Marketing http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en Initial research shows medium chain fatty acids protect pigs from PEDV http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/initial-research-shows-medium-chain-fatty-acids-protect-pigs-pedv <div class="field-byline"> Source: Kansas State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kansas State University researchers have proven that when swine feed contains medium chain fatty acids those pigs will be able to fend off the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus which claimed an estimated 8 million pigs in 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/initial-research-shows-medium-chain-fatty-acids-protect-pigs-pedv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/initial-research-shows-medium-chain-fatty-acids-protect-pigs-pedv#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report PEDV Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition PEDV Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:57:00 +0000 64251 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Kansas State University grain science and industry master&rsquo;s student Mary&nbsp;Muckey, left, and doctoral student Roger Cochrane evaluate the use of medium chain fatty acids for antiviral and antibacterial purposes in swine feed.</p> Kansas State University U.S. pork exports finish 2015 strong http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/us-pork-exports-finish-2015-strong <div class="field-byline"> Source: U.S. Meat Export Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. pork exports posted a strong finish in 2015 as December volume was the largest since April and the third-largest of the year, according to data released by the USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Beef exports were below year-ago levels in December and posted the first full-year value decline since 2009.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/us-pork-exports-finish-2015-strong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/us-pork-exports-finish-2015-strong#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:30:00 +0000 64241 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Audio Report: USMEF economist discusses year-end 2015 Export results http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/audio-report-usmef-economist-discusses-year-end-2015-export-results <div class="node-body audio-body">It was a challenging year for U.S. meat exports, as both pork and beef came in below 2014 levels</div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/podcast/audio/Erin Borror Year-end 2015 export results 2-8-16.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=1956440">Erin Borror Year-end 2015 export results 2-8-16.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/audio-report-usmef-economist-discusses-year-end-2015-export-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/audio-report-usmef-economist-discusses-year-end-2015-export-results#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:24:00 +0000 64231 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Nebraska lawmakers approve meatpackers' pigs ownership http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/nebraska-lawmakers-approve-meatpackers-pigs-ownership <div class="field-byline"> Source: Nebraska Legislature </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nebraska meatpackers will be allowed to own hogs after that state’s lawmakers passed a bill on Feb. 5.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/nebraska-lawmakers-approve-meatpackers-pigs-ownership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/nebraska-lawmakers-approve-meatpackers-pigs-ownership#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:03:00 +0000 64221 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo Hogs and pigs report presents cause for concern http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hogs-and-pigs-report-presents-cause-concern <div class="node-body article-body">A big concern for hog markets this year is whether supplies will out-strip packing capacity this fall, and a look into the December Hogs and Pigs report uncovers some cause for concern this fall.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hogs-and-pigs-report-presents-cause-concern" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hogs-and-pigs-report-presents-cause-concern#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report PEDV Facilities Health Marketing Mon, 08 Feb 2016 19:27:00 +0000 64211 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo Does farm size matter in swine production? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/does-farm-size-matter-swine-production <div class="field-byline"> By Ron Ketchem and Mark Rix, Swine Management Services LLC, Fremont, Neb. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The team at Swine Management Services dove into its database and looked at 674 farms of varied sizes to see which hog farms had the best management practices to get the most production out of their sow herds. You may be surprised by the findings. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/does-farm-size-matter-swine-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/does-farm-size-matter-swine-production#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Reproduction Sow Productivity Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:12:00 +0000 64201 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo Ag research big winner in president’s FY ’17 budget http://nationalhogfarmer.com/resources/ag-research-big-winner-president-s-fy-17-budget <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Early indications are agricultural research will be a big winner when President Obama releases his Fiscal Year ’17 budget. The administration’s budget is proposing $700 million for the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/resources/ag-research-big-winner-president-s-fy-17-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/resources/ag-research-big-winner-president-s-fy-17-budget#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report PEDV Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Resources Legislative Preview Sat, 06 Feb 2016 20:09:00 +0000 64191 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>President Obama</p> Getty Images/Alex Wong U.S. beef in danger of losing Japan trade to Australia http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/us-beef-danger-losing-japan-trade-australia <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="field-deck"> TPP will help level playing field </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The USDA’s Economic Research Service in a recent report, “Tariff Reforms and the Competitiveness of U.S. Beef in Japan,” said the United States is at risk of losing $100 million in beef exports to Japan as a result of the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement that took effect last year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/us-beef-danger-losing-japan-trade-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/us-beef-danger-losing-japan-trade-australia#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Legislative Preview Sat, 06 Feb 2016 19:49:00 +0000 64181 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Cruz surprises, Clinton survives http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cruz-surprises-clinton-survives <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Last week's Iowa caucuses had some surprises, as Sen. Ted Cruz bested Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton squeaked by Sen. Bernie Sanders.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cruz-surprises-clinton-survives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cruz-surprises-clinton-survives#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Marketing Legislative Preview Sat, 06 Feb 2016 19:39:00 +0000 64171 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Youth with a hunger to advance the pork business http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/youth-hunger-advance-pork-business <div class="node-body article-body">In a few minutes with the National Junior Swine Association recipients of The Maschhoffs Pork Production scholarship — Morgan Cox, Danika Miller, Lexi Marek, Jackson Johnson and Caleb Grohmann — one can see an openness to accept change and a drive to advance the U.S. pork business beyond conceivable limits.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/youth-hunger-advance-pork-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/youth-hunger-advance-pork-business#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Resources Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:25:00 +0000 64161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>The&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Maschhoffs">Maschhoffs</span>&nbsp;Pork Production&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="NJSA">NJSA</span>&nbsp;2015 Scholarship winners: (front row, from left) Morgan Cox,&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Danika">Danika</span>&nbsp;Miller and&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Lexi">Lexi</span>&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Marek">Marek</span>; (back row) Jackson Johnson and Caleb&nbsp;Grohmann.&nbsp;</p> Cheryl Day