Osborne Industries to unveil ‘Single Source Swine Solutions’

Services include farm design, building construction, one-of-a-kind training and support, and management and professional services for the industry worldwide. FULL STORY »

Hog prices decline on weak domestic pork demand

As consumers anticipate grilling season and as hog supplies decline seasonally, hog and pork prices typically increase during this part of the year. However, 2012 has proved an exception, thus far anyway. FULL STORY »

HerdStar to demo new software at WPX

Thie new software links producers to the feedmills, growers, and packers. One new feature allows users to query, sort and view data effortlessly to find competitive advantages. FULL STORY »

FSIS to increase residue testing

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced two steps designed to prevent meat products that contain illegal residues from reaching consumers. FULL STORY »

Increase feed efficiency to maximize returns

Feed efficiency can have the single biggest impact on feed cost per pig. With the current high feed costs, there has been a greater push toward managing feed efficiency within operations. FULL STORY »

U.S. pork producers celebrate Earth Day

America’s pork producers celebrated Earth Day, April 22, just like they do each day. They understand that providing a safe, wholesome food supply for consumers is an important responsibility FULL STORY »

Vilsack visit to highlight Kemin plant, Iowa job creation

Kemin is implementing a 5-year expansion plan that will add six new manufacturing facilities, three new research facilities and a new corporate headquarters building in southeast Des Moines. FULL STORY »

Consult your veterinarian when developing biosecurity plan

Biosecurity risks are unique to each farm and the best plans are developed by working with a swine veterinarian who has extensive knowledge of the farm, workers and local risk factors. FULL STORY »

FDA nixes feed-grade antibiotics

Antibiotics that are “medically important” to humans should not longer be used in animal feed for non-therapeutic purposes, such as growth promotion, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in its final Guidance 209 policy. FULL STORY »

Antibiotic use in pork production is overblown

Antibiotic use in food-animal production gets a lot of attention, but accuracy doesn’t always follow. To better determine the amount of antibiotics actually used in pork production, a team of researchers investigated the topic and found past estimates excessive. FULL STORY »

Federal bill would ban packer ownership of livestock

Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, has introduced legislation making it unlawful for a meat packer to own or feed livestock intended for slaughter. According to the National Pork Producers Council, the bill would have negative consequences on the nation’s pork producers as well as the industry as a whole. FULL STORY »

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