Agricultural economists shared their forecast prices for the next several quarters following the Sept. 27 announcement of the September 2018 Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report in a teleconference funded by the Pork Checkoff.
The numbers came in as economists expected in the September Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report. According to USDA’s inventory of all hogs and pigs on Sept. 1, 2018, total inventory was 75.5 million, up 3% from a year ago.
NPPC is joining a global initiative to prevent unsafe residues of veterinary drugs in food, develop surveillance to help mitigate risks associated with antibiotic use and minimize spread of antimicrobial resistance.
The U.S. loses 3,000 to 4,000 sows a week to prolapses, says Jason Ross with Iowa State University, which is many more than the industry was losing 10 years ago. Here are possible causes and strategies to implement.
University of Illinois veterinary student Megan Bloemer received the first-ever Morrison Swine Innovator Prize, a new award for students who want to specialize in swine medicine, at the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference.
A multifaceted approach is key to PRRS prevention, says Dr. Brent Sexton, Pipestone Veterinary Sytems. Strict biosecurity should be enforced to ensure people and equipment aren’t bringing PRRS onto your farm.
Lingering flood waters are making it hard for farmers to recover after Hurricane Florence. Farmers are taking unusual steps to reach hog barns and forcing them to deliver feed through treacherous conditions.
It is beginning to look like the most severe part of the fear-based reaction to tariffs is easing, as negotiators for the U.S. and Mexico near a new deal. But you can't just stop trade without hurt on all sides.
The Maschhoffs want potential production partners to understand what’s involved before they enter into a contract agreement. They provide a comprehensive report that outlines the costs of constructing a hog building.