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  • Feb 3, 2016
    blog

    Producer’s safety mantra: ‘No more, nobody else’

    Iowa hog producer Leon Sheets survived a flash fire caused by foaming manure in his hog barn, and he shares his story so no one else will need to go through what he has....More
  • Feb 3, 2016
    press release

    Agreement has Seaboard buying some Christensen farms, operations

    Last week, Seaboard Foods LLC and Seaboard Foods of Iowa LLC, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Seaboard Corp., entered into an asset purchase agreement with Woodford Creek Farms LLP, Christensen Farms & Feedlots Inc. and Christensen Farms Midwest LLC....More
  • Jan 12, 2016
    blog

    Fighting the elements for the love of hogs

    Today's hog producers raise their pigs in modern confinement facilities because they care for their livestock, rather than exposing them to the harsh elements of an Upper Midwest winter....More
  • Jan 12, 2016
    press release

    Capturing renewable natural gas for the pork industry

    A Missouri project, believed to be the largest and most comprehensive livestock manure-to-energy of its type in the world, is currently under way. The project efficiently treats waste from approximately 2 million hogs. The farms are being covered by Industrial & Environmental Concepts, a designer and installer of cover systems for wastewater lagoons and tanks. Roeslein Alternative Energy of St. Louis selected IEC to provide the gas collection cover systems to dozens of hog lagoons in northern Missouri....More
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