National Hog Farmer http://nationalhogfarmer.com/rss.xml en FDA begins on-farm inspections with VFD pilot project http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-begins-farm-inspections-vfd-pilot-project <div class="field-byline"> Source: Pork Checkoff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A U.S. Food and Drug Administration pilot project may be bringing FDA inspectors to farms leading up to new antibiotic regulations going into effect Jan. 1 under new Veterinary Feed Directive rules.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-begins-farm-inspections-vfd-pilot-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-begins-farm-inspections-vfd-pilot-project#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Antibiotics Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:09:00 +0000 68871 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Factors to allow for a competitive operation during swine industry expansion http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/factors-allow-competitive-operation-during-swine-industry-expansion <div class="field-byline"> By Justin Roelofs, AgStar Financial Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Keeping an eye on the financial markets, volatility in the commodity markets and increased hog production will well serve the producer with an eye on expansion to remain competitive.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/factors-allow-competitive-operation-during-swine-industry-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/factors-allow-competitive-operation-during-swine-industry-expansion#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:55:00 +0000 68861 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images 3 ways HSUS is pressing meatless agenda http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/3-ways-hsus-pressing-meatless-agenda <div class="node-body blog-body">HSUS' mission to make the entire world “meatless” is still alive and kicking. The game may have change. The tactics may be refined, but the agenda is rocking on.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/3-ways-hsus-pressing-meatless-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/3-ways-hsus-pressing-meatless-agenda#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:17:00 +0000 68841 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Legislation would make checkoffs voluntary http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/legislation-would-make-checkoffs-voluntary <div class="node-body article-body">Legislative Preview covers anti-checkoff legislation, USDA presence in Cuba, Republican ag platform, Clinton's VP choice and Congress recess.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/legislation-would-make-checkoffs-voluntary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/legislation-would-make-checkoffs-voluntary#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:52:00 +0000 68831 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Osborne awarded patent for innovative heat pad indicator light http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/osborne-awarded-patent-innovative-heat-pad-indicator-light <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Osborne Industries Inc. announces that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has recently awarded Patent No. 9,361,770, for one of the company&rsquo;s newest products: the Osborne Heat Pad Indicator Light.</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/osborne-awarded-patent-innovative-heat-pad-indicator-light" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Marketing Mon, 25 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000 68851 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Producers’ help needed in summer SVV fight http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/producers-help-needed-summer-svv-fight <div class="field-byline"> Source: Swine Health Information Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More than 60 positive accessions of the Seneca Valley Virus have been reported this year by labs across the U.S., and new cases appear to be showing up more rapidly as the summer goes on.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/producers-help-needed-summer-svv-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/producers-help-needed-summer-svv-fight#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:27:00 +0000 68821 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com And so it begins: Prestage Iowa plant – Part II http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/and-so-it-begins-prestage-iowa-plant-part-ii <div class="node-body blog-body">People will have plenty to say about Prestage Farms' plan to build a pork processing plant in Wright County, Iowa, and the county Supervisors introduced steps to maintain civility to those comments.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/and-so-it-begins-prestage-iowa-plant-part-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/and-so-it-begins-prestage-iowa-plant-part-ii#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:30:00 +0000 68811 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com How much floor space do heavy market hogs require? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/how-much-floor-space-do-heavy-market-hogs-require <div class="field-byline"> By Lee Johnston and Sarah Schieck, University of Minnesota </div> <div class="field-deck"> Studies to be completed by February </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers at five universities are conducting parallel studies to see if current floor space allowances for finishing hogs should be updated due to hogs being raised to heavier weights.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/how-much-floor-space-do-heavy-market-hogs-require" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/how-much-floor-space-do-heavy-market-hogs-require#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:32:00 +0000 68801 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Are the current recommended floor space specifications for growing-finishing hogs outdated due to producers raising hogs to heavier weights? Researchers hope to find the answer.