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Hog Count Falls Short, but Plenty of Pork in Cold Storage Commented on: 31 weeks ago (March 21, 2014)

Last year, we also experienced the same but fall in slaughter activities is not that significant as compared to 2012. Because of this past experience, USDA was able to prepare well when it comes...

Don’t Spread Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus When Applying Manure Commented on: 32 weeks ago (March 12, 2014)

This does not bode well for all human kind. This is like Swine Flu or Mad Cow Disease all over again! When are people going to learn to treat animals with a little better respect? Honestly, even...

Grain Stocks in Storage Fall, USDA Reports Commented on: 34 weeks ago (February 28, 2014)

Again, this is obviously a result in our changing climate. But in addition to that, could the methods of storage or farming techniques be improved in any other manner? The article seems to be...

Nutrient Utilization Calls for Precision Commented on: 34 weeks ago (February 28, 2014)

What with all the climate change in the world, who knows what animals might start mutating next if we don't take a look at how livestock is being taken care of. This article is a fantastic example...

Good News about Costs of Production and Cold Storage Inventories Commented on: 37 weeks ago (February 7, 2014)

That is indeed a very good piece of news for the retailers. The market fluctuates very frequently and if the volume of stocks in cold storage is decreasing, that goes to show that business is good...

Export Losses Contribute to Livestock Price Dip Commented on: 37 weeks ago (February 3, 2014)

Perhaps the US needs to take another look at giving their animals’ ractopamine and consider eliminating it all together; people want drug-free meat not laden with muscle-enhancing drugs. The US is...

Cold Storage Report Reflects Mounting Meat Supplies Commented on: 37 weeks ago (February 3, 2014)

The cold storage report from the USDA is always packed with interesting and detailed facts about the state of the meat market. I have just subscribed to the National Hog Farmer, not because I am a...

Focus on Fine-Tuning Feeding for Better Efficiency Commented on: 39 weeks ago (January 23, 2014)

It’s not very economical to have alternative feed in storage for periods of time as this will cost a lot of money and the requirement for additional man-power. Improving the quality of the corn...

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