National Hog Farmer http://nationalhogfarmer.com/rss.xml en NPPC, American Farm Bureau appeals flawed privacy decision http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/nppc-american-farm-bureau-appeals-flawed-privacy-decision <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Farm Bureau </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm Bureau and NPPC filed a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit to overturn an earlier district court ruling.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/nppc-american-farm-bureau-appeals-flawed-privacy-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/nppc-american-farm-bureau-appeals-flawed-privacy-decision#comments Business Food Animal Report Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:26:00 +0000 56231 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Strong growth in first quarter pork production http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/strong-growth-first-quarter-pork-production <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. hog farmers boosted pork production 14% in March </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/strong-growth-first-quarter-pork-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/strong-growth-first-quarter-pork-production#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:37:00 +0000 56221 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Pork Board House committee passes TPA bill http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/house-committee-passes-tpa-bill <div class="field-byline"> Source: P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">House Ways and Means committee advances TPA legislation on 25 to 13 vote. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/house-committee-passes-tpa-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/house-committee-passes-tpa-bill#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:02:00 +0000 56211 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Almost $3 million awarded to increase food security through improved livestock health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/almost-3-million-awarded-increase-food-security-through-improved-livestock-health <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Three research grants have been announced by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture designed to boost food security by minimizing livestock losses to insects and diseases.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/almost-3-million-awarded-increase-food-security-through-improved-livestock-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/almost-3-million-awarded-increase-food-security-through-improved-livestock-health#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Nutrition Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:38:00 +0000 56201 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork cold storage reached record levels http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pork-cold-storage-reached-record-levels <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Packers and end users stocked up on pork products in March.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pork-cold-storage-reached-record-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pork-cold-storage-reached-record-levels#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:10:00 +0000 56191 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Alltech acquires Ridley Inc. http://nationalhogfarmer.com/alltech-acquires-ridley-inc <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Alltech and Ridley Inc. announced today that they have entered into a plan of arrangement agreement under which Alltech will acquire 100%&nbsp;of the outstanding stock of Ridley, one of the leading commercial animal nutrition companies in North America, for CAD $40.75 per share.&nbsp;The total consideration payable to Ridley shareholders is approximately CAD $521 million.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/alltech-acquires-ridley-inc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feed Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:36:20 +0000 56181 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Ralco acquires license to Birthright Moveable Milk Cup http://nationalhogfarmer.com/ralco-acquires-license-birthright-moveable-milk-cup <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Ralco announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Advanced Birthright Nutrition (ABN) for the exclusive worldwide rights to sell and distribute the Birthright Moveable Milk Cup. The new technology is a new in-line milk system that increases the profitability and efficiency of swine producers by allowing them to move supplementation milk cups within a farrowing facility while the system is running.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/ralco-acquires-license-birthright-moveable-milk-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sow Management Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:16:29 +0000 56171 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Bipartisan support advances TPA legislation http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/bipartisan-support-advances-tpa-legislation <div class="field-byline"> Source: NPPC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bill approval could boost pork exports and generate more than 10,000 jobs</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/bipartisan-support-advances-tpa-legislation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/bipartisan-support-advances-tpa-legislation#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:12:00 +0000 56161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Strong momentum for U.S. meat in Guatemala http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/strong-momentum-us-meat-guatemala <div class="field-byline"> Source: USMEF </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USMEF efforts put U.S. pork in more favorable position</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/strong-momentum-us-meat-guatemala" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/strong-momentum-us-meat-guatemala#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:01:00 +0000 56151 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com No supply fears, pork needs to be pushed http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/no-supply-fears-pork-needs-be-pushed <div class="node-body article-body">Pigs are plentiful and are going to stay that way as long as PEDV is quiet in sow farms. Margins are there to make money even if retail and menu prices are lower. While fresh pork may not be the store traffic driver of beef or chicken, bacon and brats could have some significant impacts at this time of year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/no-supply-fears-pork-needs-be-pushed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/no-supply-fears-pork-needs-be-pushed#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:04:00 +0000 56141 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Kevork Djansezian