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China opens to live swine

The National Swine Registry and purebred swine breeders breathed a collective sigh of relief after learning exports of live swine to China could resume pending H1N1 testing. China has been closed to U.S. swine since April 2009, following the discovery of H1N1 virus in humans in the U.S. The opening …

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Sheep and goat blog

The thriving goat and sheep industry now has a new information resource in the Purdue Extension sheep and goat blog. Producers can stay informed about industry trends and pick up management advice through the Web resource produced by Mike Neary, Purdue Extension small ruminant specialist. “Goat and sheep producers want …

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Research sheds light on fat digestibility in pigs

Producers and feed companies add fat to swine diets to increase energy, but recent research from the University of Illinois suggests that measurements currently used for fat digestibility need to be updated. “It’s critical that we gain a better understanding of the energy value of fat,” said Hans H. Stein, …

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New Pork Campaign Unveiled

With a new focus on reaching creative, flavor-seeking home cooks who already prepare, eat and love pork, the National Pork Board today announced a new branding position celebrating pork’s ability to offer a wide range of options in the kitchen.  With PORK® now as the brand, the new campaign of: Pork® …

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HSUS responds to OLCB veal vote

The following statement is from Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States in response to the most recent Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board vote regarding veal: The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board voted 6-5 to permit the confinement of veal calves in crates so …

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Study shows costly consequences of regulating dust

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is concerned that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) current review of National Ambient Air Quality Standards of the Clean Air Act could result in the regulation of coarse particulate matter (dust) at levels as low as 65-85 µg/m3, or twice as stringent as the …

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Ohio Beef Expo Kicks Off March 18

March 18 marks the first day of the 24th Ohio Beef Expo. The three day event takes place March 18 – 20 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, and is the premier event of Ohio’s Beef Industry. This year’s schedule includes breed sales, shows, educational seminars, trade show and …

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Extension to apply for 2010 purchased feed benefits

Ohio Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Steve Maurer announced that an extension has been granted to apply for eligible purchased feed benefits due to certain adverse weather conditions that occurred during 2010. Producers now have until March 1, 2011 to complete a payment application and/or file a notice …

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