Animal Well-Being http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/16388/more en Give me good food, not labels http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/give-me-good-food-not-labels <div class="node-body blog-body">Make your food-buying and dining choices by what's right for you and your family, don't get caught up in feel-good labels. Cost, taste and quality should be the determining factors. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/give-me-good-food-not-labels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/give-me-good-food-not-labels#comments Animal Well-Being Business Marketing Pork is Delicious National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:21:00 +0000 69561 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com University of Saskatchewan develops vaccine for PED http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/university-saskatchewan-develops-vaccine-ped <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Saskatchewan Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization – International Vaccine Centre </div> <div class="node-body article-body">University of Saskatchewan scientists have developed and tested a prototype vaccine that could protect the North American swine industry from porcine epidemic diarrhea virus.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/university-saskatchewan-develops-vaccine-ped" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/university-saskatchewan-develops-vaccine-ped#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report PEDV Health Marketing PEDV Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:30:00 +0000 69541 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Showing pigs breeds responsibility, lifelong bonds http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/showing-pigs-breeds-responsibility-lifelong-bonds <div class="node-body gallery-body">Raising pigs for the show ring is more than just competing for the win. It takes hard work and dedication. Illinois junior swine exhibitors share lessons they have learned while being passionate pig caretakers. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/showing-pigs-breeds-responsibility-lifelong-bonds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/showing-pigs-breeds-responsibility-lifelong-bonds#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:54:00 +0000 69491 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p><em>Photo by Stacy Stremsterfer</em></p> Meat is a matter of taste, not a habit http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/meat-matter-taste-not-habit <div class="node-body blog-body">American are eating more meat again. The reason for growth in U.S. meat consumption is not about breaking a bad habit but rather affording the tasty protein again.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/meat-matter-taste-not-habit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/meat-matter-taste-not-habit#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:56:00 +0000 69481 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Record large pork production challenging late-summer demand http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/record-large-pork-production-challenging-late-summer-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Cash hog prices traded lower for six consecutive weeks which is extremely contra-seasonal during the summer months. In most years hog receipts and slaughter decline in the summer months allowing cash, product and futures to move higher. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/record-large-pork-production-challenging-late-summer-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/record-large-pork-production-challenging-late-summer-demand#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:44:00 +0000 69461 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Longshoremen agree to discuss West Coast contract extension http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/longshoremen-agree-discuss-west-coast-contract-extension <div class="node-body article-body">West Coast longshoremen agree to open contract extensions; USDA issues final mandatory pricing rule with revisions; Trump names agricultural advisory committee.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/longshoremen-agree-discuss-west-coast-contract-extension" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/longshoremen-agree-discuss-west-coast-contract-extension#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:16:00 +0000 69441 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Justin Sullivan Transitioning to antibiotic-free pig production: Change your expectations http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/transitioning-antibiotic-free-pig-production-change-your-expectations <div class="field-byline"> By Russell Gilliam, Alltech U.S. swine business manager </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For more than 65 years, the use of antibiotics in feed has been an extraordinary tool for agriculture, as their inclusion allowed animals to grow more intensively, with fewer wasted nutrients, and to produce nourishing food the world needs safely and economically.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/transitioning-antibiotic-free-pig-production-change-your-expectations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/transitioning-antibiotic-free-pig-production-change-your-expectations#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Nutrition Health Antibiotics Fri, 19 Aug 2016 20:58:00 +0000 69421 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>While raising pigs completely antibiotic-free is possible, it can often be a challenge for producers</p> Ohio, Michigan report H3N2v infections linked to pigs at fairs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/ohio-michigan-report-h3n2v-infections-linked-pigs-fairs <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Four human infections with influenza viruses that normally circulate in swine (swine influenza) were reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/ohio-michigan-report-h3n2v-infections-linked-pigs-fairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/ohio-michigan-report-h3n2v-infections-linked-pigs-fairs#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Health Marketing Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:48:00 +0000 69411 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Additional H3N2v found in pigs at Michigan county fairs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/additional-h3n2v-found-pigs-michigan-county-fairs <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy Academic Health Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">No humans have reported becoming ill after hogs at two Michigan county fairs tested positive for variant H3N2 influenza in the last few weeks.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/additional-h3n2v-found-pigs-michigan-county-fairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/additional-h3n2v-found-pigs-michigan-county-fairs#comments Animal Well-Being Business Health Marketing Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:15:00 +0000 69401 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Inovio licenses veterinary foot and mouth disease vaccine to Plumbline Life Sciences http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/inovio-licenses-veterinary-foot-and-mouth-disease-vaccine-plumbline-life-sciences <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. has licensed a veterinary vaccine for foot and mouth disease to Plumbline Life Sciences, an animal health company headquartered in South Korea. Plumbline will fund all development activities for this FMD vaccine. Inovio will receive milestone payments as well as royalties on product sales from Plumbline for commercial rights to this FMD synthetic vaccine in Asia, excluding Japan. In 2014, Inovio sold other animal health assets to Plumbline for cash and a significant equity position in the company.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/inovio-licenses-veterinary-foot-and-mouth-disease-vaccine-plumbline-life-sciences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Health Marketing Wed, 17 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000 69391 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com