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Pork Producers Urged to Express Support for Bill 24

2017-10-18 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

CANADA - Manitoba Pork is encouraging its members to voice their support the provincial government's "Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act" during public hearings planned for next week, Bruce Cochrane reports.


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Pork Producers Applaud Withdrawal of GIPSA Rules

2017-10-18 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

US - The Trump administration yesterday announced it will withdraw regulations related to the buying and selling of livestock, a move strongly commended by the National Pork Producers Council, which opposed the Obama-era rules.


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Scientists Successfully Process Straw as Feed Supplement

2017-10-18 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

CANADA - Processed straw is offering potential as a feed supplement intended to reduce aggression among gestating sows, reports Bruce Cochrane.


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Standardizing Diagnostics to Battle Emerging Swine Diseases

2017-10-18 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

ANALYSIS - A lesson learned from the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) outbreak in 2013 was that the US swine industry must do a better job at communicating across the industry, and the first step is for everyone to speak the same language, writes Sarah Mikesell for ThePigSite.


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Red meat consumption while pregnant has surprising benefit

2017-10-17 22:12:57| Beef

A lack of vitamin B12 during pregnancy could have troubling results, according to a new study.

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7 trivia facts about pork

2017-10-17 22:12:57| National Hog Farmer

Test your knowledge. Did you know these facts about pork?

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NFU Deeply Disappointed by USDA Decision to Terminate Farmer Fair Practices Rules

2017-10-17 20:51:36| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it would be terminating the Farmer Fair Practices Rule on Competitive Injury, a rule that would have provided the most basic of protections to American family farmers and ranchers as they endure increasingly concentrated markets […]

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Fed Cattle Recap | Cash trade higher again

2017-10-17 18:12:17| Beef

The feedlot cattle trade was $1-$2 higher again with much bigger volume for cash cattle sales.

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What is the real cost of employee turnover?

2017-10-17 11:00:00| National Hog Farmer

Being a swine caregiver, or a swine technician, can be a rewarding occupation. However, employee turnover seems to remain high.


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Morris named National Pork Board International Marketing vice president

2017-10-17 11:00:00| National Hog Farmer

Craig Morris has held high-profile strategic leadership roles with the federal government, industry associations and in the private sector.


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