Environment http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en Smithfield Foods’ Environment report shows achievements, focus on sustainable supply chain http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/smithfield-foods-environment-report-shows-achievements-focus-sustainable-supply-chain <div class="field-byline"> Source: Smithfield Foods Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Smithfield Foods Inc. released the Environment section of this year’s sustainability and financial report and shows solid improvements in reducing the company’s natural resource demand and leadership in advancing sustainable farming practices.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/smithfield-foods-environment-report-shows-achievements-focus-sustainable-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/smithfield-foods-environment-report-shows-achievements-focus-sustainable-supply-chain#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Marketing Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:30:00 +0000 68261 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com China joining the eat less meat circus? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/china-joining-eat-less-meat-circus <div class="node-body blog-body">The growing trend in dietary guidelines is to cast eating meat as the freak show, and China recently added its monkeys to the circus.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/china-joining-eat-less-meat-circus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/china-joining-eat-less-meat-circus#comments Animal Well-Being Environment Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:25:00 +0000 68121 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Smithfield Foods issues first installment of 2015 Sustainability and Financial Report http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/smithfield-foods-issues-first-installment-2015-sustainability-and-financial-report <div class="field-byline"> Source: Smithfield Foods Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Provides explanation of antibiotic use in 'prevention' </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Smithfield Foods Inc. has released new, more comprehensive information about its industry-leading animal care initiatives in the first installment of its 2015 Sustainability and Financial Report.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/smithfield-foods-issues-first-installment-2015-sustainability-and-financial-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/smithfield-foods-issues-first-installment-2015-sustainability-and-financial-report#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Reproduction Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:51:00 +0000 68101 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Beat the ‘hog days’ of summer http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/beat-hog-days-summer <div class="node-body blog-body">Take necessary steps to ensure your hogs will remain comfortable in this summer's heat, and reward you with continued performance. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/beat-hog-days-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/beat-hog-days-summer#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:34:00 +0000 68091 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com AASV calls for research abstracts http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/aasv-calls-research-abstracts <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A session at the AASV annual meeting will highlight research projects related to swine health and production. Abstracts are now being accepted for potential presentation.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/aasv-calls-research-abstracts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/aasv-calls-research-abstracts#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Resources Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:00:00 +0000 68041 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork Board CEO: Looking forward to working with fantastic group http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pork-board-ceo-looking-forward-working-fantastic-group <div class="node-body audio-body">Bill Even, the new National Pork Board CEO, knows the importance of a strong livestock industry in the United States, and he is excited about being back in the industry.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/marketing/pork-board-ceo-looking-forward-working-fantastic-group" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2016/06/bill-even-770.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/podcast/audio/wpx-16-npb-even.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=3841879">wpx-16-npb-even.mp3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pork-board-ceo-looking-forward-working-fantastic-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pork-board-ceo-looking-forward-working-fantastic-group#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Marketing Fri, 10 Jun 2016 15:08:00 +0000 67711 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Bill Even, the National Pork Board&#39;s new CEO, brings a strong livestock background to his new position, and he looks forward to working with all involved in the pork food chain.</p> Opening hog barns to the masses http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/opening-hog-barns-masses <div class="node-body article-body">As biosecurity measures have closed hog barns to the outside world, the consuming public scrutinizes what goes on with the animals inside the barns. To show farmers aren't hiding anything, many are turning to social media open their barns’ doors to the outside world.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/opening-hog-barns-masses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/opening-hog-barns-masses#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Fri, 10 Jun 2016 13:38:00 +0000 67691 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Thomas Titus shares photos of his family&rsquo;s farm, including pictures of his daughters (Reagen, with pigs, is shown in the article), to educate and entertain his social media followers.</p> Submitted NPPC President John Weber wades into WOTUS http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/nppc-president-john-weber-wades-wotus <div class="node-body audio-body">National Pork Producers Council's President John Weber discusses the Waters of the U.S. ruling with National Hog Farmer during the World Pork Expo. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/environment/nppc-president-john-weber-wades-wotus" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2016/06/john-weber-770.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/podcast/audio/wpx-16-nppc-weber-wotus.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=5858950">wpx-16-nppc-weber-wotus.mp3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/nppc-president-john-weber-wades-wotus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/nppc-president-john-weber-wades-wotus#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Marketing Thu, 09 Jun 2016 21:28:00 +0000 67651 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Jan Archer talks issues facing hog producers http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/jan-archer-talks-issues-facing-hog-producers <div class="node-body audio-body">Jan Archer, hog producer from Goldsboro, N.C., was introduced as the new president of the National Pork Board during a press conference at the 2016 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/marketing/jan-archer-talks-issues-facing-hog-producers" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2016/06/wpx-jan-archer-72-dpii.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/podcast/audio/wpx-16-npb-archer.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=5311424">wpx-16-npb-archer.mp3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/jan-archer-talks-issues-facing-hog-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/jan-archer-talks-issues-facing-hog-producers#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Wed, 08 Jun 2016 19:46:00 +0000 67601 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Jan Archer, hog producer from Goldsboro, N.C., was introduced as the new president of the National Pork Board during a press conference at the 2016 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa.</p> Bill Even named CEO of Pork Board http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/bill-even-named-ceo-pork-board <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Former South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Bill Even has been named CEO of the National Pork Board. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/bill-even-named-ceo-pork-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/bill-even-named-ceo-pork-board#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 06 Jun 2016 12:18:00 +0000 67461 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Bill Even</p>