When considering raising pigs antibiotic-free or using less antibiotics in compliance with the new responsible use guidelines, vaccines become an even more vital part of the management strategy for herd health.
Before the champion barrow drive at The Exposition, the National Junior Swine Association and Team Purebred stopped the show for “Perspectives in Progress,” a panel of industry experts to discuss swine biosecurity.
Understanding why pigs tail-bite is a challenge for many producers, as the behavior is often sporadic. Researchers at the University of Minnesota says littermates are more prone to the abnormal behavior.
Pork Perspectives is a recurring column that provides business and leadership strategy tips from some of the pork industry’s finest. Meet Robbie Moody, head of U.S. pork marketing and business operations at Zoetis.
The PEDV storm came and went. PEDV seems to have faded into the background of daily life. However, when it hits a sow farm, it is every bit the monster it was when we first saw it. It’s time for a review.