National Hog Farmer http://nationalhogfarmer.com/rss.xml/xmlrpc.php en Organic livestock and poultry rule reaches last step http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/organic-livestock-and-poultry-rule-reaches-last-step <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA’s Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule now is pending at the White House Office of Management and Budget, the last step in the rule-making process before it becomes final. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/organic-livestock-and-poultry-rule-reaches-last-step" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/organic-livestock-and-poultry-rule-reaches-last-step#comments Animal Health Business Food Animal Report Nutrition Business & Marketing Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:29:00 +0000 71701 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Organic livestock and poultry rule almost final.</p> Getty Image/David McNew Country relations in a post-Fidel era http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/country-relations-post-fidel-era <div class="node-body blog-body">Now that Fidel Castro has passed on, it will be interesting to see how well President-elect Donald Trump and Cuban President Raúl Castro get along.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/country-relations-post-fidel-era" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/country-relations-post-fidel-era#comments Business Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:03:00 +0000 71691 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Fidel Castro and his brother Raul Castro attend the Cuban Parliament&#39;s closing session Dec. 23, 2004 in Havana, Cuba.</p> Research ties sow and progeny diet to kyphosis risk http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/research-ties-sow-and-progeny-diet-kyphosis-risk <div class="node-body article-body">Research from the University of Wisconsin has given pork producers some things to consider when identifying and mitigating the causes of kyphosis, a condition characterized by an abnormal, outward spinal curvature in pigs.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/research-ties-sow-and-progeny-diet-kyphosis-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/research-ties-sow-and-progeny-diet-kyphosis-risk#comments Animal Health Food Animal Report Nutrition Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:17:00 +0000 71681 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Kyphosis, sometimes referred to as &ldquo;humped-back,&rdquo; typically doesn&rsquo;t appear until pigs are 5 to 6 weeks old. Possible factors include physical or metabolic abnormalities, trauma, genetics, disease stress, environmental stress, or strain on the lumbar spine.</p> Filament Marketing Improving weight gain for transitioning pigs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/industry-voice/improving-weight-gain-transitioning-pigs <div class="field-byline"> SPONSORED </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Weaning is a highly stressful period for pigs. Adjusting from multiple nursing sessions with the sow to consuming dry food can be difficult and often leads to decreased post-weaning weights.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/industry-voice/improving-weight-gain-transitioning-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/industry-voice/improving-weight-gain-transitioning-pigs#comments Industry Voice Sponsored Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +0000 71571 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Research done by Tonisity shows pigs fed gruel made with Px during the weaning period resulted in positive weight gain with the greatest significance at peri-weaning (Day 25-32, &nbsp;+0.370 pounds&nbsp;over control) and at 94 days (+4.78 pounds over control).</p> Keystone Pork Expo http://nationalhogfarmer.com/keystone-pork-expo <div class="node-body event-body">Keystone Pork Expo, in conjunction with Poultry Progress Day, will be held Feb. 21 in East Earl, Pa.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Shady Maple Banquet Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 129 Toddy Drive </div> <span class="locality">East Earl</span>, <span class="region">PA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.118509">40° 7' 6.6324" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-76.032120">76° 1' 55.632" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=40.118509+-76.032120+%28129+Toddy+Drive%2C+East+Earl%2C+PA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Keystone Pork Expo, in conjunction with Poultry Progress Day, will be held Feb. 21 at the Shady Maple Banquet Center in East Earl, Pa.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/keystone-pork-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/keystone-pork-expo#comments 40.118509 -76.032120 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:06:00 +0000 71671 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Michigan Pork Symposium http://nationalhogfarmer.com/michigan-pork-symposium <div class="node-body event-body">The Michigan Pork Producers Association is joining efforts with Michigan State University Extension to host the annual “Michigan Pork Symposium” on Feb. 16. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Lansing Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 333 E. Michigan Avenue </div> <span class="locality">Lansing</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <span class="postal-code">48933</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.734142">42° 44' 2.9112" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.547984">84° 32' 52.7424" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.734142+-84.547984+%28333+E.+Michigan+Avenue%2C+Lansing%2C+MI%2C+48933%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Michigan Pork Producers Association is joining efforts with Michigan State University Extension to host the annual &ldquo;Michigan Pork Symposium&rdquo; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb.