New compliance guidelines published for pig-harvesting facilities

Although not mandatory, the Food Safety and Inspection Service wants hog slaughter facilities to follow stated best practices to prevent, eliminate or reduce Salmonella levels. FULL STORY »

PEDv still a threat

Producers should continue to use good sanitary practices to keep the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus from spreading to their pigs. FULL STORY »

The Maschhoffs acquires GNP Company

GNP Company, a leading Midwest chicken producer, will continue to operate as a separate business unit for The Maschhoffs. FULL STORY »

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 »

Baise: Pew...again!

Pew staff members sent me a message after my last blog post, and copies of letters that the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production had sent to two animal industry organizations. You'll appreciate this review of those letters. FULL STORY »

The misunderstood truth about modern production

It is devastating to know that a farm down the road in the same company that I work for was videotaped unknowingly. Consumers need to know the facts about production. 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 »

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