Posts Tagged ‘pork’

Hog farmers continue to see obstacles, but market improving

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Swine producers are discovering the only constant in their industry is change. John Michael Riley, agricultural economist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said a variety of challenges have kept the state’s swine producers adjusting their strategies to avoid financial losses in recent decades. Just when producers adjust to overcome one […] [...]

Slaughterhouse official responds to PETA video

PONTOTOC — The president of a north Mississippi meat processor said a video released by an animal rights group shows two instances in which pigs were not stunned properly before slaughter. Southern Quality Meats president Don Haynie said in a news release that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals did not give his company […] [...]

USDA sends personnel to check out slaughterhouse

by Associated Press Published: July 10,2013

Tags: animal cruelty, animal rights, food, food processing, pig, pork, slaughterhouse

PONTOTOC — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it sent employees to a north Mississippi slaughterhouse today to check a complaint that pigs were abused before being killed. Richard McIntire, spokesman for the USDA Food and Safety Inspection Service, told The Clarion-Ledger that the service’s veterinary specialists and office staff went to Southern Quality Meats, […] [...]

Johnsonville recalls sausage; may contain pieces of glove

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Sheboygan Falls, Wis.-based Johnsonville Sausage is recalling some packages of turkey sausage with cheddar cheese because the product may include pieces of glove. The company is recalling select 13.5-ounce vacuum packages of Johnsonville “Turkey Sausage with Cheddar Cheese” with a “Best By” date of Aug. 20, 2012, and the establishment number “EST. […] [...]

Drought shrinking ranchers’ profits; consumers to feel impact

by MBJ Staff Published: July 25,2012

Tags: beef, cattle, corn, costs, drought, dry, feed, feed costs, food, forage, grass, hog, input costs, livestock, meat, pig, pork, price, severe weather, Weather

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Pictures of wilting corn in the Midwest may dominate the evening news, but the 2012 drought is also shrinking livestock’s profit potential nationwide. John Michael Riley, agricultural economist with Mississippi State University’s Extension Service, said the drought means livestock, dairy and aquaculture producers will continue to see higher feed prices. “Cattle will […] [...]

Alcorn scientists use purslane to control cholesterol in growing pigs

CHURCH HILL — Research scientists at Alcorn State University Swine Development Center in Church Hill recently reported that adding purslane leaves to swine diets lowers bad cholesterol while increasing the good cholesterol in growing pigs. “The data generated showed that back fat measurements taken from pigs given a purslane diet plus added cholesterol had 50 […] [...]

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