Pig Farmers Pay-It-Forward with #HamsAcrossAmerica

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Food, Pig, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Swine

This Giving Tuesday, the Pork Checkoff is encouraging pig farmers to pay-it-forward with a new holiday campaign called #HamsAcrossAmerica. This first-annual event encourages farmers and others involved in the pork industry to show their appreciation for friends, family and neighbors through the gift of ham – in the form of gifts or donations of ham or ham-based products. “For pig … Read More

Pork Checkoff Marketing Partners

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Food, NAFB, Pig, Pork, Pork Checkoff

The Pork Checkoff works to market and promote U.S. pork for producers nationwide. Checkoff dollars allow for the producer to do what they do best – raise pigs – and leave the marketing to the professionals. National Pork Board President, Jan Archer, took me through the role the board plays in the pork community using checkoff dollars to promote U.S. … Read More

Zoetis Sponsors PRRSv Research Fellowship

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Health, Pig, Pork, PRRS, Research, Veterinary, Zoetis

Zoetis has sponsored a postgraduate fellow who is beginning a new study at Iowa State University that may provide some insight in the management of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRSv). The study seeks to identify herd-specific best practices to prevent, control and/or eliminate PRRS virus. Although pork researchers have learned much over the years about how this virus … Read More

Quarterly Hogs & Pigs Report

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Markets, Pig, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Swine, usda

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) published their Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report and as of June 1, there were 68.4 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 2 percent from June 2015, and up 1 percent from March 1, 2016. Other key findings in the report were: – Of the 68.4 million hogs and … Read More

#BIVIswine Takes Research to the Field

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pharmaceutical, Pig, Pork, Research, Swine

Research at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) doesn’t stop in the lab. They are dedicated to taking research to the field to provide support for the BIVI swine sales and marketing team. The Field Research Services team answers customers’ product questions through field trials, diagnostic support and data management. Roy Edler, heads up that team as manager and he sat … Read More

Begin with the End in Mind – Pig Performance from Day 1

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Health, Pig, Pork, Swine, World Pork Expo

Pig performance starts on day one and the folks at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) understand that. During the 2016 World Pork Expo, BIVI hosted a business seminar to help producers maximize their competitive advantage. Mark Schwartz, the director of production systems for Schwartz Farms, spoke on keys to positively impact pig performance from birth to finish. Their farm philosophy … Read More

Animal Agriculture Education – It Works

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Alltech, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Audio, Disease, Education, Pig, Swine

The control, prevention and eradication of diseases like salmonella, PRRS, E. coli and camppylobacter are all key factors to profitable production. Lance Barton, director of wean to finish and genetic services, Belstra Milling Co. spoke to attendees during a special session at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference sharing his work with Fair Oaks Farms and how their Pig Adventure focuses … Read More

AMSA Announces 2016 Canadian PORK 101 Course

Jamie JohansenAg Group, AMSA, Education, Pig, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Swine

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) will be hosting the PORK 101 course at the University of Guelph, July 12-14, 2016 along with the National Pork Board, Maple Leaf Foods the Canadian Meat Science Association. The educational event is sponsored by Elanco Animal Health and Merck Animal Health. Attendees will experience firsthand in the selection, evaluation and fabrication of their … Read More