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Black ink

Uncovering the hog market silver lining

Although hog prices are nothing to brag about, there is still plenty of good news for America’s pig farmers.



NPPC’s mission of expanding access to markets through free trade agreements is paramount to the continued success of the U.S. pork industry — learn more.




Co-products research

U of I, Chinese researchers team up to study energy digestibility in wheat

As producers turn to implementing co-products into swine diets there is a need to determine the energy contribution from fiber-rich ingredients. But the effect of dietary fiber on heat production and net energy of diets is unclear.



 DNA Genetics has a better way: continuous, rigorous improvement. And zero guesswork. A single line - the Line 600 Duroc - and a steady, relentless commitment to improvement. That's the only bull's-eye we need. Learn more.


Farm incomes decline

Congress returns with funding the federal government first on agenda

Legislative Preview: Appropriation bills first on Congress’s agenda upon returning, USDA estimates declining farm incomes again this year and salt guidelines delayed by FDA.





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10 hog farm odor mitigation considerations

Managing odors at hog units seems to be a never-ending challenge, but there are many practices that producers can implement to lessen the impact odors have on the operation and neighbor relations.

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Husker Harvest Days Sept. 13-15, Grand Island, Nebraska. World's largest irrigated working farm show.600+ exhibitors - latest ag technology, irrigation, equipment, products, services,  demos…more!



Test your knowledge

Producer should take the lead in Veterinary Feed Directive prep

While prepping for the new VFD rules starts with a good relationship with a veterinarian, the responsibility to follow regulations remains on the hog producer’s shoulders. Each farm is unique, and its VFD action plans should be personalized.

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The Ag Data Conference, November 29 -30, 2016. Two days of groundbreaking learning sessions and workshops to boost ROI and improve your farm data handling. 

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Salmonella: A constant threat to pigs

Using the correct diagnostic test can help determine both the source and the strain of Salmonella, allowing producers to treat it properly and quickly.

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National Hog Farmer Digital Edition

Expansion is occurring in the U.S. hog industry, and the August issue of National Hog Farmer encourages producers to study their balance sheets before jumping into expansion. Gestation stall-open pen debate continues.

NHF Digital Edition

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