National Hog Farmer http://nationalhogfarmer.com/rss.xml/xmlrpc.php en Filtration, ventilation key to herd health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/filtration-ventilation-key-herd-health <div class="node-body gallery-body">Ventilation is a very important component to the health of a swine herd in today's modern facilities.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/filtration-ventilation-key-herd-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/filtration-ventilation-key-herd-health#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Health Marketing Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:54:00 +0000 70161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Young veterinarian puts animal welfare first and foremost http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/young-veterinarian-puts-animal-welfare-first-and-foremost <div class="node-body video-body">Natalie and John Baker discuss with farm broadcaster Max Armstrong the importance of focusing on individual pig care and encouraging pork producers to consciously think what is right for the pig.</div> <div class="field-byline"> This Week in Agribusiness </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/young-veterinarian-puts-animal-welfare-first-and-foremost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/young-veterinarian-puts-animal-welfare-first-and-foremost#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Health Marketing Health Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:11:00 +0000 70151 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Feed wheat to hogs with proper precautions http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/feed-wheat-hogs-proper-precautions <div class="node-body article-body">Though the price of wheat may entice hog producers to add the small grain to swine diets, Kansas State’s Mike Tokach urges producers to tread carefully, heeding precautions. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/feed-wheat-hogs-proper-precautions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/feed-wheat-hogs-proper-precautions#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:21:00 +0000 70141 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Sean Gallup Most complete respiratory protection http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/most-complete-respiratory-protection <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>When it comes to raising pigs, it is important to create a system to produce pigs of uniform size that grow at a similar rate. But, what happens when pigs are showing different feed conversion rates, different signs of disease, and as a result, different rates of growth? Your bottom line starts hurting.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/most-complete-respiratory-protection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Health Business & Marketing Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:26:24 +0000 70121 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Call for Entries: Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/call-entries-awards-advancing-research-respiratory-disease <div class="field-byline"> Source: Respiratory Disease Research Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease, with financial support from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., is pleased to open the call for entries for the 2017 research proposals. Practicing veterinarians and researchers seeking a research award need to submit a proposal by Jan. 2. Three $35,000 awards will be available.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/call-entries-awards-advancing-research-respiratory-disease" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/call-entries-awards-advancing-research-respiratory-disease#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Health Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:14:00 +0000 70111 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com TechMix stimulates new-born pigs with NeoPerk http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/techmix-stimulates-new-born-pigs-neoperk <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>NeoPerk from TechMix is a Day 1 product for new-born pigs designed to increase activity and encourage effective suckling. Getting every pig on the teat early is critical to long-term development. Many pigs exhibit sluggish behavior or are slower responders &mdash; and during the colostrum phase this can be particularly problematic when these nutrients are especially critical to development. Using NeoPerk on every pig reduces the risk of fall behinds and provides Day 1 energy that stimulates nursing and results in more vigor and weight gain.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/techmix-stimulates-new-born-pigs-neoperk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Marketing Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000 70131 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Pork Board delivers on strategy of responsible antibiotic use http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/national-pork-board-delivers-strategy-responsible-antibiotic-use <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The National Pork Board is leading the conversation to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria and preserve the responsible on-farm use of antibiotics in pork production.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/national-pork-board-delivers-strategy-responsible-antibiotic-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/national-pork-board-delivers-strategy-responsible-antibiotic-use#comments Animal Well-Being Health Marketing Health Antibiotics Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000 70101 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com PAACO offers auditor certification for common swine industry audit http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/paaco-offers-auditor-certification-common-swine-industry-audit <div class="field-byline"> Source: Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization announces that it will offer the first in a series of training courses beginning in October to certify auditors to conduct the Common Swine Industry Audit.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/paaco-offers-auditor-certification-common-swine-industry-audit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/paaco-offers-auditor-certification-common-swine-industry-audit#comments Animal Well-Being Business Marketing Resources Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:31:00 +0000 70091 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Murray’s problem-solving earns her Science in Practice honor http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/murray-s-problem-solving-earns-her-science-practice-honor <div class="node-body article-body">Deborah Murray, Veterinary Services manager, with New Fashion Pork likes to act the part of problem solver for her health solutions. That has earned her this year's Science in Practice Award at the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference in St. Paul, Minn.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/murray-s-problem-solving-earns-her-science-practice-honor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/murray-s-problem-solving-earns-her-science-practice-honor#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:58:00 +0000 70081 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Furst-McNess and Micron Bio-Systems form research partnership http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/furst-mcness-and-micron-bio-systems-form-research-partnership <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Furst-McNess and Micron Bio-Systems are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement that will enhance both company&rsquo;s research and development efforts within the areas of Feed and Forage Preservation, which includes researching and understanding Feed Quality, Molds and Mycotoxins.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/furst-mcness-and-micron-bio-systems-form-research-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:23:00 +0000 70071 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com It’s a better time to be a packer than a producer http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/it-s-better-time-be-packer-producer <div class="node-body article-body">Record hog slaughter will stress slaughter capacity and force down hog prices more than usual. If so, this year may turn out to be the most profitable one ever for hog packers.