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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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World Pork Expo marks 30th anniversary

This year’s event set to take up 40,000 square feet more than ever
The 2018 World Pork Expo will mark its 30th anniversary by presenting the world’s largest pork-specific trade show with more exhibit space and featuring more U.S. and international companies than ever before.
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25th IPVS Congress to debut in China’s Chongqing

The 25th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress will be held in Chongqing, China, June 11-14, 2018. The 2018 International Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Symposium (IPRRS2018) will be held simultaneously, making it a unique edition for the IPVS Congress.
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New swine research center offers industry insights

The facility could potentially help producers achieve their production goals, increase profitability, reduce risk and improve their overall competitive advantage.
The strategically developed Leavenworth Livestock Research Center has been two years in the making.
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US standards for pork carcasses open for revision

After 32 years Agricultural Marketing Service requested public comment on proposed modifications to the US standards for grades of pork carcasses
After 32 years, Agricultural Marketing Service has requested public comment on proposed modifications to the U.S. standards for grades of pork carcasses.
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Cargill bolsters its sow research capabilities

New Iowa technology application center will expand sow research capabilities
Cargill’s animal nutrition business is expanding its sow research capabilities with the opening of a new technology application center in Britt, Ia
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