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Pig Growing & Finishing

The latest articles, analysis and information on pig growing and finishing research to successfully raise pigs between nursery and market ages to help swine producers maximize herd performance and yields from the editors of Pig International magazine. Topics include nutritional guidelines, biosecurity practices and selective breeding.

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World Pork Expo returns to Iowa State Fairgrounds

More than 20,000 people from around the world will attend this year’s event
World Pork Expo, the world’s largest pork industry-specific trade show, will come together once again this year at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, June 7-9.
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Hormel: 3 areas of focus for the US pig industry

Hormel Foods executive says the company is monitoring pork industry dynamics
Hormel Foods is keeping a close eye on the hog industry as an increased harvest capacity is expected this summer, Jim Sheehan, the company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer said.
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Using egg immunoglobulins to enhance piglet survivability

The number of healthy piglets weaned is the most important factor for the calculation of profit in piglet production, so it has to be pursued as high as possible.
Losses in the farrowing unit normally occur during the first seven days of life as piglets are born with nearly no immune protection. The intake of immunoglobulins out of colostrum therefore is of vital importance.
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Trump order halts new US policy on pork farm competition

A GIPSA policy revision may hurt pig farmers’ incentive to meet consumer demand trends.
President Trump’s executive order raised questions about a GIPSA policy change, said Mark Dopp of the North American Meat Institute at the International Production and Processing Expo.
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