Cooney: Weaner breakevens significantly higher

A $4.30 increase in hog futures last week drove a $7.86 per head increase in the weaner pig breakeven. The number of reported weaner pigs sold on a formula basis was below average with 40,320 head being reported. FULL STORY »

Scientists trace PEDv to China

A virus deadly to baby pigs that has roiled the U.S. pork industry likely originated in the Anhui Province of China and may have evolved from a virus seen in bats, according to a report by veterinary researchers at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. FULL STORY »

Surprising Hogs & Pigs Report

The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued its Quarterly Hogs & Pigs Report last Friday and there were a few surprises, including higher-than-expected pig numbers. FULL STORY »

Vi-COR launches PILOT feed supplement

Varied Industries Corporation (Vi-COR) launches PILOT all-natural feed supplement for swine to improve performance and health. FULL STORY »

$75,000 available for PRRS research

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. has called for proposals for the 2014 Advancement in PRRS Research Awards. Three awards will be presented next year. FULL STORY »

Guidelines for diagnosis of PEDV

Accurate diagnosis through proper testing is essential to know a herd’s infection status, whether for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus or any other disease. FULL STORY »

New PEDV biosecurity guidelines available

Fall manure pumping and application season is a particularly critical time to follow strict guidelines to help prevent the spread of PEDV. FULL STORY »

New test detects PEDV antibodies

The new test is the first to become available in the United States that can detect antibodies for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV), whether or not a pig is shedding the virus. FULL STORY »

Zoetis affirms commitment to fight PEDv

Zoetis is supporting University of Minnesota researchers to develop a rapid PEDv diagnostic test. Meanwhile, producers should review biosecurity practices. FULL STORY »

Brumm Speaks Out: More on carcass weight feed conversion

Lately I’ve been working with research data looking at various combinations of wheat middlings (midds) and distillers dried grains with solubles (ddgs) in grow-finish diets. FULL STORY »

Odor mitigation strategies improve neighbor relations Play video

Clean pigs and clean buildings with effective ventilation systems play a vital role in minimizing odors. Prevailing winds, tree buffers and biofilters should also be considered to help odor mitigation efforts on swine operations. FULL STORY »

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