&nbsp;</p> National Hog Farmer File Photo Passion for Pigs Seminar and Trade Show http://nationalhogfarmer.com/passion-pigs-seminar-and-trade-show-5 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Passion for Pigs seminars encourage continuing education and provide information on current issues facing the U.S. hog 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">Hotel Kirkwood Event Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 7725 Kirkwood Boulevard SW </div> <span class="locality">Cedar Rapids</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.903919">41° 54' 14.1084" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-91.655423">91° 39' 19.5228" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.903919+-91.655423+%287725+Kirkwood+Boulevard+SW%2C+Cedar+Rapids%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Passion for Pigs seminars encourage continuing education and provide information on current issues facing the U.S. hog industry.</p> <p>$45 per person (Registered before Aug. 12)<br /> $35 per person with groups of three or more (Registered before Aug. 12)<br /> $55 per person after Aug. 12</p> </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/passion-pigs-seminar-and-trade-show-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/passion-pigs-seminar-and-trade-show-5#comments 41.903919 -91.655423 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 22:38:00 +0000 68791 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Packer capacity help is on the way http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/packer-capacity-help-way <div class="node-body article-body">The big hog slaughter capacity gains arrive in 2017 and 2018 when three large, state-of-the-art plants open.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/packer-capacity-help-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/packer-capacity-help-way#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:28:00 +0000 68781 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo Minnesota Nutrition Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/minnesota-nutrition-conference-0 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Minnesota Nutrition Conference is a highly regarded and well known livestock nutrition conference in the Upper Midwest. For over 75 years, this conference has delivered leading-edge, research-based knowledge to advance sustainable production of beef, dairy, equine, poultry and swine.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Mystic Lake Casino Hotel</span> <div class="street-address"> 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd </div> <span class="locality">Prior Lake</span>, <span class="region">MN</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="44.730978">44° 43' 51.5208" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-93.473715">93° 28' 25.374" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=44.730978+-93.473715+%282400+Mystic+Lake+Blvd%2C+Prior+Lake%2C+MN%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Minnesota Nutrition Conference is a highly regarded and well known livestock nutrition conference in the Upper Midwest. For over 75 years, this conference has delivered leading-edge, research-based knowledge to advance sustainable production of beef, dairy, equine, poultry and swine.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Minnesota Nutrition Conference is presented by the University of Minnesota Department of Animal Science and University of Minnesota Extension.</p> <p><a alt="https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1840137" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001b9ojhuEZ8aDuV0TM4NFWCCwkl9l43aF6k5Nl676foMC3qUm1UVSB01HQXJhKLdIA_KVFq_7zbQhEJQ5aEoY_tyRKyUnnwNMi9V8wxtbBWMKIdBWoYZqvIpIvz9cj-6o7YiJTGRSeNJ2PGQhNoxnQsNFBcyv6lnzlh2m-f8oh_1gdwbrOIh8RwMIFOLl7q-AapRiu4iEg_0FaYhpIs5aPz-inY0Vm828MlXZoeR2t290=&amp;c=20OVeA-ROY34v8O99vThPYWle8oB-QGFOPxS6IzKkH0BFExluej5Qg==&amp;ch=_pbX3itVf4ktE1VHs0nDlvFzAah5ZfaaEQbkRsvl1HPfRRz9mmtRnA==" linktype="1" shape="rect" target="_blank" track="on">Register online</a> by Sept. 14 for early bird pricing. Pre-registration is encouraged. Registration includes pre-conference symposium, general session, species sessions, two lunches, breaks, reception and one copy of proceedings (flash drive or print).</p> </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/minnesota-nutrition-conference-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/minnesota-nutrition-conference-0#comments 44.730978 -93.473715 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:38:00 +0000 68771 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com What’s that smell … a rally in the cash hog market? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/what-s-smell-rally-cash-hog-market <div class="node-body article-body">We’re anticipating a high likelihood of a sharp cash hog market rally in late-July and into August. If it develops, anticipate a move in the August lean hog contract possibly as high as $86.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/what-s-smell-rally-cash-hog-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/what-s-smell-rally-cash-hog-market#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:27:00 +0000 68761 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Cheryl Day 2016 Feet First Swine Symposium http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2016-feet-first-swine-symposium <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Zinpro’s Feet First Swine Symposium is the place to learn the latest industry developments related to swine lameness, health and productivity.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Radisson Blu at Mall of America</span> <div class="street-address"> 2100 Killebrew Drive </div> <span class="locality">Bloomington</span>, <span class="region">MN</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="44.852912">44° 51' 10.4832" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-93.241748">93° 14' 30.2928" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=44.852912+-93.241748+%282100+Killebrew+Drive%2C+Bloomington%2C+MN%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Zinpro&rsquo;s Feet First Swine Symposium, Sept. 7-9,&nbsp;is the place to learn the latest industry developments related to swine lameness, health and productivity. Registration requested by July 29.