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Jennifer Shike

Articles By Jennifer Shike

Aug 16, 2019

Glitter Snot and Virus Swapping: Hands-on Biosecurity Practice

Green glitter snot, vials of viruses and more drew in over 150 young swine enthusiasts at the Illinois State Fair for a “Becoming a Swientist” workshop and biosecurity panel discussion.
Aug 16, 2019

African Swine Fever is Not Under Control, Suderman Says

Sources on the ground in China claim the losses are closer to 45% year-on-year.
Aug 16, 2019

Hog Futures Drop Despite China’s Big U.S. Pork Purchase

Chicago Mercantile Exchange hog futures dropped to a five-month low on Thursday. Traders said big supplies dashed any hope from the news that China made its biggest purchase of U.S. pork in seven weeks.
Aug 16, 2019

Research Says Iron Deficiency Anemia Costs Pig Industry Millions

Study shows an additional 200 mg dose of injectable iron maximizes blood hemoglobin levels at weaning.
Aug 15, 2019

Lonely Roads: Trucker Shortage Takes a Toll on Supply Chain

The trucker shortage is a challenge and it’s affecting everyone, says Jason Wishall, owner of Wishall Transport. The American Trucking Association says the shortage could rise to more than 160,000 drivers by 2028.
Aug 15, 2019

Food Safety and Public Health: Consumer Mandates Define Pork Quality

Ensuring food safety and public health are table stakes in the pork industry's mission to raise pigs to feed a hungry world, says David Newman, National Pork Board president.
Aug 14, 2019

Bulgarian Pig Farmers Balk at Order to Cull Pigs to Prevent ASF

Some Bulgarian farmers are refusing to comply with measures to protect the country’s hog herd against African swine fever.
Aug 14, 2019

Collaboration Boosts Swine Disease Detection

The collaboration and aggregation of diagnostic results is helping the swine industry be more responsive to endemic or foreign infectious diseases.
Aug 14, 2019

Two Australian Pig Farmers Caught Smuggling Pig Semen

Two West Australian pig farmers have been sentenced to prison after smuggling Danish pig semen hidden in shampoo bottles.