Facilities http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Trust the gut, beat stressful weaning lags http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/trust-gut-beat-stressful-weaning-lags <div class="node-body article-body">Weaning is a defining moment in a pig’s lifetime performance. Overall, gastrointestinal disorders are a major drain to profit margins in animal production. Adam Moeser, D.V.M. Ph.D. at Michigan State University, says gut function and susceptibility to disease is multifactorial and involves interaction between pathogens, pigs and the environment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/trust-gut-beat-stressful-weaning-lags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/trust-gut-beat-stressful-weaning-lags#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:04:00 +0000 64141 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 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 Zoetis collaborates with NPB to extend access to its longstanding Pig Care training program http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/zoetis-collaborates-npb-extend-access-its-longstanding-pig-care-training-program <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Starting this month, Zoetis will be working with the National Pork Board to help extend the reach of Individual Pig Care, an in-barn education and training program from Zoetis. For nearly 10 years, this program has highlighted the importance of early identification of sick pigs, which can improve treatment outcomes and reduce herd mortality.<sup>1</sup> Ultimately, this knowledge helps ensure producers are supplying safe, high-quality pork and more pigs are reaching their full market potential.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/zoetis-collaborates-npb-extend-access-its-longstanding-pig-care-training-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Herd management Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:13:06 +0000 64101 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 National Pork Industry Forum to be held March 3-5 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/national-pork-industry-forum-be-held-march-3-5 <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Delegates from across the United States will gather in Indianapolis, March 3-5 for the annual National Pork Industry Forum.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/national-pork-industry-forum-be-held-march-3-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/national-pork-industry-forum-be-held-march-3-5#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:37:00 +0000 63981 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 PEDV, PRRS and semen extender impacting markets http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pedv-prrs-and-semen-extender-impacting-markets <div class="node-body article-body">Hog weights have, as expected, remained below year-ago levels so far in 2016. The average weight of all hogs (which includes sows, boars and lightweight hogs) has been down, on average, 0.7% versus 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pedv-prrs-and-semen-extender-impacting-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pedv-prrs-and-semen-extender-impacting-markets#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report PEDV Facilities Health Marketing Reproduction Mon, 01 Feb 2016 23:04:00 +0000 63961 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo 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 Carefully moving forward http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/carefully-moving-forward <div class="node-body blog-body">“Cautiously optimistic” was the perfect description of Iowa pork producers’ attitudes attending the 44th Iowa Pork Congress last week.</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/carefully-moving-forward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/carefully-moving-forward#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 01 Feb 2016 20:08:00 +0000 63931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Iowa Pork Congress is the largest winter swine tradeshow in the United States, annually attracting 5,000 visitors from more than a dozen states.</p>