Magazine Issues

  • Apr 30, 2016

    National Hog Farmer April 2016 Blueprint Issue

    Developing quality swine genetics can boost the herd’s productivity. Several in-depth research projects in the April 2016 Blueprint issue of National Hog Farmer focus on the impact of genetics on productivity, feed efficiency, health and carcass traits. Swine genomics research also plays an important role in improving swine health and welfare....More
  • Nov 10, 2015

    National Hog Farmer October 2015 Blueprint Issue

    As debate rages on surrounding gestation stalls versus gestation pens for gilts and sows, the October 2015 Blueprint issue of National Hog Farmer presents various looks at designs and concepts that are worth further investigation....More
  • Feb 15, 2013

    National Hog Farmer February 2013

    Read more about day-one pig care, good starts for weaned pigs, and colostrum intake testing. Be ready for antibiotic restrictions as the use of antimicrobials becomes more limited and voluntary guidelines go into effect. PRRS threats challenge manure applicators and encourage better producer collaboration....More
  • Jan 15, 2013

    National Hog Farmer January 2013

    Read more about how producers are stretching feed dollars by fine-tuning feeding strategies, focusing on feed efficiency and tweaking management strategies....More
  • The December 2012 issue of National Hog Farmer focuses on swine research.
    Dec 15, 2012

    National Hog Farmer December 2012

    The 2012 National Hog Farmer Swine Research Review features 25 research reports from across the United States and Canada. Read about cutting-edge swine research studies conducted in the areas of health, genetics, animal well-being and nutrition....More
  • Beating persistent pathogens.
    Nov 15, 2012

    National Hog Farmer November 2012

    The November 15, 2012 issue of National Hog Farmer magazine is devoted to the topic of "Persistent Pathogens."...More
  • Oct 15, 2012

    National Hog Farmer October 2012 Blueprint Issue

    While the drought of 2012 is acutely felt across the swine industry, most pork producers have pulled back on any expansion or remodeling plans. Still, aging production facilities require periodic updating and, eventually, replacement. As sow prolificacy, pig performance and market weights increase at a steady pace, ventilation management, energy use, feed and water delivery, manure storage and handling are top of mind as producers redouble efforts to ensure pig welfare and worker health and safety....More
  • Sep 15, 2012

    National Hog Farmer September 2012

    The September 15, 2012 issue of National Hog Farmer is devoted to the topic of nutrient management and features the 2012 Environmental Stewards of the Pork Industry Special Report....More
  • Aug 15, 2012

    National Hog Farmer August 2012

    The August 15, 2012 issue of National Hog Farmer features details about a geothermal heat exchanger that keeps pigs comfortably warm in the winter and cool in the summer in a 900-sow, breed-to-wean farm. Learn about a University of Minnesota study looking at retrofitting gestation stalls to pens, and a unique animal health tracking system that offers rapid response to an animal health or foreign animal disease emergency. One of the largest vertically integrated hog operations in the United Statews offers damange control tips in the aftermath of having an undercover video shot at one of their farms. A vet clinic refines the feedback practice. Read these stories and more in this issue of the magazine!...More
  • Jul 15, 2012

    National Hog Farmer July 2012

    The July 2012 issue of National Hog Farmer magazine features the results of the World Pork Expo New Product Review Panel's tour of the 2012 World Pork Expo trade show. Read about balancing dietary costs, undercover video woes and an update on the sow gestation stall situation....More

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