National Hog Farmer http://nationalhogfarmer.com/rss.xml en Three Factors are Impacting Current Corn Prices http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/three-factors-are-impacting-current-corn-prices <div class="field-byline"> Source: FarmPolicy.com </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A number of factors have contributed to the strength in corn prices over the past six weeks says University of Illinois agricultural economist Darrel Good. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/three-factors-are-impacting-current-corn-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/three-factors-are-impacting-current-corn-prices#comments Food Animal Report Nutrition Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:12:00 +0000 53041 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Clemens Food Group Establishing Michigan Pork Processing Facility http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/clemens-food-group-establishing-michigan-pork-processing-facility <div class="field-byline"> Source: Clemens Food Group </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Clemens Food Group will be constructing a pork processing facility in Coldwater Township in Michigan, a project that is expected to generate $255.7 million in total capital investment and bring 810 new jobs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/clemens-food-group-establishing-michigan-pork-processing-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/clemens-food-group-establishing-michigan-pork-processing-facility#comments Business Food Animal Report Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:48:00 +0000 53031 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Daugherty Named Tyson Foods Animal Well-Being Programs Leader http://nationalhogfarmer.com/food-animal-report/daugherty-named-tyson-foods-animal-well-being-programs-leader <div class="field-byline"> Source: Tyson Foods </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Tyson Foods Inc. has announced that Christine Daugherty will be replacing Dean Danilson as vice president of Animal Well-Being Programs and Technology, overseeing the company&rsquo;s animal well-being efforts. Danilson is retiring after 26 years with the company.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/food-animal-report/daugherty-named-tyson-foods-animal-well-being-programs-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/food-animal-report/daugherty-named-tyson-foods-animal-well-being-programs-leader#comments Food Animal Report Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:32:00 +0000 53011 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Christine Daugherty</span></p> Veterinary Students Selected for Mentorship in Swine Medicine http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/veterinary-students-selected-mentorship-swine-medicine <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation and AASV Student Recruitment Committee have announced the recipients of the 2015 National Pork Industry Foundation veterinary internship stipends. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/veterinary-students-selected-mentorship-swine-medicine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/veterinary-students-selected-mentorship-swine-medicine#comments Business Food Animal Report Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:54:00 +0000 52991 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Husky Highlights new Hitch System http://nationalhogfarmer.com/husky-highlights-new-hitch-system <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Husky Towing Products announced the most comprehensive product launch in Husky history with its innovative new Center Line TS weight distribution hitch system. The Center Line TS combines weight distribution and sway control in a strong, lightweight design that delivers outstanding performance with significantly less noise than competing hitches. The TS has enjoyed exceptional early response from both dealers and consumers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/husky-highlights-new-hitch-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 53021 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Daugherty Named Tyson Foods Animal Well-Being Programs Leader http://nationalhogfarmer.com/daugherty-named-tyson-foods-animal-well-being-programs-leader <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Tyson Foods Inc. has announced that Christine Daugherty will be replacing Dean Danilson as vice president of Animal Well-Being Programs and Technology, overseeing the company&rsquo;s animal well-being efforts. Danilson is retiring after 26 years with the company.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/daugherty-named-tyson-foods-animal-well-being-programs-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 53001 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com USDA Seeks Public Review and Comment on Feral Swine Damage Management http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-seeks-public-review-and-comment-feral-swine-damage-management <div class="field-byline"> Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has opened a 45-day public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the APHIS Feral Swine Damage Management Program and is encouraging response from stakeholders at all levels.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-seeks-public-review-and-comment-feral-swine-damage-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-seeks-public-review-and-comment-feral-swine-damage-management#comments Business Food Animal Report Health Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:28:00 +0000 52981 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Deciphering the Breeding Herd Tricky http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/deciphering-breeding-herd-tricky <div class="node-body article-body">A tricky aspect of hog market analysis this fall and winter will be deciphering what is going on with the breeding herd. Some may say “Well what’s new about that?” and I would have to concede the point that deciphering what is going on with the breeding herd is always a challenge. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/deciphering-breeding-herd-tricky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/deciphering-breeding-herd-tricky#comments Business Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:05:00 +0000 52971 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Congress Passes Appropriations Bill for FY ’15 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/congress-passes-appropriations-bill-fy-15 <div class="field-byline"> P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Congress passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will fund the federal government through Sept. 30, 2015, thus avoiding a government shutdown. