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Optimistic Outlook Despite PEDv By: 03/24/2014 @ 4:05pm

Since last spring, PEDv has wiped out an estimated 5 million pigs in 27 states. Despite the devastation of the disease, the hog industry outlook is still optimistic for…

Stepping Up Biosecurity on PEDV By: 04/08/2014 @ 9:26am

The fight against the porcine epidemic disease virus (PEDV) continues to be a strong one. Missouri’s 96 cases compare…

PEDv Timeline: The Hog Industry's Toughest Battle By: 04/18/2014 @ 11:46am

Hit by an epidemic that killed millions of hogs in the U.S., PEDv turned the hog industry on end. Take a look back at…

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9 tips to block PEDv By: 01/15/2014 @ 10:02am

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) is back in full swing. Reports show that as of December 1, 2013, there were 1,512 cases of PEDv in 20 states. “The disconcerting news is that this is an increase…

Manure spill prompts lawsuit By: 11/25/2013 @ 11:26am

A manure spill on an Iowa farm operated by Carlyle, Illinois-based The Maschhoffs, has the company facing legal action.A manure spill at a sow facility in southeastern Iowa earlier this month saw manure make…

PEDV Outbreaks Could Push Hog Futures Higher: Agriculture Blog By: 11/04/2013 @ 11:00pm

As the hog industry watches the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV), uncertainty still exists on how it will affect hog prices.  Cash hog prices are down from a week ago, however hog futures have risen…

2014 Hog Profit Expectations By: 10/15/2013 @ 11:00pm

Despite losses earlier this year, profits in the hog industry are looking favorable through the remainder of 2013 and into 2014. High demand for pork and higher than expected corn production is expected…

Feed falling = hog profit? By: 10/15/2013 @ 3:48pm

After pushing hogs to slaughter earlier due to input costs, falling feed prices are finally allowing producers to slow down the production process.  A major drought in 2012 shot crop prices to new…

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