Osborne Industries Inc. announces that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has recently awarded Patent No. 9,361,770, for one of the company’s newest products: the Osborne Heat Pad Indicator Light....More
People will have plenty to say about Prestage Farms' plan to build a pork processing plant in Wright County, Iowa, and the county Supervisors introduced steps to maintain civility to those comments....More
The Minnesota Association of Agricultural Educators honored Ralco with its Business and Industry Award at the group’s summer conference in St. Cloud July 7.
“The award recognizes businesses and organizations that have provided support, service and promotion of agricultural education in Minnesota,” says Tom Appel, MAAE executive director and professional development coordinator....More
U.S. pork exports have been bolstered this year by a strong performance in Central America. Promotional campaigns, connections with the region’s meat industry and a favorable economic climate have helped push exports to Central America well above year-ago levels....More
As 4-H and FFA members are preparing their show animals for the numerous fairs and open shows this summer, they are also unknowingly building many positive character traits to serve them for their lifetimes....More
Swine Management Services is proud to announce the addition of Valerie Duttlinger to the SMS team. Duttlinger comes from a strong production and genetic background with experience in the United States as well as in Asia.
“We have worked with Valerie for several years and are excited to have her join our team. Valerie’s wealth of knowledge in the swine industry strengthens SMS’s commitment to being the leading provider of ‘information solutions to the swine industry,’” says Ron Ketchem, owner at SMS....More
Phibro Animal Health Corp. submitted to the Food and Drug Administration the findings of several new studies confirming the safety of carbadox, which is used to control bacterial diseases in pigs. The submission is in response to the FDA’s April 12 Notice of Opportunity for a Hearing regarding the safety of carbadox, the active ingredient in Mecadox, and supports Phibro’s request for a hearing....More
Because feral swine lack sweat glands, wallowing in mud and water is an instinctual behavior necessary for them to maintain a healthy body temperature. Unfortunately this behavior has cascading impacts, not only to water quality in individual streams, ponds and wetlands, but to entire watersheds and ecosystems....More