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  • Dec 17, 2015
    press release

    Research award application deadline extended to Jan. 15

    The deadline for submitting proposals to the Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease (formerly PRRS Research Awards) has been extended through Jan. 15. The awards are open to research projects related to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, porcine circovirus Type 2, Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and influenza A virus in swine....More
  • Dec 16, 2015
    press release

    Chris Fleming joins Genesus

    Chris Fleming has joined Genesus Genetics as a sales and technical representative in the eastern United States. Fleming brings more than 20 years of livestock and meat business knowledge to the team. He holds an associate’s degree from BlackHawk East and bachelor of science degree from Western Illinois University....More
  • Dec. 15, 2015
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    What is your favorite story from 2015?

    The National Hog Farmer staff works hard to deliver the top stories for the pork business.  Pick the fan favorite for 2015 by voting for your favorite story.  PRRS-resistant pigs: a genetic showstopper ​Cargill-JBS deal changes pork industry landscape...More
  • Dec. 15, 2015
    poll

    What is your favorite 2015 Gallery?

    Vote for your favorite 2015 National Hog Farmer Gallery  A major pork gathering 2015 World Pork Expo new product tour Fun facts about pigs...More
  • Dec 15, 2015
    press release

    Knochenmus succeeds father to lead Ralco

    Ralco announced today that Brian Knochenmus has been appointed president of Ralco, a 44-year-old science and technology company. Knochenmus, 39, served as vice president of Ralco for more than a decade prior to succeeding his father, Jon Knochenmus, as president. Jon will remain active at the company as president emeritus and serve as an adviser and work on special projects....More
  • Dec 15, 2015
    press release

    Boehringer Ingelheim, Sanofi enter negotiations on business swap

    Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim today announced that the companies have entered into exclusive negotiations to swap businesses — an exchange of Sanofi animal health business (Merial) and the BI consumer healthcare business. Merial has an enterprise value of 11.4 billion euros and the BI consumer healthcare business has an enterprise value of 6.7 billion euros. BI CHC business in China would be excluded from the transaction. The transaction would also include a gross cash payment from BI to Sanofi of 4.7 billion euros....More
  • Dec 9, 2015
    press release

    Progress to Profit Program offers wean-to-finish solution

    The new Progress to Profit Program, which includes research-proven feeding solutions for all phases of swine production from wean to finish, is now available from Purina Animal Nutrition. In research trials, the Progress to Profit Program has been shown to support the following benefits: Increases in average daily feed intake, increases in average daily gain, and improvements in feed conversion from wean-to-finish.1...More
  • Dec 9, 2015
    blog

    Ag research should not be a mere afterthought 1

    Big discoveries in research remind us that agriculture research should not be a second thought, but a priority....More
  • Dec 3, 2015
    blog

    Never quit learning

    This fall and winter provides producers many opportunities to get out their barns and further educate themselves to improve their operation....More
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