Around the same time as the world was pondering Y2K, the swine industry was pondering a new production system for feeder pigs. SDSU's Ryan Samuel takes a look at the evolution of wean-to-finish production systems.
The Vietnam Trade Alliance, a grouping of buyers and producers, signed a pact on Wednesday to buy up to $500 million worth of American pork over three years, the U.S. embassy in Hanoi said on Wednesday.
The pivotal moment in the journey to more sustainable livestock production is now, says Brett Kaysen of the National Pork Board. Here's a look at how the pork and poultry industries are driving progress.
In-person food trade exhibitions have been rare in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But food trade shows are returning to some Asian markets, including the recently completed SIAL China food exhibition.
Technology will transform animal ag in the years ahead. Whether you are on the adopting or the developing end of the spectrum, quick identification of technologies that have potential pitfalls will be a big advantage.
Extrusion is the norm in pet and aqua feed industries, yet it is unusual for swine feed in the U.S. But the technology can improve energy and protein digestibility in pigs, research from the University of Illinois says.
The best way to protect animal well-being? Allow farmers to make farm and animal-specific decisions on animal care, says NPPC's Michael Formica. Although the Meat Institute's lawsuit was dismissed, the fight's not over.
COVID-19 has caused excruciating issues for the pork industry. From market disruptions to pork producers having to make incredibly difficult decisions because of over-capacity, 2020 has been a year for the ages.
Germany's meat processors are sending pork chops and bacon previously earmarked for Asia to supermarkets across the EU after China, South Korea and Japan banned German imports due to an outbreak of ASF in wild boars.