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  • Tackling the commercial energy hogs

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced new Energy Star requirements for a range of products used to store or display the products we buy and use everyday. These new rules will cover commercial refrigerators and freezers, which, on average, will be 33 percent more energy efficient than standard models, and computer monitors, digital picture frames and other commercial displays ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • MagneGas achieves manure sterilization at Indiana Hog Farm

    MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MNGA), a technology company that counts among its inventions a patented process that converts liquid waste into a hydrogen-based fuel, announced today that it has completed initial testing of its Venturi sterilization system which has been deployed to a major hog farm in Indiana. The testing showed that the MagneGas system achieved full ...


    By MagneGas Corporation

  • Manure from millions of hogs fuels natural gas project

    One recipe for renewable natural gas goes: Place manure from about 2 million hogs in lagoons, cover them with an impermeable material and let it bake until gas from the manure rises. Then, use special equipment to clean the gas of its impurities and ship the finished product out. That's the vision of one of the largest biogas projects of its kind in the U.S. currently being installed in northern ...


    By Associated Press

  • Audubon Hog Island Camp in Maine Celebrates 75th Anniversary

    One of the nation's greatest environmental education success stories will be celebrated August 20 as Audubon's Hog Island Camp marks 75 years of connecting people with nature. Since 1936, some of the world's most respected naturalists have inspired campers of all ages to learn about and protect birds and the environment. ...


    By National Audubon Society

  • Temple grandin praises hormel foods for hog holding facility design

    Temple Grandin, Ph.D., professor of animal science at Colorado State University, says the recently opened hog holding facility at the Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) Austin (Minn.) Plant is "as good as it gets." "This facility is at the top for the industry," Grandin said. "I am super happy because everything is wonderful; it"s highly managed and perfectly maintained." Grandin conducts ...

  • MagneGas Deploys Manure Sterilization System to Major Hog Farm

    MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MNGA), a technology company that counts among its inventions a patented process that converts liquid waste into a hydrogen-based fuel, announced today that it has completed construction of its latest Venturi™ sterilization system which has been deployed to a major hog farm in Indiana. The sterilization system is expected to process ...


    By MagneGas Corporation

  • Tianli Agritech Begins Developing Its Black Hog Business

    Tianli Agritech, Inc. (NASDAQ: OINK) ("Tianli " or the "Company") a leading producer of breeder hogs and market hogs based in Wuhan City, China, announced today that it has entered into definitive agreements with the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Bureau of Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Hubei Province, the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Bureau of Xianfeng County of Hubei ...


  • Tuthill Drive Systems Debuts New Stalk Hog at National Farm Machinery Show, February 16 - 19, 2011

    Tuthill Drive Systems, a division of Tuthill Corporation today announced the introduction of a new product designed to protect the tires of heavy machinery such as combines, grain carts and semi-trucks. Stalk Hog will extend the life of valuable tires and save frequent expensive tire replacements. Tuthill Drive Systems has the answer to the increasing issue of wear and tear on ...


  • Morbark Hosts 10th Demo Days Event

    Morbark, LLC, welcomed about 250 customers, members of its authorized dealer network, and other guests from around the world for its 10th Demo Days event on October 13-14. Morbark’s Demo Days give attendees the opportunity to not only watch the equipment in action, but also meet the people who build and support the equipment as they see firsthand the manufacturing processes utilized. ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Canada, Applications for Western Livestock Price Insurance Now Available

    Applications are now being accepted for a new livestock price insurance product designed to help cattle and hog producers manage unexpected price declines. The Western Livestock Price Insurance Program (WLPIP), announced by federal and Western provincial ministers on January 24, 2014, enables livestock producers to purchase price protection on cattle and hogs in the form of an insurance policy. ...

  • The Future for Farmers is Bright - Positive Outlook Seen for Coming Years

    After coming off of a record year, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is expecting farm incomes to remain high for Canadian farmers in 2015. The 2015 Canadian Agricultural Outlook was released today, pointing to a strong future for the agricultural sector. The report provides an overview of the current situation in Canadian agriculture and some of the key longer term drivers that will ...

  • New Price Insurance Product for Western Livestock Producers

    An innovative new livestock price insurance program will be available this spring to help cattle and hog producers in Western provinces manage price risks faced by the industry. Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart, Alberta Agriculture Minister Verlyn Olson, and MLADonna Barnett (Cariboo-Chilcotin), on behalf of British Columbia Agriculture ...

  • Treating animal manure with borax cuts odor

    Hydrogen sulfide is one of the compounds contributing to the stink from manure storage pits on hog farms. Microbial activity in the manure releases the hydrogen sulfide and other compounds. Today, at an American Society of Microbiology meeting in Boston, Mass., Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist Cheryl Spence reports the results of a study in which 'dusting' hog manure with borax ...

  • Owner of livestock feedlot in Plymouth County, Iowa, to pay $5,850 penalty for violating terms of discharge permit (IA)

    The owner of a cattle and hog feedlot in Plymouth County, Iowa, has agreed to pay a $5,850 civil penalty to the United States to settle alleged violations of the facility’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. Mark Beitelspacher, doing business as Beitelspacher Farms, of LeMars, Iowa, did not maintain adequate records associated with the land application of liquid ...

  • Study Shows Opportunities for Soy Demand Growth through U.S. Meat and Poultry Exports

    It appears that economic growth continues to create a surge in meat and poultry consumption around the world. According to a recent soy-checkoff-funded study, U.S. meat and poultry exports are rising faster than U.S. consumption, a trend that could benefit U.S. soybean farmers through greater demand for U.S. soybean meal to feed U.S. poultry and livestock whose meat is headed for other countries. ...


    By United Soybean Board (USB)

  • New report tracks progress in responsible pig farming

    The U.S. pork industry is releasing its first-ever farming responsibility report: 2012 Pork Industry Progress Report, Responsible Farming. Our Heritage. Our Future. The 36-page report details the evolution of modern pig farming over generations and tracks advancements that have been made in ...

  • New Funding for Swine Biosecurity Program

    Today, the federal and provincial governments announced $150,000 in funding for the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board (SaskPork) to deliver a new phase in the Saskatchewan Swine Biosecurity Program. This phase aims to prevent the spread of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) during transport of Saskatchewan hogs. This investment provides funding for truck wash and transport audits performed by ...

  • 2011 Pigalog® Features More Than 150 New Products

    2011 Pigalog® Features More Than 150 New Products Tipton, PA- January 5, 2011 --New Pig Corporation features more than 150 new products in its 2011 PIGALOG® Catalog Buying Guide. The 520-page, full-color catalog contains more than 4,000 innovative solutions for a clean and safe workplace. Several of the new products ...


    By New Pig Corporation

  • Governments Helping Pork Industry Fight PED

    The governments of Canada and Ontario are helping the pork industry step up measures to contain the spread of the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus. Ontario is providing $2 million to help Ontario Pork support industry-wide investments to improve biosecurity measures at critical points across the province, such as assembly yards and truck washing stations. Biosecurity remains the best tool to ...

  • Pew Commission calls for better US animal waste treatment

    One step beyond her front door, Jayne Clampitt is greeted with the toxic fumes flowing from the roughly 1 million gallons of hog manure stored at her neighbor's farm. She no longer dries her family's laundry outside, her children avoid the nearby polluted stream, and she worries that their shallow drinking well will also be contaminated with toxins. 'We thought there was this unspoken connection ...

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