&nbsp;16 at the Lansing Center in Lansing.</p> <p>Through presentations surrounding this year&rsquo;s theme, the conference is intended to provide producers with knowledge that will help them provide a growing human population an environmentally-safe, socially-acceptable, low-cost source of meat. The conference will be held at The Lansing Center in Lansing, Mich.</p> <p>For information on sponsoring this event or to attend, please contact the MPPA office at 517-853-3782 or <a href="mailto:schmitt@mipork.org">schmitt@mipork.org</a>.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/michigan-pork-symposium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/michigan-pork-symposium#comments 42.734142 -84.547984 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:54:00 +0000 71661 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Nebraska Pork Producers Association Annual Meeting http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nebraska-pork-producers-association-annual-meeting-0 <div class="node-body event-body">The annual meeting of the Nebraska Pork Producers Association will take place Feb. 14 in Lincoln.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Innovation Campus</span> <div class="street-address"> 2021 Transformation Dr. </div> <span class="locality">Lincoln</span>, <span class="region">NE</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.832912">40° 49' 58.4832" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-96.694166">96° 41' 38.9976" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=40.832912+-96.694166+%282021+Transformation+Dr.+%2C+Lincoln%2C+NE%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The annual meeting of the Nebraska Pork Producers Association will take place Feb. 14 at the Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive, in Lincoln.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nebraska-pork-producers-association-annual-meeting-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nebraska-pork-producers-association-annual-meeting-0#comments 40.832912 -96.694166 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:43:00 +0000 71651 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Wisconsin Pork/Corn/Soy Expo http://nationalhogfarmer.com/wisconsin-porkcornsoy-expo <div class="node-body event-body">The annual Wisconsin Pork/Corn/Soy Expo, Feb. 2-3, provides a one-stop opportunity for educational programs, trade show and networking.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Kalahari Resort</span> <span class="locality">Wisconsin Dells</span>, <span class="region">WI</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.627479">43° 37' 38.9244" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-89.770958">89° 46' 15.4488" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=43.627479+-89.770958+%28%2C+Wisconsin+Dells%2C+WI%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The annual Wisconsin Pork/Corn/Soy Expo, Feb. 2-3, provides a one-stop opportunity for educational programs, trade show and networking. Held at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, it also gives producers a chance to mix business with family time at a popular winter destination.</p> <p>The event is hosted by Wisconsin Pork Association, Wisconsin Soybean Association, Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board,&nbsp; Wisconsin Corn Growers Association and Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/wisconsin-porkcornsoy-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/wisconsin-porkcornsoy-expo#comments 43.627479 -89.770958 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:23:00 +0000 71641 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Illinois Pork Expo http://nationalhogfarmer.com/illinois-pork-expo-4 <div class="node-body event-body">The Illinois Pork Expo will take place Jan. 31-Feb. at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Ill. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Prairie Capital Convention Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 1 Convention Center Plaza </div> <span class="locality">Springfield</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.633125">40° 37' 59.25" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-89.398528">89° 23' 54.7008" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=40.633125+-89.398528+%281+Convention+Center+Plaza%2C+Springfield%2C+IL%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Highlights of the Illinois Pork Expo, Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Ill., include trade show on 2-9 p.m. Jan. 31 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m Feb. 1.</p> <p>There will also be a Legislative Reception 5-7:30 p.m. Jan. 31, as well as an amazing line-up of seminars both days.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/illinois-pork-expo-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/illinois-pork-expo-4#comments 40.633125 -89.398528 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:00:00 +0000 71631 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com South Dakota Pork Congress http://nationalhogfarmer.com/south-dakota-pork-congress-0 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>South Dakota Pork Congress is an action-packed, informative, two-day event for the South Dakota Pork Industry including trade show, annual business meetings (Checkoff and non-Checkoff), producer educational seminars, Master Pork Producers Recognition Banquet (Jan. 11) and live auction following the banquet.<br /> Last year, more than 100 exhibitors displayed the latest technology, equipment, vet supplies, construction and more at the annual trade show that takes place at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall in Sioux Falls.