Because feral swine lack sweat glands, wallowing in mud and water is an instinctual behavior necessary for them to maintain a healthy body temperature. Unfortunately this behavior has cascading impacts, not only to water quality in individual streams, ponds and wetlands, but to entire watersheds and ecosystems....More
Virox brings its globally patented accelerated hydrogen peroxide disinfectant technology to the animal health sector with the Intervention Farm Animal Care Disinfectant Cleaner and Deodorizer product line...More
The Maximus System allows customers to manage facilities designed for positive pressure ventilation with a hot, new software application that brings a highly visual graphic component to assist in handling ventilation remotely and safely....More
Innovation is the backbone of the swine business, and it takes center stage at the World Pork Expo. The world’s largest pork-only trade show offers aisles of products, technologies and services for visitors from far and near to check out. For all pig farmers, one item on the “must see” list is the new products and innovations....More
A perpetual parade of proposals will have long-lasting implications for livestock producers, so it is imperative that all producers stand up and be heard before their collective voice is silenced by the anti-livestock front....More
National Hog Farmer realizes not everyone can make the journey to World Pork Expo in Des Moines and walk the Iowa State Fairgrounds to explore the latest, greatest technologies. That’s where the National Hog Farmer New Product Tour comes in.
Prestage Farms’ commitment to Iowa for the location of a new pork processing plant took a big step forward Tuesday morning as the Wright County Board of Supervisors took initial steps to work with Prestage Farms....More
Planning to open a new pork processing plant in the United States has not been all roses for the Prestage family, however Ron Prestage, DVM and president of Prestage Farms, firmly believes it is the right decision for the industry....More
Nearly 500 hog producers and swine business professionals invested in education and gathered at the Iowa State University campus for the fifth annual Iowa Swine Day hosted by ISU along with the Iowa Pork Industry Center and the Iowa Pork Producers Association.
Smithfield Foods Inc. released the Environment section of this year’s sustainability and financial report and shows solid improvements in reducing the company’s natural resource demand and leadership in advancing sustainable farming practices....More
This year’s World Pork Expo reflected an optimistic tone as more than 20,000 producers and ag professionals, including 1,100 international guests from 35 countries, convened at the state fairgrounds in Des Moines, June 8-10.
National Hog Farmer was there to cover the show from set-up to tear-down.
USDA National Animal Health Laboratory Network of veterinary diagnostic laboratories have updated their influenza A virus test into one polymerase chain reaction test for the detection of influenza A virus in pigs, birds, horses, dogs, cats or marine mammals....More