Future Looking Up for Hog Producers

first_img Previous articleState Fair Senior Showmanship is the Best of the BestNext articleMobile App Connects Grain Buyers and Sellers Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter In June – according to Iowa State University’s profitability index – hog producers had their first profitable month since July of 2012 – turning a profit of $10.92 per hog. University of Missouri Economist Ron Plain calculates the U.S. hog industry lost three-billion dollars last year – based on an average loss of $31.08 per hog over the 10 months ending in May. Many expect a brighter year and more profit due to a change on the cost side of the business. Despite a slightly smaller corn harvest number than traders expected in USDA’s latest Crop Production report – the department still forecasts a record crop. Future Looking Up for Hog Producers Facebook Twitter SHARE Source: NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News Future Looking Up for Hog Producers SHARE Purdue University Livestock Economist Chris Hurt says hog producers can see the promised land in corn prices that are going to come down sharply in the next 30 to 60 days. He estimates the total input costs to finish pigs to market weight will drop to about 55-dollars per hundredweight in the fourth quarter of this year – down from about 69-dollars during the second quarter. Barring any unforeseen weather interruptions – Hurt notes that would be the largest drop on record. By Gary Truitt – Aug 13, 2013 last_img read more

SOUPER BOWL DAY (Midtown)

first_img× SOUPER BOWL DAY – Mrs. Lomuscio and second graders at Midtown Community School have a SOUPer bowl Day where students donated canned foods and wore their favorite team shirt!last_img

Lemery local nabbed over serious physical injury rap

first_imgThe court recommended a P30,000 bailbond for Catalan’s temporary liberty./PN His apprehension on Monday was staged onthe strength of an arrest warrant issued by Judge Gonzalo-Espa of the MunicipalCircuit Trial Court in Sara, Iloilo. The suspect was taken to the Lemerypolice station. ILOILO City – A resident of BarangayGeronga, Lemery, Iloilo was arrested. The 34-year-old Romar Catalan was facingcharges for multiple serious physical injuries and damaged to property.last_img

Accused firearm licence fraudster on bail

first_imgA Charlotte Street, Georgetown resident, who was arraigned for pretending that he was in a position to grant a firearm licence, was on Friday released on $80,000 bail when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Lawrence Gittens, 48, denied the charge that was read to him by Magistrate Leron Daly.According to facts presented to the court, between May 15 and 28, 2018, Gittens obtained $250,000 from Andre Ash with the intent to defraud by falsely pretending he could obtain a firearm licence.Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh informed the court that investigations into the matter are incomplete and made no objections to bail being granted.The matter will continue on July 20last_img read more

Allardyce ‘angry’ but defends team selection

first_imgWest Ham manager Sam Allardyce was angered by his side’s first-half display but defended his decision not to start with either Alex Song or Diafra Sakho in the 2-0 defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.Allardyce said the duo were both recovering from injuries and that the busy festive fixture list meant it was sensible to rest them.Both players came on in the final 30 minutes and impressed in a much-improved attacking display.However, West Ham failed to muster a single shot on target, although they created three good openings in the final 20 minutes.Allardyce said: “It was a good side with top quality and no player that has not played regularly. Mark Noble has been a stalwart of the team.“But it didn’t happen until the start of the second half when it got better, but we gave a stupid goal away and at 2-0 it was too late.“The first half was not what I expected. I expected us to defend a lot but not to give the ball away as much as we did. We got sucked into passing the ball sideways.“I am angry with the first half. When I set out to play a certain way and we don’t, then you get frustrated.“I have no complaints about the result. But as good as Chelsea were, my disappointment was the two goals we conceded.“We did not do enough to affect them today. If we were going to get anything against Chelsea you have to play your best but even then that might not be good enough.“We created some very good chances late on. The best part of our game came from when we went 2-0 down. I am not saying we deserved anything, Chelsea were the better team.“But we carved out a few chances in the last 20 minutes, you stick one in and it can make things a bit nervous for them.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Mandela Day launch for smart ID cards

