Facilities http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Smithfield Foods’ Environment report shows achievements, focus on sustainable supply chain http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/smithfield-foods-environment-report-shows-achievements-focus-sustainable-supply-chain <div class="field-byline"> Source: Smithfield Foods Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Smithfield Foods Inc. released the Environment section of this year’s sustainability and financial report and shows solid improvements in reducing the company’s natural resource demand and leadership in advancing sustainable farming practices.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/smithfield-foods-environment-report-shows-achievements-focus-sustainable-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/smithfield-foods-environment-report-shows-achievements-focus-sustainable-supply-chain#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Marketing Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:30:00 +0000 68261 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Massively changing China: What you should know http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/massively-changing-china-what-you-should-know <div class="node-body article-body">Although Chinese economy is slowing down, the country is changing in a big way.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/massively-changing-china-what-you-should-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/massively-changing-china-what-you-should-know#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:16:00 +0000 68241 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Aidan Connolly, Alltech, says, &ldquo;The Chinese government has become very concerned with reports of&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="colistin-resistant">colistin-resistant</span>&nbsp;bacteria occurring in pigs and other livestock.&rdquo;</p> Pork production poised to challenge demand http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pork-production-poised-challenge-demand <div class="node-body article-body">The negative implications of the USDA’s June quarterly hog and pig report are far-reaching in that production is certain to remain record large for the second consecutive year.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pork-production-poised-challenge-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pork-production-poised-challenge-demand#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:14:00 +0000 68201 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo One flu, many colors http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/one-flu-many-colors-0 <div class="field-byline"> By Marie Culhane and Albert Rovira, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA National Animal Health Laboratory Network of veterinary diagnostic laboratories have updated their influenza A virus test into one polymerase chain reaction test for the detection of influenza A virus in pigs, birds, horses, dogs, cats or marine mammals.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/one-flu-many-colors-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/one-flu-many-colors-0#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:27:00 +0000 68191 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo Congressmen raise concerns about USDA’s GIPSA proposal http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/congressmen-raise-concerns-about-usda-s-gipsa-proposal <div class="node-body article-body">Congressmen send a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack stressing concerns about the substance, timing and impact of USDA’s GIPSA proposed rule,</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/congressmen-raise-concerns-about-usda-s-gipsa-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/congressmen-raise-concerns-about-usda-s-gipsa-proposal#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:24:00 +0000 68151 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com China joining the eat less meat circus? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/china-joining-eat-less-meat-circus <div class="node-body blog-body">The growing trend in dietary guidelines is to cast eating meat as the freak show, and China recently added its monkeys to the circus.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/china-joining-eat-less-meat-circus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/china-joining-eat-less-meat-circus#comments Animal Well-Being Environment Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:25:00 +0000 68121 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Puzzling numbers in USDA quarterly hogs and pigs report http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/puzzling-numbers-usda-quarterly-hogs-and-pigs-report <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. pig farmers did not disappoint with a record June 1 U.S. hog inventory penciled in at 68.4 million head for all hogs and pigs, up 1.9% from the previous year.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/puzzling-numbers-usda-quarterly-hogs-and-pigs-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/puzzling-numbers-usda-quarterly-hogs-and-pigs-report#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:25:00 +0000 68111 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images Smithfield Foods issues first installment of 2015 Sustainability and Financial Report http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/smithfield-foods-issues-first-installment-2015-sustainability-and-financial-report <div class="field-byline"> Source: Smithfield Foods Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Provides explanation of antibiotic use in 'prevention' </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Smithfield Foods Inc. has released new, more comprehensive information about its industry-leading animal care initiatives in the first installment of its 2015 Sustainability and Financial Report.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/smithfield-foods-issues-first-installment-2015-sustainability-and-financial-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/smithfield-foods-issues-first-installment-2015-sustainability-and-financial-report#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Reproduction Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:51:00 +0000 68101 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Beat the ‘hog days’ of summer http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/beat-hog-days-summer <div class="node-body blog-body">Take necessary steps to ensure your hogs will remain comfortable in this summer's heat, and reward you with continued performance. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/beat-hog-days-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/beat-hog-days-summer#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:34:00 +0000 68091 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Seneca Valley Virus may be down, but it’s not out http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/seneca-valley-virus-may-be-down-it-s-not-out <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cases of Seneca Valley Virus may be on the decline, but that does not mean producers and veterinarians can get lax on their herd surveillance.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/seneca-valley-virus-may-be-down-it-s-not-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/seneca-valley-virus-may-be-down-it-s-not-out#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Resources Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:11:00 +0000 68081 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com