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Ramkota Hotel</span> <div class="street-address"> 3200 West Maple Street </div> <span class="locality">Sioux Falls</span>, <span class="region">SD</span> <span class="postal-code">57107</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.573443">43° 34' 24.3948" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-96.769304">96° 46' 9.4944" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=43.573443+-96.769304+%283200+West+Maple+Street%2C+Sioux+Falls%2C+SD%2C+57107%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>South Dakota Pork Congress, Jan. 11-12, is an action-packed, informative, two-day event for the South Dakota Pork Industry including trade show, annual business meetings (Checkoff and non-Checkoff), producer educational seminars, Master Pork Producers Recognition Banquet (Jan. 11) and live auction following the banquet.&nbsp;</p> <p>Last year, more than 100 exhibitors displayed the latest technology, equipment, vet supplies, construction and more at the annual trade show that takes place at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall in Sioux Falls.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/south-dakota-pork-congress-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/south-dakota-pork-congress-0#comments 43.573443 -96.769304 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:02:00 +0000 71621 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Added fat in pig diets may affect digestibility of nutrients http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/added-fat-pig-diets-may-affect-digestibility-nutrients <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers set out to determine the effect of the relative concentrations of saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids on the apparent total tract digestibility of minerals in diets fed to pigs.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/added-fat-pig-diets-may-affect-digestibility-nutrients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/added-fat-pig-diets-may-affect-digestibility-nutrients#comments Animal Health Food Animal Report Nutrition Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:23:00 +0000 71611 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Pork Board Keep Senecavirus on your radar http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-welfare/keep-senecavirus-your-radar <div class="field-byline"> By Luis Giménez-Lirola, Pablo Piñeyro, Jeffrey Zimmerman, Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The primary concern has been Senecavirus A-induced vesicles on pigs’ snout and feet look exactly like the lesions produced by our most important foreign animal diseases.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-welfare/keep-senecavirus-your-radar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-welfare/keep-senecavirus-your-radar#comments Animal Health Food Animal Report Animal Welfare Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:18:00 +0000 71601 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Deep nail bed hemorrhages sign of Seneca Valley Virus.</p> Courtesy Christopher Rademacher/Iowa State University Iowa Pork Congress http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-congress-4 <div class="node-body event-body">The 2017 Iowa Pork Congress will be held in Des Moines on Jan. 25-26.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Iowa Events Center</span> <span class="locality">Des Moines</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.600545">41° 36' 1.962" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-93.609106">93° 36' 32.7816" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.600545+-93.609106+%28%2C+Des+Moines%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The <a href="http://www.iowaporkcongress.org/" target="_blank">2017 Iowa Pork Congress</a> will be held Jan. 25-26 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.</p> <p>Trade show hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 25 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 26.</p> <p>The Iowa Pork Producers Association Annual Meeting will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 24, and the Iowa Pork Congress Kickoff Reception &amp; Auction will be 5-8 p.m., also on Jan. 24.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-congress-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-congress-4#comments 41.600545 -93.609106 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 22:22:00 +0000 71591 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pig farmers encouraged to pay-it-forward http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pig-farmers-encouraged-pay-it-forward <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pork Checkoff is encouraging pig farmers to pay-it-forward with a new holiday campaign called #HamsAcrossAmerica.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pig-farmers-encouraged-pay-it-forward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pig-farmers-encouraged-pay-it-forward#comments Business Food Animal Report Pork is Delicious Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:23:00 +0000 71581 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork Association donates $10,000 to new meats lab http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-association-donates-10000-new-meats-lab <div class="field-byline"> Source: Wisconsin Pork Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Wisconsin Pork Association has recently made a donation of $10,000 to the new University of Wisconsin Meats Lab in Madison.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-association-donates-10000-new-meats-lab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-association-donates-10000-new-meats-lab#comments Business Food Animal Report Business & Marketing Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:14:00 +0000 71561 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Protesting agriculture becoming a professional sport http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/protesting-agriculture-becoming-professional-sport <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>American agriculture built this nation.