Hog weights jump to compensate for PEDv losses

Livestock analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner, Inc., believe heavier slaughter weights have been an attempt to make up for reduced hog numbers resulting from Porcine Endemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv). FULL STORY »

Pork Checkoff cosponsors North American PRRS Symposium

Building on a 10-year history as the International Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) Symposium, the Pork Checkoff recently cosponsored the 2013 North American PRRS Symposium in Chicago. FULL STORY »

PEDv informational seminar coming soon

Leading experts from the National Pork Board, Iowa State University and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture are assembling the latest information on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus and the protocol that has been put into place to prevent the spread of disease. FULL STORY »

Charity watchdog exposes HSUS for incorrect tax filings

This week, the Center for Consumer Freedom filed a complaint with IRS over several years of inflated tax returns submitted by the Humane Society of the United States. FULL STORY »

New Jersey senator stalls in attempt to override veto

While a New Jersey state senator with strong ties to HSUS gave it his best effort, he didn’t have the votes needed for to override Governor Christie’s veto of the bill to ban maternity pens in the state – this time. FULL STORY »

New pork task force to develop 2020 Plan

Kicking off in 2014, the National Pork Board's new task force will meet. The group's planning efforts will examine customer needs for sustainable nutrition. FULL STORY »

Berman: Does an HSUS tiger change its stripes?

Several HSUS spokespeople have "changed their views." Have they really, or is it a convenient, less militant PR position? You be the judge. FULL STORY »

Fostera PCV MH combination vaccine available

Zoetis introduces a new one-bottle combination vaccine for PCVAD and M. hyo that offers efficacy, safety and convenience in either one-dose or two-dose protocol. FULL STORY »

Focus on biosecurity to help control PEDV this fall, winter

Ongoing research, funded in part by the Pork Checkoff, is continuing to find more solutions to combat and prevent Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) on U.S. farms FULL STORY »

Virginia Tech veterinary researcher focuses on PCV2

Shannon Matzinger is using a postdoctoral fellowship through the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2). FULL STORY »

Recent PEDv surge may bode ill for 2014 hog supplies

Late summer and early fall hog slaughter fell well below expectations based upon recent USDA Hogs & Pigs reports, thereby playing a major role in boosting swine and pork prices to record highs for this time of year. FULL STORY »

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