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2017 Ohio Pork Congress highlights

The 2017 Ohio Professional Pork Producers Symposium was held on Feb. 15 at the Columbus Crowne Plaza North as a part of the 2017 Ohio Pork Congress. To kick off the morning with a general session, producers and industry representatives heard from a variety of speakers on trade, exports, risk …

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Winter application of manure

Given the warmer than normal winter and large amounts of rainfall received in areas, some livestock producers will be looking to apply manure in February when farm fields are frozen enough to support application equipment. Permitted farms are not allowed to apply manure in the winter unless it is an …

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Pork Checkoff offers free webinar on FDA antibiotic rules

The Pork Checkoff will present a free webinar, “How to Succeed with the New Antibiotic Regulations,” on February 21 at 1:00 PM CST for producers, and allied-industry participants. The 60-minute presentations will feature expert veterinarians, Dave Pyburn, Vice President of Science and Technology at the National Pork Board; Liz Wagstrom, …

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Strong finish for 2016 meat exports

U.S. pork and beef exports wrapped up an excellent 2016 performance with very strong December results, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Pork export volume reached a record 2.31 million metric tons (mt) in 2016, up 8% year-over-year and 2% above …

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Sheep inventory dips

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service Sheep Inventory Report, the sheep and lamb inventory in the United States on Jan. 1 totaled 5.20 million head, down 2% from 2016 when it totaled 5.32 million. “Following two consecutive years of increasing sheep numbers, the national flock decreased in 2016,” said …

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