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2016-feet-first-swine-symposium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2016-feet-first-swine-symposium#comments 44.852912 -93.241748 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:22:00 +0000 68751 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Take precautions when feeding DON-contaminated wheat to pigs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/take-precautions-when-feeding-don-contaminated-wheat-pigs <div class="field-byline"> By Bob Thaler, South Dakota State University Professor and Extension Swine Specialist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Deoxynivalenol-contaminated wheat can be added to pigs' diets if blended with an adequate mix of "clean" grain.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/take-precautions-when-feeding-don-contaminated-wheat-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/take-precautions-when-feeding-don-contaminated-wheat-pigs#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:37:00 +0000 68741 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>While deoxynivalenol-contaminated grains can cause problems for livestock, pork producers have several options when dealing with this situation.</p> Getty Images/Sean Gallup Ralco honored for its commitment to Minnesota agricultural education http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/ralco-honored-its-commitment-minnesota-agricultural-education <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>The Minnesota Association of Agricultural Educators honored Ralco with its Business and Industry Award at the group&rsquo;s summer conference in St. Cloud July 7.</p> <p>&ldquo;The award recognizes businesses and organizations that have provided support, service and promotion of agricultural education in Minnesota,&rdquo; says Tom Appel, MAAE executive director and professional development coordinator.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/ralco-honored-its-commitment-minnesota-agricultural-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing Nutrition Tue, 19 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000 68731 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Placement huge in slat floor deficiencies http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/placement-huge-slat-floor-deficiencies <div class="node-body article-body">Placement, age and quality of product, and product deficiencies are the main reasons that concrete slatted hog floors have failed and collapsed. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/placement-huge-slat-floor-deficiencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/placement-huge-slat-floor-deficiencies#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 18 Jul 2016 20:35:00 +0000 68721 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Proper placement of the floor support beam in the supporting post would have prevented this floor collapse.</p> Submitted Minnesota Pork Lenders Meeting http://nationalhogfarmer.com/minnesota-pork-lenders-meeting <div class="node-body event-body"><p>This Pork Lenders Meeting, sponsored by Minnesota Pork, will provide updates on pork processing, state and national public policy, nuisance lawsuits and the economic picture.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Country Inn &amp; Suites</span> <div class="street-address"> 1900 Premier Drive </div> <span class="locality">Mankato</span>, <span class="region">MN</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="44.176782">44° 10' 36.4152" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-93.947325">93° 56' 50.37" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=44.176782+-93.947325+%281900+Premier+Drive%2C+Mankato%2C+MN%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>This Pork Lenders Meeting, sponsored by Minnesota Pork, will provide updates on pork processing, state and national public policy, nuisance lawsuits and the economic picture.</p> <p>$20 with advanced registration, $30 at the door</p> </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/minnesota-pork-lenders-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/minnesota-pork-lenders-meeting#comments 44.176782 -93.947325 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 20:17:00 +0000 68711 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Central America shines for U.S. pork in 2016 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/central-america-shines-us-pork-2016 <div class="field-byline"> By U.S. Meat Export Federation Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. pork exports have been bolstered this year by a strong performance in Central America. Promotional campaigns, connections with the region’s meat industry and a favorable economic climate have helped push exports to Central America well above year-ago levels.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/central-america-shines-us-pork-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/central-america-shines-us-pork-2016#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:48:00 +0000 68701 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com More feed and more meat http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/more-feed-and-more-meat <div class="node-body article-body">Given the usual wide basis during harvest, corn prices should stay low enough to keep breakeven hog prices in the high $40s on a live weight basis.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/more-feed-and-more-meat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/more-feed-and-more-meat#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:10:00 +0000 68691 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com GMO labeling bill headed to the White House for approval http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/gmo-labeling-bill-headed-white-house-approval <div class="node-body article-body">President Obama is expected to sign the genetically modified organism labeling bill, preempting enactment of Vermont's labeling law.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/gmo-labeling-bill-headed-white-house-approval" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/gmo-labeling-bill-headed-white-house-approval#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Health Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:06:00 +0000 68681 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Mark Wilson Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation donates truckload of pork to replenish rural food pantries http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/deb-and-jeff-hansen-foundation-donates-truckload-pork-replenish-rural-food-pantries <div class="node-body article-body">The Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation and Iowa Select Farms donated approximately 44,000 pounds of nutrient-rich protein to help feed Iowa families in need. