Swine , Pork

Genetically Modified Pigs Resistant to PRRS

Imagine how much producers could save if they had swine that were resistant to one of the most costly porcine diseases. Laboratory Equipment just shared amazing news that is sure to change the swine production industry forever. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute have produced pigs that are resistant to Porcine Reproductive and […]

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New Viral Vectored Vaccine By Pirbright

I was browsing through The Poultry Site when I came across an article about a new vaccine that might interest producers. The Pirbright Institute has developed a recombinant vaccine that uses a new viral vector which makes it effective against infectious bursal disease and Marek’s disease. A good amount of poultry vaccines are composed of […]

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Evaluating Farm Tech ROI

I have always found robotics fascinating. I understand that it isn’t every producer’s “cup of tea,” but I am awed by how much technology is being used these days in the dairy industry. Farm Journal’s MILK recently shared an article about how one farmer evaluates his return on investment with regard to the use of […]

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Trouble recruiting top talent?

Are you running into recruitment problems due to a limited pool of candidates? You are not alone. Right now, job satisfaction is at a 10-year high, hitting 89% this year and national unemployment is at 3.8% down from 3.9% last month. The US has not seen back-to-back unemployment numbers below 4% since the year 2000. […]

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MPP-Dairy Check Processing Began on June 4

We talked about MPP-Dairy a few months ago. According to Progressive Dairyman, the deadline was on June 1, 2018. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) made certain that interested farmers were able to enroll by the June 1 deadline. They were given the option to download and fill out the application form or to visit the FSA […]

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Are You Ready For the USPOULTRY 2019 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award Competition?

USPOULTRY has begun accepting nominations for the 2019 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award. This award will go to family farmers in poultry and egg production who are good examples of environmental stewardship. Nominees can be any family-owned egg producer or poultry grower that supplies product to a USPOULTRY member or even a USPOULTRY member who […]

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Liver Biopsies For Mineral Deficiency Testing – Beef

Mineral deficiencies in cattle can be hard to spot, especially if you are looking for them in the wrong places. Beef Magazine recently published an article by Alan Newport that will be insightful for producers in this industry. Dr. Jeffery Hall, head of the Utah Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, received a package with 10 pairs of […]

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Free Your Herd From Under-Performing Cows

Mark Mauldin with the University of Florida Extension published an article in Drovers, a couple days ago. I thought it would be a good read for producers in the beef and dairy industry. One of the best ways to ensure optimal herd performance is to set a defined breeding season. Mauldin says this should be […]

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IPPA Helps Fight Hunger in Illinois

I love articles that talk about acts of kindness, especially when it involves one of the industries I work with. Swine Web shared an uplifting announcement recently that I had to pass along. The Illinois Pork Producers Association, otherwise known as IPPA, launched Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign in 2008. The […]

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