&nbsp; In the most primitive form, living off the land is the only way to survive.&nbsp; Teach Americans to farm and they will feed the world.&nbsp; And that is exactly what happened as the United States emerged as a powerful nation.&nbsp; Many United States Presidents have credited agriculture for being the noblest profession and the backbone of the country:</p> <p class="rteindent1"><em>&ldquo;Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful, and most noble employment of man.&rdquo; &mdash; President George Washington</em></p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/protesting-agriculture-becoming-professional-sport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/protesting-agriculture-becoming-professional-sport#comments Business Livestock Facilities Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:26:00 +0000 71541 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Photo Credit: Thinkstock/ericcrama</p> PCV2 genotypes are expanding, furthering challenges http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/pcv2-genotypes-are-expanding-furthering-challenges <div class="field-byline"> By Darin Madson, Emma Chalupsky and Chris Rademacher, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Although effective vaccines have been able to reduce the impact, porcine circovirus type 2 continues to create challenges for hog producers worldwide.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/pcv2-genotypes-are-expanding-furthering-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/pcv2-genotypes-are-expanding-furthering-challenges#comments Animal Health Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:48:00 +0000 71531 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer Hog prices climbing the wall of supply http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hog-prices-climbing-wall-supply <div class="node-body article-body">Market analyst Dennis Smith looks at key fundamentals that are impacting the current hog market, driven by processors, a surprise Trump election and the weight of market hogs.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hog-prices-climbing-wall-supply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hog-prices-climbing-wall-supply#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:18:00 +0000 71521 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer Xylem‘s Flygt agri-technology to be sold through nationwide dealer http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/xylem-s-flygt-agri-technology-be-sold-through-nationwide-dealer <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world&rsquo;s most challenging water issues, has announced that its Flygt pumps and mixers, ideal for the agriculture market, will be made available across the U.S. through a network of accredited distributors. Xylem has brought E&amp;R Agri-Sales LLC on board as Xylem&rsquo;s main distributor of its agri-technology range of Flygt pumps and mixers.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/xylem-s-flygt-agri-technology-be-sold-through-nationwide-dealer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Livestock Facilities Facilities Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:13:34 +0000 71511 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Trump pulling out of TPP http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/trump-pulling-out-tpp <div class="node-body article-body">President-elect Trump has plans for TPP withdrawal; COOL will not return; RFS corn ethanol mandate increased; Trump transition team leader named; Simmons staff director of House ag Dems.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/trump-pulling-out-tpp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/trump-pulling-out-tpp#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:34:00 +0000 71501 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Justin Sullivan Emerging evidence expands industry’s understanding of the true impact of heat stress http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/emerging-evidence-expands-industry-s-understanding-true-impact-heat-stress <div class="field-byline"> By Michelle Rhoads, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University assistant professor in Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences, and Tim Safranski, University of Missouri professor in Animal Sciences Department </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When females gestate through the heat of summer, the environmental stress reduces productivity in several ways. Researchers and producers have known for decades that the pregnant gilt or sow is directly affected by heat stress, but what may come as a surprise is that unborn offspring are also affected by gestational heat stress. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/emerging-evidence-expands-industry-s-understanding-true-impact-heat-stress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/emerging-evidence-expands-industry-s-understanding-true-impact-heat-stress#comments Animal Health Food Animal Report Reproduction Reproduction Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:11:00 +0000 71491 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Research shows gestational heat stress results in differences in behavior, feed intake and growth, and affects the nutrient composition of milk produced by gilts.&nbsp;</p> SONGQIUJU/ISTOCK/THINKSTOCK FluSure XP vaccine with strain update now available from Zoetis http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/flusure-xp-vaccine-strain-update-now-available-zoetis <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Zoetis Inc. today announced the availability of its FluSure XP vaccine updated with clusters IV-A and IV-B of the H3N2 subtype. Because influenza A virus of swine continues to evolve and challenge swine herds, Zoetis has responded by updating FluSure XP to include the most relevant strains found to be circulating in U.S. herds. The updated vaccine is licensed by the USDA.