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/deb-and-jeff-hansen-foundation-donates-truckload-pork-replenish-rural-food-pantries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/deb-and-jeff-hansen-foundation-donates-truckload-pork-replenish-rural-food-pantries#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Fri, 15 Jul 2016 22:13:00 +0000 68671 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>The food pantry in New Hampton, Iowa, was just one of 82 food pantries across the Hawkeye State to receive pork loin donations from the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation and Iowa Select Farms.</p> Courtesy of Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation Swine Health Information Center cites successes in first year http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/swine-health-information-center-cites-successes-first-year <div class="field-byline"> By Paul Sundberg, Swine Health Information Center Executive Director </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As the Swine Health Information Center celebrates its first anniversary, it’s time to look back at what the organization has accomplished in its first year.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/swine-health-information-center-cites-successes-first-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/swine-health-information-center-cites-successes-first-year#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report PEDV Health Marketing Fri, 15 Jul 2016 20:15:00 +0000 68661 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Show youth building responsibilities http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/show-youth-building-responsibilities <div class="node-body blog-body">As 4-H and FFA members are preparing their show animals for the numerous fairs and open shows this summer, they are also unknowingly building many positive character traits to serve them for their lifetimes.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/show-youth-building-responsibilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/show-youth-building-responsibilities#comments Animal Well-Being Business Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:06:00 +0000 68651 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Over the mountain: Advice from the other side of the group housing transition http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/over-mountain-advice-other-side-group-housing-transition <div class="field-byline"> By Ann Marie Ames, Filament Marketing </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Questions abound on the conversion to group sow housing. A World Pork Expo producer-to-producer panel of hog producers who have made the conversion answer some of those burning questions.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/over-mountain-advice-other-side-group-housing-transition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/over-mountain-advice-other-side-group-housing-transition#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:08:00 +0000 68641 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Chelsea Allgier walks through a 275-sow group gestation pen at Jayce Mountain Pork in Fredericktown, Mo. The team at Jayce Mountain has learned sows in group gestation pens are less afraid of people than crate sows are. Workers can administer vaccines, do pregnancy checks and complete other tasks while the sows are in the group pens.</p> Submitted Swine Production VFD Survival Strategy Webinar http://nationalhogfarmer.com/swine-production-vfd-survival-strategy-webinar <div class="node-body event-body">A “VFD Survival Strategy” webinar series, hosted by GlobalVetLINK, will provide information and resources from leading veterinarians and industry experts to help with preparation for compliance with Veterinary Feed Directives.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">GlobalVetLINK “VFD Survival Strategy” webinar </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="field-desc"> <p>A&nbsp;&ldquo;VFD Survival Strategy&rdquo; webinar series, hosted by GlobalVetLINK, will provide information and resources from leading veterinarians and industry experts to help with preparation for compliance with Veterinary Feed Directives.</p> <p>With the new VFD regulations changes coming in January, many in the industry still have questions about how the changes will affect their business. The VFD Survival Strategy webinars are offered for individual stakeholder groups &mdash; including feed distributors, veterinarians and producers of swine, beef, dairy and poultry.</p> <p>Topics covered during the webinars include education about VFDs and the coming changes, clarification about interpretation of the rule, actions to take now to prepare and resources available to help with compliance. Each webinar will also provide an opportunity for webinar attendees to ask presenters questions about the 2017 VFD transition.</p> <p>This webinar will be presented by&nbsp;Chris Rademacher, DVM, Swine Extension Veterinarian at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.</p> <p>For additional details and to register for this webinar, as well as information on feed mill,&nbsp;veterinarian and species-specific webinars, visit <a href="http://www.globalvetlink.com/vfdsurvivalwebinars" target="_blank">www.globalvetlink.com/vfdsurvivalwebinars</a>.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/swine-production-vfd-survival-strategy-webinar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/swine-production-vfd-survival-strategy-webinar#comments Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:20:00 +0000 68631 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Veterinarian VFD Survival Strategy Webinar http://nationalhogfarmer.com/veterinarian-vfd-survival-strategy-webinar <div class="node-body event-body"><p>A “VFD Survival Strategy” webinar series, hosted by GlobalVetLINK, will provide information and resources from leading veterinarians and industry experts to help with preparation for compliance with Veterinary Feed Directives.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">GlobalVetLINK Veterinarian VFD Survival Strategy Webinar</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="field-desc"> <p>A&nbsp;&ldquo;VFD Survival Strategy&rdquo; webinar series, hosted by GlobalVetLINK, will provide information and resources from leading veterinarians and industry experts to help with preparation for compliance with Veterinary Feed Directives.