Facilities http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Showing pigs breeds responsibility, lifelong bonds http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/showing-pigs-breeds-responsibility-lifelong-bonds <div class="node-body gallery-body">Raising pigs for the show ring is more than just competing for the win. It takes hard work and dedication. Illinois junior swine exhibitors share lessons they have learned while being passionate pig caretakers. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/showing-pigs-breeds-responsibility-lifelong-bonds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/showing-pigs-breeds-responsibility-lifelong-bonds#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:54:00 +0000 69491 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p><em>Photo by Stacy Stremsterfer</em></p> Meat is a matter of taste, not a habit http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/meat-matter-taste-not-habit <div class="node-body blog-body">American are eating more meat again. The reason for growth in U.S. meat consumption is not about breaking a bad habit but rather affording the tasty protein again.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/meat-matter-taste-not-habit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/meat-matter-taste-not-habit#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:56:00 +0000 69481 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Prestage family receives unanimous go-ahead from Wright County Board http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/prestage-family-receives-unanimous-go-ahead-wright-county-board <div class="field-byline"> Source: Prestage Foods of Iowa LLC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Wright County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the development agreement enabling Prestage Foods of Iowa to build a $240 million pork processing plant near Eagle Grove.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/prestage-family-receives-unanimous-go-ahead-wright-county-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/prestage-family-receives-unanimous-go-ahead-wright-county-board#comments Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:42:00 +0000 69471 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Iowa pork processing&nbsp;plant will be a $43 million boost to the payroll in Wright Count</p> Prestage Foods of Iowa, LLC Record large pork production challenging late-summer demand http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/record-large-pork-production-challenging-late-summer-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Cash hog prices traded lower for six consecutive weeks which is extremely contra-seasonal during the summer months. In most years hog receipts and slaughter decline in the summer months allowing cash, product and futures to move higher. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/record-large-pork-production-challenging-late-summer-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/record-large-pork-production-challenging-late-summer-demand#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:44:00 +0000 69461 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Prepare now for winter doldrums in pork industry http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/prepare-now-winter-doldrums-pork-industry <div class="field-byline"> By Daryl Timmerman, AgStar Financial Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Now is the time to revisit cash flow projections. Most folks will not like what they see through the winter, but it provides clarity and peace of mind. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/prepare-now-winter-doldrums-pork-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/prepare-now-winter-doldrums-pork-industry#comments Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:10:00 +0000 69451 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Scott Olson Ohio, Michigan report H3N2v infections linked to pigs at fairs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/ohio-michigan-report-h3n2v-infections-linked-pigs-fairs <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Four human infections with influenza viruses that normally circulate in swine (swine influenza) were reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/ohio-michigan-report-h3n2v-infections-linked-pigs-fairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/ohio-michigan-report-h3n2v-infections-linked-pigs-fairs#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Health Marketing Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:48:00 +0000 69411 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Expert panel named to judge Pig Farmer award finalists http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/expert-panel-named-judge-pig-farmer-award-finalists <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="field-deck"> Final steps under way to announce 2016 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Five judges have been named to select the finalists for the second annual America’s Pig Farmer of the Year award. Public voting to take place online Sept. 1-10.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/expert-panel-named-judge-pig-farmer-award-finalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/expert-panel-named-judge-pig-farmer-award-finalists#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:16:00 +0000 69371 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 3 benchmarks to consider for hog expansion http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/3-benchmarks-consider-hog-expansion <div class="node-body article-body">Producers thinking about expanding their hog operations need to look closely at their books to make sure they are financially sound, paying particular attention to working capital per sow, cash flow and owner equity.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/3-benchmarks-consider-hog-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/3-benchmarks-consider-hog-expansion#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 15 Aug 2016 20:55:00 +0000 69341 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Hog producer balance sheets are some of the healthiest that lenders have seen for quite some time, and that is the driving force behind some opting to expand their operations.</p> Feed prices cut production costs; hog prices dropping http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/feed-prices-cut-production-costs-hog-prices-dropping <div class="node-body article-body">Lower feed prices should drop cost of hog production, but this decline is not likely to be sufficient to keep hog profits in the black. Cheap feed won’t do anything to boost hog prices, which may get very low this fall.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/feed-prices-cut-production-costs-hog-prices-dropping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/feed-prices-cut-production-costs-hog-prices-dropping#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Mon, 15 Aug 2016 18:36:00 +0000 69331 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo USDA predicting record corn and soybean crops http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-predicting-record-corn-and-soybean-crops <div class="node-body article-body">USDA predicts record corn and soybean crops as most of the crops are in good to excellent condition; study shows means testing crop insurance would impact few; Trump’s economic plan unveiled. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-predicting-record-corn-and-soybean-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-predicting-record-corn-and-soybean-crops#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:59:00 +0000 69311 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Kevin Schulz