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With flus cyclical nature, heed high-risk periods

2017-12-13 12:00:00| National Hog Farmer

Research Review: Study showed that influenza had a cyclical pattern explained in part by air absolute humidity and temperature changes over time.


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Animal sentience bill greeted with praise

2017-12-13 01:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

The BVA and Green MP Caroline Lucas are among many who have welcomed the new law that ensures animal abusers are jailed for anything up to 5 years and animal sentience is reflected in domestic law.


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2018 – taking steps to a more sustainable future

2017-12-13 01:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

With ongoing research indicating the severe impact of plastic pollution on land and in our oceans, 2018 brings with it the responsibility for developing the growth in recovery and reuse of waste plastic.


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Jim Long Pork Commentary: Hog markets shows profits for next 12 months

2017-12-13 01:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

Using current projected feed cost and current lean hog futures it appears the average profit potential for next twelve months should average about $20 US per head for farrow to finish operations. That’s a very positive number, considering the industry noise, that expansion is happening.


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Genesus global technical report: Incorporating information in routine genetic evaluation

2017-12-13 01:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

For many years, pig producers depended on physical characteristics and phenotypic evaluations to select pigs to produce their next generation. Later on, breeding and cross-breeding methods, using quantitative genetics were employed to estimate an animals genetic merit more accurately.


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FDA report on antibiotics validates work by US pig farmers

2017-12-13 01:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to do what’s right on the farm for people, pigs and the planet when it comes to demonstrating their commitment to antibiotic stewardship.

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AASV: Improving Surveillance Keeps Emerging Diseases at Bay

2017-12-13 01:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

ANALYSIS - The Province of Ontario is focused on emerging swine diseases and developing surveillance systems by bringing all the stakeholders together, including the government and private industry, to try and make a better system that works to detect swine diseases as early as possible.

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Consumer acceptance of GE animals? The loaded million-dollar question

2017-12-12 22:17:32| National Hog Farmer

Fear trumps science. Will genetically engineered animals ever pass the government and consumer test to be available for America's pig farmers or will other top-producing countries beat us to the innovation?

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Access to Efficiency: CSP Bundles and Water Quality

2017-12-12 21:40:58| National Farmers Union

By Tom Driscoll, Director of NFU Foundation and Conservation Policy In our previous post on the Beginning Farmer Forum, we introduced the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). CSP can help beginning farmers achieve efficiencies in their business by providing technical assistance and incentive payments to establish installations or enhance practices that can reduce input costs or […]

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Fed Cattle Recap | Cash market slides several dollars

2017-12-12 18:16:56| Beef

The feedlot cattle trade was several dollars lower in most areas.

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