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/congress-passes-appropriations-bill-fy-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/congress-passes-appropriations-bill-fy-15#comments Business Legislative Preview Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:04:00 +0000 52961 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com House Ag Subcommittee Chairmen Named for 114th Congress http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/house-ag-subcommittee-chairmen-named-114th-congress <div class="field-byline"> P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The subcommittee chairmen of the House Agriculture Committee were named by incoming chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/house-ag-subcommittee-chairmen-named-114th-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/house-ag-subcommittee-chairmen-named-114th-congress#comments Business Legislative Preview Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:01:00 +0000 52951 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com New Republican House Ag Committee Members Named http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/new-republican-house-ag-committee-members-named <div class="field-byline"> P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Congressman Mike Conaway (R-TX), incoming chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, announced the eight new Republican members of the House Agriculture Committee for the 114th Congress.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/new-republican-house-ag-committee-members-named" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/new-republican-house-ag-committee-members-named#comments Business Legislative Preview Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:57:00 +0000 52941 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Agricultural Outlook Forum Speakers Slated http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/agricultural-outlook-forum-speakers-slated <div class="field-byline"> P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the speakers for the 2015 Agricultural Outlook Forum that will be held Feb. 19-20 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, VA. This year’s forum is “Smart Agriculture for the 21st Century.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/agricultural-outlook-forum-speakers-slated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/agricultural-outlook-forum-speakers-slated#comments Business Legislative Preview Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:52:00 +0000 52931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork Exporters Need Breakthrough in West Coast Port Labor Negotiations http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-exporters-need-breakthrough-west-coast-port-labor-negotiations <div class="field-byline"> By U.S. Meat Export Federation Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Meat Export Federation recently joined a broad coalition of agricultural industry associations in urging the White House to use all means at its disposal to help bring the PMA-ILWU contract negotiations to a conclusion, including assignment of a federal mediator. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-exporters-need-breakthrough-west-coast-port-labor-negotiations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-exporters-need-breakthrough-west-coast-port-labor-negotiations#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:40:00 +0000 52921 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/David McNew No Magic Bullets, But Pork Industry Research Builds Toward Future Solutions http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-magic-bullets-pork-industry-research-builds-toward-future-solutions-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">National Hog Farmer has a long tradition of delivering research-based information targeted specifically for our pork producer readers. Our December issue, arriving in your mailboxes soon and posted on the NationalHogFarmer.com website, is devoted to the most-current research published within the last year to help support our industry. I always feel really good when reading through the many submissions each year. There are a lot of great minds working hard to solve many of the challenges pork producers are facing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-magic-bullets-pork-industry-research-builds-toward-future-solutions-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-magic-bullets-pork-industry-research-builds-toward-future-solutions-0#comments Animal Well-Being Health National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:38:00 +0000 52911 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com No Magic Bullets, But Pork Industry Research Builds Toward Future Solutions http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-magic-bullets-pork-industry-research-builds-toward-future-solutions <div class="node-body blog-body">National Hog Farmer has a long tradition of delivering research-based information targeted specifically for our pork producer readers. Our December issue, arriving in your mailboxes soon and posted on the NationalHogFarmer.com website, is devoted to the most-current research published within the last year to help support our industry. I always feel really good when reading through the many submissions each year. There are a lot of great minds working hard to solve many of the challenges pork producers are facing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-magic-bullets-pork-industry-research-builds-toward-future-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-magic-bullets-pork-industry-research-builds-toward-future-solutions#comments Animal Well-Being Health Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 52901 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com New Animal Science Chair Named at Iowa State http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/new-animal-science-chair-named-iowa-state <div class="field-byline"> Source: Iowa Pork Producers Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Iowa State University has announced the hiring of Donald Beermann as new chairman of the animal science department.