Resources http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6599/more en 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 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 Producer’s safety mantra: ‘No more, nobody else’ http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/producer-s-safety-mantra-no-more-nobody-else <div class="node-body blog-body">Iowa hog producer Leon Sheets survived a flash fire caused by foaming manure in his hog barn, and he shares his story so no one else will need to go through what he has.</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/producer-s-safety-mantra-no-more-nobody-else" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/producer-s-safety-mantra-no-more-nobody-else#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Marketing Resources Manure Management National Hog Farmer Blog Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:33:00 +0000 64111 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 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 2016 Iowa Pork Congress http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/2016-iowa-pork-congress <div class="node-body gallery-body">Iowa Pork Congress is the largest winter swine trade show in the United States, annually attracting 5,000 visitors from more than a dozen states. Attendees visit with nearly 300 companies promoting their products and services for the swine industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/2016-iowa-pork-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/2016-iowa-pork-congress#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Resources Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:04:00 +0000 63881 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Cold storage report friendly to hogs; inventories still large http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cold-storage-report-friendly-hogs-inventories-still-large <div class="node-body article-body">Pork inventories are still large but the December change was much larger than normal even as we set a record for pork production per slaughter day. December pork production of 2.207 billion pounds carcass weight was the second highest ever.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cold-storage-report-friendly-hogs-inventories-still-large" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cold-storage-report-friendly-hogs-inventories-still-large#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Resources Mon, 25 Jan 2016 23:44:00 +0000 63841 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo New strategies for an old foe http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/new-strategies-old-foe <div class="field-byline"> Aaron J. Lower, DVM, Carthage Veterinary Service </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>For the past month in central Illinois, weather has been perfect for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome transmission, with temperatures in the 30s, fog, rain and sloppy conditions. Our expected seasonal epidemic of PRRS has started. The onset of a PRRS outbreak in a sow farm is extremely demoralizing to the staff. Virulent strains of PRRS are reported to be lingering longer in herds, with some reported weaning positive pigs for 40 to 50 weeks. Our focus must be to eradicate the wild-type virus from the farm reliably and on a predictable timeline.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/new-strategies-old-foe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/new-strategies-old-foe#comments Animal Well-Being Health Resources Health PRRS Mon, 25 Jan 2016 19:11:00 +0000 63811 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com