Magazine Issues

  • Apr 15, 2012

    National Hog Farmer April 2012 Blueprint Issue

    Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) remains the pork industry's most difficult and costly animal health challenge. This Blueprint issue of National Hog Farmer offers information on the history of the virus, science of biosecurity, air filtration programs geared to sow farms, a biosecurity checklist for sow farms that can't filter, and cleanup programs that provide the best payback....More
  • Mar 15, 2012

    National Hog Farmer March 2012 Issue

    Taking a look at ways to live with reduced antibiotic use, restrictions mean it may be time to look at dietary options. Learn more about umbilical hernias, pig health impacts on carcass contamination, a new road study recording the effect of manure transport equipment, euthanasia options and sow housing alternatives....More
  • Feb 15, 2012

    National Hog Farmer February 2012 Issue

    Pigs are what they eat. Learn more about diet choices that drive carcass fat quality, fixing vitamin D deficiency and protecting our borders from bioterrorism and animal disease threats....More
  • Jan 15, 2012

    National Hog Farmer January 2012 Issue

    As feed costs loom large, all facets of the pork industry are challenged to find ways to maximize lean growth while optimizing production efficiency....More
  • Apr 15, 2009

    April 15, 2009 Blueprint: Focus on Feed

    The volatility of feed prices in recent years has heightened producers’ awareness of the need for continual improvement in the efficiency of feed use. The use of alternative dietary components challenges nutritionists and feed processors to target performance and financial benchmarks without disrupting throughput or sacrificing pork quality....More

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