National Hog Farmer Blog http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/21061/feed Thoughts about the pork industry this week. en Producer’s safety mantra: ‘No more, nobody else’ http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/producer-s-safety-mantra-no-more-nobody-else <div class="node-body blog-body">Iowa hog producer Leon Sheets survived a flash fire caused by foaming manure in his hog barn, and he shares his story so no one else will need to go through what he has.</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/producer-s-safety-mantra-no-more-nobody-else" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/producer-s-safety-mantra-no-more-nobody-else#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Marketing Resources Manure Management National Hog Farmer Blog Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:33:00 +0000 64111 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Carefully moving forward http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/carefully-moving-forward <div class="node-body blog-body">“Cautiously optimistic” was the perfect description of Iowa pork producers’ attitudes attending the 44th Iowa Pork Congress last week.</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/carefully-moving-forward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/carefully-moving-forward#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 01 Feb 2016 20:08:00 +0000 63931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Iowa Pork Congress is the largest winter swine tradeshow in the United States, annually attracting 5,000 visitors from more than a dozen states.</p> PRRS, PEDV control proposal carries weight http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/prrs-pedv-control-proposal-carries-weight <div class="node-body blog-body">Minnesota Pork Producers Association is considering a proposal to partner with the state Board of Animal Health to gather PRRS and PEDV status of the origin herds of pigs entering the Gopher State.</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/prrs-pedv-control-proposal-carries-weight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/prrs-pedv-control-proposal-carries-weight#comments Animal Well-Being Business PEDV Facilities Health Marketing PRRS National Hog Farmer Blog Tue, 26 Jan 2016 02:02:00 +0000 63851 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Vegan butcher, just plain wrong http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/vegan-butcher-just-plain-wrong <div class="node-body blog-body">The first vegan butcher opens its doors in Minnesota. While the concept is creative, the actual business plan breaks the truth in advertising rule book.</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/vegan-butcher-just-plain-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/vegan-butcher-just-plain-wrong#comments Animal Well-Being Business Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:02:00 +0000 63801 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Shake the mental funk http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/shake-mental-funk <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>January seems to be a rough month for most people. The hopes of better things to come in a new year often fizzle out as the short, cold days frequently rob us from valuable sunshine to brighten the day. At the beginning of each year, inspirational words are habitually spoken but not absorbed. Words are just words if the mindset is to ramble ahead, doing things the same way with the same attitude day in and day out.</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/shake-mental-funk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/shake-mental-funk#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:16:00 +0000 63731 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <div>The Maschhoffs Pork Production NJAS&nbsp;scholarship winner -Morgan Cox, Danika Miller, Lexi Marek, Jackson Johnson and Caleb Grohmann</div> Fighting the elements for the love of hogs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/fighting-elements-love-hogs <div class="node-body blog-body">Today's hog producers raise their pigs in modern confinement facilities because they care for their livestock, rather than exposing them to the harsh elements of an Upper Midwest winter. </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/fighting-elements-love-hogs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/fighting-elements-love-hogs#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Tue, 12 Jan 2016 20:45:00 +0000 63531 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Embracing the precise gene editing revolution http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/embracing-precise-gene-editing-revolution <div class="node-body blog-body">Scientists are able to tackle big health obstacles in humans and other animals quicker with this precise genome editing tool, allowing them a cost-effective way to efficiently target, edit, modify and regulate genomic sequencing.</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/embracing-precise-gene-editing-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/embracing-precise-gene-editing-revolution#comments Animal Well-Being Health Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 11 Jan 2016 21:22:00 +0000 63511 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Dietary guidelines are just that, guidelines http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/dietary-guidelines-are-just-guidelines <div class="node-body blog-body">The 2015 Dietary Guidelines were released just in time to help people with New Year's resolutions of healthy living. Keep in mind they are merely guidelines.</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/dietary-guidelines-are-just-guidelines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/dietary-guidelines-are-just-guidelines#comments Business Marketing Every Month is Pork Month Pork is Delicious National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 08 Jan 2016 15:56:00 +0000 63401 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Keep talking in 2016 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/keep-talking-2016 <div class="node-body blog-body">In the name of swine herd and industry health, make 2016 the year to be more open about communications.</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/keep-talking-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/keep-talking-2016#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Health Marketing PEDV PRRS Risk Management National Hog Farmer Blog Wed, 30 Dec 2015 22:34:00 +0000 63181 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Move over bacon, sausage is the new food fad http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/move-over-bacon-sausage-new-food-fad <div class="node-body blog-body">Hyperlocal, artisan food creation and sausage are among the top 20 food trends for 2016.</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/move-over-bacon-sausage-new-food-fad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/move-over-bacon-sausage-new-food-fad#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 28 Dec 2015 19:35:00 +0000 63121 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com