You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Indiana

  • Man suspected of killing 7 refuses to answer judge
    CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana refused to respond to the judge during his initial court appearance Wednesday, prompting her to postpone it and to warn him he'd spend "the
  • State still uncertain on finishing I-69 extension
    State officials say they're still trying to figure out how to pay for finishing the Interstate 69 extension between Indianapolis and Evansville.
  • Notre Dame to hold ‘Gay in Christ’ conference
    SOUTH BEND – The University of Notre Dame is holding a two-day conference to explore appropriate pastoral strategies for parishioners who regard themselves as non-heterosexual but accept Catholic Church teaching on marriage and
Advertisement

Flu-like hog virus sweeping Indiana, US

– Agriculture officials say a fast-moving virus has infected hogs across Indiana and the nation since it was introduced on American soil less than a year ago.

The Indiana State Board of Animal Health reports porcine epidemic diarrhea virus has infected farms in at least 43 Indiana counties. The National Animal Health Laboratory Network indicates 26 other states have reported cases.

Pork production manager Sam Moffitt of Kewanna-based Northwind Pork LLC tells the Logansport Pharos-Tribune the flu-like virus forces producers to wean piglets as young as 8 days old from sick sows. The animals recover.

Uncertainty over losses has helped send hog futures soaring. Purdue University data show prices for spring and summer contracts have reached $112 per hundredweight for March through August, compared with $88 per hundredweight a year ago.

–––

Information from: Pharos-Tribune.

Advertisement