Multimedia Library - Gallery http://nationalhogfarmer.com/media/gallery en 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 Photo Review of the 2014 Iowa Pork Congress http://nationalhogfarmer.com/resources/photo-review-2014-iowa-pork-congress <div class="field-byline"> Photos by Darcy Maulsby and Amanda Noyce </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">The 42nd Iowa Pork Congress was held in Des Moines, IA, Jan. 22-23, 2014. The event attracted around 5,000 pork producers and allied industry professionals from around the Midwest.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/resources/photo-review-2014-iowa-pork-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/resources/photo-review-2014-iowa-pork-congress#comments Resources Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:08:00 +0000 44701 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>National Hog Farmer Marketing Director Heather Rossow had a big smile for 2014 Iowa Pork Congress attendees visiting the National Hog Farmer booth.</p> Scenes from the 2014 Minnesota Pork Congress http://nationalhogfarmer.com/resources/scenes-2014-minnesota-pork-congress <div class="field-byline"> Photos by Wanda Patsche </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Minnesota Pork Board member and agricultural blogger Wanda Patsche shares photos from the 2014 Minnesota Pork Congress.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/resources/scenes-2014-minnesota-pork-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/resources/scenes-2014-minnesota-pork-congress#comments Resources Sat, 18 Jan 2014 00:34:00 +0000 44541 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>The Taste of Elegance event was held on the opening night of the 2014 Minnesota Pork Congress.</p> Scenes from World Pork Expo 2013 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/scenes-world-pork-expo-2013 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The 2013 World Pork Expo offered limitless opportunities for pork industry enthusiasts! From the trade show to the youth swine show, and educational seminars and news conferences to the Music Fest, the event offered something for everyone in Des Moines this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/scenes-world-pork-expo-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/scenes-world-pork-expo-2013#comments Business Business & Marketing Fri, 07 Jun 2013 10:36:00 +0000 32122 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p> See scenes from the 2013 World Pork Expo.</p> 2013 World Pork Expo--Some Assembly Required http://nationalhogfarmer.com/world-pork-expo-2012/2013-world-pork-expo-some-assembly-required <div class="field-byline"> Photos by Jim Bauer. </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Take a behind-the-scenes peek at all of the hard work, pounding, polishing, primping and preening that goes into the world's largest pork-industry specific trade show. June 4 was set-up day as companies assembled their booths prior to the June 5 kick-off of World Pork Expo 2013!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/world-pork-expo-2012/2013-world-pork-expo-some-assembly-required" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/world-pork-expo-2012/2013-world-pork-expo-some-assembly-required#comments World Pork Expo 2012 Wed, 05 Jun 2013 02:53:00 +0000 32102 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Equipment and displays were being assembled on the day before the opening of the 2013 World Pork Expo at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines! Conformation and Structural Soundness Guidelines for Replacement Gilts http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/conformation-and-structural-soundness-guidelines-replacement-gilts <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored by Iowa State University, Pork Checkoff, National Swine Improvement Federation, AASV, DSM and National Hog Farmer </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">It is important to evaluate replacement gilts carefully for good conformation and structural soundness. This photo gallery is based on the popular National Hog Farmer educational poster illustrating conformation and structural soundness guidelines for replacement gilts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/conformation-and-structural-soundness-guidelines-replacement-gilts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/conformation-and-structural-soundness-guidelines-replacement-gilts#comments Animal Well-Being Thu, 23 May 2013 18:56:00 +0000 31362 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com February 2013 National Hog Farmer New Products http://nationalhogfarmer.com/resources/february-2013-national-hog-farmer-new-products <div class="field-byline"> Compiled by Joe Vansickle, senior editor </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">February 2013 National Hog Farmer New Products include sow lactation feeder, flooring options, Swine Respiratory Disease solutions, Irrigation Management tools and a new Feed Additive</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/resources/february-2013-national-hog-farmer-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/resources/february-2013-national-hog-farmer-new-products#comments Resources Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:24:00 +0000 26361 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Day 2: 2013 Iowa Pork Congress http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/day-2-2013-iowa-pork-congress <div class="node-body gallery-body">National Hog Farmer brings you scenes from the second day of the Iowa Pork Congress.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/day-2-2013-iowa-pork-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/day-2-2013-iowa-pork-congress#comments Business Every Month is Pork Month Fri, 25 Jan 2013 23:56:00 +0000 25561 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p> The Fifth Annual Youth Swine Judging Contest was held as part of the 2013 Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines.</p> Day 1: 2013 Iowa Pork Congress http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/day-1-2013-iowa-pork-congress <div class="node-body gallery-body">The 2013 Iowa Pork Congress was held in Des Moines, January 23-24. Catch a glimpse of the first day of this year's Pork Congress action.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/day-1-2013-iowa-pork-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/day-1-2013-iowa-pork-congress#comments Business Every Month is Pork Month Thu, 24 Jan 2013 02:48:00 +0000 25531 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p> The Iowa Pork Congress Trade Show is a great place to try out new equipment.</p>