</p> <p>With the new VFD regulations changes coming in January, many in the industry still have questions about how the changes will affect their business. The VFD Survival Strategy webinars are offered for individual stakeholder groups &mdash; including feed distributors, veterinarians and producers of swine, beef, dairy and poultry.</p> <p>Topics covered during the webinars include education about VFDs and the coming changes, clarification about interpretation of the rule, actions to take now to prepare and resources available to help with compliance. Each webinar will also provide an opportunity for webinar attendees to ask presenters questions about the 2017 VFD transition.</p> <p>This webinar will be presented by Tyler Holck, DVM, Veterinary Consultant, Feed His People LLC.</p> <p>For additional details and to register for this webinar, as well as information on a veterinarian and species-specific webinars, visit <a href="http://www.globalvetlink.com/vfdsurvivalwebinars" target="_blank">www.globalvetlink.com/vfdsurvivalwebinars</a>.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/veterinarian-vfd-survival-strategy-webinar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/veterinarian-vfd-survival-strategy-webinar#comments Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:01:00 +0000 68621 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Feed Mill VFD Survival Strategy Webinar http://nationalhogfarmer.com/feed-mill-vfd-survival-strategy-webinar <div class="node-body event-body"><p>An upcoming “VFD Survival Strategy” webinar series, hosted by GlobalVetLINK, will provide information and resources from leading veterinarians and industry experts to help with preparation for compliance with Veterinary Feed Directives.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">GlobalVetLINK “VFD Survival Strategy” webinar </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="field-desc"> <p>A&nbsp;&ldquo;VFD Survival Strategy&rdquo; webinar series, hosted by GlobalVetLINK, will provide information and resources from leading veterinarians and industry experts to help with preparation for compliance with Veterinary Feed Directives.</p> <p>With the new VFD regulations changes coming in January, many in the industry still have questions about how the changes will affect their business. The VFD Survival Strategy webinars are offered for individual stakeholder groups &mdash; including feed distributors, veterinarians and producers of swine, beef, dairy and poultry.</p> <p>Topics covered during the webinars include education about VFDs and the coming changes, clarification about interpretation of the rule, actions to take now to prepare and resources available to help with compliance. Each webinar will also provide an opportunity for webinar attendees to ask presenters questions about the 2017 VFD transition.</p> <p>This webinar is presented by Phil Lawler, Principal at PDT Consultants LCC.</p> <p>For additional details and to register for this webinar, as well as information on a veterinarian and species-specific webinars, visit <a href="http://www.globalvetlink.com/vfdsurvivalwebinars" target="_blank">www.globalvetlink.com/vfdsurvivalwebinars</a>.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/feed-mill-vfd-survival-strategy-webinar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/feed-mill-vfd-survival-strategy-webinar#comments Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:15:00 +0000 68611 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Rethinking stink about antibiotics in manure http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/rethinking-stink-about-antibiotics-manure <div class="field-byline"> Source: Soil Science Society of America </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Antibiotics ward off diseases. Low levels of antibiotics are also often fed to livestock to improve their growth. However, much of the antibiotics fed to livestock goes to waste — literally.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/rethinking-stink-about-antibiotics-manure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/rethinking-stink-about-antibiotics-manure#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Thu, 14 Jul 2016 18:42:00 +0000 68601 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Soil Science Society of America The importance of xylanase application in achieving consistent gains in swine http://nationalhogfarmer.com/ab-vista-division-ab-agri-ltd/importance-xylanase-application-achieving-consistent-gains-swine <div class="field-byline"> SPONSORED </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. trials in finisher pigs, reveal the potential of an average 6 point improvement in weight corrected FCR, through xylanase application. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/ab-vista-division-ab-agri-ltd/importance-xylanase-application-achieving-consistent-gains-swine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/ab-vista-division-ab-agri-ltd/importance-xylanase-application-achieving-consistent-gains-swine#comments AB Vista, a division of AB Agri Ltd Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:04:00 +0000 68581 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Swine Management Services announces Valerie Duttlinger as new team member http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/swine-management-services-announces-valerie-duttlinger-new-team-member <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Swine Management Services is proud to announce the addition of Valerie Duttlinger to the SMS team. Duttlinger comes from a strong production and genetic background with experience in the United States as well as in Asia.</p> <p>&ldquo;We have worked with Valerie for several years and are excited to have her join our team. Valerie&rsquo;s wealth of knowledge in the swine industry strengthens SMS&rsquo;s commitment to being the leading provider of &lsquo;<em>information solutions to the swine industry,</em>&rsquo;&rdquo; says Ron Ketchem, owner at SMS.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/swine-management-services-announces-valerie-duttlinger-new-team-member" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Marketing Reproduction Thu, 14 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000 68591 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com