Multimedia Library - Video http://nationalhogfarmer.com/media/all/video en 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 2013 Environmental Stewards: Russell Brothers Wind Power http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environmental-stewardship-winners-2013/2013-environmental-stewards-russell-brothers-wind-power <div class="node-body video-body"><p>The Russell Brothers, Monticello, Iowa, have been farming in the county since the Civil War and produce 14,000 wean to finish pigs each year. The farm built a wind turbine that provides 60-80% of the farms total electrical energy needs each year.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environmental-stewardship-winners-2013/2013-environmental-stewards-russell-brothers-wind-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environmental-stewardship-winners-2013/2013-environmental-stewards-russell-brothers-wind-power#comments Environmental Stewardship Winners 2013 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:17:00 +0000 44871 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Announcing National Hog Farmer's New Blueprint App http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/announcing-national-hog-farmers-new-blueprint-app <div class="node-body video-body">National Hog Farmer now offers the wealth of information contained in the popular Blueprint Series in a new app designed for both tablets and smartphones.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/announcing-national-hog-farmers-new-blueprint-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/announcing-national-hog-farmers-new-blueprint-app#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Resources Business & Marketing Facilities Feed Health Herd management Manure Nutrient Management Reproduction Sow Management Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:26:00 +0000 37482 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com NPPC President Spronk Outlines Pork Industry Issues at World Pork Expo http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/nppc-president-spronk-outlines-pork-industry-issues-world-pork-expo <div class="node-body video-body">During an interview at World Pork Expo, National Pork Producers Council President Randy Spronk provides an update on key issues the pork industry is facing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/nppc-president-spronk-outlines-pork-industry-issues-world-pork-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/nppc-president-spronk-outlines-pork-industry-issues-world-pork-expo#comments Business Fri, 14 Jun 2013 21:42:00 +0000 32762 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com "Game-Changing" New Products Featured during 2013 World Pork Expo New Product Tour http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/game-changing-new-products-featured-during-2013-world-pork-expo-new-product-tour <div class="node-body video-body">Twenty-eight new products were nominated for inclusion as part of the 2013 World Pork Expo New Product Tour. A panel of pork industry experts reviewed the products on behalf of National Hog Farmer's pork producer readers. The panel felt a number of the products have the potential to be "game changers" for the pork industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/game-changing-new-products-featured-during-2013-world-pork-expo-new-product-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/game-changing-new-products-featured-during-2013-world-pork-expo-new-product-tour#comments Business Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:26:00 +0000 32742 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Preventing PRRS Transmission Through Manure Application http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/preventing-prrs-transmission-through-manure-application <div class="node-body video-body">Don't let PRRS hitch a ride with your manure hauler. David Wright, DVM, provides tips for helping prevent the spread of PRRS during manure application procedures. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/preventing-prrs-transmission-through-manure-application" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/preventing-prrs-transmission-through-manure-application#comments Health PRRS Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:38:00 +0000 26681 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p> Communication between producers and manure haulers, cleanliness of clothing and equipment, and strict adherance to biosecurity protocols help prevent the spread of PRRS during manure pumping and application.&nbsp;</p> Antimicrobials and Residue Detection: It's a Whole New Ballgame http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/antimicrobials-and-residue-detection-its-whole-new-ballgame <div class="node-body video-body">Antimicrobial use and antibiotic residues are a concern for pork producers. In recent years they have had a sterling record, but regulatory changes are still anticipated.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/antimicrobials-and-residue-detection-its-whole-new-ballgame" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/antimicrobials-and-residue-detection-its-whole-new-ballgame#comments Health Antibiotics Wed, 06 Feb 2013 18:41:00 +0000 25991 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Antimicrobials Under Attack http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/antimicrobials-under-attack <div class="node-body video-body">Dr. Jim McKean, Iowa State University Extension Swine Veterinarian, tells producers to start preparing for the day when antimicrobial use is more restricted.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/antimicrobials-under-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/antimicrobials-under-attack#comments Health Antibiotics Mon, 04 Feb 2013 19:44:00 +0000 25881 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com