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/new-animal-science-chair-named-iowa-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/new-animal-science-chair-named-iowa-state#comments Business Food Animal Report Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:39:00 +0000 52891 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Donald Beermann</span></p> Truck Wash Biosecurity Critical http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/truck-wash-biosecurity-critical <div class="field-byline"> By Joseph Connor, DVM, Aaron Lower, DVM, and Jim Lowe, DVM, MS, Carthage Veterinary Services, Carthage, IL </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An estimated one million pigs are transported daily from one location to another in the United States. This includes genetic stock, weaners, feeders, harvest pigs and cull sows. With pig movement common at all phases of production, transportation biosecurity is a critical control point for bioexclusion and biocontainment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/truck-wash-biosecurity-critical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/truck-wash-biosecurity-critical#comments Business Facilities Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:15:00 +0000 52881 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Dean Houghton Iowa State University Offers New 'Manure Scoop' Blog http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/iowa-state-university-offers-new-manure-scoop-blog <div class="field-byline"> Source: Iowa State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new blog from Iowa State University professor Dan Andersen discusses topics pertaining to the science of manure. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/iowa-state-university-offers-new-manure-scoop-blog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/iowa-state-university-offers-new-manure-scoop-blog#comments Environment Food Animal Report Manure Management Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:15:00 +0000 52871 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Waste to Worth Conference Coming to Seattle http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/waste-worth-conference-coming-seattle <div class="field-byline"> Source: eXtension Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The International Conference on Livestock & Poultry Environmental Quality will be held at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle, WA, March 30-April 3. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/waste-worth-conference-coming-seattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/waste-worth-conference-coming-seattle#comments Environment Manure Management Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:49:00 +0000 52861 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Midwest Manure Summit Scheduled Feb. 24-25 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/midwest-manure-summit-scheduled-feb-24-25 <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Wisconsin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The University of Wisconsin Extension team is inviting producers and nutrient management professionals from across the country to attend the upcoming Midwest Manure Summit on Feb. 24-25 at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay, WI.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/midwest-manure-summit-scheduled-feb-24-25" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/midwest-manure-summit-scheduled-feb-24-25#comments Environment Manure Management Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:46:00 +0000 52851 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Donation Deadline for AASV Foundation Auction Nearing http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/donation-deadline-aasv-foundation-auction-nearing <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dec. 15 is the deadline to donate items for the annual American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation Auction.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/donation-deadline-aasv-foundation-auction-nearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/donation-deadline-aasv-foundation-auction-nearing#comments Business Food Animal Report Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:38:00 +0000 52841 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Growth Trials Confirm Liquid Fertilizer Holds Nutrients http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/growth-trials-confirm-liquid-fertilizer-holds-nutrients <div class="field-byline"> Source: Livestock Water Recycling Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI) in Alberta, Canada, study that was concluded this fall, confirms that the LWR liquid fertilizer contains adequate amounts of nitrogen and trace minerals suitable for growing plants. The results also confirm that the liquid fertilizer produced through the LWR manure treatment system is free of phosphorus, with lab analysis showing phosphorus levels at 0.0000%. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/growth-trials-confirm-liquid-fertilizer-holds-nutrients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/growth-trials-confirm-liquid-fertilizer-holds-nutrients#comments Business Environment Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:45:00 +0000 52831 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Maryland Offers Fast-Track Option for Manure Transport Program http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/maryland-offers-fast-track-option-manure-transport-program <div class="field-byline"> Source: Maryland Department of Agriculture </div> <div class="field-deck"> <i>New Application Can be Processed within 48 Hours of Receipt</i> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Maryland Manure Transport Program has launched a streamlined application process labeled the “Fast-Track” option. Applicants will complete a shortened form that can be processed within 48 hours of receipt by the Maryland Department of Agriculture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/maryland-offers-fast-track-option-manure-transport-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/maryland-offers-fast-track-option-manure-transport-program#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:41:00 +0000 52821 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com FLEXCombo Swine Vaccine Soon Available in 50-dose Presentation http://nationalhogfarmer.com/flexcombo-swine-vaccine-soon-available-50-dose-presentation <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) makes it easier for producers and veterinarians to vaccinate pigs against porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae with a single injection of FLEXcombo.