Health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Shere named as U.S. Chief Veterinarian http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/shere-named-us-chief-veterinarian <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The USDA named Dr. Jack Shere as the acting chief veterinary officer and deputy administrator for Veterinary Services (VS), replacing Dr. John Clifford.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/shere-named-us-chief-veterinarian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/shere-named-us-chief-veterinarian#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Health Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:28:00 +0000 64301 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com NPPC calls for improved FMD vaccine bank http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/nppc-calls-improved-fmd-vaccine-bank <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Citing the seriousness of the disease and the devastation it could cause the U.S. livestock industry, the National Pork Producers Council today urged congressional lawmakers and the Obama administration to make dealing with an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease a priority.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/nppc-calls-improved-fmd-vaccine-bank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/nppc-calls-improved-fmd-vaccine-bank#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:30:00 +0000 64281 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Federal PED efforts focus on diagnostics http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/federal-ped-efforts-focus-diagnostics <div class="field-byline"> Source: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Federal agriculture authorities eliminated some requirements and repayments for biosecurity actions related to PEDV and porcine deltacoronavirus, and are focusing instead on diagnostic tests.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/federal-ped-efforts-focus-diagnostics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/federal-ped-efforts-focus-diagnostics#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report PEDV Facilities Health Marketing Reproduction Resources PEDV Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:12:00 +0000 64271 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Pork Board Keep Calm and Move Your Hogs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/keep-calm-and-move-your-hogs <div class="node-body blog-body">Proper livestock handling techniques take an effort, and that effort goes a long way in maintaining the good health of both the animals and the handlers.</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/keep-calm-and-move-your-hogs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/keep-calm-and-move-your-hogs#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Health Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:59:00 +0000 64261 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Initial research shows medium chain fatty acids protect pigs from PEDV http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/initial-research-shows-medium-chain-fatty-acids-protect-pigs-pedv <div class="field-byline"> Source: Kansas State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kansas State University researchers have proven that when swine feed contains medium chain fatty acids those pigs will be able to fend off the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus which claimed an estimated 8 million pigs in 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/initial-research-shows-medium-chain-fatty-acids-protect-pigs-pedv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/initial-research-shows-medium-chain-fatty-acids-protect-pigs-pedv#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report PEDV Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition PEDV Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:57:00 +0000 64251 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Kansas State University grain science and industry master&rsquo;s student Mary&nbsp;Muckey, left, and doctoral student Roger Cochrane evaluate the use of medium chain fatty acids for antiviral and antibacterial purposes in swine feed.</p> Kansas State University 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