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NDSU meat scientist says beef can be part of healthy diet

January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — North Dakota State University researcher Eric Berg says beef’s reputation as being unhealthy is likely undeserved.
Berg, a meat scientist and professor in the Department of Animal Sciences, has been studying the role beef plays in our di…continue reading on

LA Racing Team piglets highlight Forada Days

August 6, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Competitors squealed around the racetrack on Saturday in Forada while spectators packed the stands to watch the Leader Area (LA) Racing Team tear up a hay-lined oval track. The team of 2- to 3-month-old piglets traveled from their usual stomping grounds at The Bear’s Den bar in Motley to take part in the Forada Days festival. Continue Reading

Spreading pig virus may curb U.S. pork supply, veterinarians say

July 15, 2013 in The Daily Republic

There are about 331 confirmed cases of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus.
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North Dakotans urged to report wild pig sightings

November 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Wild pigs also known as feral swine can carry diseases that threaten domestic pigs and other livestock.
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Swine show will go on as planned at Minn. State Fair

August 21, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS The swine show will go on at the Minnesota State Fair.
State and federal officials gave the green light Tuesday for swine exhibits to go forward at this week’s fair, expressing confidence that sufficient precautions are in place to prevent the spread of a new strain of swine flu from pigs to fair visitors. Continue Reading

U of M study raises new worries about flu at fairs

August 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A study, released Wednesday, comes on the heels of recent reports that more than 150 people in other parts of the country have contracted a new type of swine flu, apparently after contact with pigs at state or county fairs. Continue Reading

GUEBERT: What makes a happy chicken? Perhaps a bit of wiggle room

March 7, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The United Egg Producers, a nationwide farm cooperative that represents the owners of 95 percent of the laying hens in America, is working with the Humane Society of the U.S. to codify federal regulations it knows its customers know they want for its chickens. Continue Reading

Pork producers hold convention here

February 8, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

Pork producers from across North Dakota were in Jamestown Tuesday to talk shop, meet each other and discuss threats to the industry.
Close to 30 producers converged at the 40th annual Pork Convention put on by the North Dakota Pork Council at the Gladstone Inn & Suites.
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NDSU’s live pig use in trauma training class with Sanford Health under fire

October 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group believes the practice of killing pigs during North Dakota State University and Sanford’s Advanced Trauma Life Support class violates the state’s animal cruelty law and doesn’t fall within the exemption for scientific research because it’s a training program. Continue Reading

North Dakota hog and pig population at lowest level since 1800s

February 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The number of hogs and pigs in North Dakota is at its lowest level since the days when Theodore Roosevelt was ranching and hunting in the western part of the state, before he set foot in the White House at the turn of the 20th century. Continue Reading&

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