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Processing fluids helping to fine tune diagnostics in swine herds thought to be PRRS-negative

2018-07-19 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

Collecting aggregate samples of processing fluids during tail docking and castration is proving to be an excellent way to monitor herds for porcine reproductive and respiratory disease (PRRS) virus, Will Lopez, DVM, Iowa State University, told Pig Health Today.


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Jim Long Pork Commentary: National Pork Industry Conference report

2018-07-19 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

Last week we attended the National Pork Industry Conference held in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Our report:


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Pay more attention to your sow herd’s lifeline

2018-07-19 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

One of the most important yet often overlooked segments of the sow herd is the gilt-developer unit. Gilts are the lifeline of a sow herd, and their quality often predicts the future production of the entire herd.


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Animal welfare cast in bronze by Pork CRC

2018-07-19 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

Animal welfare was the focus of Pork CRC’s bronze sponsorship of ‘Animal Production 2018’, the 32nd biennial conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production


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Five breakthroughs identified to transform U.S. ag

2018-07-18 23:25:00| National Hog Farmer

New report identifies five breakthroughs to address urgent challenges and advance food and ag sciences by 2030.


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Networking & Community: Soil Sisters Cook, Collaborate & Celebrate

2018-07-18 22:15:59| National Farmers Union

By Lisa Kivirist, author, co-owner and operator of Inn Serendipity Farm and B&B Never underestimate what a bunch of women coming together for a potluck can do. What started now ten years ago as a regularly scheduled series of on-farm potlucks among local women farmers, gardeners and food enthusiasts in and around Green County, Wisconsin, […]

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House Votes to Send Farm Bill to Conference

2018-07-18 21:20:59| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to send the farm bill to conference, the process by which the House and U.S. Senate remedy differences between their respective versions of the farm bill. A conference committee of members from the House and […]

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Beef quality matters, but is that enough?

2018-07-18 18:29:31| Beef

Beef producers have made remarkable strides in producing a product that keeps consumers coming back. Can we continue the momentum?

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Its summer, and the fly wars are on

2018-07-18 16:28:50| Beef

Controlling flies now pays dividends later.

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Who is your best ranch hand?

2018-07-18 16:28:50| Beef

Theres still time to enter BEEF and Durangos Best Ranch Hands photo contest.

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