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JBS is USDA trade war relief contract winner

The American subsidy of the Brazilian-owned meat processing company, JBS, beat its opponents by more than $1 per pound to gain a nearly $78 million in pork contracts
JBS USA, a branch of the Brazilian-owned meat processing company, has been granted nearly $78 million in pork contracts through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Trade Mitigation Program.
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Americas prepare for African swine fever outbreak

Invite-only event will bring together industry leaders and government officials to discuss the risk of ASF
An invite-only forum will bring industry professionals and government officials together in the hopes of creating a plan in the event of an ASF outbreak in the Americas.
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Expert: African swine fever will change face of animal ag

Joe Kerns uses the EIC Forum to address African swine fever and how it will continue to impact the global meat market for as far any prediction may indicate.
With no signs of a solution, ASF will continue to demand the attention of the global meat market for as far as any statistical information would indicate.
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Time to revisit calcium levels in pig feed

We use calcium specifications from decades-old research, so we need to make sure those numbers are still valid.
Despite its abundance and low price, calcium cannot be used without caution and, as it happens, this is the case as it is invariably being used as a common carrier for many products.
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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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