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Shade, sprinklers keep livestock cool

Shade, sprinklers keep livestock cool

Air flow is always important when it comes to keeping livestock cool, but summer presents even more of a challenge for producers.

June 26, 2017 6:00 am(0)

Pork industry calls for disease outbreak vaccine bank

DES MOINES — With new farm bill negotiations beginning, the pork industry has made it clear what’s at the top of its wish list: a vaccine bank with a large enough supply to handle the first two weeks of a foot and mouth disease outbreak.

June 23, 2017 7:00 am(0)
Cattle producers rely on new tech, data

Cattle producers rely on new tech, data

Remember the first cell phones, those bulky gadgets that always seemed to be more trouble than they were worth? Did you ever think you would be able to store production records on it?

June 22, 2017 10:00 am Photos

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Genetics key to livestock disease relief

Genetics key to livestock disease relief

Ask people in the research business if they have a wish list, and many will answer in the affirmative.

June 16, 2017 1:00 pm(0)
Pork producers’ plan aims to prepare industry for next big disease outbreak

Pork producers’ plan aims to prepare industry for next big disease outbreak

DES MOINES — Most believe it is only a matter of time before a foreign animal disease outbreak occurs in the U.S.

June 15, 2017 10:39 am(0)
Pork profits beat expectations

Pork profits beat expectations

DES MOINES — It looks like a profitable year for pork producers.

June 15, 2017 8:30 am(0)

Processing, trade among industry issues

When Walmart, the nation’s largest grocer, announced plans last spring to build its first dairy processing plant in northeastern Indiana, it instantly got the attention of dairy farmers and processors across the nation.

June 09, 2017 12:00 pm(0)
Lower input costs help Illinois dairy’s bottom line

Lower input costs help Illinois dairy’s bottom line

ST. ROSE, Ill. — Bryan Henrichs is feeling a bit better about this National Dairy Month than the one last year.

June 08, 2017 10:00 am Related

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Industry fights to preserve NAFTA gains

Industry fights to preserve NAFTA gains

Pork and beef producers believe little needs to be changed with the North American Free Trade Agreement, and they have sent that message to the White House.

June 02, 2017 4:00 pm Photos

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