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 »

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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 »

Weather is the key factor for 2013 profits

The U.S. economy, pork exports and international monetary exchange rates will also play important roles in determining profitability in 2013 for pork producers, according to Steve Meyer, president, Paragon Economics, who addressed the Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines on Wednesday. FULL STORY »

Pork producer losses ease

Although U.S. pork producer margins remain mired in red ink, the losses eased for the week ending Jan. 11, according to calculations by Sterling Marketing, Vale, Ore. FULL STORY »

USMEF: U.S. 2012 pork exports to eclipse $6 billion

U.S. pork exports to Japan have rebounded nicely and could exceed $2 billion for the first time in a single year, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). The performance of U.S. pork exports also has been very strong in Mexico, Central America and South America. FULL STORY »

Brumm Speaks Out: Carcass weight basis vs. live weight basis

This morning I’m working on my presentation for this Thursday at the Minnesota Pork Congress. The topic they asked to me to present is “Benchmarking Data”. FULL STORY »

U.S. pork exports reach 27 percent of production

U.S. pork export totals for November 2012 declined 7.7 percent in volume from 2011, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). However, year-to-date totals through 11 months top the previous year's totals by 2 percent in volume to 2,075,974 metric tons and by 5 percent in value to $5.8 billion. FULL STORY »

Pork producer losses grow

Farrow-to-finish producers lost an average $40.38 per head for the week ending Dec. 28 compared to losses of $33.81 recorded the week before, according to calculations by Sterling Marketing, Vale, Ore. FULL STORY »

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