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PEDv, Water Suit Hot Topics at Pork Congress By: 01/28/2015 @ 2:55pm

Producers are in high spirits at the Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines today. Hog markets are profitable and herd disease levels low, at least for the time being.The…

Third Strain of PEDv Identified in Minnesota By: 01/21/2015 @ 4:46pm

Three steps forward, two steps back. That seems to be the never-ending theme of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus…

Hog Markets 'Yo-Yo' to Continue in 2015 By: 01/21/2015 @ 2:59pm

Although it’s been a quiet topic since jumping to Hawaii, the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) is still taking…

Expect Higher Cattle Prices in 2015 -- Economist By: 01/21/2015 @ 2:48pm

A 19-year trend of fewer calves coming to an end. Tight cattle numbers and high prices are driving producers to hold on to quality heifers and cows to rebuild their herds. Female slaughter dropped 10 percent…

Hog Herd Building; Profits Seen Sustaining Through 2015 -- Economist By: 01/06/2015 @ 9:15am

The consumer public has put out the call, and the hog industry is responding in a big way at the start of what's likely to be a year of major growth for the U.S. hog herd. New data show the breeding herd…

Major Manure: A World Record in Ukraine By: 12/30/2014 @ 12:50pm

Recently there had been made available information that Ukraine had again been noticed for a new record in “The Guinness Book of World Records."It was fixed that by the use of the biggest manure spreader…

Despite Moderation, Hog Profit Outlook's Cheery For 2015 By: 11/25/2014 @ 7:22am

The hog market has been a good place to be in the last year. Live hog prices in the last few months have trended almost $20 a head higher than the same period in 2013. So, what's the outlook heading into…

Tips To Make Raising Cattle Easier & More Efficient By: 11/24/2014 @ 8:35am

Check out these hot topics -- from new products to alternative grazing systems -- to streamline your beef operation.

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