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  • Apr 8, 2016
    video

    Assessment of the economic impacts of PEDV

    Assessment of the Economic Impacts of PEDV — Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics associate professor...More
  • Apr 7, 2016
    blog

    Education gap can be overwhelming

    Today's hog producers need to gather as much information as possible to help their operation succeed. Nowadays, they also need a broadened knowledge base to dispel consumer misinformation that is piling up on the information superhighway....More
  • Apr 7, 2016
    press release

    Five steps to help fallout pigs bounce back

    In nursery performance, consistency is key. Pigs that fall behind the rest of the group can lag through future phases and require additional days to finishing. To promote uniform groups, work toward a goal of 0.5% or fewer fallouts in the nursery....More
  • 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
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