Does the sow have a high temperature and is she on her way to getting sick? This is important information - particularly when the sow has just given birth and the lives of the newborn piglets depend on her health. Resea
When Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) hit North America in 2013, it had many in the swine industry scratching their heads wondering how and why? For any of you that were listening during your high school history
World Pork Expo is here livestock show season is around the corner.<p></p> These are great events that celebrate agriculture and our rural communities, but the presence of swine at these events poses a biosecurity risk fo
The expanding distribution of African swine fever (ASF) is threatening the pig industry worldwide. Most outbreaks occur in backyard and small-scale herds, where poor farmers often attempt to limit the disease's economi
Researchers at Kansas State University's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory have discovered a virus that's been a real pest for pigs and hope the diagnostic tests they've developed to detect the virus are a step toward un
The Pork Forum kicked off its 2016 session last week, bringing in hundreds of delegates representing the National Pork Board (Pork Board) and National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). Without question, the biggest topic o
Seedcorn maggot is a seed and seedling pest of corn and soybean. Plant injury is especially prevalent during cool and wet springs. The larvae, or maggots, feed on germinating corn and soybean seeds or seedlings.
Pork producers in 2016 are expected to experience another year of tight margins similar to the year just completed. Pork production is expected to rise by about 1 percent, but beef production will rise by 4 percent and