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USDA Delegates Millions to Combat PEDv By: 08/05/2014 @ 11:56am

Your government comes to the aid of U.S. pork producers. Tom Vilsack’s World Pork Expo announcement of $26 million in help to combat PEDv is welcomed. A big chunk –…

5 Practices to Cool Livestock in August Heat By: 08/05/2014 @ 11:53am

This summer dealt us cooler weather than is typical, but we all know the sweltering heat that back-to-school and state…

Where Will Beef Herd Expansion Happen? By: 08/04/2014 @ 1:29pm

It is getting to be a well repeated story. Beef cow numbers are at their lowest level since 1962. Cattle and feeder…

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Hay Combustion a 'Very Scary Reality' By: 07/23/2014 @ 9:44pm

This week, temperatures in the Midwest soared to near 100 degrees, and for the Folkerts family of Allison, Iowa, that heat led to the loss of a barnful of hay."Urging everyone to keep an eye on their…

Fed Greenlights PEDv Vaccine By: 06/17/2014 @ 9:32am

There may now be light at the end of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) tunnel that's rocked the U.S. hog industry in the last year. On Monday, officials with the USDA Animal and Plant Health…

A Story of Pig Disease, Lemons, and Bitter Lemonade By: 06/09/2014 @ 7:11am

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 surprise: From a strictly…

Answers to the New Pig Virus Start Here . . . Maybe By: 06/09/2014 @ 7:07am

If anybody can figure out a way to slow the spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, it might be Hank Harris and his cutting-edge vaccine technology at Harrisvaccines in Ames, Iowa. The PED bug has proven a…

Your Government Comes to Aid of U.S. Pork Producers By: 06/06/2014 @ 7:53am

Tom Vilsack came to the World Pork Expo in Des Moines on Thursday and said: “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help you.”It’s an old joke, and those weren’t his exact words. Regardless…

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