Trial activities will focus on improving welfare of pigs, reducing environmental impact, increasing profitability and optimizing carcass quality.
Penn Vet professor is recognized globally by scholars and industry leaders for re-envisioning swine housing and feeding systems to improve welfare.
AFBF-NPPC case challenging space requirements for gestating hogs will be heard by high court.
Less than 0.2% of nation's pork is produced in the two states with retail sales bans while an estimated 14% of the U.S. population resides there.
NC State study found retrofitting existing barns would cost an average of $10 per pig, or $770 million for the industry's 77 million sows.
Research led by the University of Copenhagen, the ETH Zurich and the France's INRAE, could be used to improve animal welfare in the future.
Court denies injunction request brought by Iowa Pork Producers Association.
Recently published data demonstrates how the cooling pads increase piglet weaning weights during times of higher temperatures.
Company sources only approximately 1% of U.S. pork production and does not own any sows, or produce or package pork in the United States.