It’s a great time to balance the balance sheet http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/it-s-great-time-balance-balance-sheet <div class="field-byline"> By Daryl Timmerman, AgStar Financial Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many farms still have long-term goals to grow their operations to provide opportunities for the next generation returning to the farm. In an environment like this, it is especially important to stress test the balance sheet and assess where working capital is positioned after a potential expansion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/it-s-great-time-balance-balance-sheet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/it-s-great-time-balance-balance-sheet#comments Business Marketing Mon, 20 Apr 2015 01:51:00 +0000 56131 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Deal reached to move forward on TPA http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/deal-reached-move-forward-tpa <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The leadership of the Senate Finance Committee and the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee reached a deal to move forward on “Fast Track” trade promotion authority.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/deal-reached-move-forward-tpa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/deal-reached-move-forward-tpa#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:56:00 +0000 56121 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com House bills would delay WOTUS http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/house-bills-would-delay-wotus <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee’s fiscal year 2016 appropriations bill prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency from implementing its revised Clean Water Act rule until the fall of 2016 at the earliest.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/house-bills-would-delay-wotus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/house-bills-would-delay-wotus#comments Business Environment Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:49:00 +0000 56111 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com West Coast port study requested http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/west-coast-port-study-requested <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The chairman of the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security, is requesting that the Government Accountability Office examine the cost of West Coast ports disruptions that took effect during the nine months of labor negotiations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/west-coast-port-study-requested" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/west-coast-port-study-requested#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:41:00 +0000 56101 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com House repeals estate tax http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/house-repeals-estate-tax <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The House of Representatives passed on primarily a partisan vote legislation to repeal of the estate tax.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/house-repeals-estate-tax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/house-repeals-estate-tax#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:32:00 +0000 56091 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com USDA-USTR accepting Trade Advisory Committee nominations http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/usda-ustr-accepting-trade-advisory-committee-nominations <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA and the U.S. Trade Representative announced that they were renewing the charters and accepting nominations for new members to serve on the agricultural trade advisory committees. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/usda-ustr-accepting-trade-advisory-committee-nominations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/usda-ustr-accepting-trade-advisory-committee-nominations#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:25:00 +0000 56081 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Blueprint: Sow potential productivity captured for life http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/blueprint-sow-potential-productivity-captured-life <div class="field-byline"> By George Foxcroft, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Swine Reproductive Physiology Professor Emeritus </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Improvements in sow lifetime productivity will require the ongoing development of dam-lines best suited to specific production systems and marketing opportunities. Appropriate lifetime management of the gilt and sow is then needed to capture this genetic potential at production level.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/blueprint-sow-potential-productivity-captured-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/blueprint-sow-potential-productivity-captured-life#comments Animal Well-Being Reproduction Sow Management Sow Productivity Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:45:00 +0000 56071 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Focus on sow productivity http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/focus-sow-productivity <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sow lifetime productivity can be defined as the total number of quality pigs a sow weans from the time she becomes breeding eligible until she is removed from the herd. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/focus-sow-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/focus-sow-productivity#comments Animal Well-Being Reproduction Sow Management Sow Productivity Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:27:00 +0000 56061 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com High-flying pork prices come back down to earth http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/high-flying-pork-prices-come-back-down-earth <div class="field-byline"> Source: Rabobank </div> <div class="node-body article-body">According to the latest Rabobank Pork Quarterly report, the global pork industry has been searching for stability during Q1 2015, with strong supply growth and relatively weak demand driving the market. