Animal Well-Being http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/16388/more en Battling superbugs takes commitment from all http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/battling-superbugs-takes-commitment-all <div class="node-body blog-body">Combating antibiotic resistance takes a commitment from both the animal agriculture and human health sectors, together and equally.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/battling-superbugs-takes-commitment-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/battling-superbugs-takes-commitment-all#comments Animal Well-Being Health Marketing Business & Marketing Antibiotics National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:26:00 +0000 70211 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <h2>High-level plenary meeting on antimicrobial resistance</h2> <p>Peter Thomson (center), president of the 71st session of the General Assembly, addresses the high-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance. Other panelists include Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (second from left), Monique Eloit (far right), director general of the World Organization for Animal Health, and Margaret Chan (left), director-general of the World Health Organization.<br /> <em>Photo Credit: United Nations</em></p> Pork complex poised to seriously challenge demand http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pork-complex-poised-seriously-challenge-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Record large pork production was expected, but poultry production is also record large and beef production is rising compared to last year. It is likely per capita meat production will reach a record at some point soon. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pork-complex-poised-seriously-challenge-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pork-complex-poised-seriously-challenge-demand#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:50:00 +0000 70191 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Predicted expansion in pork production is becoming a reality, and with it pressure on this fall&rsquo;s slaughter capacity.</p> Cheryl Day Meat industry calls on USDA to allow comments on GIPSA proposals http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/meat-industry-calls-usda-allow-comments-gipsa-proposals <div class="node-body article-body">This week’s Legislative Preview calls for USDA to allow GIPSA comments; announces mandatory price reporting stakeholder meeting; U.S. beef imports to China to resume; consumer groups petition to stop antibiotics for prevention.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/meat-industry-calls-usda-allow-comments-gipsa-proposals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/meat-industry-calls-usda-allow-comments-gipsa-proposals#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:58:00 +0000 70181 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo How long will this down-cycle last for the pork industry? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/how-long-will-down-cycle-last-pork-industry <div class="field-byline"> By Kent Bang, VP &amp; Team Leader, AgStar Financial Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The severity of the current hog market down cycle will be determined by how long we continue to outpace packer capacity. Unless there is a surprise in market numbers, packers will continue to keep bids down as additional pigs are not needed to fill their plants. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/how-long-will-down-cycle-last-pork-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/how-long-will-down-cycle-last-pork-industry#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:28:00 +0000 70171 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com New Fashion Pork selects Nedap ESF in Gap 1 sow facility http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/new-fashion-pork-selects-nedap-esf-gap-1-sow-facility <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>New Fashion Pork has selected the Nedap Electronic Sow Feeding system for its new facility near Thorp, Wis. The 1,400-sow operation has been certified Step 1 by Global Animal Partnership, an organization dedicated to supporting animal comfort in agriculture.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/new-fashion-pork-selects-nedap-esf-gap-1-sow-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Marketing Reproduction Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000 70201 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 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