Health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Hogs and pigs report presents cause for concern http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hogs-and-pigs-report-presents-cause-concern <div class="node-body article-body">A big concern for hog markets this year is whether supplies will out-strip packing capacity this fall, and a look into the December Hogs and Pigs report uncovers some cause for concern this fall.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hogs-and-pigs-report-presents-cause-concern" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/hogs-and-pigs-report-presents-cause-concern#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report PEDV Facilities Health Marketing Mon, 08 Feb 2016 19:27:00 +0000 64211 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 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 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