Livestock Facilities http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Protesting agriculture becoming a professional sport http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/protesting-agriculture-becoming-professional-sport <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>American agriculture built this nation.&nbsp; In the most primitive form, living off the land is the only way to survive.&nbsp; Teach Americans to farm and they will feed the world.&nbsp; And that is exactly what happened as the United States emerged as a powerful nation.&nbsp; Many United States Presidents have credited agriculture for being the noblest profession and the backbone of the country:</p> <p class="rteindent1"><em>&ldquo;Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful, and most noble employment of man.&rdquo; &mdash; President George Washington</em></p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/protesting-agriculture-becoming-professional-sport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/protesting-agriculture-becoming-professional-sport#comments Business Livestock Facilities Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:26:00 +0000 71541 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Photo Credit: Thinkstock/ericcrama</p> Xylem‘s Flygt agri-technology to be sold through nationwide dealer http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/xylem-s-flygt-agri-technology-be-sold-through-nationwide-dealer <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world&rsquo;s most challenging water issues, has announced that its Flygt pumps and mixers, ideal for the agriculture market, will be made available across the U.S. through a network of accredited distributors. Xylem has brought E&amp;R Agri-Sales LLC on board as Xylem&rsquo;s main distributor of its agri-technology range of Flygt pumps and mixers.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/xylem-s-flygt-agri-technology-be-sold-through-nationwide-dealer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Livestock Facilities Facilities Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:13:34 +0000 71511 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Understanding manure flow is a piece of cake http://nationalhogfarmer.com/livestock-facilities/understanding-manure-flow-piece-cake <div class="node-body article-body">How manure moves through the soil profile is effected by a number of variables, but understanding those for maximum nutrient management is a piece of cake.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/livestock-facilities/understanding-manure-flow-piece-cake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/livestock-facilities/understanding-manure-flow-piece-cake#comments Business Food Animal Report Livestock Facilities Marketing Manure Nutrient Management Manure Management Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:16:00 +0000 71471 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Hog barn filtration system audits imperative to disease control http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/hog-barn-filtration-system-audits-imperative-disease-control <div class="node-body article-body">Filtration systems can only prevent the spread of diseases to swine herds if the systems are thoroughly inspected on a daily basis.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/hog-barn-filtration-system-audits-imperative-disease-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/hog-barn-filtration-system-audits-imperative-disease-control#comments Animal Health Business Food Animal Report Livestock Facilities Marketing Fri, 11 Nov 2016 20:10:00 +0000 71251 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Properly maintained and working filtration systems go a long way to keeping aerosol-transmitted pathogens from infecting hog barns.</p> Courtesy of Aaron Lower Record supplies and low prices, but some solidity? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/record-supplies-and-low-prices-some-solidity <div class="node-body article-body">Steady hog weights have been one factor in the cutout value finding some solid ground in the low-$70s during October and now into November. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/record-supplies-and-low-prices-some-solidity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/record-supplies-and-low-prices-some-solidity#comments Business Food Animal Report Livestock Facilities Reproduction Marketing Tue, 08 Nov 2016 01:02:00 +0000 71131 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Pork Board Hog producers can take steps to survive in low markets http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/hog-producers-can-take-steps-survive-low-markets <div class="field-byline"> By Ron Ketchem, Mark Rix and Valerie Duttlinger, Swine Management Services LLC, Fremont, Neb. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Producers can take steps all along in their hog production system to help them survive in a downward cycle in the hog market.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/hog-producers-can-take-steps-survive-low-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/hog-producers-can-take-steps-survive-low-markets#comments Animal Health Business Food Animal Report Livestock Facilities Nutrition Reproduction Marketing Mon, 07 Nov 2016 17:10:00 +0000 71101 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Pork Board EU-Canada approve trade agreement http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/eu-canada-approve-trade-agreement <div class="node-body article-body">Canada and the EU approve Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement; third quarter ag exports improve U.S. economic growth; trade advisory committee members sought; Election Day is upon us.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/eu-canada-approve-trade-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/eu-canada-approve-trade-agreement#comments Business Food Animal Report Livestock Facilities Animal Welfare Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 07 Nov 2016 14:40:00 +0000 71091 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Pork Board PEDV survivability and disinfection researched http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/pedv-survivability-and-disinfection-researched <div class="field-byline"> By Alejandro Ramirez, DVM, and Derald Holtkamp, DVM, Iowa State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Research continues to find the best ways to battle herd infections of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/pedv-survivability-and-disinfection-researched" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/pedv-survivability-and-disinfection-researched#comments Animal Health Business Food Animal Report Livestock Facilities Marketing Fri, 04 Nov 2016 02:01:00 +0000 71031 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Pork Board Groups urge court to nix Waters of the U.S. rule http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/groups-urge-court-nix-waters-us-rule <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">National Pork Producers Council joined dozens of other agricultural organizations, businesses and municipalities in asking a federal court to throw out a Clean Water Act rule that would give the government broad jurisdiction over land and water.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/groups-urge-court-nix-waters-us-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/groups-urge-court-nix-waters-us-rule#comments Business Food Animal Report Livestock Facilities Marketing Wed, 02 Nov 2016 17:19:00 +0000 71011 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com U.S. pork industry committed to One Health approach http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/us-pork-industry-committed-one-health-approach <div class="field-byline"> Source: Pork Checkoff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Pig farmers continue progress on responsible antibiotic use </div> <div class="node-body article-body">National Pork Board celebrates global One Health Day, Nov. 3, by reaffirming its commitment to its core value of doing what’s right for the overall health of people, pigs and the planet.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/us-pork-industry-committed-one-health-approach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/us-pork-industry-committed-one-health-approach#comments Animal Health Business Food Animal Report Livestock Facilities Sustainability Animal Welfare Marketing Antibiotics Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:57:00 +0000 71001 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork Checkoff