Facilities http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Webinar to focus on manure and nutrient management in tiled land http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/webinar-focus-manure-and-nutrient-management-tiled-land <div class="field-byline"> Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A five-member panel will discuss manure and nutrient management considerations on drain-tiled farmland during an April 17 webinar.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/webinar-focus-manure-and-nutrient-management-tiled-land" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/webinar-focus-manure-and-nutrient-management-tiled-land#comments Business Environment Facilities Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:05:00 +0000 55291 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Environmental Stewards honored at Pork Forum http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/environmental-stewards-honored-pork-forum <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="field-deck"> Stewards program being replaced by 'America's Pig Farmer of the Year' honor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Pork Checkoff, along with its cosponsor, National Hog Farmer magazine, honored the 2014 Pork Industry Environmental Stewards -- Bruce and Jenny Wessling, Grand Junction, Iowa; and David and Sharon Stephens, Malta Bend, Mo. -- at the 2015 National Pork Industry Forum held in San Antonio, Texas, last week. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/environmental-stewards-honored-pork-forum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/environmental-stewards-honored-pork-forum#comments Business Environment Environmental Stewardship Award Food Animal Report Facilities Pork Checkoff Mon, 09 Mar 2015 21:26:00 +0000 54931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com TQA aids in handling http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/tqa-aids-handling <div class="node-body article-body">Originally launched in 2002, the Transport Quality Assurance program is designed to help swine transporters, producers and handlers understand how to handle, move and transport pigs, tying in the potential impacts those actions have on pig well-being and pork quality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/tqa-aids-handling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/tqa-aids-handling#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Facilities Animal Welfare Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:04:00 +0000 54831 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Researchers test PEDV ‘trailer’ life http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/researchers-test-pedv-trailer-life <div class="field-byline"> By Derald Holtkamp, Iowa State University associate professor of veterinary medicine; and Paul Thomas, Josh Ellingson, Alex Ramirez, Locke Karriker and Jianqiang Zhang, Iowa State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Iowa State University researchers have investigated time and temperature combinations sufficient to inactivate porcine epidemic diarrhea virus in swine feces on metal surfaces similar to what is found in livestock trailers after fecal and other organic matter has been removed by scraping and sweeping. Combinations of time and temperature evaluated represent possible options for trailer decontamination when washing and disinfecting are not possible.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/researchers-test-pedv-trailer-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/researchers-test-pedv-trailer-life#comments Animal Well-Being PEDV Facilities Biosecurity Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:24:00 +0000 54721 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Hord Livestock takes biosecurity seriously http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/hord-livestock-takes-biosecurity-seriously <div class="node-body article-body">Time is money, and time spent in the name of biosecurity is worth every penny. For Hord Livestock, biosecurity is serious business. The hog and cattle operation near Bucyrus, Ohio, beefed up its biosecurity 10 years ago when porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome hit, and that extra effort is paying off today.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/hord-livestock-takes-biosecurity-seriously" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/hord-livestock-takes-biosecurity-seriously#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report PEDV Facilities Health Biosecurity Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:37:00 +0000 54711 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Submitted Novel livestock housing webcast March 6 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/novel-livestock-housing-webcast-march-6 <div class="field-byline"> Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A March 6 webcast by the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center will provide examples and perspectives from the swine, dairy and layer industry on how and why producers have implemented changes to their housing practices, and some of the lessons learned along the way.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/novel-livestock-housing-webcast-march-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/novel-livestock-housing-webcast-march-6#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Facilities Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:37:00 +0000 54491 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Take steps to stop fires before they start http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/take-steps-stop-fires-they-start <div class="node-body article-body">As too many livestock producers have recently discovered, fire can be damaging in the short-term of loss of buildings and livestock, but also in the long-term disruption of production. There are steps producers can take to prevent devastation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/take-steps-stop-fires-they-start" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/take-steps-stop-fires-they-start#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Wed, 04 Feb 2015 21:30:00 +0000 54171 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Concrete sow facility stands solid against risks http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/concrete-sow-facility-stands-solid-against-risks <div class="node-body article-body">The Gourley Brothers from Webster City, Iowa, learned firsthand how devastating a fire can be to a hog operation. When it came time for the brothers to build a sow production facility, they wanted a structure to stand up to whatever would come its way. So they decided to go with an all concrete building.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/concrete-sow-facility-stands-solid-against-risks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/concrete-sow-facility-stands-solid-against-risks#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Wed, 04 Feb 2015 21:25:00 +0000 54161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Submitted Cargill ahead of schedule on sow group housing conversion http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/cargill-ahead-schedule-sow-group-housing-conversion <div class="field-byline"> Source: Cargill Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cargill Pork's conversion to group sow housing has been completed 11 months ahead of the schedule the company set for itself last June. The company had set a target to have all company-owned farms converted to group sow housing by the last day of 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/cargill-ahead-schedule-sow-group-housing-conversion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/cargill-ahead-schedule-sow-group-housing-conversion#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:51:00 +0000 54071 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Water conservation adds up in swine operations http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/water-conservation-adds-swine-operations <div class="field-byline"> Source: Daniel Andersen, The Manure Scoop blog </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Water conservation in a swine operation is good for the environment, as well as for the swine operation's bottom line. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/water-conservation-adds-swine-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/water-conservation-adds-swine-operations#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Nutrition Manure Management Thu, 15 Jan 2015 22:14:00 +0000 53701 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com