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The Wisconsin Pork Association is now accepting applications for its Pork Mentorship Program. College students with a passion for agriculture and an interest in the swine industry are encouraged to apply. Prior experience in the pork industry is not required. The Wisconsin Pork Mentorship Program is designed as a year-long program beginning at the Association's Annual Meeting in February. During the course of the year, selected participants will expand their knowledge of the swine industry through hands-on experiences and job shadows, involvement in pork industry programs, and partaking in Wisconsin Pork Association activities. The program, which has a strong focus more >>
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
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Farmscape for October 18, 2017 Full Interview 7:45 Listen Manitoba Pork is encouraging its members to voice their support the provincial government's “Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act” during public hearings planned for next week. Public hearings into Bill 24, the Manitoba Government's Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act, are scheduled for October 25 and 26 at the Manitoba Legislature and Manitoba Pork is calling on pork producers to take the opportunity to participate and tell their personal stories. George Matheson, the chair of Manitoba Pork says key changes of interest to pork producers under the bill include the more >>
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
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How do you improve on the world's most balanced sow? The short answer is simple: Reach for the Star. By crossing the Hypor Large White with the new Hypor Landrace Triple+, the company geneticists have progressed faster and farther than ever before. The result is the Hypor Libra* (pronounced “Libra Star”), a sow with the best qualities of the Hypor Libra and enough added features to make it the star attraction for producers. Not only does the Hypor Libra* outdo the Hypor Libra in total born and number born alive, but it offers the one thing every investor wants, whether they're buying more >>
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
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ource: Center for Rural Affairs mews release The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today a rollback of two rules of the Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA). Also today, Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue decided not to move forward with an interim final rule of the Farmer Fair Practices, and decided USDA will take no further action on a proposed regulation of the Farmer Fair Practices Rule. Together, these rules would have helped balance the relationships between producers and meat packing companies in highly concentrated livestock and poultry industries. “Farmers and ranchers have waited years for USDA to institute basic fairness protections more >>
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
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Researchers have developed a novel reagent capable of detecting rare, antigen-specific B cells that indicate successful vaccination in veterinary animals. The method used to create a B cell tetramer that can detect a memory immune response to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) will be widely applicable for demonstrating immunity to other veterinary pathogens, and is presented in an article in Viral Immunology, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the Viral Immunology website. The article entitled “B Cell Tetramer Development for Veterinary Vaccinology” is part of a special issue on Challenges more >>
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
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