Hog weights jump to compensate for PEDv losses

Livestock analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner, Inc., believe heavier slaughter weights have been an attempt to make up for reduced hog numbers resulting from Porcine Endemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv). FULL STORY »

Pork Checkoff cosponsors North American PRRS Symposium

Building on a 10-year history as the International Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) Symposium, the Pork Checkoff recently cosponsored the 2013 North American PRRS Symposium in Chicago. FULL STORY »

Charity watchdog exposes HSUS for incorrect tax filings

This week, the Center for Consumer Freedom filed a complaint with IRS over several years of inflated tax returns submitted by the Humane Society of the United States. FULL STORY »

Tyson ditches pork supplier over undercover footage

Tyson Foods has dropped a pork supplier accused of alleged animal abuse in the wake of another undercover video released by Mercy for Animals. FULL STORY »

Berman: Does an HSUS tiger change its stripes?

Several HSUS spokespeople have "changed their views." Have they really, or is it a convenient, less militant PR position? You be the judge. FULL STORY »

Focus on biosecurity to help control PEDV this fall, winter

Ongoing research, funded in part by the Pork Checkoff, is continuing to find more solutions to combat and prevent Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) on U.S. farms FULL STORY »

Recent PEDv surge may bode ill for 2014 hog supplies

Late summer and early fall hog slaughter fell well below expectations based upon recent USDA Hogs & Pigs reports, thereby playing a major role in boosting swine and pork prices to record highs for this time of year. FULL STORY »

Undercover hog farm video leads to animal abuse allegations

The animal rights group Mercy for Animals released an undercover video on Tuesday, alleging animal abuse at a hog farm and Wal-mart pork supplier in Pipestone, Minn. FULL STORY »

PEDv on the rise in No. 2 hog state North Carolina

After laying dormant during the hot summer weather, the onset of cooler fall temperatures has increased the spread of a Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) in North Carolina, the second-biggest hog producer, a state agriculture official said. 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 »

D.C. Watch: SNAP divides House, Senate versions of farm bill

Congress finally passed a bill that reopened the government, at least temporarily, and raised the debt ceiling enough to allow the government to pay its bills for a few months. FULL STORY »

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