The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and the National Pork Board awarded more than $500,000 to research teams at Kansas State University and Iowa State University to further African swine fever knowledge.
Conley Nelson, a pork producer from Iowa and general manager of Smithfield’s hog production division in the Midwest, will conclude his one-year term as the U.S. Meat Export Federation’s (USMEF) chair in November.
News stories come and go. But the longevity of the African swine fever problem in China and throughout the world is going to be around much longer than the mainstream news media give it credit for, says Arlan Suderman.
If you’re considering selling some of your wet grain to livestock owners, it’s important you determine who will test for mycotoxins. The season’s weather and conditions could mean mycotoxins spring up.
As the seasons change, thoughts of Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome virus plague producers. Adam Schelkopf, DVM, with Pipestone Veterinary Services, shares his thoughts on a tool in the PRRS control toolbox.
Have you addressed vehicle biosecurity? If you answered “no,” you may discover how easily cross-contamination can occur with transportation. Dr. Nick Wagner, DVM, discusses vehicle biosecurity dos and don’ts.
China is continuing to buy U.S. pork. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reporting weekly export sales for pork at a marketing year high thanks to China. Click on the link to learn more.
High feeding margins in China are motivating Chinese pork producers to feed market hogs to heavier weights. This is impacting the market in many ways, says Arlan Suderman, chief commodities economist at INTL FCStone.