Animal Well-Being http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/16388/more en Prestage family remains committed to Iowa http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/prestage-family-remains-committed-iowa <div class="field-deck"> Announcement expected soon </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Planning to open a new pork processing plant in the United States has not been all roses for the Prestage family, however Ron Prestage, DVM and president of Prestage Farms, firmly believes it is the right decision for the industry.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/prestage-family-remains-committed-iowa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/prestage-family-remains-committed-iowa#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Fri, 01 Jul 2016 17:24:00 +0000 68321 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo Are three recent viruses emerging hog disease threats? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/are-three-recent-viruses-emerging-hog-disease-threats <div class="field-byline"> Source: Swine Health Information Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Veterinarians report growing pigs presenting symptoms that range from mild muscle tremors with mental alertness to lethargy and ataxia, with the most extreme cases progressing to paralysis and death.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/are-three-recent-viruses-emerging-hog-disease-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/are-three-recent-viruses-emerging-hog-disease-threats#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:31:00 +0000 68281 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Sean Gallup Firkins named Merck executive director of U.S. Food Animal Marketing http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/firkins-named-merck-executive-director-us-food-animal-marketing <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Merck Animal Health announces that Todd Firkins has joined the company as the executive director of U.S. Food Animal Marketing. With more than 20 years&rsquo; experience in the animal health industry, Firkins brings an extensive background in sales, marketing and management, as well as considerable knowledge of our business.<img alt="" src="/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/uploads/2015/10/Todd%20Firkins%20180.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 180px; float: right;" /></p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/firkins-named-merck-executive-director-us-food-animal-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Marketing Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000 68271 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Three ways to get the most out of creep feeding pigs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/three-ways-get-most-out-creep-feeding-pigs <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Nursery management sets the pace for pigs&rsquo; lifetime performance, so minimizing production lags is crucial during this phase. Creep feeding is one practice you can use to optimize performance during the weaning period.&nbsp;</p> <p>Research at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center in Gray Summit, Mo., has shown creep-fed pigs ate more aggressively and experienced early and sustained gains in the nursery compared to pigs that weren&rsquo;t creep-fed.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/three-ways-get-most-out-creep-feeding-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Marketing Nutrition Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000 68291 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Smithfield Foods’ Environment report shows achievements, focus on sustainable supply chain http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/smithfield-foods-environment-report-shows-achievements-focus-sustainable-supply-chain <div class="field-byline"> Source: Smithfield Foods Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Smithfield Foods Inc. released the Environment section of this year’s sustainability and financial report and shows solid improvements in reducing the company’s natural resource demand and leadership in advancing sustainable farming practices.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/smithfield-foods-environment-report-shows-achievements-focus-sustainable-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/smithfield-foods-environment-report-shows-achievements-focus-sustainable-supply-chain#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Marketing Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:30:00 +0000 68261 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Looking back at World Pork Expo '16 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/looking-back-world-pork-expo-16 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>This year&rsquo;s&nbsp;World Pork Expo&nbsp;reflected an optimistic tone as more than 20,000 producers and ag professionals, including 1,100 international guests from 35 countries, convened at the state fairgrounds in Des Moines, June 8-10.</p> <p>National Hog Farmer was there to cover the show from set-up to tear-down.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/looking-back-world-pork-expo-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/looking-back-world-pork-expo-16#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Marketing Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:49:00 +0000 68251 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Thousands of people braved the high temperatures to experience World Pork Expo 2016 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des&nbsp;Moines. (Photo courtesy of World Pork Expo)</p> Massively changing China: What you should know http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/massively-changing-china-what-you-should-know <div class="node-body article-body">Although Chinese economy is slowing down, the country is changing in a big way.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/massively-changing-china-what-you-should-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/massively-changing-china-what-you-should-know#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:16:00 +0000 68241 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Aidan Connolly, Alltech, says, &ldquo;The Chinese government has become very concerned with reports of&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="colistin-resistant">colistin-resistant</span>&nbsp;bacteria occurring in pigs and other livestock.&rdquo;</p> Destron Fearing introduces new Masterline syringes http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/destron-fearing-introduces-new-masterline-syringes <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Destron Fearing has launched the new Masterline syringe line. With a presence in more than 40 countries worldwide, Destron Fearing provides solutions that meet the increasingly complex standards for animal management.</p> <p>The new line of Masterline syringes includes the: 50ml Roux Revolver Syringe, 2ml F GRIP Syringe, 6ml V GRIP Syringe, the 12.5ml V GRIP Syringe and the 30ml V GRIP Drencher.<img alt="" src="/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/uploads/2015/10/Destron%20Fearing%206%20ml%20V%20GRIP%20syringe.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 245px; float: right;" /></p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/destron-fearing-introduces-new-masterline-syringes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Marketing Tue, 28 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000 68211 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork production poised to challenge demand http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pork-production-poised-challenge-demand <div class="node-body article-body">The negative implications of the USDA’s June quarterly hog and pig report are far-reaching in that production is certain to remain record large for the second consecutive year.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pork-production-poised-challenge-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pork-production-poised-challenge-demand#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:14:00 +0000 68201 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo One flu, many colors http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/one-flu-many-colors-0 <div class="field-byline"> By Marie Culhane and Albert Rovira, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA National Animal Health Laboratory Network of veterinary diagnostic laboratories have updated their influenza A virus test into one polymerase chain reaction test for the detection of influenza A virus in pigs, birds, horses, dogs, cats or marine mammals.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/one-flu-many-colors-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/one-flu-many-colors-0#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:27:00 +0000 68191 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo