Business http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6602/more en PEDV Immunity: Past and Present http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pedv-immunity-past-and-present <div class="field-byline"> By Michael Murtaugh, Cheryl Dvorak and Suzanne Stone, University of Minnesota Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Getting a handle on immunity to porcine epidemic diarrhea virus has been difficult. One of the first challenges was the absence of antigen reagents to measure serological responses. Then the challenge was trying to figure out if sows really had to show clinical sickness to develop immunity, and if the serological response after feedback really did disappear in a matter of weeks. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pedv-immunity-past-and-present" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pedv-immunity-past-and-present#comments Business Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:35:00 +0000 50991 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Preventing PEDV Spread http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/preventing-pedv-spread <div class="node-body article-body">Biosecurity measures have been standard operating procedure for custom manure applicators for a long time, but the presence of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus has forced them to revisit or step up their practices. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/preventing-pedv-spread" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/preventing-pedv-spread#comments Business Food Animal Report Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:27:00 +0000 50981 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Luc Dufresne Receives 2014 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/luc-dufresne-receives-2014-allen-d-leman-science-practice-award <div class="field-byline"> Source: Zoetis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Luc Dufresne has been named the recipient of the 2014 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award. The award was presented by Zoetis at the 2014 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, hosted by the University of Minnesota in St. Paul. The award is given to a veterinarian who is committed to research and applying that knowledge to help improve the swine industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/luc-dufresne-receives-2014-allen-d-leman-science-practice-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/luc-dufresne-receives-2014-allen-d-leman-science-practice-award#comments Business Food Animal Report Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:08:00 +0000 50971 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Leman Conference Impressions http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/leman-conference-impressions <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I hate to admit, but this year was the first time that I have ever attended the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference.</p> <p>Though I have worked in Minnesota agricultural media for over the last 25 years, my joining the National Hog Farmer staff allowed me to finally attend this annual conference that brings the best and brightest minds in the swine health world to one stage for a few days.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </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/leman-conference-impressions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/leman-conference-impressions#comments Business National Hog Farmer Blog Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:25:00 +0000 50961 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2014 Environmental Stewards: An Eye for Beauty http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-environmental-stewards-eye-beauty <div class="field-byline"> By Dean Houghton, National Hog Farmer Correspondent </div> <div class="field-deck"> <i>Through 20 years, environmental stewards prove that pig production can be beautiful.</i> </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">Hogs are beautiful. That was a slogan somebody started back in the 1970s, perhaps a bit tongue in cheek. But there&rsquo;s truth in that statement.</span></p> <p align="left">This truth has been revealed over the past 20 years through the Pork Industry Environmental Stewards Award program. The first winners were named in 1995, and 2014 marks the 20th class of pork industry stewards.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-environmental-stewards-eye-beauty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-environmental-stewards-eye-beauty#comments Business Environmental Stewardship Award Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:08:00 +0000 50951 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2014 Environmental Stewards: A Message From National Hog Farmer http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-environmental-stewards-message-national-hog-farmer <div class="node-body article-body">The Environmental Stewards of the Pork Industry recognition program is co-sponsored by National Hog Farmer and the pork checkoff. The program is in its 20th and final year. The program has been open to pork producers of all types and sizes who demonstrate a positive contribution to our natural environment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-environmental-stewards-message-national-hog-farmer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-environmental-stewards-message-national-hog-farmer#comments Business Environmental Stewardship Award Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:28:00 +0000 50941 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2014 Environmental Stewards: Going Green http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-environmental-stewards-going-green <div class="field-byline"> By Dean Houghton, National Hog Farmer Correspondent </div> <div class="field-deck"> <i>Trees, shrubs, buffer strips and more make this Iowa farm an environmental oasis.</i> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Wessling family has been a part of the Grand Junction, IA, community for decades, and they consider the community connection to be an important part of the business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-environmental-stewards-going-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-environmental-stewards-going-green#comments Business Environmental Stewardship Award Food Animal Report Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:08:00 +0000 50931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2014 Environmental Stewards: Technology trend http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-environmental-stewards-technology-trend <div class="field-byline"> By Dean Houghton, National Hog Farmer Correspondent </div> <div class="field-deck"> <i>This leading-edge Missouri farm balances pigs, crops and natural nutrients.</i> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Stephens Farms from near Malta Bend, MO, has adopted technologies to improve their hog and crop operations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-environmental-stewards-technology-trend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/2014-environmental-stewards-technology-trend#comments Business Environmental Stewardship Award Food Animal Report Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:22:00 +0000 50921 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com USDA Raises Corn Crop Forecast http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-raises-corn-crop-forecast <div class="node-body article-body">We old-timers could call this a “Timex” crop so far: Takes a licking, but keeps on ticking. Such was the news from the U.S. Department of Agriculture last week. That name has been supported as well by reports that last week’s frost damage was not severe. It looks as though the record crop is nearly in the bin, or at least piled outside on the ground awaiting transportation. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-raises-corn-crop-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-raises-corn-crop-forecast#comments Business Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:33:00 +0000 50911 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Top Pork Countries Call for Tariff Elimination in TPP http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/top-pork-countries-call-tariff-elimination-tpp <div class="field-byline"> P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Organizations representing producers in the top pork countries – Australia, Chile, Mexico and the United States – are calling for a “comprehensive, high-quality” Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement that eliminates tariffs on nearly all products including pork. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/top-pork-countries-call-tariff-elimination-tpp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/top-pork-countries-call-tariff-elimination-tpp#comments Business Legislative Preview Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:04:00 +0000 50881 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com