</p> <p>FLEXcombo, a member of the FLEX Family of vaccines, will be available in a new 50-dose presentation starting January, in addition to a 250-dose presentation, giving producers and veterinarians a choice of sizes that best fit their operations and number of pigs to vaccinate, with less wasted vaccine.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/flexcombo-swine-vaccine-soon-available-50-dose-presentation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:58:51 +0000 52801 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Researchers Deliver Pain Medicine to Piglets Through Sow’s Milk http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/researchers-deliver-pain-medicine-piglets-through-sow-s-milk <div class="field-byline"> Source: Iowa State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Veterinary researchers at Iowa State University recently announced the results of a proof-of-concept study investigating a method for delivering pain medication to piglets through the milk of the mother sow as the piglets nurse.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/researchers-deliver-pain-medicine-piglets-through-sow-s-milk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/researchers-deliver-pain-medicine-piglets-through-sow-s-milk#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Animal Welfare Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:33:00 +0000 52791 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Variety Meat Demand Boosts October Pork, Beef Exports http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/variety-meat-demand-boosts-october-pork-beef-exports <div class="field-byline"> Source: U.S. Meat Export Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Strong variety meat exports helped offset lower volumes for beef and pork muscle cuts in October, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/variety-meat-demand-boosts-october-pork-beef-exports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/variety-meat-demand-boosts-october-pork-beef-exports#comments Business Food Animal Report Tue, 09 Dec 2014 23:14:00 +0000 52781 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Studying Effect of Diet and Particle Size and Cause of Manure Pit Foaming http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/studying-effect-diet-and-particle-size-and-cause-manure-pit-foaming <div class="field-byline"> Sources: Zhaohui Luo, Pedro Urriola and Gerald Shurson, Department of Animal Science, University of Minnesota, St. Paul; Brian Kerr, USDA-ARS, Ames, IA; Bo Hu, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, University of Minnesota, St. Paul </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Manure pit foaming on commercial swine farms has been a significant problem in recent years. Two of the most obvious problems caused by foaming manure are dirty pigs and reducing manure pit storage volume.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/studying-effect-diet-and-particle-size-and-cause-manure-pit-foaming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/studying-effect-diet-and-particle-size-and-cause-manure-pit-foaming#comments Environment Manure Management Tue, 09 Dec 2014 22:13:00 +0000 52771 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Number of Economic Factors Play into ’15 Hog Markets http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/number-economic-factors-play-15-hog-markets <div class="node-body article-body">Whether the demand strength of 2013 and 2014 can be extended through next year is a major question regarding the outlook for pork markets. Improving macro-economic conditions, lower gasoline prices and extremely high beef prices all support continued strong demand. Lower chicken prices and a stronger U.S. dollar will be negative for demand. The balance of those issues will be critical to hog and pork market performance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/number-economic-factors-play-15-hog-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/number-economic-factors-play-15-hog-markets#comments Business Marketing Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:57:00 +0000 52761 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com PIN Tags Required for Free SECD Testing as of Dec. 15 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/pin-tags-required-free-secd-testing-dec-15 <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Monday, Dec. 15, is a key date for pork producers who wish to continue getting free laboratory testing of samples when a Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease (SECD) is suspected, which includes Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV). That's when the Veterinary Services program of USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is requiring Premises Identification Numbers ( PINs) to accompany diagnostic samples submitted into the SECD program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/pin-tags-required-free-secd-testing-dec-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/pin-tags-required-free-secd-testing-dec-15#comments Business Food Animal Report PEDV Health PEDV Biosecurity Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:19:00 +0000 52751 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com South African Market Remains Closed to U.S. Pork http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/south-african-market-remains-closed-us-pork <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite continued U.S. government efforts to open South Africa to U.S. pork exports, the market remains closed. While key U.S. competitors such as Canada and the European Union (EU) have access to this important and growing market, the United States remains on the outside looking in. According to the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), South Africa blocks U.S. pork exports based on non-science-based barriers, including ones related to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), pseudorabies (PRV) and trichinae. The U.S. government and the U.S. pork industry have in recent years provided a wealth of information to the South African government demonstrating that U.S. pork is safe and poses a negligible risk of transmission of PRRS, PRV and trichinae. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/south-african-market-remains-closed-us-pork" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/south-african-market-remains-closed-us-pork#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 08 Dec 2014 20:51:00 +0000 52741 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com