Salmonella’s Limited Diet Could Be its End Commented on: 19 weeks ago (July 6, 2014)

The gut is like a huge storage of a comprehensive amount of bacteria and nutrients. Hence, I bet it is almost impossible to simply block out access to fructose-asparagine alone which would be like...

It’s Time to Dust Off the Risk Management Plan Commented on: 20 weeks ago (July 1, 2014)

When such unforeseen circumstances arise, it is indeed the right thing to do to review the risk mitigation strategy and see what can be done to counter-address the occurring issues on hand. The...

Japan Eases Beef Restrictions, Could Prop Up Pork Prices Commented on: 38 weeks ago (February 28, 2014)

I’m really starting to agree with what people are saying with regards to animals and livestock being treated like commodities regardless of their sentience. However, it is quite interesting see...

Housing, Dietary Effects on Sow Performance Commented on: 45 weeks ago (January 8, 2014)

So after all this time has been spent on collecting, what is obviously, valuable data, maybe you can elaborate on what is it going to be used for or is it just going into storage? Are there going...

Hot Weather Scorches Hog Price Rebound Commented on: 45 weeks ago (January 6, 2014)

From what I read in the news and discussions with friends, things are improving slightly for hog farmers, though I have to say it seems like life is a roller coaster when you work with cattle and...

Pondering the Zilmax Controversy, Pork Demand and Feed Cost Expectations Commented on: 45 weeks ago (January 6, 2014)

Since this was posted Cargill Inc, who are the biggest beef producers in the U.S., have also stopped buying cattle that have been given Zilmax. Good for them I say - who knows what side effects...

Export Losses Contribute to Livestock Price Dip Commented on: 47 weeks ago (December 25, 2013)

I think the relationship is quite clear between the stocks in storage and the volume of export losses. This is because it is greatly anticipated that stocks left behind will all generally cost...

Focus on Fine-Tuning Feeding for Better Efficiency Commented on: 47 weeks ago (December 25, 2013)

I think farmers should not make the switch to the alternatives if they are going to cost just as much or much more expensive than the current diet. Furthermore, the new alternatives might even...

Good News about Costs of Production and Cold Storage Inventories Commented on: 47 weeks ago (December 25, 2013)

That is quite a steep reduction of pork stocks in cold storage if we were to look back at old figures over the past few years. I guess when we talk about frozen poultry numbers, we have to take...

USDA Drops Feedgrain Stocks, Raises Hog Prices Commented on: 48 weeks ago (December 18, 2013)

Feedgrain and hog prices somehow always co-relate to each other. If one increases, the other reduces. I guess farmers will not be greatly affected by this fact then. If they save on feedgrain, it...

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