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Pork Powerhouses 2014: High On The Hog By: 09/30/2014 @ 12:49pm

Record profits trigger expansion; disease is wild card.

PEDv Mysteriously Jumps the Ocean to Hawaii By: 12/05/2014 @ 2:12pm

On November 20, a small hog operation on Oahu confirmed that they have contracted the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus…

Disease Remains Focus of Global Pork Markets By: 05/06/2014 @ 9:55am

Pork shortages will be a key concern in many countries in the coming months. According to the Rabobank Food &…

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Latest Innovations in Pork Products By: 12/01/2014 @ 11:52am

Energy-Efficient LightingEnergyficient Lighting Systems has introduced a new LED bulb system that lasts longer and saves energy. Called the Agrificient LED (shown left), the light can replace the jelly…

Pork Powerhouses: Record Profits Trigger Expansion; Disease Is Wild Card By: 10/30/2014 @ 6:45am

Hogs made history this summer. Pork producer profits were, quite simply, enormous -- averaging $82 profit for each hog marketed in the third quarter. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” says Chris Hurt…

PEDv May Be Nothing Compared With These Hog Diseases By: 09/30/2014 @ 2:19pm

Yes, the PED virus is terrible. But there are two worse swine diseases overseas, and they could end up here.Russia has African swine fever (ASF), and it’s moving into Europe. Africa, Asia, and Brazil have…

PEDv Dominates the Pig World By: 09/11/2014 @ 9:50am

While there were hundreds of things to see, do, and talk about at the 2014 World Pork Expo (WPX) this summer in Des Moines, Iowa, only one subject trumped everything else: porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or…

Fall Hog Market Outlook By: 09/04/2014 @ 10:55am

This is a strange story about the scourge of the new pig disease, PED virus, which seemingly came out of nowhere to kill 8 to 10 million pigs in the last 18 months. Here’s the strange surprise: From a…

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