National Hog Farmer Blog http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/21061/feed en Water should not be taken for granted http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/water-should-not-be-taken-granted <div class="node-body blog-body">Water is the lifeblood of civilization and should not be taken for granted.</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/water-should-not-be-taken-granted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/water-should-not-be-taken-granted#comments Animal Well-Being Environment National Hog Farmer Blog Wed, 04 May 2016 15:48:00 +0000 66611 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork messages need to be 'on fleek' http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/pork-messages-need-be-fleek <div class="node-body blog-body">For the first time, the millennials took the lead as the largest generation living. Marketing pork to this generation will take ingenuity, freshness and learning a whole new language.</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/pork-messages-need-be-fleek" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/pork-messages-need-be-fleek#comments Animal Well-Being Business Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 02 May 2016 15:01:00 +0000 66541 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Do your draft homework to develop a strong pork team http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/do-your-draft-homework-develop-strong-pork-team <div class="node-body blog-body">Just as football teams assess their current strengths and weaknesses, pork producers should also evaluate where their team could use a high "draft pick."</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/do-your-draft-homework-develop-strong-pork-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/do-your-draft-homework-develop-strong-pork-team#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Reproduction National Hog Farmer Blog Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:14:00 +0000 66421 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Tick bite could exterminate meat-eaters' appetite http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/tick-bite-could-exterminate-meat-eaters-appetite <div class="node-body blog-body">A bite from lone star ticks in some people can trigger sensitivity to red meat that can result in symptoms such as itching, hives, swollen lips and breathing problems.</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/tick-bite-could-exterminate-meat-eaters-appetite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/tick-bite-could-exterminate-meat-eaters-appetite#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:38:00 +0000 66281 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Build trust by protecting pork brand http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/build-trust-protecting-pork-brand <div class="node-body blog-body">Building consumer trust and protecting your brand is important whether you're raising hogs or publishing magazines.</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/build-trust-protecting-pork-brand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/build-trust-protecting-pork-brand#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 22 Apr 2016 16:54:00 +0000 66161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Can’t escape the food label noise http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/can-t-escape-food-label-noise <div class="node-body blog-body">Consumers say taste, safety and price remain the most important values when purchasing food. So, why are food companies filling food labels with noisy jargon and market hype. </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/can-t-escape-food-label-noise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/can-t-escape-food-label-noise#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 11 Apr 2016 10:08:00 +0000 65831 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Education gap can be overwhelming http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/education-gap-can-be-overwhelming <div class="node-body blog-body">Today's hog producers need to gather as much information as possible to help their operation succeed. Nowadays, they also need a broadened knowledge base to dispel consumer misinformation that is piling up on the information superhighway. </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/education-gap-can-be-overwhelming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/education-gap-can-be-overwhelming#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 08 Apr 2016 01:02:00 +0000 65791 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Grilling season is upon us; throw on some chops http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/grilling-season-upon-us-throw-some-chops <div class="node-body blog-body">The grilling season is upon us, and that means it's time to get creative with the preparation of pork cuts.</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/grilling-season-upon-us-throw-some-chops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/grilling-season-upon-us-throw-some-chops#comments Business Marketing Pork is Delicious National Hog Farmer Blog Thu, 31 Mar 2016 22:05:00 +0000 65621 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Nutritional benefit off the menu for global food policies http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/nutritional-benefit-menu-global-food-policies <div class="node-body blog-body">The health value of animal proteins to a humans’ well-being is no longer a decision factor in series of global food policies.</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/nutritional-benefit-menu-global-food-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/nutritional-benefit-menu-global-food-policies#comments Business Marketing Business & Marketing Pork is Delicious National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:15:00 +0000 65521 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Numbers lead to pork production success http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/numbers-lead-pork-production-success <div class="node-body blog-body">Numbers drive the U.S. hog industry — percent market share, packer capacity, pigs per sow per year, prewean mortality, average daily gain — so you want to be sure that your operation holds its own with strong numbers.</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/numbers-lead-pork-production-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/numbers-lead-pork-production-success#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing Nutrition Reproduction National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 25 Mar 2016 18:21:00 +0000 65451 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 3 reasons why Cuba will not bring a tsunami for U.S. pork exports http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/3-reasons-why-cuba-will-not-bring-tsunami-us-pork-exports <div class="node-body blog-body">The minute Obama landed in Cuba, the hopes that the visit will embark a wave of change and part a sea of economic opportunity for U.S.agriculture.</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/3-reasons-why-cuba-will-not-bring-tsunami-us-pork-exports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/3-reasons-why-cuba-will-not-bring-tsunami-us-pork-exports#comments Business Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:03:00 +0000 65351 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Hog producers come to the table for antibiotic disucssions http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/hog-producers-come-table-antibiotic-disucssions <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Many families will be gathering together this next week for Easter, and some of the best times together will be spent around the table &mdash; feasting and sharing life&rsquo;s stories, successes, trials, and tribulations.</p> <p>Chances are that table talk may also involve the actual feast in front of the hungry guests, and hopefully that feast will have a nice ham as the center of attention. That ham may also come with a side of how the ham got from the farm to the table.</p></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/hog-producers-come-table-antibiotic-disucssions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/hog-producers-come-table-antibiotic-disucssions#comments Animal Well-Being Business Health Marketing Nutrition Antibiotics National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 18 Mar 2016 20:55:00 +0000 65281 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Farming, not for the faint of heart http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/farming-not-faint-heart <div class="node-body blog-body">Celebrate the world of agriculture by raising our forks to America's farmers, supporting their freedom to farm and embracing the technology to produce more with less.</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/farming-not-faint-heart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/farming-not-faint-heart#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:00:00 +0000 65131 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Brotherhood of pork in action http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/brotherhood-pork-action <div class="node-body blog-body">Unity was evident as delegates from each of the 43 states represented at the Pork Industry Forum stood in solidarity against the USDA's decision to settle with the HSUS.</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/brotherhood-pork-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/brotherhood-pork-action#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing Resources National Hog Farmer Blog Thu, 10 Mar 2016 21:05:00 +0000 65061 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Fight, never settle http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/fight-never-settle <div class="node-body blog-body">While the Pork Forum is never short of delegate action or news, this year a particular action by the USDA came to the forefront and quickly united pork producers. I was fortunate enough to witness the historical moment. </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/fight-never-settle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/fight-never-settle#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 07 Mar 2016 17:33:00 +0000 64931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com