National Hog Farmer Blog http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/21061/feed en 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 Getting U.S. pork in gold medal contention http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/getting-us-pork-gold-medal-contention <div class="node-body blog-body">U.S. pork industry gearing up for a gold-medal run in the global export market, and knowing the competition, obstacles is half the battle.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/getting-us-pork-gold-medal-contention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/getting-us-pork-gold-medal-contention#comments Business Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 08 Aug 2016 20:57:00 +0000 69221 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Media interview gone wrong http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/media-interview-gone-wrong <div class="node-body blog-body">Openly, Illinois pig farmers accepted the invitation to open the barn doors to reporters of the Chicago Tribune. Unfortunately, the end product was not the balanced approach participants hoped for.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/media-interview-gone-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/media-interview-gone-wrong#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Thu, 04 Aug 2016 15:43:00 +0000 69111 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 5 notable developments transpiring in China pork industry http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/5-notable-developments-transpiring-china-pork-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">The leading global producer and consumer of pork, China is currently undergoing an evolution that should have all pig farmers sitting up and taking notice. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/5-notable-developments-transpiring-china-pork-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/5-notable-developments-transpiring-china-pork-industry#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 01 Aug 2016 21:25:00 +0000 69031 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 3 ways HSUS is pressing meatless agenda http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/3-ways-hsus-pressing-meatless-agenda <div class="node-body blog-body">HSUS' mission to make the entire world “meatless” is still alive and kicking. The game may have change. The tactics may be refined, but the agenda is rocking on.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/3-ways-hsus-pressing-meatless-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/3-ways-hsus-pressing-meatless-agenda#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:17:00 +0000 68841 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com And so it begins: Prestage Iowa plant – Part II http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/and-so-it-begins-prestage-iowa-plant-part-ii <div class="node-body blog-body">People will have plenty to say about Prestage Farms' plan to build a pork processing plant in Wright County, Iowa, and the county Supervisors introduced steps to maintain civility to those comments.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/and-so-it-begins-prestage-iowa-plant-part-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/and-so-it-begins-prestage-iowa-plant-part-ii#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:30:00 +0000 68811 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Show youth building responsibilities http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/show-youth-building-responsibilities <div class="node-body blog-body">As 4-H and FFA members are preparing their show animals for the numerous fairs and open shows this summer, they are also unknowingly building many positive character traits to serve them for their lifetimes.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/show-youth-building-responsibilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/show-youth-building-responsibilities#comments Animal Well-Being Business Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:06:00 +0000 68651 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Speak up now, or regret it later http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/speak-now-or-regret-it-later <div class="node-body blog-body">A perpetual parade of proposals will have long-lasting implications for livestock producers, so it is imperative that all producers stand up and be heard before their collective voice is silenced by the anti-livestock front.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/speak-now-or-regret-it-later" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/speak-now-or-regret-it-later#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Thu, 07 Jul 2016 20:59:00 +0000 68421 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com China joining the eat less meat circus? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/china-joining-eat-less-meat-circus <div class="node-body blog-body">The growing trend in dietary guidelines is to cast eating meat as the freak show, and China recently added its monkeys to the circus.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/china-joining-eat-less-meat-circus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/china-joining-eat-less-meat-circus#comments Animal Well-Being Environment Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:25:00 +0000 68121 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Beat the ‘hog days’ of summer http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/beat-hog-days-summer <div class="node-body blog-body">Take necessary steps to ensure your hogs will remain comfortable in this summer's heat, and reward you with continued performance. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/beat-hog-days-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/beat-hog-days-summer#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:34:00 +0000 68091 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Expansion, a sizzling subject at WPX http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/expansion-sizzling-subject-wpx <div class="node-body blog-body">U.S. pork industry’s bright future with the new pork processing plants coming is certainly crafting lots of chatter about expansion.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/expansion-sizzling-subject-wpx" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/expansion-sizzling-subject-wpx#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:25:00 +0000 67951 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com