Sow productivity takes a dip

One of the surprising numbers in USDA’s June Hogs & Pigs Report was found in the pigs per litter category for the second quarter. While pork producers saved 0.6 percent more pigs per litter, previous trends had that number near 1.5 percent and beyond. FULL STORY »

Plan to join the 2012 Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open

Sponsorships and golf registrations are now being accepted for the 2012 Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open. The annual event is on Tuesday, July 24. FULL STORY »

WPX features top swine genetics

Whether you’re in the market for seedstock or want to check out some of the young pork leaders who will direct pork industry in the future, the 2012 World Pork Expo (WPX) has a special opportunity for you. FULL STORY »

International PRRS Symposium set for Nov. 29-30

The International PRRS Symposium is an annual public meeting hosted by the PRRS Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP) and National Pork Board (NPB). The symposium will bring together an international group of researchers, students, swine health specialists, companies and producers. FULL STORY »

Iowa State student receives NSIF award

Caitlyn Abell received the 2011 Lauren L. Christian Graduate Student Award from the National Swine Improvement Federation (NSIF). She is studying the economic value of genomic selection for swine genetic companies. FULL STORY »

Webinar: ‘Gestation Sow Housing’ to provide answers and insights

Gestation-sow housing is grabbing a lot of attention these days, which means there’s a growing need for information and dialogue. In that vein, a webinar entitled “Gestation Sow Housing” is on tap for Friday, May 11. FULL STORY »

Midwest Boar Stud Conference set for Aug. 9-10

Conference attendees will learn about the newest advancements in academic and industry research to better manage boars. FULL STORY »

NSR looking for member outreach and youth development VP

The National Swine Registry (NSR) is looking for candidates for the position of Vice President of Member Outreach and Youth Development. FULL STORY »

Researchers identify PRRS genetic marker

A consortium of scientists from around the country has discovered a genetic marker in pigs that identifies whether or not the animal has a reduced susceptibility to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS). FULL STORY »

NPB identifies 2012 research projects for funding

Each year, the National Pork Board's six producer-led science and technology committees meet to identify and prioritize research needs and funding allocations. This year, the participants reviewed more than 100 proposals, and selected those that would were deemed to offer the greatest benefit to the overall industry FULL STORY »

Pigs with built-in defense against diarrhea?

If pigs with an inbred resistance to E. coli could be selected for breeding it would have a large impact on the control of diarrhea in young pigs. FULL STORY »

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