Sustainability http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en 5 blessings to say around the table http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/5-blessings-say-around-table <div class="node-body blog-body">There are so many sectors in agriculture facing the same financial fate in 2016, low to negative returns. As a business person, it is not wrong to focus on the economics, however; sometimes we lose sight of the smallest blessings.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/5-blessings-say-around-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/5-blessings-say-around-table#comments Business Sustainability Animal Welfare Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:29:00 +0000 71421 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com What you should know about antibiotic use http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/what-you-should-know-about-antibiotic-use <div class="node-body gallery-body">The human health sector and government officials joined animal agriculture in the antibiotic-use discussion at the 6th annual Antibiotics Symposium held this week in Washington, D.C. The goal is a One Health approach to identify a common vision and move forward with general action steps to reduce antimicrobial resistance without sacrificing animal and human health.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/what-you-should-know-about-antibiotic-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/what-you-should-know-about-antibiotic-use#comments Agenda Animal Health Biotechnology Sustainability Animal Welfare Nutrition Marketing Health Fri, 04 Nov 2016 14:32:00 +0000 71051 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com U.S. pork industry committed to One Health approach http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/us-pork-industry-committed-one-health-approach <div class="field-byline"> Source: Pork Checkoff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Pig farmers continue progress on responsible antibiotic use </div> <div class="node-body article-body">National Pork Board celebrates global One Health Day, Nov. 3, by reaffirming its commitment to its core value of doing what’s right for the overall health of people, pigs and the planet.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/us-pork-industry-committed-one-health-approach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/us-pork-industry-committed-one-health-approach#comments Animal Health Business Food Animal Report Livestock Facilities Sustainability Animal Welfare Marketing Antibiotics Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:57:00 +0000 71001 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork Checkoff View at crossroads gives The Maschhoffs a new perspective http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/view-crossroads-gives-maschhoffs-new-perspective <div class="node-body article-body">When The Maschhoffs was approached by processors about raising ‘no antibiotics ever’ pork, the company’s leadership listened and started to do its homework.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/view-crossroads-gives-maschhoffs-new-perspective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/view-crossroads-gives-maschhoffs-new-perspective#comments Animal Health Business Food Animal Report Livestock Facilities Sustainability Animal Welfare Nutrition Marketing Mon, 31 Oct 2016 20:36:00 +0000 70951 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>The Maschhoffs president Bradley Wolter (center) talks with Matt Murphy, senior production manager, and Morgan Ramey, production manager. Wolters says moving the business forward means researching all opportunities.</p> The Maschhoffs Who is watching out for the independent producer? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/who-watching-out-independent-producer <div class="node-body article-body">Lean hog futures managed to stage a dramatic and impressive upside breakout, providing a near-perfect opportunity for hog producers to seek protection from a sharp downturn in prices.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/who-watching-out-independent-producer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/who-watching-out-independent-producer#comments Business Food Animal Report Livestock Facilities Sustainability Marketing Mon, 31 Oct 2016 17:15:00 +0000 70941 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Pork Board Measuring antibiotic use – what is in the future? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/measuring-antibiotic-use-what-future <div class="field-byline"> By Peter Davies, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Given the importance and visibility of the issue of antibiotic use in the public eye, doing nothing is arguably not an option.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/measuring-antibiotic-use-what-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/measuring-antibiotic-use-what-future#comments Animal Health Business Food Animal Report Livestock Facilities Sustainability Animal Welfare Nutrition Marketing Mon, 31 Oct 2016 16:09:00 +0000 70931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Pork Board USDA trade programs increase exports over $8 billion annually http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-trade-programs-increase-exports-over-8-billion-annually <div class="node-body article-body">Study shows USDA trade programs have added over $8 billion in sales revenue; House livestock committee expresses disappointment with GIPSA rules; Clinton campaign announces short list of possible ag secretaries, Trump has not released possible nominees.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-trade-programs-increase-exports-over-8-billion-annually" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-trade-programs-increase-exports-over-8-billion-annually#comments Business Food Animal Report Livestock Facilities Sustainability Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:02:00 +0000 70911 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images 7 Pork Month messages to digest http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/7-pork-month-messages-digest <div class="node-body blog-body">During National Pork Month, the National Hog Farmer staff sat down with pork leaders, discussing the real issues of the swine business. Here is a wrap-up of 7 key takeaways from these forward-thinking leaders.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/7-pork-month-messages-digest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/7-pork-month-messages-digest#comments Animal Health Business Sustainability Animal Welfare Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:11:00 +0000 70901 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Harvesting nature's beauty http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/harvesting-natures-beauty <div class="node-body gallery-body">During the fall months, the hum of combines can be heard across America's heartland. Farmers are working long hours to harvest the crops, reminding us the benefits of productive land and hard work. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/harvesting-natures-beauty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/harvesting-natures-beauty#comments Biotechnology Business Sustainability Marketing Business & Marketing Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:30:00 +0000 70521 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pig Farmer of the Year reunites consumers with pig caretakers http://nationalhogfarmer.com/livestock/pig-farmer-year-reunites-consumers-pig-caretakers <div class="node-body article-body">South Dakota pork producer Brad Greenway was named 2016 America's Pig Farmer of Year. For him, it is not about the limelight or title but reuniting the consumer with the America's pig caretakers.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/livestock/pig-farmer-year-reunites-consumers-pig-caretakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/livestock/pig-farmer-year-reunites-consumers-pig-caretakers#comments Animal Health Food Animal Report Livestock Facilities Sustainability Animal Welfare Livestock Marketing Business & Marketing Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:41:00 +0000 70691 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>National Pork Board&rsquo;s 2016 America&rsquo;s Pig Farmer of the Year Brad Greenway and his wife, Peggy, feed pigs in one of their wean-to-finish pig barns on their farm near Mitchell, S.D.</p> National Pork Board/Jay Pickthorn