Business http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6602/more en ‘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 NPPC urges delay in ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/nppc-urges-delay-waters-us-rule <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NPPC strongly urges the Obama administration to delay implementation of the new Clean Water Act rule, which would adversely affect hundreds of thousands of farmers, business people and landowners. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/nppc-urges-delay-waters-us-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/nppc-urges-delay-waters-us-rule#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Marketing Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:13:00 +0000 59991 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Osborne Industries celebrates anniversary of patented system of weighing pigs, goats and sheep http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/osborne-industries-celebrates-anniversary-patented-system-weighing-pigs-goats-and-sheep <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Osborne Industries&nbsp;Inc., a leader in the design and development of <img alt="" src="/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/uploads/osbornescale.jpg" style="width: 224px; height: 216px; float: right;" />advanced&nbsp;livestock management equipment for sheep, goats&nbsp;and pigs, celebrates the 30-year anniversary since the development of the ACCU-ARM&nbsp;animal weighing system.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/osborne-industries-celebrates-anniversary-patented-system-weighing-pigs-goats-and-sheep" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:49:09 +0000 59941 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com African swine fever spreading in Europe http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/african-swine-fever-spreading-europe <div class="node-body article-body">African swine fever is spreading through European countries, taking its toll on hog farmers and the battle to prevent or control its further spread.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/african-swine-fever-spreading-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/african-swine-fever-spreading-europe#comments Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:17:00 +0000 59931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Double-digit slaughter increases should persist for week or so http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/double-digit-slaughter-increases-should-persist-week-or-so <div class="node-body article-body">Steve Meyer gives a run down of last week's hog slaughter and prices, cold storage supplies, as well as the beef and chicken stocks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/double-digit-slaughter-increases-should-persist-week-or-so" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/double-digit-slaughter-increases-should-persist-week-or-so#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 24 Aug 2015 19:46:00 +0000 59921 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com AFIA feels the FDA crosses line with proposal for monitoring antibiotics in ag http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/afia-feels-fda-crosses-line-proposal-monitoring-antibiotics-ag <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Feed Industry Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The American Feed Industry Association’s legal counsel earlier this week submitted comments on behalf of the organization to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the proposed rule making on antimicrobial animal drug sales and distribution reporting. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/afia-feels-fda-crosses-line-proposal-monitoring-antibiotics-ag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/afia-feels-fda-crosses-line-proposal-monitoring-antibiotics-ag#comments Animal Well-Being Business Health Marketing Nutrition Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:38:00 +0000 59911 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com