U.S. pork exports have been bolstered this year by a strong performance in Central America. Promotional campaigns, connections with the region’s meat industry and a favorable economic climate have helped push exports to Central America well above year-ago levels....More
Prestage Farms’ commitment to Iowa for the location of a new pork processing plant took a big step forward Tuesday morning as the Wright County Board of Supervisors took initial steps to work with Prestage Farms....More
With voters in the United Kingdom choosing to leave the European Union, U.S. Meat Export Federation Economist Erin Borror discusses the near-term and longer-term impact of the so-called “Brexit” referendum on global meat trade....More
USDA National Animal Health Laboratory Network of veterinary diagnostic laboratories have updated their influenza A virus test into one polymerase chain reaction test for the detection of influenza A virus in pigs, birds, horses, dogs, cats or marine mammals....More
Planning to open a new pork processing plant in the United States has not been all roses for the Prestage family, however Ron Prestage, DVM and president of Prestage Farms, firmly believes it is the right decision for the industry....More
National Pork Producers Council chief veterinarian, Liz Wagstrom, sat down with National Hog Farmer staff to discuss the new Veterinary Feed Directive rule and the changes soon coming to the farm. The new Veterinary Feed Directive and prescription changes for water-based antibiotics go into effect on Jan. 1, 2017 but the transition period is starting now....More
Each year, National Hog Farmer and Pork Checkoff sponsor this national program to recognize pork producers' ongoing commitment to protect and enhance the air, water and land in the proximity of their pork production farms. The 2014 Environmental Stewards and their operations are profiled in a special section of the September issue of National Hog Farmer. The issue also contains a listing of honorees since the program’s inception in 1995.