first_img4 July 2013 South Africa’s new smart ID cards will officially be launched on former President Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July in order to honour his legacy, according to Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor. “President Mandela’s lifelong struggle for freedom and human rights for South Africans and oppressed people all over the world was, at one level, dedicated to acknowledging the fundamental worth of each and every human being,” Pandor said at a media briefing in Pretoria on Thursday. The department will hand over the new smart IDs on the day to President Jacob Zuma; Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe; former Presidents Thabo Mbeki and FW de Klerk; Archbishop Desmond Tutu; Winnie Madikezela Mandela; Sophie de Bruyn; Andrew Mlangeni; Dennis Goldberg; Ahmed Kathrada and a few senior citizens of in the 80-90 age group, who are termed the “Mandela Generation”. Home Affairs will record the biometric details and photographs of the eminent South Africans over the next few days as part of the process of introducing the smart card.‘Honouring the Mandela Generation’ “We are prioritising the Mandela Generation, those veterans in their 80s and 90s whom we wish to honour while they are with us in person, and while they can reflect with us on the roles they played in opposing the various apartheid measures that denied South Africans their rightful place in our society,” she said. Twenty-seven regional offices around the country are currently being prepared to roll out the new IDs. Pandor said Home Affairs was trying to ensure that businesses, banks, the insurance industry and other partners have the necessary equipment to verify smart ID cards. “In terms of delivery to the broader public, we will in due course announce plans to roll out to the general public, focusing on young South Africans as first-time applicants for identity documents, as well as senior citizens,” she said. Pandor explained that in order to avoid a barrage of applications, applicants will be invited to in stages, according to their dates of birth.Cutting down on fraudulent IDs “We must stress that it will take between six and eight years before all South Africans have Smart ID Cards. “We appeal to everyone to be patient and to allow us to phase in this change efficiently,” she said, adding that her department will work hard to expand the number of offices to process applications for the smart card ID. South Africans still be in possession of the green bar-coded IDs will still be able to use them for voting in the 2014 elections. According to the department, the smart cards aim to cut down on the fraudulent use of fake or stolen IDs, as the department says the new cards will be almost impossible to forge. The new smart ID card will have a microchip, the specifications for which cannot be disclosed for security reasons. The chip will house the necessary biometric data unique to every individual. The information on the chip will be laser-engraved to prevent tampering. The new IDs will be processed in Pretoria and thereafter sent out to applicants. The process is said to take between five to 10 days. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

FOCAC starts today in South Africa

first_img4 December 2015Ties between China and Africa are expected to strengthen as the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation (FOCAC) summit commences today. The historic event, the first to be hosted in Africa, will run till tomorrow in Joburg, South Africa.It is co-chaired by Chinese President Xi Jinping, already in South Africa for a State Visit, and President Jacob Zuma.Numerous heads of African states, representatives from the African Union (AU), heads of regional organisations and multilateral organisations are also participating in the summit, which has the theme “Africa-China progressing together: win-win co-operation for common development”.The Johannesburg DeclarationA new declaration – the Johannesburg Declaration – will be adopted at the conclusion of the summit. It is an action plan to outline measures to consolidate the expanding relationship between Africa and China.The summit will pick up on key areas of co-operation that the two sides have identified. These include economic co-operation, infrastructure development, beneficiation, debt relief, industrialisation, investment promotion, market access expansion, co-operation in health, agriculture, science and technology, and education, as well as cultural and people-to-people exchanges.The Johannesburg Declaration will also take into account the AU’s first 10-year implementation plan of Agenda 2063. The agenda is a continental vision for an African continent that is united, peaceful and prosperous, and which moves towards industrialisation and value-addition, infrastructure development and greater intra-African trade.China and Africa partnershipThe historical relationship between China and Africa has grown in the last few years. The oriental country has been Africa’s largest trade partner for six consecutive years and Africa is assuming growing importance as an investment and engineering contract destination for Chinese enterprises.Over the past 15 years, the trade volume between China and Africa has soared from $10-billion (R144-billion at today’s exchange rate) to $220-billion. During the same period, China’s direct investment in Africa has sharply increased from $500-million to $30-billion.China&Africa: Together we make a better world #XiJinping, African leaders to attend #FOCAC summit in S. Africa https://t.co/3aRGWiOlhG— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) December 3, 2015South Africa’s relations with China remain central to realising its developmental agenda through foreign policy as it increases efforts to implement its National Development Plan; and collaborate in agriculture, environmental affairs, trade and industry, and finance. This comes as the country continues to drive the agenda of moving South Africa forward.Arrival of Chinese presidentPresident Xi arrived in South Africa on 2 December. In his arrival statement, he said the relationship between South Africa and China was at its best and had become a model of solidarity and co-operation between developing countries.The two countries had “steadily enhanced political trust, deepened practical collaboration in all areas and engaged in dynamic people-to-people and cultural exchanges, and carried out interestingly close international co-operation”.About FOCACEstablished in 2000, FOCAC aims to promote bilateral ties between China and Africa through dialogue.This year marks the 15th anniversary of the forum. It is the first time the ministerial meeting has been upgraded to a leader’s summit. This is seen as a reflection of the developing and growing relationship between the two sides.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Video: Leah Still Wants To Be A Cheerleader At Penn State, Where Her Dad Played

first_imgLeah Still reveals she wants to be cheerleader for Penn State.leah still penn state answer cancerPenn State fans – brace yourselves for the cutest Nittany Lions-related story you’ll read today. Leah Still, the five-year-old daughter of Houston Texans defensive star Devon Still who beat cancer this past year, wants to attend her father’s alma mater. Still, who was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma back in 2014, wants to be a cheerleader for Penn State simply because her father went there.Her answer to Robin Roberts’ question drew a few “We Are!” chants from the crowd.Leah Still says she wants to go to @penn_state like her dad and be a cheerleader. #LeahStrong #WeAre #PennState https://t.co/hDntqifLdm— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 15, 2016Even if you aren’t a PSU fan – this is an awesome story.last_img read more