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New educational program focuses on sow health, nutrition at 2019 IPPE

The American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) Nutrition Committee has developed a new educational program, "The High-Performance Sow – Rethinking Nutrition and Health Interactions," in conjunction with the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo, taking place Feb. 12-14 in Atlanta, Ga.   
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How to identify African swine fever, prevent spread

Veterinarians and feed producers can identify and prevent the spread of the deadly pig disease if it makes its way to US
African swine fever (ASF) has spread across China and parts of Europe since August. It has not affected any farms in the U.S., but American veterinarians and pig producers should be aware of the symptoms of the disease and how to spot it in their herd, as well as how to prevent the disease’s spread to the U.S.
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Maple Leaf Foods not interested in sending pork to China

Canadian company’s CEO says it has a fixed supply and expanding it isn’t part of its meat procurement strategy
Tariffs from China on U.S. pork products could create opportunities for pork processors in other countries, but for Canadian meat and poultry company Maple Leaf Foods, that idea does not sound appealing.
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7 ways to protect against African swine fever

National Pork Board encourages pork producers to approach their feed suppliers with these seven points to start the conversation about their feed.
Seven points swine producers should address with their feed suppliers to protect their operation against African Swine Fever.
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