Resources http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6599/more en USDA makes $130 million available for viable plant and animal production systems http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/usda-makes-130-million-available-viable-plant-and-animal-production-systems <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA announced that it is making $130 million in funding available for education, research and Extension projects to support sustainable, productive and economically viable plant and animal production systems.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/usda-makes-130-million-available-viable-plant-and-animal-production-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/usda-makes-130-million-available-viable-plant-and-animal-production-systems#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Resources Legislative Preview Mon, 30 May 2016 02:57:00 +0000 67311 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Mark Wilson 2016 World Pork Expo new product tour http://nationalhogfarmer.com/resources/2016-world-pork-expo-new-product-tour <div class="node-body gallery-body"></div> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/resources/2016-world-pork-expo-new-product-tour#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Resources Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:34:00 +0000 66411 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Antibiotics: How'd we get here and where do we go? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/antibiotics-howd-we-get-here-and-where-do-we-go <div class="node-body gallery-body">Antibiotic use on U.S. livestock farms is going to change due consumer perceptions of mis- or overuse, as well as because of the continued growth of antibiotic resistance. How did we get to this point, and where do we go from here? Will livestock producers have to say goodbye to all antibiotics in their operations? The short answer is, no. Animal health experts agree that complete removal of antibiotics would create negative animal welfare issues.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/antibiotics-howd-we-get-here-and-where-do-we-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/antibiotics-howd-we-get-here-and-where-do-we-go#comments Animal Well-Being Business Health Marketing Nutrition Resources Wed, 13 Apr 2016 21:04:00 +0000 65971 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork Management Conference registration open http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-management-conference-registration-open <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="field-deck"> Pork Checkoff event brings together experts to prepare for the future of U.S. pork industry </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The National Pork Board will host the annual Pork Management Conference, June 14-17, in Clearwater, Fla., for producers to gain insight on industry trends and financial management practices to improve the performance and efficiency of their operation. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-management-conference-registration-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-management-conference-registration-open#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Resources Mon, 11 Apr 2016 21:34:00 +0000 65911 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Agricultural, food groups urge support for TPP http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/agricultural-food-groups-urge-support-tpp <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The National Pork Producers Council today joined 225 other agricultural and food organizations in expressing support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and in urging congressional lawmakers to back the deal.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/agricultural-food-groups-urge-support-tpp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/agricultural-food-groups-urge-support-tpp#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Resources Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:19:00 +0000 65891 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images Blueprint: Breeding for resistance to infectious disease http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/blueprint-breeding-resistance-infectious-disease <div class="field-byline"> By Jack C.M. Dekkers, Iowa State University Department of Animal Science </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Selecting genetics to help the U.S. swine herd fight infectious diseases would provide a major financial boost to hog producers everywhere.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/blueprint-breeding-resistance-infectious-disease" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/blueprint-breeding-resistance-infectious-disease#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Marketing Reproduction Resources Blueprint Mon, 04 Apr 2016 21:17:00 +0000 65721 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">A Feed Intake Recording Equipment System automates the measurement of an individual animal&rsquo;s daily feed intake and other pig performance characteristics of a growing animal.</span></p> Panel reviews progress report on administration’s antibiotic resistance plan http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/panel-reviews-progress-report-administration-s-antibiotic-resistance-plan <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The President’s Advisory Committee on Combating Antibiotic-Resistance Bacteria reviewed a draft report to determine progress since President Obama issued the “National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.”</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/panel-reviews-progress-report-administration-s-antibiotic-resistance-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/panel-reviews-progress-report-administration-s-antibiotic-resistance-plan#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Resources Antibiotics Legislative Preview Mon, 04 Apr 2016 14:39:00 +0000 65671 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo Sustainable pork production focus of a new website http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/sustainable-pork-production-focus-new-website <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>​A new website focused entirely on sustainable,&nbsp;responsible and successful pork production was launched this week to bring news, trends, research updates and commentary to all links of the global pork chain.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/sustainable-pork-production-focus-new-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Resources Facilities Tue, 29 Mar 2016 12:17:52 +0000 65561 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Closer look at South African pork market shows opportunities http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/closer-look-south-african-pork-market-shows-opportunities <div class="field-byline"> By U.S. Meat Export Federation Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">All U.S. pork muscle cuts are now eligible for restricted sale, which means they must be shipped directly to approved facilities in South Africa for further processing.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/closer-look-south-african-pork-market-shows-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/closer-look-south-african-pork-market-shows-opportunities#comments Animal Well-Being Business Marketing Resources Mon, 14 Mar 2016 19:08:00 +0000 65181 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Thinkstock COOL officially repealed for pork and beef http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cool-officially-repealed-pork-and-beef <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA earlier this month published a final rule that officially ends mandatory country-of-origin labeling for beef and pork muscle cuts and ground beef and pork.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cool-officially-repealed-pork-and-beef" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cool-officially-repealed-pork-and-beef#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Marketing Resources Legislative Preview Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:59:00 +0000 65151 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Mark Wilson