Business http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6602/more en USMEF Audio: Producers see benefits for U.S. agriculture in Latin American http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/usmef-audio-producers-see-benefits-us-agriculture-latin-american <div class="node-body audio-body">The showcase is a premier event for U.S. companies exporting beef, pork and lamb to Central and South America and the Caribbean</div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/podcast/audio/Producers at USMEF Latin American Product Showcase.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=1975262">Producers at USMEF Latin American Product Showcase.mp3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/usmef-audio-producers-see-benefits-us-agriculture-latin-american" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/usmef-audio-producers-see-benefits-us-agriculture-latin-american#comments Business Marketing Business & Marketing Thu, 28 Jul 2016 22:07:00 +0000 68941 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Production area does not affect phosphorus digestibility in soybean meal fed to pigs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/production-area-does-not-affect-phosphorus-digestibility-soybean-meal-fed-pigs <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“The digestibility of phosphorus is the same in soybean meal grown in various regions in the United States,” says Hans Stein, professor of animal sciences at the University of Illinois.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/production-area-does-not-affect-phosphorus-digestibility-soybean-meal-fed-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/production-area-does-not-affect-phosphorus-digestibility-soybean-meal-fed-pigs#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Marketing Nutrition Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:34:00 +0000 68931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Scott Olson Kyle Schulte joins Ralco as a swine research nutritionist http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/kyle-schulte-joins-ralco-swine-research-nutritionist <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Ralco announced today that Kyle Schulte has joined in the role of Swine Technical Service and Research Nutritionist for animal nutrition.<img alt="" src="/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/uploads/2016/07/27/Schulte%20Kyle.jpg" style="height: 300px; float: right; width: 200px;" /></p> <p>Schulte received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Studies and a Master of Science in Animal Science, both from Iowa State University.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/kyle-schulte-joins-ralco-swine-research-nutritionist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:17:47 +0000 68881 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com FDA begins on-farm inspections with VFD pilot project http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-begins-farm-inspections-vfd-pilot-project <div class="field-byline"> Source: Pork Checkoff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A U.S. Food and Drug Administration pilot project may be bringing FDA inspectors to farms leading up to new antibiotic regulations going into effect Jan. 1 under new Veterinary Feed Directive rules.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-begins-farm-inspections-vfd-pilot-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-begins-farm-inspections-vfd-pilot-project#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Antibiotics Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:09:00 +0000 68871 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Factors to allow for a competitive operation during swine industry expansion http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/factors-allow-competitive-operation-during-swine-industry-expansion <div class="field-byline"> By Justin Roelofs, AgStar Financial Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Keeping an eye on the financial markets, volatility in the commodity markets and increased hog production will well serve the producer with an eye on expansion to remain competitive.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/factors-allow-competitive-operation-during-swine-industry-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/factors-allow-competitive-operation-during-swine-industry-expansion#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:55:00 +0000 68861 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images Legislation would make checkoffs voluntary http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/legislation-would-make-checkoffs-voluntary <div class="node-body article-body">Legislative Preview covers anti-checkoff legislation, USDA presence in Cuba, Republican ag platform, Clinton's VP choice and Congress recess.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/legislation-would-make-checkoffs-voluntary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/legislation-would-make-checkoffs-voluntary#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:52:00 +0000 68831 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Osborne awarded patent for innovative heat pad indicator light http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/osborne-awarded-patent-innovative-heat-pad-indicator-light <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Osborne Industries Inc. announces that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has recently awarded Patent No. 9,361,770, for one of the company&rsquo;s newest products: the Osborne Heat Pad Indicator Light.</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/osborne-awarded-patent-innovative-heat-pad-indicator-light" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Marketing Mon, 25 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000 68851 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 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