Animal Well-Being http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/16388/more en Participation in swine surveillance pilot project encouraged http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/participation-swine-surveillance-pilot-project-encouraged <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians </div> <div class="node-body article-body">American Association of Swine Veterinarians practitioners and accredited veterinarians are a first line of defense in detecting and reporting foreign animal diseases, and with that in mind they are encouraged to participate in the USDA’s pilot project to evaluate a foreign animal disease surveillance system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/participation-swine-surveillance-pilot-project-encouraged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/participation-swine-surveillance-pilot-project-encouraged#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:53:00 +0000 59291 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com AP introduces advanced filter to reduce risk of swine virus outbreaks http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/ap-introduces-advanced-filter-reduce-risk-swine-virus-outbreaks <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>AP (Automated Production Systems) is introducing an advanced new <img alt="" src="/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/uploads/APfilter.jpg" style="width: 295px; height: 342px; float: right;" />filter to help reduce the risk of swine viruses in pork production facilities. The Camfil Pathogen Barrier Pro uses a unique, specially designed glass/synthetic hybrid media, offering the benefits of both.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/ap-introduces-advanced-filter-reduce-risk-swine-virus-outbreaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Facilities Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:59:56 +0000 59241 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Study: Carbohydrate composition in cereal co-products important to determine energy value http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/study-carbohydrate-composition-cereal-co-products-important-determine-energy-value <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Knowing the specific composition of the carbohydrates in a feed ingredient in a pig's diet is important for determining its energy value.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/study-carbohydrate-composition-cereal-co-products-important-determine-energy-value" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/study-carbohydrate-composition-cereal-co-products-important-determine-energy-value#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Nutrition Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:52:00 +0000 59231 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Feral swine and farm impact http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/feral-swine-and-farm-impact <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service in cooperation with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will be surveying crop producers to measure the impact feral swine have on their crops and livestock. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/feral-swine-and-farm-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/feral-swine-and-farm-impact#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:11:00 +0000 59201 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Roberts introduces bill to repeal meat labeling; Canada, Mexico reject voluntary approach http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/roberts-introduces-bill-repeal-meat-labeling-canada-mexico-reject-voluntary-approach <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Legislation introduced today by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., would repeal country of origin labeling requirements for beef, pork and poultry and stave off trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, a move hailed by the National Pork Producers Council.</p> <p>The U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law requires meat to be labeled with the country where the animal from which it was derived was born, raised and harvested. (It also applies to fish, shellfish, fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables and certain nuts.)</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/roberts-introduces-bill-repeal-meat-labeling-canada-mexico-reject-voluntary-approach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/roberts-introduces-bill-repeal-meat-labeling-canada-mexico-reject-voluntary-approach#comments Animal Well-Being Marketing Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:20:00 +0000 59151 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Williams Carthage Veterinary Service hosts 25th Annual Swine Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/carthage-veterinary-service-hosts-25th-annual-swine-conference <div class="node-body article-body">Register ONLINE TODAY for the Carthage Veterinary Service Ltd 25th Annual Swine Conference held on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 on the scenic campus of Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/carthage-veterinary-service-hosts-25th-annual-swine-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/carthage-veterinary-service-hosts-25th-annual-swine-conference#comments Animal Well-Being Marketing Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:04:00 +0000 59141 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Double L adds insulated shutter to fit 50-inch/51-inch fans http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/double-l-adds-insulated-shutter-fit-50-inch51-inch-fans <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Because of the demand, Double L has added a larger size insulated shutter &ndash; the IS8 &ndash; which fits 50-inch/51-inch fans. The IS8 is an addition to the current product line of Topjet Insulated Shutters.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/double-l-adds-insulated-shutter-fit-50-inch51-inch-fans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Environment Marketing Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:27:00 +0000 59101 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Influenza educational materials updated http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/influenza-educational-materials-updated <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The American Association of Swine Veterinarians partnered with the Iowa State University Center for Food Security and Public Health, the National Pork Board and the USDA to produce a collection of educational materials as an update on the diagnostic and vaccine capabilities at our disposal to address the threat of influenza A viruses in swine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/influenza-educational-materials-updated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/influenza-educational-materials-updated#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:53:00 +0000 59081 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com How to beat the long-term effects of seasonal pig stress http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/how-beat-long-term-effects-seasonal-pig-stress <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pork producers know that high summer temperatures can lead to heat stress and poor pig performance, but they may not know how long those effects can last and how much they cost if not addressed correctly. These topics will be the focus of the Pork Checkoff’s newest educational opportunity, “Assessing and Understanding the Impact of Seasonal Loss of Productivity,” a free, four-part webinar series that starts Aug. 4.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/how-beat-long-term-effects-seasonal-pig-stress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/how-beat-long-term-effects-seasonal-pig-stress#comments Animal Well-Being Health Health Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:24:00 +0000 58951 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Maple Leaf Foods appoints vice president of animal care http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/maple-leaf-foods-appoints-vice-president-animal-care <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Maple Leaf Foods today announced the appointment of Greg Douglas as vice president of Animal Care. Douglas joins the company after serving more than 10 years in public service, including with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, as chief veterinary officer for the province of Saskatchewan and most recently, chief veterinarian for Ontario.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/maple-leaf-foods-appoints-vice-president-animal-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Marketing Mon, 20 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000 59031 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com