Facilities http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Blessings for the farmer http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/blessings-farmer <div class="node-body blog-body">This season of thankfulness, it is important to reflect on the strong family heritage and blind faith that built America’s agriculture and shaped this country. This Thanksgiving as you gather around the dinner table with family and friends say an extra blessing for the hands that raise your food.</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/blessings-farmer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/blessings-farmer#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:08:00 +0000 62371 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Healthy pigs yield safe pork http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/healthy-pigs-yield-safe-pork <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Safe, wholesome animal proteins come from healthy animals.&nbsp; A top priority for America&#39;s&nbsp;pig farmers is healthy pigs.&nbsp; Just like humans, pigs get sick and need medical attention.&nbsp; In order to treat sick animals and ensure a healthy environment, pig farmers will seek the medical advisement of the herd&rsquo;s veterinarians for the best treatment option for the particular health situation.&nbsp; At times, antimicrobials are necessary for the pig&rsquo;s health.&nbsp;U.S. pig farmers are committed to responsible antibiotic use.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/healthy-pigs-yield-safe-pork" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/healthy-pigs-yield-safe-pork#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Health Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:05:00 +0000 62241 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Up close and personal with a pig http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/close-and-personal-pig <div class="node-body blog-body">A brave group of individuals stepped out of their comfort zone to learn more about modern hog farming and pork. Openly, national food bloggers accepted the invitation from the National Pork Board to put on their traveling boots, suit up and become a hog farmer for the day.</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/close-and-personal-pig" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/close-and-personal-pig#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Wed, 11 Nov 2015 18:27:00 +0000 62011 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com A pig caregiver for the day http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pig-caregiver-day <div class="node-body gallery-body">Ten food bloggers from all different parts of the country came together in Iowa to learn firsthand everything there is to know about pig farming. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pig-caregiver-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pig-caregiver-day#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Wed, 11 Nov 2015 15:37:00 +0000 62001 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Taking a closer look at weaning age by individual female http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/taking-closer-look-weaning-age-individual-female <div class="field-byline"> By Ron Ketchem and Mark Rix, Swine Management Services LLC, Fremont, Neb. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There is a large variation on lactation length (weaning age) across farms, and may be part of the reasons for week-to-week variation in total born so farms need to make sure there is a minimum weaning age followed every week.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/taking-closer-look-weaning-age-individual-female" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/taking-closer-look-weaning-age-individual-female#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Reproduction Mon, 09 Nov 2015 19:25:00 +0000 61921 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo Highway bill doesn't include truck weight limit increase http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/highway-bill-doesnt-include-truck-weight-limit-increase <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The House of Representatives passed a six-year highway bill that provides state and local governments a federal commitment, and sets the rules for planning and building highways, bridges and transit programs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/highway-bill-doesnt-include-truck-weight-limit-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/highway-bill-doesnt-include-truck-weight-limit-increase#comments Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 09 Nov 2015 15:46:00 +0000 61891 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Blueprint: Options for managing group-housed sows http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/blueprint-options-managing-group-housed-sows <div class="field-byline"> By Yolande M. Seddon, Jennifer Brown, Lee Whittington and Doug Richards, Prairie Swine Centre, Saskatoon, Canada </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Good feeder, pen and management choices are essential to successful manage sows in group housing systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/blueprint-options-managing-group-housed-sows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/blueprint-options-managing-group-housed-sows#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Reproduction Sow Management Sow Productivity Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:21:00 +0000 61871 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Good feeding system, pen and management choices are essential to success in group gestation.</p> Prairie Swine Centre Fun facts about pigs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fun-facts-about-pigs <div class="node-body gallery-body">Pigs are amazing and intelligent animals. Test your knowledge by clicking through this gallery to learn more about pigs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fun-facts-about-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fun-facts-about-pigs#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Wed, 04 Nov 2015 16:30:00 +0000 61781 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Economic impacts of PEDV http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/economic-impacts-pedv <div class="field-byline"> By Samantha Kneeskern, American Society of Animal Science </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lee Schulz, from Iowa State University, and Glynn Tonsor, from Kansas State University, recently assessed the economic impact of PEDV in the United States.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/economic-impacts-pedv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/economic-impacts-pedv#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report PEDV Facilities Health Marketing Health PEDV Tue, 03 Nov 2015 15:18:00 +0000 61761 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Group sow housing: The Quebec report http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/group-sow-housing-quebec-report <div class="field-byline"> By Sébastien Turcotte, Centre de Développement du Porc du Québec Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To document the first retrofitting of swine barns to group-house gestating sows, staff from Development Centre of Quebec Pork Inc. visited eight Quebec farms with different feeding systems, two farms for each system. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/group-sow-housing-quebec-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/group-sow-housing-quebec-report#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Facilities Reproduction Sow Management Mon, 02 Nov 2015 13:39:00 +0000 61681 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Grouping sows according to body conditions,size and parity is key to the success of a group housing system.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>