA’s latest projection, “World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates,” this year’s crop would be 214 million bushels above the previous record in 2014, and 829 million bushels above last year.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/record-corn-crop-coming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/record-corn-crop-coming#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Nutrition Legislative Preview Mon, 16 May 2016 14:51:00 +0000 66921 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com How often do you read nutrition labels? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/how-often-do-you-read-nutrition-labels <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fifty percent of U.S. adults read the “Nutrition Facts” label “always” or “most of the time.” This is the findings of the Food and Drug Administration’s “2014 Health and Diet Survey.”</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/how-often-do-you-read-nutrition-labels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/how-often-do-you-read-nutrition-labels#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 16 May 2016 14:15:00 +0000 66911 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com FY ’17 agriculture appropriations considered this week http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/fy-17-agriculture-appropriations-considered-week <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee will mark up the “Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017.”</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/fy-17-agriculture-appropriations-considered-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/fy-17-agriculture-appropriations-considered-week#comments Business Facilities Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 16 May 2016 14:05:00 +0000 66901 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Nedap electronic sow feeding systems now available from Hog Slat http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/nedap-electronic-sow-feeding-systems-now-available-hog-slat <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/uploads/2016/04/Nedap_feeders_150kb.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 233px; float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" />​Nedap U.S. announces Hog Slat as the newest supplier of parts and services for Nedap&rsquo;s electronic sow feeding (ESF) systems in the United States. As a dealership, Hog Slat offers pork producers convenient access to Nedap ESF systems through its numerous U.S. locations.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/nedap-electronic-sow-feeding-systems-now-available-hog-slat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Facilities Fri, 13 May 2016 18:34:25 +0000 66891 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Nursery weight predicts finishing pig performance http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/nursery-weight-predicts-finishing-pig-performance <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>New research from Purina Animal Nutrition shows that every pound a pig gains at weaning can be correlated to nearly 2 pounds at the end of nursery and nearly 4 pounds at finishing.</p> <p>Challenges with feed consumption ranked high in results from a recent industry survey; 85%&nbsp;of pork producers saw early feed consumption as a challenge.<a href="#_ftn1" name="_ftnref1" title=""><sup>[1]</sup></a> The impacts of this challenge reach far beyond the nursery.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/nursery-weight-predicts-finishing-pig-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Nutrition Feed Fri, 13 May 2016 15:50:23 +0000 66881 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Grassley presses for packer ban legislation, again http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/grassley-presses-packer-ban-legislation-again <div class="field-byline"> Compiled by National Hog Farmer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sen. Chuck Grassley has introduced legislation to ban packer ownership of livestock after seeing continued consolidation within the livestock industry. The meat industry stands firm on opposing the legislation. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/grassley-presses-packer-ban-legislation-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/grassley-presses-packer-ban-legislation-again#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing Fri, 13 May 2016 14:24:00 +0000 66871 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2016 Pork Master: Rich Degner http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/2016-pork-master-rich-degner <div class="node-body article-body">Leading by serving others first has always been the guiding principle for Rich Degner. As the chief executive officer of the Iowa Pork Producers Association, Degner never strived to be the face of the organization.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/2016-pork-master-rich-degner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/2016-pork-master-rich-degner#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing Thu, 12 May 2016 18:35:00 +0000 66861 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Cheryl Day