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/it-s-better-time-be-packer-producer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/it-s-better-time-be-packer-producer#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:34:00 +0000 70061 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com FDA seeks input on judicious use of medically important antimicrobials http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/fda-seeks-input-judicious-use-medically-important-antimicrobials <div class="node-body article-body">FDA seeks input on judicious use of medically important microbials; producers win appeal versus EPA; WTO complaint filed against China subsidies; large corn and soybean crops projected.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/fda-seeks-input-judicious-use-medically-important-antimicrobials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/fda-seeks-input-judicious-use-medically-important-antimicrobials#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Nutrition Legislative Preview Mon, 19 Sep 2016 04:25:00 +0000 70051 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Chilled U.S. pork makes headway in fiercely competitive Japanese market http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/chilled-us-pork-makes-headway-fiercely-competitive-japanese-market <div class="field-byline"> By U.S. Meat Export Federation Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The bright spot for U.S. pork exports to Japan in 2016 is that shipments of higher-value chilled (never frozen) cuts are on a record-setting pace. Through July, exports of chilled U.S. pork to Japan totaled 126,394 metric tons, up 12% from the same period last year.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/chilled-us-pork-makes-headway-fiercely-competitive-japanese-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/chilled-us-pork-makes-headway-fiercely-competitive-japanese-market#comments Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 19 Sep 2016 02:47:00 +0000 70041 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com TPP pork producers’ top priority during fly-in http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/tpp-pork-producers-top-priority-during-fly <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Getting a vote this year on the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement was the top issue on which pork producers from around the country lobbied their congressional lawmakers this week.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/tpp-pork-producers-top-priority-during-fly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/tpp-pork-producers-top-priority-during-fly#comments Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Fri, 16 Sep 2016 19:09:00 +0000 70031 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Website highlights FDA policies updating standards for antibiotics used in food animals http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/website-highlights-fda-policies-updating-standards-antibiotics-used-food-animals <div class="field-byline"> Source: Animal Health Institute </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Expanded Veterinary Feed Directives go into effect Jan. 1, and producers and veterinarians have yet another place to turn for more information on the changes they face.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/website-highlights-fda-policies-updating-standards-antibiotics-used-food-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/website-highlights-fda-policies-updating-standards-antibiotics-used-food-animals#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Antibiotics Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:09:00 +0000 70021 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Better yourself through learning http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/better-yourself-through-learning <div class="node-body blog-body">Hog producers have lots of opportunities to better themselves through workshops, seminars and symposiums. Whichever you choose, take full advantage of learning what you don't know, or solidifying what you all ready know.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/better-yourself-through-learning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/better-yourself-through-learning#comments Animal Well-Being Business Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:32:00 +0000 70011 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Production partnership takes on different meaning at time of loss http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/production-partnership-takes-different-meaning-time-loss <div class="node-body article-body">At the time of need, “family” expands in a production partnership to keep the hog farming dream alive.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/production-partnership-takes-different-meaning-time-loss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/production-partnership-takes-different-meaning-time-loss#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:30:00 +0000 70001 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>A group of pig farmers gathered with their production partner to lend a helping hand for a fellow pork producer.</p> Producers advised to safeguard feed based on early harvest samples confirming quality risk http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/producers-advised-safeguard-feed-based-early-harvest-samples-confirming-quality-risk <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>With early harvest feed grain samples confirming a high risk year for potential feed quality issues, livestock operations and feed mills are advised to take cautionary steps to safeguard feed quality and livestock performance. &ldquo;The risk of feed grain quality issues that can affect livestock performance is quite high this year,&rdquo; says Rob Patterson, technical director for Canadian Bio-Systems Inc.&nbsp;&ldquo;That&rsquo;s no surprise with the type of growing season it has been across the Prairies.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/producers-advised-safeguard-feed-based-early-harvest-samples-confirming-quality-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Nutrition Feed Thu, 15 Sep 2016 20:23:16 +0000 69991 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Diamond V plans for major expansion http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/diamond-v-plans-major-expansion <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Diamond V plans to expand manufacturing capacity to support the increased production of natural, nutritional health products for animals.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/diamond-v-plans-major-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Marketing Nutrition Thu, 15 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000 69981 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pharmgate announces agreement to acquire ProtaTek International http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pharmgate-announces-agreement-acquire-protatek-international <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Pharmgate LLC announces an agreement to merge with ProtaTek International Inc., a developer and manufacturer of vaccines for swine, whereby ProtaTek International Inc. will become a wholly owned subsidiary. ProtaTek currently manufactures and supplies a range of vaccines through a distributor network internationally and has technology platforms supporting a range of novel products for which approval is expected in the short term. This acquisition will permit Pharmgate to diversify its business in the United States, Canada and Latin America.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pharmgate-announces-agreement-acquire-protatek-international" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Marketing Thu, 15 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000 69971 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Don’t ignore nutrient management plans during fall rush http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/don-t-ignore-nutrient-management-plans-during-fall-rush <div class="field-byline"> Source: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Don’t forget your manure nutrient management plans in the haste of bringing in the fall crop and hauling manure onto your fields.