Marketing http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en K State researchers exploring ways to make bacon even better http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/k-state-researchers-exploring-ways-make-bacon-even-better <div class="field-byline"> Source: Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kansas State researchers exploring what level of pork belly fat saturation will result in longer shelf life and better flavor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/k-state-researchers-exploring-ways-make-bacon-even-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/k-state-researchers-exploring-ways-make-bacon-even-better#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Pork is Delicious Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:47:00 +0000 60121 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Thinkstock Seneca Valley Virus slaughter alert issued http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/seneca-valley-virus-slaughter-alert-issued <div class="field-byline"> Source: Minnesota Pork </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hog showing signs of Seneca Valley Virus should not be taken to slaughter unless a foreign animal disease investigation has been completed and the Board of Animal Health has been notified.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/seneca-valley-virus-slaughter-alert-issued" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/seneca-valley-virus-slaughter-alert-issued#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:51:00 +0000 60101 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Balanced parity structure adds dollars to hog producers’ pockets http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/balanced-parity-structure-adds-dollars-hog-producers-pockets <div class="field-byline"> Source: Purina Animal Nutrition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. hog producers are leaving a lot of money on the table by culling sows out of the herd too early. Sows beyond parity 3 and 4 have met their breakeven point and start generating profit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/balanced-parity-structure-adds-dollars-hog-producers-pockets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/balanced-parity-structure-adds-dollars-hog-producers-pockets#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:48:00 +0000 60091 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Diamond V patent-pending reduction of foodborne pathogens http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/diamond-v-patent-pending-reduction-foodborne-pathogens <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Diamond V announces the patent-pending use of Diamond V Original XPC as a &ldquo;method for foodborne pathogen reduction in livestock.&rdquo; Feeding all-natural Original XPC as recommended during food animal production helps reduce the prevalence and numbers of Salmonella and Campylobacter in the animal, production environment and food processing plant, as described in the pending patent and supported by numerous scientific studies. Reducing these pathogens pre-harvest can improve food safety.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/diamond-v-patent-pending-reduction-foodborne-pathogens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Marketing Nutrition Wed, 02 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000 60081 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com America’s Pig Farmer of the Year finalists announced http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/america-s-pig-farmer-year-finalists-announced <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="field-deck"> Public encouraged to vote at AmericasPigFarmer.com </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Steve Kerns of Clearfield, Iowa; Marti Knoblock of Rock Rapids, Iowa; Keith Schoettmer of Tipton, Ind. and Lauren Schwab of Somerville, Ohio, have been named the finalists for the inaugural America’s Pig Farmer of the Year award program. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/america-s-pig-farmer-year-finalists-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/america-s-pig-farmer-year-finalists-announced#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Marketing Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:38:00 +0000 60071 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com ‘Black Monday’ impact on pork demand http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/black-monday-impact-pork-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Consumer attitudes and spending habits greatly impact their buying habits, and as a result demand for pork may be affected.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/black-monday-impact-pork-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/black-monday-impact-pork-demand#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:54:00 +0000 60061 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com PRRS virus changes like a flowing river http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/prrs-virus-changes-flowing-river <div class="field-byline"> By Andres Perez, Moh Alkhamis, Mike Murtaugh, Bob Morrison, University of Minnesota </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Understanding the changes and migration pattern of the PRRS virus can help hog producers tighten biosecurity measures, and reevaluate animal and people movement. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/prrs-virus-changes-flowing-river" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/prrs-virus-changes-flowing-river#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:59:00 +0000 60051 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Further WOTUS action urged http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/further-wotus-action-urged <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In light of the 13-state injunction on enforcing WOTUS, Farm Bureau urges Congress to pass S. 1140.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/further-wotus-action-urged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/further-wotus-action-urged#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:31:00 +0000 60031 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Net farm income forecast down 36% http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/net-farm-income-forecast-down-36 <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA forecasts net farm income for 2015 will be the lowest since 2006 at $58.3 billion, 36% lower than 2014’s estimate of $91.1 billion. This is down nearly 53% from the record high of $123.7 billion in 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/net-farm-income-forecast-down-36" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/net-farm-income-forecast-down-36#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:24:00 +0000 60021 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Agricultural exports expected to remain strong http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/agricultural-exports-expected-remain-strong <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA’s “Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade” report forecasts fiscal year 2016 agricultural exports at $138.5 billion, down $1.0 billion from the revised FY 2015 projection. Fiscal years 2015 and 2016 exports would still be the third- and fourth-highest on record, respectively.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/agricultural-exports-expected-remain-strong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/agricultural-exports-expected-remain-strong#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:03:00 +0000 60011 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com