National Hog Farmer Blog http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/21061/feed Thoughts about the pork industry this week. en Battling superbugs takes commitment from all http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/battling-superbugs-takes-commitment-all <div class="node-body blog-body">Combating antibiotic resistance takes a commitment from both the animal agriculture and human health sectors, together and equally.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/battling-superbugs-takes-commitment-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/battling-superbugs-takes-commitment-all#comments Animal Well-Being Health Marketing Business & Marketing Antibiotics National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:26:00 +0000 70211 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <h2>High-level plenary meeting on antimicrobial resistance</h2> <p>Peter Thomson (center), president of the 71st session of the General Assembly, addresses the high-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance. Other panelists include Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (second from left), Monique Eloit (far right), director general of the World Organization for Animal Health, and Margaret Chan (left), director-general of the World Health Organization.<br /> <em>Photo Credit: United Nations</em></p> Better yourself through learning http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/better-yourself-through-learning <div class="node-body blog-body">Hog producers have lots of opportunities to better themselves through workshops, seminars and symposiums. Whichever you choose, take full advantage of learning what you don't know, or solidifying what you all ready know.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/better-yourself-through-learning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/better-yourself-through-learning#comments Animal Well-Being Business Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:32:00 +0000 70011 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Top 10 roadkill market subjects in 2016 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/top-10-roadkill-market-subjects-2016 <div class="node-body blog-body">Low prices across the grain and livestock markets have no producers bragging. It is also hard to keep a positive attitude and it is challenging to keep the news fresh. Here is my list of top 10 market terms I deem roadkill in 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/top-10-roadkill-market-subjects-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/top-10-roadkill-market-subjects-2016#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 12 Sep 2016 16:47:00 +0000 69941 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Producer should take the lead in Veterinary Feed Directive prep http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/producer-should-take-lead-veterinary-feed-directive-prep <div class="node-body blog-body">While prepping for the new VFD rules starts with a good relationship with a veterinarian, the responsibility to follow regulations remains on the hog producer’s shoulders. Each farm is unique, and its VFD action plans should be personalized. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/producer-should-take-lead-veterinary-feed-directive-prep" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/producer-should-take-lead-veterinary-feed-directive-prep#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Health Health National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 05 Sep 2016 18:25:00 +0000 69821 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Friendly hog highs in the news http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/friendly-hog-highs-news <div class="node-body blog-body">Counties in Nebraska have adopted livestock friendly designations, and a recent study shows the program is working. Another study in Washington supports happy hogs.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/friendly-hog-highs-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/friendly-hog-highs-news#comments Business Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Thu, 01 Sep 2016 14:48:00 +0000 69771 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Stylish ways vegans justify eating meat http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/stylish-ways-vegans-justify-eating-meat <div class="node-body blog-body">The anti-animal crowd claims vegetarian diets are on the rise, however more and more consumers openly admit to cheating on the vegan diet. Fashionable new labels are now making it acceptable to eat meat again. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/stylish-ways-vegans-justify-eating-meat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/stylish-ways-vegans-justify-eating-meat#comments Animal Well-Being Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:26:00 +0000 69601 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Give me good food, not labels http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/give-me-good-food-not-labels <div class="node-body blog-body">Make your food-buying and dining choices by what's right for you and your family, don't get caught up in feel-good labels. Cost, taste and quality should be the determining factors. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/give-me-good-food-not-labels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/give-me-good-food-not-labels#comments Animal Well-Being Business Marketing Pork is Delicious National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:21:00 +0000 69561 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Meat is a matter of taste, not a habit http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/meat-matter-taste-not-habit <div class="node-body blog-body">American are eating more meat again. The reason for growth in U.S. meat consumption is not about breaking a bad habit but rather affording the tasty protein again.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/meat-matter-taste-not-habit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/meat-matter-taste-not-habit#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:56:00 +0000 69481 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 3 stories you might have missed http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/3-stories-you-might-have-missed <div class="node-body blog-body">Prestage Farms' pork processing plant plan is moving forward in Iowa; Canadian hog industry is expanding slowly compared to the U.S.; and the National Pork Board got gold medal advertising during bronze medal performance.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/3-stories-you-might-have-missed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/3-stories-you-might-have-missed#comments Business Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 19 Aug 2016 21:32:00 +0000 69431 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Hard lessons learned in show barn http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/hard-lessons-learned-show-barn <div class="node-body blog-body">Illinois junior swine exhibitors share valuable lessons from the state fair barns.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/hard-lessons-learned-show-barn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/hard-lessons-learned-show-barn#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 12 Aug 2016 15:09:00 +0000 69291 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com