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Tail biting can cause production losses in a hog herd.
Its been an unusually cool and wet summer in many parts of the nation but it appears summer heat and humidity have finally arrived That has concerns about heat stress in cattle on the top of cattlemens minds reports KIWA radio in Sheldon IA Matt Deppe CEO of the Iowa Cattlemens Association says that compared with other animals cattle rely on respiration more than sweating to cool down Wind and cool nights can help but when temperatures and humidity are high producers must also consi
hog barn with wall of fans
In addition to their 30,000-sow farm, the Herring family — David (left), Billy, Magdalene, Mark and Tommy — oversees hog construction jobs all over the world and employs more than 2,000 people.
From an early age, Scott Dee says he loved science and probably would even have considered being a doctor, having grown up near the Mayo Clinic. But there was one career aspiration he just couldn’t shake off.
Lincoln (left), Mary and Steve Langhorst, the owners of Wakefield Pork Inc., know the strength of the company is in the value of its employees and contract growers.
Jean-Pierre Vaillancourt (left) and Frédéric Colin of Zoetis are at a swine farrow-to-finish farm north of Nantes, France.
filtration on hog barns can help keep dangerous pathogens away from pigs
A rear view of a lineup of white piglets.