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  • Oct 21, 2015

    Contemplating gestating sow housing

    Converting to group sow housing needs to be made by checking out all possibilities, but it gets down to what's right for the individual hog operation...More
  • Oct 21, 2015
    press release

    PigWise offers solution to track herd health in real time

    Swine veterinarians, production managers and pig caregivers can now share real-time herd health data within their own networks using the PigWise barn management tool from Zoetis. With its web-based dashboard and reporting platform, PigWise provides veterinarians and production managers with daily herd health information they need to help stay ahead of disease outbreaks. PigWise can help producers and their veterinarians track a number of health statistics including signs of illness observed, treatment dosage, administration and outcomes, such as mortality rates....More
  • Oct 21, 2015
    press release

    Ross to lead Iowa Pork Industry Center at ISU

    Jason Ross, Lloyd L. Anderson Professor in Physiology and an associate professor of animal science at Iowa State University, has been appointed as the director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State, effective Oct. 1.  Ross succeeds Jay Harmon, who has served as interim director since July 2014. ...More
  • Oct 21, 2015
    press release

    Hormel names Snee president and chief operating officer

    Hormel Foods Corp. announced today that its Board of Directors has elected James P. Snee to the position of president and chief operating officer effective Oct. 26. Snee was also appointed to the Board of Directors. Snee succeeds Jeffrey M. Ettinger, 57, who has served as president since 2004. Ettinger will continue to serve as the company’s chairman and chief executive officer....More
  • Oct 16, 2015

    Locking out pork, dangerous precedent set by federal government

    The pork industry calls 'hogwash' on federal government's decision to abruptly stop serving pork to 206,000 prisoners....More
  • Oct 15, 2015
    press release

    BioZyme hires Bill Bayless to head new commercial supplement brand LiquiFerm

    BioZyme, manufacturers of Amaferm, VitaFerm, Sure Champ and other proprietary, natural supplements for cattle, swine, poultry and show livestock, has hired Bill Bayless of Sparta, Illinois to head its new LiquiFerm commercial supplement brand.    After more than 50 years of formulating and manufacturing products focused on ruminant animals and show livestock, BioZyme announced in September that it had launched a new commercial supplement brand called LiquiFerm for commercial swine and poultry operations and feed yard cattle....More
  • Oct 12, 2015
    press release

    DNA Genetics adds Mike O'Neal as national account leader

    DNA Genetics is pleased to announce Mike O’Neal has accepted the position of National Account Leader. In his new role, O’Neal will be responsible for sales and account management to help producers compete and succeed in today’s pork industry. ...More
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