Facilities http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Weaker farm profits expected in 2015 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/weaker-farm-profits-expected-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA Economic Research Service </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Across nearly all measures, farm sector profitability is forecast to decline for the second straight year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/weaker-farm-profits-expected-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/weaker-farm-profits-expected-2015#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Business & Marketing Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:04:00 +0000 59961 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Osborne Industries celebrates anniversary of patented system of weighing pigs, goats and sheep http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/osborne-industries-celebrates-anniversary-patented-system-weighing-pigs-goats-and-sheep <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Osborne Industries&nbsp;Inc., a leader in the design and development of <img alt="" src="/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/uploads/osbornescale.jpg" style="width: 224px; height: 216px; float: right;" />advanced&nbsp;livestock management equipment for sheep, goats&nbsp;and pigs, celebrates the 30-year anniversary since the development of the ACCU-ARM&nbsp;animal weighing system.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/osborne-industries-celebrates-anniversary-patented-system-weighing-pigs-goats-and-sheep" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:49:09 +0000 59941 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com No participation trophies in showing pigs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-participation-trophies-showing-pigs <div class="node-body blog-body">When Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison announced on Instagram that he was returning his children’s sport participation trophies, it sparked a national heated debate.</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/no-participation-trophies-showing-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-participation-trophies-showing-pigs#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 21 Aug 2015 11:10:00 +0000 59861 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Osborne introduces new heat pad indicator light http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/osborne-introduces-new-heat-pad-indicator-light <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Osborne Industries Inc. has introduced an electric indicator light for the company&rsquo;s signature Stanfield pig heating pads. The patent-pending indicator light provides visual confirmation that heat pads are operating properly and providing crucial heat to newborn piglets in farrowing or growing pigs in nurseries.<img alt="" src="/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/uploads/2015/02/osborne%20082015.jpg" style="width: 159px; height: 235px; float: right;" /></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/osborne-introduces-new-heat-pad-indicator-light" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facilities Thu, 20 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000 59821 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Ten things to know about VFD http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/ten-things-know-about-vfd <div class="node-body gallery-body">The way antibiotics are used on the farm will soon be changing, and during this transition period, hog farmers are encouraged to prepare for the adjustment now. Basically, this regulatory process is about modifying the way feed- and water-based antimicrobials are utilized in animal production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/ten-things-know-about-vfd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/ten-things-know-about-vfd#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Nutrition Health Wed, 19 Aug 2015 19:57:00 +0000 59811 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Third of four in Pork Checkoff webinar series on Tuesday http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/third-four-pork-checkoff-webinar-series-tuesday <div class="field-byline"> Source: Pork Checkoff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hog producers have two more opportunities to take in the Pork Checkoff’s webinar series “Assessing and Understanding the Impact of Seasonal Loss of Productivity” with Tuesday’s installment presented by Virginia Tech's Shelly Rhoads.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/third-four-pork-checkoff-webinar-series-tuesday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/third-four-pork-checkoff-webinar-series-tuesday#comments Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Reproduction Mon, 17 Aug 2015 20:40:00 +0000 59731 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Hydrogen sulfide the invisible killer in hog manure http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/hydrogen-sulfide-invisible-killer-hog-manure <div class="node-body article-body">As fall harvest nears, hog producers will be preparing to empty their manure pits. Producers need to be conscious of the dangers that lurk in the form of hydrogen sulfide that has claimed at least four lives this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/hydrogen-sulfide-invisible-killer-hog-manure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/hydrogen-sulfide-invisible-killer-hog-manure#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Manure Management Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:08:00 +0000 59641 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Renewable Nutrients announces pilot of Quick Wash process in the animal ag sector http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/renewable-nutrients-announces-pilot-quick-wash-process-animal-ag-sector <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Renewable Nutrients&nbsp;LLC, a firm focused on nutrient extraction, recovery, and reuse, today announced that it will be piloting its Quick <img alt="RNPilot23" src="http://www.renewablenutrients.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/RNPilot23.jpg" style="height: 263px; width: 350px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: right;" />Wash&nbsp;phosphorus extraction and recovery process later this month&nbsp;at Walk Stock Farm, a large swine production farm near&nbsp;Neoga, Ill.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/renewable-nutrients-announces-pilot-quick-wash-process-animal-ag-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facilities Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:29:48 +0000 59621 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Slaughter capacity sufficient – for now http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/slaughter-capacity-sufficient-now <div class="node-body article-body">In spite of a significant productivity recovery as porcine epidemic diarrhea virus has been brought under control – at least for now – it appears that U.S. slaughter capacity will be sufficient to handle fourth-quarter hog supplies this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/slaughter-capacity-sufficient-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/slaughter-capacity-sufficient-now#comments Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:55:00 +0000 59571 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Webinar will cover implications of RCRA, CAA on animal agriculture http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/webinar-will-cover-implications-rcra-caa-animal-agriculture <div class="node-body article-body">An Aug. 6 webinar will discuss legal issues related to livestock production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/webinar-will-cover-implications-rcra-caa-animal-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/webinar-will-cover-implications-rcra-caa-animal-agriculture#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:25:00 +0000 59381 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com