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/don-t-ignore-nutrient-management-plans-during-fall-rush" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/don-t-ignore-nutrient-management-plans-during-fall-rush#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Manure Management Wed, 14 Sep 2016 20:28:00 +0000 69961 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Understand potential advantage, negotiate in the open market http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/understand-potential-advantage-negotiate-open-market <div class="node-body article-body">This game of competing forces (pitcher versus batter, what is my domain versus yours) is similar to the relationship between hog producer and packer.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/understand-potential-advantage-negotiate-open-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/understand-potential-advantage-negotiate-open-market#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:11:00 +0000 69951 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Pork producers and packers have a relationship of competing forces, similar to that of a baseball batter stepping to face a fire-balling pitcher &mdash; each looking for the advantage to advance their game, yet needing each other for a synergistic relationship of competing forces to manifest the profits of both sides.</p> National Hog Farmer File Photo Top 10 roadkill market subjects in 2016 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/top-10-roadkill-market-subjects-2016 <div class="node-body blog-body">Low prices across the grain and livestock markets have no producers bragging. It is also hard to keep a positive attitude and it is challenging to keep the news fresh. Here is my list of top 10 market terms I deem roadkill in 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/top-10-roadkill-market-subjects-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/top-10-roadkill-market-subjects-2016#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 12 Sep 2016 16:47:00 +0000 69941 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Appeals court rules in favor of NPPC, Farm Bureau against EPA http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/appeals-court-rules-favor-nppc-farm-bureau-against-epa <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A federal appeals court overruled a lower court decision to throw out a lawsuit brought by the NPPC and the American Farm Bureau Federation against the U.S. EPA over the release of farmers’ personal information.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/appeals-court-rules-favor-nppc-farm-bureau-against-epa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/appeals-court-rules-favor-nppc-farm-bureau-against-epa#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:59:00 +0000 69931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com USDA makes additional loans available for producers http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-makes-additional-loans-available-producers <div class="node-body article-body">Legislative Preview covers FSA direct and guaranteed loans; food insecurity lessens in U.S.; Senate and House hearings to tackle consolidation and Cuba trade.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-makes-additional-loans-available-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-makes-additional-loans-available-producers#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:16:00 +0000 69921 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Kevin Schulz Are you thinking about switching to batch farrowing? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/are-you-thinking-about-switching-batch-farrowing <div class="field-byline"> By Ron Ketchem and Mark Rix, Swine Management Services LLC, Fremont, Neb. </div> <div class="field-deck"> (First in a two-part series) </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Batch farrowing fills the want of larger numbers of pigs allowing for filling a single nursery, finisher or wean-to-finish site within a few days with similar-aged pigs so the site can be operated all in-all out. This helps to improve overall health of the pigs, reducing exposure of the site to multiple sources of pigs.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/are-you-thinking-about-switching-batch-farrowing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/are-you-thinking-about-switching-batch-farrowing#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Reproduction Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:06:00 +0000 69911 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Castration method allows barrows fast, efficient growth http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/castration-method-allows-barrows-fast-efficient-growth <div class="node-body article-body">For hog producers looking for different alternatives to physical castration, immunological castration offers many advantages including males grow more efficiently and produce leaner carcasses than those that were physically castrated. ISU and U of I research confirms that tweaking the feed diet can enhance the feed efficiency further. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/castration-method-allows-barrows-fast-efficient-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/castration-method-allows-barrows-fast-efficient-growth#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Nutrition Business & Marketing Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:21:00 +0000 69901 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>For hog producers looking for different alternatives to physical castration, immunological castration (IC) may be the place to turn.&nbsp;</p> Cheryl Day TPP and TTIP passage reach stumbling block http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/tpp-and-ttip-passage-reach-stumbling-block <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NPPC is working on two key trade agreements - TTP and TTIP- that would increase market opportunities for U.S. pork. Yet, both free trade agreements have hit roadblocks.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/tpp-and-ttip-passage-reach-stumbling-block" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/tpp-and-ttip-passage-reach-stumbling-block#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing Fri, 09 Sep 2016 19:03:00 +0000 69891 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Agrivida completes initial close of over $20 million in Series E Funding http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/agrivida-completes-initial-close-over-20-million-series-e-funding <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Agrivida Inc., an agritech company focused on animal nutrition, announces it has completed an initial close of $20.4 million Series E financing. The funds will be used to advance the commercialization of Agrivida&rsquo;s patented GRAINZYME&nbsp;feed additive enzymes for use with poultry and swine, and to support product development for dairy and beef cattle. The University of Texas Investment Management Company led the round and was joined by current investors ARCH Venture Partners, Cultivian Sandbox, Middleland Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield &amp; Byers and Northgate Capital.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/agrivida-completes-initial-close-over-20-million-series-e-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Fri, 09 Sep 2016 11:47:10 +0000 69881 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com U.S. pork export value climbed in July http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/us-pork-export-value-climbed-july <div class="field-byline"> Source: U.S. Meat Export Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. red meat exports posted solid results in July, with volumes for both U.S. beef and pork trending higher than a year ago.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/us-pork-export-value-climbed-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/us-pork-export-value-climbed-july#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Marketing Business & Marketing Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13:05:00 +0000 69871 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com