Facilities http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en FDA begins on-farm inspections with VFD pilot project http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-begins-farm-inspections-vfd-pilot-project <div class="field-byline"> Source: Pork Checkoff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A U.S. Food and Drug Administration pilot project may be bringing FDA inspectors to farms leading up to new antibiotic regulations going into effect Jan. 1 under new Veterinary Feed Directive rules.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-begins-farm-inspections-vfd-pilot-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-begins-farm-inspections-vfd-pilot-project#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Antibiotics Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:09:00 +0000 68871 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Factors to allow for a competitive operation during swine industry expansion http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/factors-allow-competitive-operation-during-swine-industry-expansion <div class="field-byline"> By Justin Roelofs, AgStar Financial Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Keeping an eye on the financial markets, volatility in the commodity markets and increased hog production will well serve the producer with an eye on expansion to remain competitive.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/factors-allow-competitive-operation-during-swine-industry-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/factors-allow-competitive-operation-during-swine-industry-expansion#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:55:00 +0000 68861 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images 3 ways HSUS is pressing meatless agenda http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/3-ways-hsus-pressing-meatless-agenda <div class="node-body blog-body">HSUS' mission to make the entire world “meatless” is still alive and kicking. The game may have change. The tactics may be refined, but the agenda is rocking on.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/3-ways-hsus-pressing-meatless-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/3-ways-hsus-pressing-meatless-agenda#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:17:00 +0000 68841 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Legislation would make checkoffs voluntary http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/legislation-would-make-checkoffs-voluntary <div class="node-body article-body">Legislative Preview covers anti-checkoff legislation, USDA presence in Cuba, Republican ag platform, Clinton's VP choice and Congress recess.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/legislation-would-make-checkoffs-voluntary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/legislation-would-make-checkoffs-voluntary#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:52:00 +0000 68831 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Producers’ help needed in summer SVV fight http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/producers-help-needed-summer-svv-fight <div class="field-byline"> Source: Swine Health Information Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More than 60 positive accessions of the Seneca Valley Virus have been reported this year by labs across the U.S., and new cases appear to be showing up more rapidly as the summer goes on.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/producers-help-needed-summer-svv-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/producers-help-needed-summer-svv-fight#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:27:00 +0000 68821 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com And so it begins: Prestage Iowa plant – Part II http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/and-so-it-begins-prestage-iowa-plant-part-ii <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/and-so-it-begins-prestage-iowa-plant-part-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/and-so-it-begins-prestage-iowa-plant-part-ii#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:30:00 +0000 68811 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com How much floor space do heavy market hogs require? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/how-much-floor-space-do-heavy-market-hogs-require <div class="field-byline"> By Lee Johnston and Sarah Schieck, University of Minnesota </div> <div class="field-deck"> Studies to be completed by February </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers at five universities are conducting parallel studies to see if current floor space allowances for finishing hogs should be updated due to hogs being raised to heavier weights.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/how-much-floor-space-do-heavy-market-hogs-require" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/how-much-floor-space-do-heavy-market-hogs-require#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:32:00 +0000 68801 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Are the current recommended floor space specifications for growing-finishing hogs outdated due to producers raising hogs to heavier weights? Researchers hope to find the answer.&nbsp;</p> National Hog Farmer File Photo Packer capacity help is on the way http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/packer-capacity-help-way <div class="node-body article-body">The big hog slaughter capacity gains arrive in 2017 and 2018 when three large, state-of-the-art plants open.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/packer-capacity-help-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/packer-capacity-help-way#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:28:00 +0000 68781 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo What’s that smell … a rally in the cash hog market? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/what-s-smell-rally-cash-hog-market <div class="node-body article-body">We’re anticipating a high likelihood of a sharp cash hog market rally in late-July and into August. If it develops, anticipate a move in the August lean hog contract possibly as high as $86.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/what-s-smell-rally-cash-hog-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/what-s-smell-rally-cash-hog-market#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:27:00 +0000 68761 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Cheryl Day Take precautions when feeding DON-contaminated wheat to pigs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/take-precautions-when-feeding-don-contaminated-wheat-pigs <div class="field-byline"> By Bob Thaler, South Dakota State University Professor and Extension Swine Specialist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Deoxynivalenol-contaminated wheat can be added to pigs' diets if blended with an adequate mix of "clean" grain.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/take-precautions-when-feeding-don-contaminated-wheat-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/take-precautions-when-feeding-don-contaminated-wheat-pigs#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:37:00 +0000 68741 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>While deoxynivalenol-contaminated grains can cause problems for livestock, pork producers have several options when dealing with this situation.</p> Getty Images/Sean Gallup