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EU pig prices: quotations are getting nowhere – Netherlands set a positive sign

2018-05-18 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

On the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market, the bell seems to be sounding for a turnaround. While the majority of quotations remain steady, the Netherlands and Great Britain both are setting a positive sign, thus providing the new upward marching course

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Pig immunology comes of age: killer T cell responses to influenza

2018-05-18 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

Researchers from The Pirbright Institute, University of Bristol, Cardiff University and University of Oxford have generated tools that allow scientists to understand a vital area of the pig immune system which was previously inaccessible

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NOW IS THE TIME TO PLAN FOR DROUGHT

2018-05-17 22:51:27| Cattle Today

This time of the year most of us are beginning to enjoy warmer temperatures and green pastures. Very few people woke up this morning thinking about drought. That topic won't enter our minds for another few months. By that time, however, drought might become one of the dominant topics on everyone's mind.

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BREEDING DECISIONS CAN REDUCE CALVING PROBLEMS

2018-05-17 22:50:53| Cattle Today

Beef heifers experience calving difficulty, or dystocia, more frequently than do mature cows.

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World Pork Expos seminars present the latest information for pig farmers

2018-05-17 22:27:21| National Hog Farmer

Visitors may choose from 20 free seminars on June 6-7 at the 2018 World Pork Expo.

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Farm groups oppose farm bill rider that guts checkoff programs

2018-05-17 22:27:21| National Hog Farmer

Brat-Blumenauer farm bill amendment ends agreements between checkoff boards and lobbying groups.

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Cow costs and pasture values

2018-05-17 19:27:05| Beef

Cow costs have increased about $260 per cow since 2007 while land values increased $320 per acre. Thats roughly a $1-to-$1 run over time.

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How fast do your cows shed winter hair? It matters

2018-05-17 19:27:05| Beef

How quickly your cows shed makes a big difference in how well they do during the summer, and not just in fescue country.

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Testing your way to the top

2018-05-17 19:27:05| Beef

It took a market shock like 2014, but a Colorado rancher made major changes to his operation with DNA testing.

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More slaughter cows continue to hit auction barns

2018-05-17 19:27:05| Beef

Slaughter cow receipts continue higher year over year, and prices, thankfully, firmed up on the heels of improving cow meat prices.

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