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/flusure-xp-vaccine-strain-update-now-available-zoetis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Health Business Marketing Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000 71551 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Welcome to the season of ham http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/welcome-season-ham <div class="node-body blog-body">Nothing sets the table, and the mood, like a beautiful Christmas ham. That is good news for the U.S. pork industry.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/welcome-season-ham" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/welcome-season-ham#comments Business Marketing Pork is Delicious National Hog Farmer Blog Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:20:00 +0000 71481 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Understanding manure flow is a piece of cake http://nationalhogfarmer.com/livestock-facilities/understanding-manure-flow-piece-cake <div class="node-body article-body">How manure moves through the soil profile is effected by a number of variables, but understanding those for maximum nutrient management is a piece of cake.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/livestock-facilities/understanding-manure-flow-piece-cake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/livestock-facilities/understanding-manure-flow-piece-cake#comments Business Food Animal Report Livestock Facilities Marketing Manure Nutrient Management Manure Management Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:16:00 +0000 71471 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 5 factors driving the U.S. pork market http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/5-factors-driving-us-pork-market <div class="node-body article-body">The expanding U.S. pork industry creates marketing opportunities and challenges as more pigs and pounds of pork are hitting the market — domestically and globally.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/5-factors-driving-us-pork-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/5-factors-driving-us-pork-market#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Tue, 22 Nov 2016 23:35:00 +0000 71461 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer Smithfield Foods to acquire Clougherty Packing LLC http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/smithfield-foods-acquire-clougherty-packing-llc <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Smithfield Foods&nbsp;Inc. announces that it has begun the process to acquire Clougherty Packing LLC from Hormel Foods Corp. Through this agreement, which is expected to be complete within a month pending closing conditions and regulatory approvals, Smithfield will add the Farmer John and Saag&rsquo;s Specialty Meats brands to its lineup as well as two processing facilities and three farms to its operations.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/smithfield-foods-acquire-clougherty-packing-llc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Business & Marketing Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:12:59 +0000 71451 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Just enough hog slaughter capacity? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/just-enough-hog-slaughter-capacity <div class="node-body article-body">Slaughter weights have been holding steady this fall. That is an indication that we haven’t created a backlog of hogs that will have to be worked through.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/just-enough-hog-slaughter-capacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/just-enough-hog-slaughter-capacity#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:45:00 +0000 71441 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Pork Board Keep working capital in mind during year-end planning http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/keep-working-capital-mind-during-year-end-planning <div class="field-byline"> By Kent Bang, AgStar Financial Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">However you evaluate opportunities, the goal should be to strive to maintain a strong balance sheet with liquidity, improve production, reduce costs and maximize the value of the pigs sold.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/keep-working-capital-mind-during-year-end-planning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/keep-working-capital-mind-during-year-end-planning#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:20:00 +0000 71431 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Pork Board 5 blessings to say around the table http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/5-blessings-say-around-table <div class="node-body blog-body">There are so many sectors in agriculture facing the same financial fate in 2016, low to negative returns. As a business person, it is not wrong to focus on the economics, however; sometimes we lose sight of the smallest blessings.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/5-blessings-say-around-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/5-blessings-say-around-table#comments Business Sustainability Animal Welfare Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:29:00 +0000 71421 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Trump transition moving forward http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/trump-transition-moving-forward <div class="node-body article-body">President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team moving forward; House Republicans select leaders, Democrats delay choices; Senate leaders chosen; ag committee leaders remain; Thanksgiving meal goes down.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/trump-transition-moving-forward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/trump-transition-moving-forward#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000 71411 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Andrew Burton