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  • Mar 29, 2016
    press release

    Sustainable pork production focus of a new website

    ​A new website focused entirely on sustainable, responsible and successful pork production was launched this week to bring news, trends, research updates and commentary to all links of the global pork chain....More
  • Mar 28, 2016
    press release

    Sow aggression: The cocktail party approach

    If you’re considering a renovation or rebuild of your sow facility, you’re probably wondering whether to make the switch to group housing. As you consider your options, don’t let the threat of sow aggression keep you from getting the benefits of group housing....More
  • Mar 28, 2016
    press release

    Kaster named PAACO executive director

    Collette Kaster of Kearney, Mo., has been named new executive director of the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization Inc., the group’s board of directors announced today. She will assume the position in April, replacing Mike Simpson, who is retiring after 11 years with the organization....More
  • Mar 25, 2016
    blog

    Numbers lead to pork production success

    Numbers drive the U.S. hog industry — percent market share, packer capacity, pigs per sow per year, prewean mortality, average daily gain — so you want to be sure that your operation holds its own with strong numbers....More
  • Mar 18, 2016
    blog

    Hog producers come to the table for antibiotic disucssions

    Many families will be gathering together this next week for Easter, and some of the best times together will be spent around the table — feasting and sharing life’s stories, successes, trials, and tribulations. Chances are that table talk may also involve the actual feast in front of the hungry guests, and hopefully that feast will have a nice ham as the center of attention. That ham may also come with a side of how the ham got from the farm to the table....More
  • Mar 15, 2016
    press release

    ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference explores agriculture as the key to the future of food

    Within the next 34 years, the world will add an extra 3 billion mouths to feed. What will that mean for humanity, or, perhaps even more importantly, the agriculture and food sectors responsible for nourishing them? At ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, held May 22-25 in Lexington, Ky., USA, attendees will explore this question with experts from around the world. A future of plenty is ours if individuals, the private sector, agriculture and governments make meaningful choices today that harness the power of technology, conserve resources and encourage innovation....More
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