Magazine Issues

  • Jun 15, 2012

    National Hog Farmer June 2012

    The June 15, 2012 edition of National Hog Farmer focuses on hiring and retaining a top quality workforce, the key to establishing a world-class pork production team. Other features include a new sow body condition caliper to help guide sow feeding in gestation, a closer look at the evolution of swine influenza viruses, and an eye-opening discussion about how consumers see food quality and food safety....More
  • May 15, 2012

    National Hog Farmer May 2012

    The May 2012 issue of National Hog Farmer magazine takes a look at the current state of the U.S. pork industry, delving into topics such as slaughter capacity projections and gestation housing options. Read about the Masters of the Pork Industry. The individuals in this handpicked group of pork industry leaders share inspring stories about their career journeys. Get an update on manure pit foaming research and learn about smartphone technology targeted toward the pork industry....More
  • 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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