Lora Berg


Lora joined the National Hog Farmer editorial team in 1993, served as associate editor, then as managing editor until 1999. She has also worked as a contributing editor to the publication, and the National Hog Farmer digital editor responsible for content on the nationalhogfarmer.com Web site. Lora serves as the editor of the Nutrient Management, Weekly Preview and Weekly Wrap Up e-newsletters. She has also written and produced electronic newsletters for Farm Industry News, Hay & Forage Grower and BEEF magazines. Lora grew up on a purebred Berkshire operation in southeastern South Dakota and promoted pork as the state’s Pork Industry Queen and as an intern with the South Dakota Pork Producers Council. Lora earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from South Dakota State University in agricultural journalism and mass communications. She has served as communications specialist for the National Live Stock and Meat Board and as director of communications for the University of Minnesota College of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences. Lora earned the Story of the Year award from the American Agricultural Editors’ Association and bronze award in the National American Society of Business Publication Editors’ competition.

2013 World Pork Expo New Product Tour: Ro-Main OptiSCAN
The hand-held pig scanner captures and records pig weights instantly.
2013 World Pork Expo New Product Tour: OvuGel JBS United Animal Health
OvaGel synchronizes insemination time in newly weaned sows.
2013 World Pork Expo New Product Tour: Bioverse Ag Compost Plus
This formulated mortality composting product helps demineralize bones.
2013 World Pork Expo New Product Tour: Once Innovations LED Swine Light
This LED light replaces incandescent bulbs and can be used in existing barns or in new construction.
2013 World Pork Expo New Product Tour: Ro-Main No BackDraft Control
An airtight fan cover prevents non-filtered air and pathogens from entering buildings when the fan's not running.
2013 World Pork Expo New Product Tour: Hubbard Feeds GutCIE
GutCIE is a fermentation product designed to promote gut health and productivity.
2013 World Pork Expo New Product Tour: Biotronics Inc. Ultrasound Solutions BioQscan® System
This non-invasive system measures carcass backfat and loin depth while determining loin marbling during carcass grading in the processing plant.
2013 World Pork Expo New Product Tour: Big Dutchman AIRPro-Tec PRRS Filtration
System filters out pathogens, helps provide integrated cooling for swine buildings.
2013 World Pork Expo New Product Tour: Baumgartner Environics Inc. EPI Air II
The EPI Air II “scrubs” barn air of dust, gases and pathogens.
2013 World Pork Expo New Product Tour
National Hog Farmer asks a panel of the pork industry’s best and brightest leaders to evaluate new products and services on behalf of its pork producer readers.
Agricultural Advocacy Movement Grows
Agricultural advocates, or “agvocates,” take time to speak to groups, blog and utilize social media, calling them investments in farming's future.
Infrared Heat Sensor Provides Cozy Comfort for Newborns
The Intelligence Surveillance System (ISS) from Conception Ro-Main, Inc., was recently awarded the F.X. Aherne Prize for Innovative Pork Production at the 2013 Banff Pork Seminar in Banff, Alberta, Canada. This new technology is designed to significantly reduce energy costs while providing optimal ambient temperature for piglets in a micro-zone area under a specially designed creep cover.
March 1 is National Pig Day!
Here's a bit of good news to help get the new month started on the right foot for pork producers. Forget that stuff about March coming in like a lion or a lamb. March 1 is actually National Pig Day in the United States.
Data Translation Made Easy
As everything from feed management equipment to barn controllers becomes more sophisticated, pork producers have access to more data to help fine-tune their operations. The challenge is to transform this wealth of data into understandable, useful information.
Don’t Let PRRS Hitch a Ride with Your Manure Hauler
When it comes to preventing the spread of the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus, precautions need to extend to anyone who comes within infectious range of your operation — including your custom manure applicator.
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