Pigs

FDA issues alert for people using altrenogest with horses, pigs

· July 9, 2018

The FDA is alerting veterinary medical professionals, as well as those who work with horses and pigs, that a synthetic progesterone product, altrenogest, may cause reproductive system disorders and other adverse effects in people who become exposed to the drug. The FDA is providing this alert because of the nature of the adverse events, some […]

Scientists find gene-edited pigs are resistant to PRRS virus

· June 21, 2018

Scientists have cracked the code in fighting one of the most devastating viruses in the pork industry and it’s all through gene-edited pigs. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute have produced pigs that can resist Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome, or PRRS, by changing their genetic code. Tests with the virus found the […]

Minnesota pork producer to represent industry at CRISPRcon

· May 30, 2018

A Minnesota pork producer will get the chance to share why gene editing is crucial to the industry during an ethics panel at CRISPRcon. Randy Spronk will represent the farm perspective at the event June 4-5, in Boston. Through speakers, panels, and interactive discussions, CRISPRcon offers a forum for gene editing stakeholders to share ideas, […]

Ashton Kutcher, U2’s manager join Crowd Cow investment

· May 25, 2018

Ashton Kutcher and the manager of U2 and Madonna have pitched into the latest investment in Crowd Cow. The company that delivers meat straight from the farm to your door has announced an $8 million Series A financing round led by Madrona Venture Group with new participation from Ashton Kutcher & Guy Oseary’s Sound Ventures […]

Five animal rights activists charged with stealing pigs in Utah

· May 23, 2018

Five California animal rights activists who said they were saving piglets from a Utah farm in a video they posted on social media are now facing some serious charges. On Monday, the Utah Attorney General’s Office charged the Direct Action Everywhere members with engaging in a pattern of unlawful activity, two counts of burglary committed […]

Man charged with stealing 150 pigs from Christensen Farms

· May 22, 2018

A Buffalo Center, Iowa man has been charged with felony first-degree theft and third-degree burglary after authorities say he stole 150 pigs from Christensen Farms in November. According to the Globe Gazette, Robert Lee Morales, 20, has been charged in the Lake Mills facility theft that took place the morning of Nov. 4. On Nov. […]

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