Alumbaugh: Best of Leman

I just returned from the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference in Minnesota. Once more, it was an excellent program. A surprise presentation by Guy Leman, son of Al and Loretta Leman, was one of many highlights. FULL STORY »

Dr. Luc Dufresne honored at Leman Conference

Luc Dufresne, DVM, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award. FULL STORY »

Check water periodically for bacteria, nitrate

While most bacteria found in water do not cause disease, disease-causing pathogens can exist in well water given the right circumstances. FULL STORY »

Reduce effects of HBS

It’s extremely frustrating to lose a pig, especially with today’s prices. It’s even worse when that pig weighs between 150-230 lbs., which is the prime window for hemorrhagic bowel syndrome (HBS) to occur. FULL STORY »

Discrepancies exist on animal disease zoning

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) points out differences between the current U.S. and Canada programs for regionalization or zoning as it relates to animal disease traceability. FULL STORY »

Alltech’s 30th Symposium asks “What If?”

PorkNetwork editor JoAnn Alumbaugh is attending the 30th annual Alltech Symposium in Lexington, Kentucky. Here is a news release highlighting some of the sessions from the first day. FULL STORY »

Ralco receives patent for mineral technology

Ralco Nutrition uses a unique, breakthrough technology related to organically chelated mineral compositions, and has just achieved a patent for it. FULL STORY »

World Pork Expo seminars provide information, insights

Seminars to enlighten and educate are abundant at the 2014 World Pork Expo. Industry experts will share new technologies, swine health updates, valuable management tips and more on June 4 and 5. FULL STORY »

Olson: Pigs in the pasture, Part 1

Linden Olson has seen a lot of changes in the pork industry. Here he writes about moving pigs out in the spring, before indoor pork production became the norm. Here is the first of his two-part article. FULL STORY »

Vilsack comments on PEDv reporting

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that in an effort to further enhance the biosecurity and health of the US swine herd while maintaining movement of pigs in the US, the USDA will require reporting of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) and Swine Delta Coronavirus in order to slow the spread of this disease across the United States. FULL STORY »

USDA considers mandatory reporting for PEDv

The USDA has discussed the option of mandatory reporting of PEDv with industry organizations, but for this virus, it's too late to have significant benefits. FULL STORY »

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