Facilities http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Producers’ help needed in summer SVV fight http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/producers-help-needed-summer-svv-fight <div class="field-byline"> Source: Swine Health Information Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More than 60 positive accessions of the Seneca Valley Virus have been reported this year by labs across the U.S., and new cases appear to be showing up more rapidly as the summer goes on.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/producers-help-needed-summer-svv-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/producers-help-needed-summer-svv-fight#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:27:00 +0000 68821 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com And so it begins: Prestage Iowa plant – Part II http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/and-so-it-begins-prestage-iowa-plant-part-ii <div class="node-body blog-body">People will have plenty to say about Prestage Farms' plan to build a pork processing plant in Wright County, Iowa, and the county Supervisors introduced steps to maintain civility to those comments.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/and-so-it-begins-prestage-iowa-plant-part-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/and-so-it-begins-prestage-iowa-plant-part-ii#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:30:00 +0000 68811 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com How much floor space do heavy market hogs require? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/how-much-floor-space-do-heavy-market-hogs-require <div class="field-byline"> By Lee Johnston and Sarah Schieck, University of Minnesota </div> <div class="field-deck"> Studies to be completed by February </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers at five universities are conducting parallel studies to see if current floor space allowances for finishing hogs should be updated due to hogs being raised to heavier weights.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/how-much-floor-space-do-heavy-market-hogs-require" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/how-much-floor-space-do-heavy-market-hogs-require#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:32:00 +0000 68801 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Are the current recommended floor space specifications for growing-finishing hogs outdated due to producers raising hogs to heavier weights? Researchers hope to find the answer.&nbsp;</p> National Hog Farmer File Photo Packer capacity help is on the way http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/packer-capacity-help-way <div class="node-body article-body">The big hog slaughter capacity gains arrive in 2017 and 2018 when three large, state-of-the-art plants open.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/packer-capacity-help-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/packer-capacity-help-way#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:28:00 +0000 68781 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo What’s that smell … a rally in the cash hog market? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/what-s-smell-rally-cash-hog-market <div class="node-body article-body">We’re anticipating a high likelihood of a sharp cash hog market rally in late-July and into August. If it develops, anticipate a move in the August lean hog contract possibly as high as $86.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/what-s-smell-rally-cash-hog-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/what-s-smell-rally-cash-hog-market#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:27:00 +0000 68761 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Cheryl Day Take precautions when feeding DON-contaminated wheat to pigs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/take-precautions-when-feeding-don-contaminated-wheat-pigs <div class="field-byline"> By Bob Thaler, South Dakota State University Professor and Extension Swine Specialist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Deoxynivalenol-contaminated wheat can be added to pigs' diets if blended with an adequate mix of "clean" grain.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/take-precautions-when-feeding-don-contaminated-wheat-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/take-precautions-when-feeding-don-contaminated-wheat-pigs#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:37:00 +0000 68741 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>While deoxynivalenol-contaminated grains can cause problems for livestock, pork producers have several options when dealing with this situation.</p> Getty Images/Sean Gallup Ralco honored for its commitment to Minnesota agricultural education http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/ralco-honored-its-commitment-minnesota-agricultural-education <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>The Minnesota Association of Agricultural Educators honored Ralco with its Business and Industry Award at the group&rsquo;s summer conference in St. Cloud July 7.</p> <p>&ldquo;The award recognizes businesses and organizations that have provided support, service and promotion of agricultural education in Minnesota,&rdquo; says Tom Appel, MAAE executive director and professional development coordinator.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/ralco-honored-its-commitment-minnesota-agricultural-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing Nutrition Tue, 19 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000 68731 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Placement huge in slat floor deficiencies http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/placement-huge-slat-floor-deficiencies <div class="node-body article-body">Placement, age and quality of product, and product deficiencies are the main reasons that concrete slatted hog floors have failed and collapsed. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/placement-huge-slat-floor-deficiencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/placement-huge-slat-floor-deficiencies#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 18 Jul 2016 20:35:00 +0000 68721 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Proper placement of the floor support beam in the supporting post would have prevented this floor collapse.</p> Submitted Central America shines for U.S. pork in 2016 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/central-america-shines-us-pork-2016 <div class="field-byline"> By U.S. Meat Export Federation Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. pork exports have been bolstered this year by a strong performance in Central America. Promotional campaigns, connections with the region’s meat industry and a favorable economic climate have helped push exports to Central America well above year-ago levels.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/central-america-shines-us-pork-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/central-america-shines-us-pork-2016#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:48:00 +0000 68701 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com More feed and more meat http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/more-feed-and-more-meat <div class="node-body article-body">Given the usual wide basis during harvest, corn prices should stay low enough to keep breakeven hog prices in the high $40s on a live weight basis.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/more-feed-and-more-meat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/more-feed-and-more-meat#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:10:00 +0000 68691 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com