National Hog Farmer Blog http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/21061/feed Thoughts about the pork industry this week. en Full circle of pork http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/full-circle-pork <div class="node-body blog-body">People attending state fairs can reconnect with a possible agriculture past, or perhaps get connected to where their food originates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/full-circle-pork" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/full-circle-pork#comments Animal Well-Being Business Marketing Nutrition Reproduction National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:16:00 +0000 60141 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com No participation trophies in showing pigs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-participation-trophies-showing-pigs <div class="node-body blog-body">When Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison announced on Instagram that he was returning his children’s sport participation trophies, it sparked a national heated debate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-participation-trophies-showing-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-participation-trophies-showing-pigs#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 21 Aug 2015 11:10:00 +0000 59861 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com One man takes stand for animal agriculture http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/one-man-takes-stand-animal-agriculture <div class="node-body blog-body">One Indiana family's battle to build a hog finishing unit is setting up to be a battle for all of animal agriculture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/one-man-takes-stand-animal-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/one-man-takes-stand-animal-agriculture#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:47:00 +0000 58721 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Announcing the #RealPigFarming Grand Champion http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/announcing-realpigfarming-grand-champion <div class="node-body blog-body">The votes have been counted and the #RealPigFarming Grand Champion has been selected.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/announcing-realpigfarming-grand-champion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/announcing-realpigfarming-grand-champion#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:59:00 +0000 58371 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Help pick #RealPigFarming Grand Champion http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/help-pick-realpigfarming-grand-champion <div class="node-body blog-body">Now we are asking for your help to name the Grand #RealPigFarming Champion. We sorted through all the great posts and featured the best #RealPigFarming posts for the week. From June 17 through July 1, we invite you to cast your vote and help us pick the ultimate winner. You can vote once every 24 hours.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/help-pick-realpigfarming-grand-champion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/help-pick-realpigfarming-grand-champion#comments Facilities National Hog Farmer Blog Tue, 16 Jun 2015 19:58:00 +0000 57941 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Investigating group sow housing http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/investigating-group-sow-housing <div class="node-body blog-body">Group sow housing is getting continued interest as consumers and retailers demand specifics practices of how their food is raised.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/investigating-group-sow-housing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/investigating-group-sow-housing#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Reproduction National Hog Farmer Blog Thu, 11 Jun 2015 20:55:00 +0000 57801 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Celebrating 80 years of lighting, efficiency, comfort http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/celebrating-80-years-lighting-efficiency-comfort <div class="node-body blog-body">May marks the 80th anniversary of the Rural Electrification Administration, and it's time the celebrate the efficiencies and productivity it brought to rural American and modern hog production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/celebrating-80-years-lighting-efficiency-comfort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/celebrating-80-years-lighting-efficiency-comfort#comments Environment Facilities National Hog Farmer Blog Wed, 13 May 2015 22:30:00 +0000 56781 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Doing the right thing http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/doing-right-thing <div class="node-body blog-body">Seaboard Foods took the correct actions as a result of recent undercover video showed improper animal handling.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/doing-right-thing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/doing-right-thing#comments Animal Well-Being National Hog Farmer Blog Wed, 06 May 2015 22:14:00 +0000 56541 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com #RealPigFarming Challenge starts May 2 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/realpigfarming-challenge-starts-may-2 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>More and more consumers are asking how pigs are raised and the best person to explain it or better yet show them is you, the pork producers.&nbsp; The Pork Checkoff&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.pork.org/features/pork-producers-join-realpigfarming-mission/" target="_blank"><u>#RealPigFarming</u></a> <a href="https://www.pork.org/features/pork-producers-join-realpigfarming-mission/" target="_blank"><img align="right" alt="RealPigFarmingLogo" border="0" height="93" hspace="12" src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAASsAAABdCAYAAAD9qEDcAAAAGXRFWHRTb2Z0d2FyZQBBZG9iZSBJbWFnZVJlYWR5ccl</a></p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/realpigfarming-challenge-starts-may-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/realpigfarming-challenge-starts-may-2#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report National Hog Farmer Blog Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:43:00 +0000 56351 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Bacon, the natural charm http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/bacon-natural-charm <div class="node-body blog-body">Bacon has naturally enticed people around the world since it was first invented in 1500 B.C. The cured, smoky wonder has advance from a breakfast favorite to a “dream” value-added product to latest flavor infused into everything from desserts to vodka.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/bacon-natural-charm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/bacon-natural-charm#comments Business Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 13 Apr 2015 19:33:00 +0000 55911 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com