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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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Livestock operations looking to expand

June 27, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Mitchell Livestock, Moke Swine request permits.
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Deadly piglet virus spreads to nearly 200 sites

June 25, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SDSU one of four colleges to compile data; SD included in list of states with diagnosed cases. Continue Reading

Deadly piglet virus spreads

June 20, 2013 in The Daily Republic

South Dakota one of 13 US states with positive cases.
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