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/high-flying-pork-prices-come-back-down-earth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/high-flying-pork-prices-come-back-down-earth#comments Food Animal Report Marketing Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:16:00 +0000 56051 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Senate Committee leaders introduce bipartisan TPA legislation http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/senate-committee-leaders-introduce-bipartisan-tpa-legislation <div class="field-byline"> Source: U.S. Senate Finance Committee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hatch, Wyden and Ryan introduce Trade Promotion Authority legislation</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/senate-committee-leaders-introduce-bipartisan-tpa-legislation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/senate-committee-leaders-introduce-bipartisan-tpa-legislation#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:29:00 +0000 56041 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com House committee approves bill to drop WOTUS rule http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/house-committee-approves-bill-drop-wotus-rule <div class="node-body article-body">The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a bill that requests the Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) proposal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/house-committee-approves-bill-drop-wotus-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/house-committee-approves-bill-drop-wotus-rule#comments Business Food Animal Report Facilities Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:55:00 +0000 56031 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Lawsuit filed to end CAFO emissions reporting exemption http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/lawsuit-filed-end-cafo-emissions-reporting-exemption <div class="node-body article-body">Environmental and animal welfare groups challenge Bush administration EPA decision </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/lawsuit-filed-end-cafo-emissions-reporting-exemption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/lawsuit-filed-end-cafo-emissions-reporting-exemption#comments Animal Well-Being Environment Facilities Thu, 16 Apr 2015 02:26:00 +0000 56021 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Supreme Court ruled in favor of Missouri hog farm http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/supreme-court-ruled-favor-missouri-hog-farm <div class="node-body article-body">The Missouri Supreme Court on April 14 upheld limits to damage property owners can recuperate in nuisance lawsuits against agriculture operations, reported the local media.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/supreme-court-ruled-favor-missouri-hog-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/supreme-court-ruled-favor-missouri-hog-farm#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:46:00 +0000 56011 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Restaurant sales outshined spending in grocery stores http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/restaurant-sales-outshined-spending-grocery-stores <div class="node-body article-body">For the first time since 1992, sales at food establishments surpassed spending at the grocery store in March. The surge in spending on food away from home is positive for the meat sector, especially after a sluggish start to the year due to harsh winter conditions in heavily populated areas.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/restaurant-sales-outshined-spending-grocery-stores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/restaurant-sales-outshined-spending-grocery-stores#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:12:00 +0000 56001 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Pork Board An easy choice for loose sow housing access stalls http://nationalhogfarmer.com/easy-choice-loose-sow-housing-access-stalls <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Canarm AgSystems has added a new group sow housing access stall to its sow products lineup that is made to last, but elegantly simple in design, with one pivot point.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/easy-choice-loose-sow-housing-access-stalls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facilities Tue, 14 Apr 2015 20:26:43 +0000 55991 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Bird flu anxiety for hog market traders http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/bird-flu-anxiety-hog-market-traders <div class="node-body article-body">The announcement of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza by the USDA’s Animal Plant & Health Inspection Service in a Wisconsin commercial layer flock caused heartburn for hog future traders.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/bird-flu-anxiety-hog-market-traders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/bird-flu-anxiety-hog-market-traders#comments Food Animal Report Marketing Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:23:00 +0000 55971 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Cargill Hazleton meat plant spurns garbage trucks http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/cargill-hazleton-meat-plant-spurns-garbage-trucks <div class="field-byline"> Source: Cargill, Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NSF International verification finalized in time for Hazleton meat plant's April 22 Earth Day celebration</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/cargill-hazleton-meat-plant-spurns-garbage-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/cargill-hazleton-meat-plant-spurns-garbage-trucks#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:21:00 +0000 55961 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Building structure for late-parity sows http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/building-structure-late-parity-sows <div class="field-byline"> By Joe Stock and Ken Stalder, Iowa State University Department of Animal Science </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sows removed from the breeding herd for reproductive failure, may indeed be suffering from structural issues. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/building-structure-late-parity-sows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/building-structure-late-parity-sows#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Reproduction Sow Management Sow Productivity Tue, 14 Apr 2015 02:30:00 +0000 55951 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Hog price rebound factors supplies http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hog-price-rebound-factors-supplies <div class="node-body article-body">Lean Hogs futures continued their long, slow climb out of their deep hole last week and, at least for those contracts through August, are higher again on Monday. In fact, summer contracts are bumping $80 today.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hog-price-rebound-factors-supplies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hog-price-rebound-factors-supplies#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 13 Apr 2015 22:02:00 +0000 55941 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Scott Olson Iowa Swine Day http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-swine-day <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Iowa Swine Day June 25 to tackle key topics of interest to pork industry</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Iowa State University Campus</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-swine-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-swine-day#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:24:00 +0000 55921 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com