Animal Well-Being http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/16388/more en Balanced parity structure adds dollars to hog producers’ pockets http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/balanced-parity-structure-adds-dollars-hog-producers-pockets <div class="field-byline"> Source: Purina Animal Nutrition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. hog producers are leaving a lot of money on the table by culling sows out of the herd too early. Sows beyond parity 3 and 4 have met their breakeven point and start generating profit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/balanced-parity-structure-adds-dollars-hog-producers-pockets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/balanced-parity-structure-adds-dollars-hog-producers-pockets#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:48:00 +0000 60091 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com America’s Pig Farmer of the Year finalists announced http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/america-s-pig-farmer-year-finalists-announced <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="field-deck"> Public encouraged to vote at AmericasPigFarmer.com </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Steve Kerns of Clearfield, Iowa; Marti Knoblock of Rock Rapids, Iowa; Keith Schoettmer of Tipton, Ind. and Lauren Schwab of Somerville, Ohio, have been named the finalists for the inaugural America’s Pig Farmer of the Year award program. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/america-s-pig-farmer-year-finalists-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/america-s-pig-farmer-year-finalists-announced#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Marketing Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:38:00 +0000 60071 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com ‘Black Monday’ impact on pork demand http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/black-monday-impact-pork-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Consumer attitudes and spending habits greatly impact their buying habits, and as a result demand for pork may be affected.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/black-monday-impact-pork-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/black-monday-impact-pork-demand#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:54:00 +0000 60061 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com PRRS virus changes like a flowing river http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/prrs-virus-changes-flowing-river <div class="field-byline"> By Andres Perez, Moh Alkhamis, Mike Murtaugh, Bob Morrison, University of Minnesota </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Understanding the changes and migration pattern of the PRRS virus can help hog producers tighten biosecurity measures, and reevaluate animal and people movement. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/prrs-virus-changes-flowing-river" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/prrs-virus-changes-flowing-river#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:59:00 +0000 60051 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Minimizing heat stress impact on breeding stock's performance http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/minimizing-heat-stress-impact-breeding-stocks-performance <div class="node-body article-body">The hot days of summer can have significant impact on productivity and health of all pigs as elevated temperatures often reduce the fertility of gilts, sows and boars. Research has shown that females have a prolonged return to estrus or fails to return to estrus after weaning, reducing conception rates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/minimizing-heat-stress-impact-breeding-stocks-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/minimizing-heat-stress-impact-breeding-stocks-performance#comments Animal Well-Being Reproduction Reproduction Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:58:00 +0000 60041 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Further WOTUS action urged http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/further-wotus-action-urged <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In light of the 13-state injunction on enforcing WOTUS, Farm Bureau urges Congress to pass S. 1140.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/further-wotus-action-urged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/further-wotus-action-urged#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:31:00 +0000 60031 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Net farm income forecast down 36% http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/net-farm-income-forecast-down-36 <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA forecasts net farm income for 2015 will be the lowest since 2006 at $58.3 billion, 36% lower than 2014’s estimate of $91.1 billion. This is down nearly 53% from the record high of $123.7 billion in 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/net-farm-income-forecast-down-36" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/net-farm-income-forecast-down-36#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:24:00 +0000 60021 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Weight determines ileal protein digestibility in pigs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/weight-determines-ileal-protein-digestibility-pigs <div class="node-body press_release-body"><div>A recent meta-analysis by Drs. J. A.&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Almeida">Almeida</span>&nbsp;and Hans H.</div></div> <div class="field-pdf"> PDF <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/uploads/2015/08/results-meta-analysis-2015.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=271247">results-meta-analysis-2015.pdf</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/weight-determines-ileal-protein-digestibility-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Nutrition Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:06:43 +0000 60001 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Swine Health Information Center examining Seneca Valley Virus http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/swine-health-information-center-examining-seneca-valley-virus <div class="field-byline"> Compiled by National Hog Farmer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Swine Health Information Center is currently investigating the identification of Seneca Valley Virus that was found in the U.S. this summer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/swine-health-information-center-examining-seneca-valley-virus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/swine-health-information-center-examining-seneca-valley-virus#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Health Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:25:00 +0000 59971 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Weaker farm profits expected in 2015 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/weaker-farm-profits-expected-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA Economic Research Service </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Across nearly all measures, farm sector profitability is forecast to decline for the second straight year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/weaker-farm-profits-expected-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/weaker-farm-profits-expected-2015#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:04:00 +0000 59961 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com