Environment http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en Sexing Technologies acquires Genetic Visions genomics laboratory http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/sexing-technologies-acquires-genetic-visions-genomics-laboratory <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Fast Genetics&rsquo; parent company, Sexing Technologies, acquires genomics laboratory Genetic Visions from Accelerated Genetics.</p> <p>Sexing Technologies&rsquo; acquisition of Genetic Visions will directly benefit Fast Genetics and its customers, as genomic testing will increase dramatically. A major factor influencing genetic improvement is the accuracy of estimated breeding values. Genomic selection improves the accuracy of EBVs and increases selection intensity, both of which translate to dramatic gains in genetic improvement for Fast Genetics.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/sexing-technologies-acquires-genetic-visions-genomics-laboratory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Health Marketing Reproduction Fri, 05 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000 64151 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Producer’s safety mantra: ‘No more, nobody else’ http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/producer-s-safety-mantra-no-more-nobody-else <div class="node-body blog-body">Iowa hog producer Leon Sheets survived a flash fire caused by foaming manure in his hog barn, and he shares his story so no one else will need to go through what he has.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/producer-s-safety-mantra-no-more-nobody-else" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/producer-s-safety-mantra-no-more-nobody-else#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Marketing Resources Manure Management National Hog Farmer Blog Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:33:00 +0000 64111 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Agreement has Seaboard buying some Christensen farms, operations http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/agreement-has-seaboard-buying-some-christensen-farms-operations <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Last week, Seaboard Foods LLC and Seaboard Foods of Iowa LLC, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Seaboard Corp., entered into an asset purchase agreement with Woodford Creek Farms LLP, Christensen Farms &amp; Feedlots Inc. and Christensen Farms Midwest LLC.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/agreement-has-seaboard-buying-some-christensen-farms-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Wed, 03 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000 64091 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 8 things to consider in your 2016 hog marketing plan http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/8-things-consider-your-2016-hog-marketing-plan <div class="node-body article-body">Steve Meyer, vice president of pork analysis for Express Markets Inc., explains what is happening with the livestock and poultry economies, and shares these valuable factors to consider while sifting through the ugly market year ahead.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/8-things-consider-your-2016-hog-marketing-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/8-things-consider-your-2016-hog-marketing-plan#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Reproduction Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:51:00 +0000 63971 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>&ldquo;When you compare that cost to where the future markets are now, this is not going to be a bad year,&rdquo; says Steve Meyer. &ldquo;You have an opportunity to make it a pretty good year.&rdquo;</p> Cheryl Day Rabobank global pork report: Little room for upside http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/rabobank-global-pork-report-little-room-upside <div class="field-byline"> Source: Rabobank </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The global pork market will remain weak in Q1 2016, followed by some — partly seasonal — improvement leading into Q2. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/rabobank-global-pork-report-little-room-upside" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/rabobank-global-pork-report-little-room-upside#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Marketing Reproduction Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:57:00 +0000 63951 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com PRRSV sequencing success dependent upon Cycle Threshold values http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/prrsv-sequencing-success-dependent-upon-cycle-threshold-values <div class="field-byline"> By Chris Rademacher, Phillip Gauger, Jianqiang Zhang, Karen Harmon and Daniel Linhares, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Diagnostics for PRRS has improved over the years and one of the most routine tests used in diagnostic laboratories is the real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction test.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/prrsv-sequencing-success-dependent-upon-cycle-threshold-values" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/prrsv-sequencing-success-dependent-upon-cycle-threshold-values#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Health Marketing Reproduction Resources PRRS Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:20:00 +0000 63941 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo Animal products, foods with USDA-approved labels exempt from Vermont’s GMO labeling http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/animal-products-foods-usda-approved-labels-exempt-vermont-s-gmo-labeling <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Vermont GMO labeling regulations exempt “animal products and foods bearing USDA-approved labels” from the labeling requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/animal-products-foods-usda-approved-labels-exempt-vermont-s-gmo-labeling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/animal-products-foods-usda-approved-labels-exempt-vermont-s-gmo-labeling#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Resources Legislative Preview Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:14:00 +0000 63921 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com TPP countries to sign trade agreement http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/tpp-countries-sign-trade-agreement <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ministers from the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership countries will meet this week in New Zealand to confirm the wording of the final TPP agreement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/tpp-countries-sign-trade-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/tpp-countries-sign-trade-agreement#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Resources Legislative Preview Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:42:00 +0000 63911 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com USDA names new head of animal care http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-names-new-head-animal-care <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bernadette Juarez has been named the new acting deputy administrator for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s Animal Care program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-names-new-head-animal-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-names-new-head-animal-care#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Legislative Preview Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:17:00 +0000 63901 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Iowa in the political spotlight http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/iowa-political-spotlight <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Everyone in Washington, D.C., (and around the country) is waiting for tonight’s results from the Iowa Democratic and Republican caucuses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/iowa-political-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/iowa-political-spotlight#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:59:00 +0000 63891 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com