Reproduction http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6597/more en Does farm size matter in swine production? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/does-farm-size-matter-swine-production <div class="field-byline"> By Ron Ketchem and Mark Rix, Swine Management Services LLC, Fremont, Neb. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The team at Swine Management Services dove into its database and looked at 674 farms of varied sizes to see which hog farms had the best management practices to get the most production out of their sow herds. You may be surprised by the findings. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/does-farm-size-matter-swine-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/does-farm-size-matter-swine-production#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Reproduction Sow Productivity Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:12:00 +0000 64201 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo Ag research big winner in president’s FY ’17 budget http://nationalhogfarmer.com/resources/ag-research-big-winner-president-s-fy-17-budget <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Early indications are agricultural research will be a big winner when President Obama releases his Fiscal Year ’17 budget. The administration’s budget is proposing $700 million for the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/resources/ag-research-big-winner-president-s-fy-17-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/resources/ag-research-big-winner-president-s-fy-17-budget#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report PEDV Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Resources Legislative Preview Sat, 06 Feb 2016 20:09:00 +0000 64191 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>President Obama</p> Getty Images/Alex Wong Youth with a hunger to advance the pork business http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/youth-hunger-advance-pork-business <div class="node-body article-body">In a few minutes with the National Junior Swine Association recipients of The Maschhoffs Pork Production scholarship — Morgan Cox, Danika Miller, Lexi Marek, Jackson Johnson and Caleb Grohmann — one can see an openness to accept change and a drive to advance the U.S. pork business beyond conceivable limits.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/youth-hunger-advance-pork-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/youth-hunger-advance-pork-business#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Resources Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:25:00 +0000 64161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>The&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Maschhoffs">Maschhoffs</span>&nbsp;Pork Production&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="NJSA">NJSA</span>&nbsp;2015 Scholarship winners: (front row, from left) Morgan Cox,&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Danika">Danika</span>&nbsp;Miller and&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Lexi">Lexi</span>&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Marek">Marek</span>; (back row) Jackson Johnson and Caleb&nbsp;Grohmann.&nbsp;</p> Cheryl Day 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 Ingelvac PRRS MLV 250-dose option now available http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/ingelvac-prrs-mlv-250-dose-option-now-available <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Protecting your herd against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome just became more convenient. In an effort to give producers and veterinarians a broader choice of sizes, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. now offers a 250-dose option for Ingelvac PRRS MLV.</p> <p>Ingelvac PRRS MLV is recommended for vaccination of healthy, susceptible pigs, sows and gilts as an aid in the prevention of respiratory disease and in the reduction of reproductive disease associated with PRRS virus. It is also available in 10-dose and 50-dose bottles.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/ingelvac-prrs-mlv-250-dose-option-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Health Marketing Reproduction Wed, 03 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000 64121 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 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