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Livestock expansion continues

May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Planning Commission approved several new or expanding livestock facilities during a Wednesday night meeting, including the construction of a new beef feedlot in a wellhead protection area south of Worthington.

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Livestock expansion continues

May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Planning Commission approved several new or expanding livestock facilities during a Wednesday night meeting, including the construction of a new beef feedlot in a wellhead protection area south of Worthington.

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US pork group predicts virus could hike consumer prices 10-12 percent

May 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Ros Krasny

WASHINGTON — U.S. hog prices could rise by 15 percent to 25 percent and consumer prices for pork by 10 percent to 12 percent as a result of a virus that has killed some 7 million piglets in the United States, the National Pork Prod…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Is virus-inflated US hog market bubble about to burst?

March 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO/NEW YORK — Fund managers and traders have chased hog prices on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to record highs on fear of a deadly pig virus, but a market reversal is likely if government data in the next two weeks shows no major damage from…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Virus killing 5 million pigs spurs hog-price rally

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Elizabeth Campbell and Liyan Chen

Bloomberg News

CHICAGO — Almost every piglet born on Craig Rowles’ hog farms near Carroll, Iowa, died from the virus that swept through his herds in November, causing $462,000 of lost revenue in the firs…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

USDA: Cold, wet weather may help spread deadly pig virus

January 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

(Reuters) — Frigid temperatures across a large swath of the United States this week followed by warmer conditions could aid the spread of a fatal pig disease now in 22 states, affecting hundreds of thousands of pigs, a swine veterinarian said on Th…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SDSU’s pork education available online

January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

BROOKINGS — Pork producers and their employees have full schedules, so it is sometimes difficult to attend educational meetings. To address that issue, swine Extension specialists from across the country developed SowBridge, a sow-focused education…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SDSU’s pork education available online

January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

BROOKINGS — Pork producers and their employees have full schedules, so it is sometimes difficult to attend educational meetings. To address that issue, swine Extension specialists from across the country developed SowBridge, a sow-focused education…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Record pork supply seen as US farms profit again

July 17, 2013 in The Daily Republic

CHICAGO U.S. hog farmers are making money for the first time in a year after prices surged to a two-decade seasonal high and feed costs fell.
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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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