Livestock in Illinois is a vibrant industry, gleams Illinois Pork Producers Association President, Bob Frase. Although the Land of Lincoln is often associated with corn and soybean production, Illinois’ 2,800 pig farmers know the state’s local...
National Pork Board is seeking applications from young producers to become one of the 2017 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow.
Finding out what disease pathogens are concerning hog farmers from around the world can better prepare the U.S. swine industry to prevent their spread to our shores.
During times like these, while not willing to abandon positions established with the trend, especially hedge positions that are protecting hogs, open your mind to the positive fundamentals facing the market.
Many factors will influence what the U.S. hog market looks like for the rest of this year and into 2017 from current and expanding packer capacity to exports to China. Protecting your bottom line remains the top priority.
USDA is moving ahead with GIPSA rules, minus a number of 2010 proposed provisions; trading rules with Cuba eased; grants available to ease rural veterinary shortages.
We Care principles of ethical hog care were practiced to the “T,” despite hog producers in the southeastern U.S. having to battle Hurricane Matthew.
Researchers at the University of Illinois who study the impacts of nutrition on brain development using the piglet as a model have conducted a series of studies related to choline deficiency in sows during pregnancy.
All Smithfield Foods processing facilities and farms in North Carolina have returned to normal operations.