Facilities http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Iowa Swine Day http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/iowa-swine-day <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Iowa Swine Day: Leading experts focusing on topics vital to today&#39;s pork industry.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/iowa-swine-day#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:54:00 +0000 58301 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com DOT extends hours of service http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/dot-extends-hours-service <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted a two-year waiver for livestock and poultry producers from the hours-of-service rule for certain truck drivers, effective June 12. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/dot-extends-hours-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/dot-extends-hours-service#comments Facilities Legislative Preview Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:38:00 +0000 58061 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com #RealPigFarming Challenge, selecting the Grand Champion http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/realpigfarming-challenge-selecting-grand-champion <div class="node-body gallery-body">During May, we sorted through all the #realpigfarming social media posts of the week and selected the best for that week. Now, we need your help picking the Grand Champion. To vote, simply check out the gallery of finalists and click on the link to cast your vote.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/realpigfarming-challenge-selecting-grand-champion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/realpigfarming-challenge-selecting-grand-champion#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Wed, 17 Jun 2015 03:43:00 +0000 57891 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Help pick #RealPigFarming Grand Champion http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/help-pick-realpigfarming-grand-champion <div class="node-body blog-body">Now we are asking for your help to name the Grand #RealPigFarming Champion. We sorted through all the great posts and featured the best #RealPigFarming posts for the week. From June 17 through July 1, we invite you to cast your vote and help us pick the ultimate winner. You can vote once every 24 hours.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/help-pick-realpigfarming-grand-champion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/help-pick-realpigfarming-grand-champion#comments Facilities National Hog Farmer Blog Tue, 16 Jun 2015 19:58:00 +0000 57941 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Improving demand key to higher prices http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/improving-demand-key-higher-prices <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Given the reaction of Lean Hogs futures over the past two weeks, one would think the recent surge in slaughter was completely unexpected. As of Friday, LH futures had given back about $8 of the $10 rally we had seen since late-March. I don&rsquo;t think anyone anticipated that sell-off but we have to remember that few expected the rally. I was sort of alone on that one. I do hope producers took advantage of the opportunity it availed.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/improving-demand-key-higher-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/improving-demand-key-higher-prices#comments Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing Mon, 15 Jun 2015 17:41:00 +0000 57881 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Pork Board COOL ruling brings economic consequences http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cool-ruling-brings-economic-consequences <div class="node-body article-body"><p align="left">The World Trade Organization Appellate Body has delivered its final decision on the U.S. mandatory country-of-origin labeling requirements for meat. For the fourth time, the WTO has found mandatory COOL to be non- compliant &mdash; a decision that was not a big shock to the meat industry.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cool-ruling-brings-economic-consequences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cool-ruling-brings-economic-consequences#comments Facilities Marketing Mon, 15 Jun 2015 15:22:00 +0000 57871 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com COOL repeal passes House http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cool-repeal-passes-house-0 <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The House of Representatives on a strong bipartisan vote of 300-131 passed legislation (H.R. 3293) to repeal country-of-origin labeling requirements for beef, pork and chicken. Congress needs to pass legislation to bring the United States into compliance with the recent World Trade Organization ruling or the United States could face over $3.6 billion per year in tariffs on various products including beef, pork, corn, ethanol, wine, cherries and various manufactured items that Canada and Mexico have announced.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cool-repeal-passes-house-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/cool-repeal-passes-house-0#comments Facilities Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:57:00 +0000 57841 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Investigating group sow housing http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/investigating-group-sow-housing <div class="node-body blog-body">Group sow housing is getting continued interest as consumers and retailers demand specifics practices of how their food is raised.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/investigating-group-sow-housing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/investigating-group-sow-housing#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Reproduction National Hog Farmer Blog Thu, 11 Jun 2015 20:55:00 +0000 57801 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Hours of service rule waiver granted for ag http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/hours-service-rule-waiver-granted-ag <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="field-deck"> Department of Transportation issues two-year waiver </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. hog, cattle and poultry farmers have been granted a two-year waiver from the U.S. Department of Transportation hours-of-service rule for certain drivers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/hours-service-rule-waiver-granted-ag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/hours-service-rule-waiver-granted-ag#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Animal Welfare Wed, 10 Jun 2015 20:07:00 +0000 57761 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Thinkstock Is biogas production an option for your operation? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/biogas-production-option-your-operation <div class="field-byline"> Source: Daniel Andersen, The Manure Scoop blog </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recovering methane gases through anaerobic digestion is catching on as a way livestock producers can convert manure gases to electricity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/biogas-production-option-your-operation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/biogas-production-option-your-operation#comments Business Environment Facilities Marketing Wed, 10 Jun 2015 16:43:00 +0000 57751 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com