Because feral swine lack sweat glands, wallowing in mud and water is an instinctual behavior necessary for them to maintain a healthy body temperature. Unfortunately this behavior has cascading impacts, not only to water quality in individual streams, ponds and wetlands, but to entire watersheds and ecosystems....More
Virox brings its globally patented accelerated hydrogen peroxide disinfectant technology to the animal health sector with the Intervention Farm Animal Care Disinfectant Cleaner and Deodorizer product line...More
The Maximus System allows customers to manage facilities designed for positive pressure ventilation with a hot, new software application that brings a highly visual graphic component to assist in handling ventilation remotely and safely....More
Innovation is the backbone of the swine business, and it takes center stage at the World Pork Expo. The world’s largest pork-only trade show offers aisles of products, technologies and services for visitors from far and near to check out. For all pig farmers, one item on the “must see” list is the new products and innovations....More
A perpetual parade of proposals will have long-lasting implications for livestock producers, so it is imperative that all producers stand up and be heard before their collective voice is silenced by the anti-livestock front....More
Scientists at the University of Illinois using co-products from the ethanol and human food industries are helping shed light on ways processing high-fiber animal feed ingredients can enhance pigs’ utilization of the nutrients and energy they contain....More
National Hog Farmer realizes not everyone can make the journey to World Pork Expo in Des Moines and walk the Iowa State Fairgrounds to explore the latest, greatest technologies. That’s where the National Hog Farmer New Product Tour comes in.
Prestage Farms’ commitment to Iowa for the location of a new pork processing plant took a big step forward Tuesday morning as the Wright County Board of Supervisors took initial steps to work with Prestage Farms....More
With voters in the United Kingdom choosing to leave the European Union, U.S. Meat Export Federation Economist Erin Borror discusses the near-term and longer-term impact of the so-called “Brexit” referendum on global meat trade....More
Swine Management Services team takes a look at the changes over the last few years in wean to first service interval for the high performing farms in the SMS database that has grown to 989 farms with female inventory of 1.705 million females....More
Planning to open a new pork processing plant in the United States has not been all roses for the Prestage family, however Ron Prestage, DVM and president of Prestage Farms, firmly believes it is the right decision for the industry....More
Nearly 500 hog producers and swine business professionals invested in education and gathered at the Iowa State University campus for the fifth annual Iowa Swine Day hosted by ISU along with the Iowa Pork Industry Center and the Iowa Pork Producers Association.