Marketing http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en 3 pivotal numbers in upcoming Hogs and Pigs Report http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/3-pivotal-numbers-upcoming-hogs-and-pigs-report <div class="node-body article-body">The volatility in the hog market this week illustrates the trade is nervous about the upcoming USDA Hogs and Pigs Report. Market analysts note three significant numbers hog producers should pay attention to in the report.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/3-pivotal-numbers-upcoming-hogs-and-pigs-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/3-pivotal-numbers-upcoming-hogs-and-pigs-report#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Marketing Business & Marketing Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:56:00 +0000 70241 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>September-November farrowing intentions pre-report estimates are pegged to increase&nbsp;0.4%, which is not aligned with the expanding breeding herd.</p> Getty Images/Carsten Koall Producers can maximize xylanase benefits through understanding its mechanisms http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/producers-can-maximize-xylanase-benefits-through-understanding-its-mechanisms <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Recent swine trials have shown that xylanase introduction early in the nursery period and fed through to slaughter increases overall pig finisher performance.</p> <p>Pete Wilcock, global technical manager at AB Vista, explains how the response may be potentially associated with three mechanisms in a new video, released by AB Vista. &ldquo;The first mechanism is the ability to reduce digesta viscosity. The addition of xylanase breaks down the long chain arabinoxylans, which improves nutrient digestibility.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/producers-can-maximize-xylanase-benefits-through-understanding-its-mechanisms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Marketing Nutrition Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000 70231 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Battling superbugs takes commitment from all http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/battling-superbugs-takes-commitment-all <div class="node-body blog-body">Combating antibiotic resistance takes a commitment from both the animal agriculture and human health sectors, together and equally.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/battling-superbugs-takes-commitment-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/battling-superbugs-takes-commitment-all#comments Animal Well-Being Health Marketing Business & Marketing Antibiotics National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:26:00 +0000 70211 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <h2>High-level plenary meeting on antimicrobial resistance</h2> <p>Peter Thomson (center), president of the 71st session of the General Assembly, addresses the high-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance. Other panelists include Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (second from left), Monique Eloit (far right), director general of the World Organization for Animal Health, and Margaret Chan (left), director-general of the World Health Organization.<br /> <em>Photo Credit: United Nations</em></p> Pork complex poised to seriously challenge demand http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pork-complex-poised-seriously-challenge-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Record large pork production was expected, but poultry production is also record large and beef production is rising compared to last year. It is likely per capita meat production will reach a record at some point soon. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pork-complex-poised-seriously-challenge-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pork-complex-poised-seriously-challenge-demand#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:50:00 +0000 70191 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Predicted expansion in pork production is becoming a reality, and with it pressure on this fall&rsquo;s slaughter capacity.</p> Cheryl Day Meat industry calls on USDA to allow comments on GIPSA proposals http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/meat-industry-calls-usda-allow-comments-gipsa-proposals <div class="node-body article-body">This week’s Legislative Preview calls for USDA to allow GIPSA comments; announces mandatory price reporting stakeholder meeting; U.S. beef imports to China to resume; consumer groups petition to stop antibiotics for prevention.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/meat-industry-calls-usda-allow-comments-gipsa-proposals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/meat-industry-calls-usda-allow-comments-gipsa-proposals#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:58:00 +0000 70181 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo How long will this down-cycle last for the pork industry? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/how-long-will-down-cycle-last-pork-industry <div class="field-byline"> By Kent Bang, VP &amp; Team Leader, AgStar Financial Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The severity of the current hog market down cycle will be determined by how long we continue to outpace packer capacity. Unless there is a surprise in market numbers, packers will continue to keep bids down as additional pigs are not needed to fill their plants. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/how-long-will-down-cycle-last-pork-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/how-long-will-down-cycle-last-pork-industry#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:28:00 +0000 70171 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com New Fashion Pork selects Nedap ESF in Gap 1 sow facility http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/new-fashion-pork-selects-nedap-esf-gap-1-sow-facility <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>New Fashion Pork has selected the Nedap Electronic Sow Feeding system for its new facility near Thorp, Wis. The 1,400-sow operation has been certified Step 1 by Global Animal Partnership, an organization dedicated to supporting animal comfort in agriculture.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/new-fashion-pork-selects-nedap-esf-gap-1-sow-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Marketing Reproduction Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000 70201 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com NutriQuest welcomes new senior swine nutritionist http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/nutriquest-welcomes-new-senior-swine-nutritionist <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Dustin Dean, Ph.D., has joined NutriQuest as a senior swine nutritionist. He will be responsible for assisting clients in enhancing and maintaining nutrition programs for their swine herds with the goal of helping them accomplish their production objectives.<img alt="" src="/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/uploads/2015/10/Dustin_Dean-NutriQuest%20180.jpg" style="width: 120px; height: 168px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; float: right;" /> </p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/nutriquest-welcomes-new-senior-swine-nutritionist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Marketing Nutrition Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000 70221 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Filtration, ventilation key to herd health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/filtration-ventilation-key-herd-health <div class="node-body gallery-body">Ventilation is a very important component to the health of a swine herd in today's modern facilities.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/filtration-ventilation-key-herd-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/filtration-ventilation-key-herd-health#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Health Marketing Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:54:00 +0000 70161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Young veterinarian puts animal welfare first and foremost http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/young-veterinarian-puts-animal-welfare-first-and-foremost <div class="node-body video-body">Natalie and John Baker discuss with farm broadcaster Max Armstrong the importance of focusing on individual pig care and encouraging pork producers to consciously think what is right for the pig.</div> <div class="field-byline"> This Week in Agribusiness </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/young-veterinarian-puts-animal-welfare-first-and-foremost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/young-veterinarian-puts-animal-welfare-first-and-foremost#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Health Marketing Health Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:11:00 +0000 70151 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com