Multimedia Library - All http://nationalhogfarmer.com/media/all en Remembering a Great World Pork Expo http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/remembering-great-world-pork-expo <div class="field-byline"> Images by Amanda Noyce, Dennis Wolf </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">The 2014 event brought people from around the world to visit the only show that covers 'all things pork.' Check out some great things we saw.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/remembering-great-world-pork-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/remembering-great-world-pork-expo#comments Business Food Animal Report Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:21:00 +0000 48761 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>The World Pork Expo attracted thousands of visitors from the U.S. and more than 33 countries to Des Moines, Iowa, at the beginning of June.</p> Anatomy of a Pork Burger Record Breaker http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/anatomy-pork-burger-record-breaker <div class="field-byline"> Willie Vogt </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Creating the world's largest pork burger is no easy task, we offer a step-by-step look at its creaton during the 2014 World Pork Expo.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/anatomy-pork-burger-record-breaker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/anatomy-pork-burger-record-breaker#comments Business Food Animal Report Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:24:00 +0000 48601 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Local media loved the giant pork burger, and got their pictures as the lid opened on the big grill.</p> What Brings People to World Pork Expo? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/what-brings-people-world-pork-expo <div class="field-byline"> Willie Vogt </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">It's more than bacon and great ribs that have people traveling to Iowa for the biggest swine-focused show on earth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/what-brings-people-world-pork-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/what-brings-people-world-pork-expo#comments Business Food Animal Report Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:13:00 +0000 48491 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Who makes the trip to World Pork Expo? For 2014 we ran into a range of folks with different needs for their trip to Des Moines. Check out their stories.</p> Setting up the 2014 World Pork Expo http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/setting-2014-world-pork-expo <div class="field-byline"> Willie Vogt </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Exhibitors put the finishing touches on their exhibits in advance of the big event; and junior exhibitors started showing their pigs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/setting-2014-world-pork-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/setting-2014-world-pork-expo#comments Business Food Animal Report Wed, 04 Jun 2014 03:24:00 +0000 48441 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>It appears to be a jumble of crates, and loose equipment, but by the time the doors open everything will be in place for the 2014 World Pork Expo.</p> 2014 World Pork Expo New Product Tour http://nationalhogfarmer.com/resources/2014-world-pork-expo-new-product-tour <div class="node-body gallery-body"></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/resources/2014-world-pork-expo-new-product-tour#comments Resources Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:15:00 +0000 47631 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork Producers Receive Environmental Stewards Award Recognition http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/pork-producers-receive-environmental-stewards-award-recognition <div class="field-byline"> Source: Pork Checkoff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Four farms were honored as recipients of the Pork Industry Environmental Stewards Award at the annual National Pork Industry Forum in Kansas City, MO, last week. The award, now in its 20th year, recognizes producers who demonstrate a firm commitment to safeguarding the environment and to serving their local communities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/pork-producers-receive-environmental-stewards-award-recognition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/pork-producers-receive-environmental-stewards-award-recognition#comments Environment Environmental Stewardship Award Manure Nutrient Management Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:32:00 +0000 46051 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>The Circle Four Farms Blue Mountain site 42304 was recognized as one of four Pork Industry Environmental Stewards Award-winning operations during the National Pork Industry Forum.</p> Wean-to-First Service's Correlation to Farrowing Rate and Total Born / Female Farrowed http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/wean-first-services-correlation-farrowing-rate-and-total-born-female-farrowed <div class="field-byline"> By Ron Ketchem and Mark Rix, Swine Management Services LLC, Fremont, NE </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">We consult monthly or quarterly with over 120 farms in the USA and Canada, when we were analyzing the farms last month, we were seeing farms with Wean to 1st Service Intervals below 5 days. We track several production traits by week and now have a data set that is 9 years old. We had been noticing over the last year that there has been a nice drop in the Wean to 1st Service Interval the last 18-24 months. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/wean-first-services-correlation-farrowing-rate-and-total-born-female-farrowed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/wean-first-services-correlation-farrowing-rate-and-total-born-female-farrowed#comments Business Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:16:00 +0000 45171 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2013 Environmental Stewards: Blue Mountain Farms Anaerobic Digester http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environmental-stewardship-winners-2013/2013-environmental-stewards-blue-mountain-farms-anaerobic-dig <div class="node-body video-body"><p>Blue Mountain Farms, owned by Circle Four Farms, houses 21,000 feeder to finish animals and ships about 55,000 animals from farm to market each year. The farm uses anaerobic digesters to create methane gas, which is sold to the local power company. Flushed from the under-barn pits to the digesters, the manure creates enough power from the methane gas to power 3,000 homes.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environmental-stewardship-winners-2013/2013-environmental-stewards-blue-mountain-farms-anaerobic-dig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environmental-stewardship-winners-2013/2013-environmental-stewards-blue-mountain-farms-anaerobic-dig#comments Environmental Stewardship Winners 2013 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:26:00 +0000 44901 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2013 Environmental Stewards: Krikke Pork Manure Fertilizer http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environmental-stewardship-winners-2013/2013-environmental-stewards-krikke-pork-manure-fertilizer <div class="node-body video-body"><p>Krikke Pork, Greenwich, Ohio, is a 2013 Envinronmental Steward Award winner. &quot;Being good stewards of the land is a requirement. Our goal is to leave the land in better shape than when we found it,&quot; says Howard Krikke.</p> <p>The farm raises 10,000 wean to finish hogs each year, and uses the manure to fertilize their crops. The tanks under the barn hold a years worth of manure.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environmental-stewardship-winners-2013/2013-environmental-stewards-krikke-pork-manure-fertilizer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environmental-stewardship-winners-2013/2013-environmental-stewards-krikke-pork-manure-fertilizer#comments Environmental Stewardship Winners 2013 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:10:00 +0000 44891 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2013 Environmental Stewards: Bacon Hill Anaerobic Digester http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environmental-stewardship-winners-2013/2013-environmental-stewards-bacon-hill-anaerobic-digester <div class="node-body video-body"><p>The Bacon Hill farm in Dodge, Neb., uses anaerobic digesters to get rid of odor and produce enough methane gas to power the entire farm. The farm uses about 20% of the energy created. The rest is sold to the local power company, and is enough energy to power about 53 homes each year.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environmental-stewardship-winners-2013/2013-environmental-stewards-bacon-hill-anaerobic-digester" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environmental-stewardship-winners-2013/2013-environmental-stewards-bacon-hill-anaerobic-digester#comments Environmental Stewardship Winners 2013 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:42:00 +0000 44881 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com