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Pork Commentary Jim Long: US lean hogs reach 90

2017-06-27 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

Last Friday US lean hogs reached 90¢ lb. Pork demand and lower hog supplies are driving prices higher. Packers margins remain good with USDA pork carcass cut-outs over $1.01 per lb.


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Duration of Antibiotic Use Should be Left to Discretion of Veterinarian

2017-06-27 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

US - The National Pork Producers Council says the duration antibiotics are prescribed to prevent or treat animal disease should be left in the hands of the veterinarian, according to Bruce Cochrane.


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Stakeholders Call for Govt Backing in Addressing PED

2017-06-27 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

CANADA - Manitoba's pork industry is calling for the federal government support, in the form of new programmes and financial assistance, in its effort to contain a surge in the number of cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, reports Bruce Cochrane.


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Diagnostics Use Increasing Globally to Solve Disease Challenges

2017-06-27 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

ANALYSIS - While diagnostic capabilities differ around the world, Joe Connor, veterinarian with Carthage Veterinary Service in Carthage, Illinois, USA, sees an upturn in the use diagnostic tools globally to achieve more definitive answers to disease challenges.


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Keep mineral supplementation simple if pasture quality is good

2017-06-27 01:11:05| Beef

Free-choice salt and mineral is a great way to help your cows extract all the nutrients a pasture has to give. But mineral supplementation is not a one-size-fits-all proposition.


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Are we headed the right direction or on the wrong track with the U.S. food system?

2017-06-27 01:11:05| Beef

Consumers are generally pleased with the system that provides them safe, healthy food, research shows.


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5 Trending Headlines: Throw a D.A.R.T for cattle health; PLUS: Immigration reform concerns

2017-06-26 23:11:18| Beef

If the eye of the master fattens the calf, it also keeps it healthy. Plus, some college kids, with sage advice from former U.S. Representative Charlie Stenholm, offer thoughts on immigration reform. That and more awaits you in this weeks Trending Headlines.

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Whats the status of ag gag laws?

2017-06-26 23:11:18| Beef

Are more states adopting ag gag laws? Here is an update on the whistleblower laws that attempt to protect production agriculture.

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What Should Farmers Know About Climate Change? Irrigation Water Management

2017-06-26 17:19:13| National Farmers Union

By Skylar Schneider, Executive Assistant, National Farmers Union Climate change presents a multitude of challenges for farmers, as extreme temperatures and erratic rainfall patterns can negatively impact crops. In order to prepare for these extreme conditions, such as drought, farmers can adopt energy-conserving practices. For example, water is a valuable natural resource that is absolutely […]

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4 tips to get the most out of hay sampling

2017-06-26 13:00:00| Beef

How to properly sample hay to ensure the best lab results.


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