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Sweat the small stuff; dust particles can have big negative impact

2017-07-18 11:00:00| National Hog Farmer

A swine-finishing building, although not considered to be terribly dusty, is actually the worst overall in dust level, especially at the most dangerous particulate matter level.


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Dont let lameness trip up pigs performance

2017-07-18 11:00:00| National Hog Farmer

If lameness is a significant herd issue, examination of affected animals by a veterinarian and collection of samples for laboratory testing can be essential factors in determining a definitive cause.


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Ag groups keep heat on for vaccine bank

2017-07-18 11:00:00| National Hog Farmer

While the cost of establishing a robust FMD vaccine bank $150 million annually is significant, it pales in comparison to the projected economic consequences to the agriculture industry and to the nations food and national security.


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Hypor Magnus Boar scores high on Maple Leaf Foods’ monthly index ranking

2017-07-18 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

Pork producers that use the Hypor Magnus Duroc on their operations held 58 of the top 120 rankings on the Hams Marketing index for pigs shipped to Maple Leaf Foods in Brandon, Canada, during 2016.


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New Technology wins the Future!

2017-07-18 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

The Animal Husbandry Innovation and Development Summit hosted by Big Dutchman, the world-leading supplier of livestock equipment, was successfully held at Grand Metropark Ocean Spring Resort Qingdao, China, on 17 May 2017. The topic of the summit was “New Technology wins the Future”.


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Pork Commentary by Jim Long: National Pork Industry Conference Report July 17, 2017

2017-07-18 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

Last week we attended the National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) held at Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Their were approximately 950 registrants for the four day conference. NPIC had many speakers and events. Our observations:


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Trade Deficits Key to Renegotiating NAFTA, Says US

2017-07-18 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

US - The United States on Monday launched the first salvo in the renegotiation of the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), saying its top priority for the talks was shrinking the US trade deficit with Canada and Mexico.


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CME: Pork, Poultry, Egg Forecasts for 2017 and 2018 Unchanged

2017-07-18 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

US - In the cash market, as reported by USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), fed steer prices were higher week-over-week, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.


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CEOs from Leading AH Companies Discuss Market Access in China

2017-07-18 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

CHINA - Kisaco Research has announced the dates for the next event in their Animal Health Innovation series: Animal Health Innovation Asia. Leaders from the Chinese and Global animal health industry will gather in Beijing this October to discuss innovation, business partnerships and opportunities to work together in the region.


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Recognition of Experience, Competency of Farmers Fundamental to Animal Health Strategy

2017-07-18 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

IRELAND - IFA National Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has welcomed the launch of the National Farmed Animal Health Strategy (NFAHS) 2017-2022 and the Animal Health Surveillance Strategy for Ireland 2016-2021 by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed.


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