Resources http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6599/more en Pork Avenue Training Portal Take 5 training program http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pork-avenue-training-portal-take-5-training-program <div class="node-body article-body">Pork Avenue Training Portal has over 50 innovative lessons with its Take 5 training program to meet your operation’s training needs.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pork-avenue-training-portal-take-5-training-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pork-avenue-training-portal-take-5-training-program#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Resources Fri, 08 Jul 2016 02:38:00 +0000 68501 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Seneca Valley Virus may be down, but it’s not out http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/seneca-valley-virus-may-be-down-it-s-not-out <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cases of Seneca Valley Virus may be on the decline, but that does not mean producers and veterinarians can get lax on their herd surveillance.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/seneca-valley-virus-may-be-down-it-s-not-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/seneca-valley-virus-may-be-down-it-s-not-out#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Resources Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:11:00 +0000 68081 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com AASV calls for research abstracts http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/aasv-calls-research-abstracts <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A session at the AASV annual meeting will highlight research projects related to swine health and production. Abstracts are now being accepted for potential presentation.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/aasv-calls-research-abstracts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/aasv-calls-research-abstracts#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Resources Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:00:00 +0000 68041 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com What benchmarking information is needed for swine expansion? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/what-benchmarking-information-needed-swine-expansion <div class="field-byline"> By Steve Malakowsky, AgStar Financial Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A couple of benchmarks to look at are the owners’ equity percent and working capital per sow. From an equity standpoint, the average producer has over 70% equity in their operations today. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/what-benchmarking-information-needed-swine-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/what-benchmarking-information-needed-swine-expansion#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Reproduction Resources Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:30:00 +0000 67991 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo USDA makes $130 million available for viable plant and animal production systems http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/usda-makes-130-million-available-viable-plant-and-animal-production-systems <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA announced that it is making $130 million in funding available for education, research and Extension projects to support sustainable, productive and economically viable plant and animal production systems.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/usda-makes-130-million-available-viable-plant-and-animal-production-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/usda-makes-130-million-available-viable-plant-and-animal-production-systems#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Resources Legislative Preview Mon, 30 May 2016 02:57:00 +0000 67311 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Mark Wilson 2016 World Pork Expo new product tour http://nationalhogfarmer.com/resources/2016-world-pork-expo-new-product-tour <div class="node-body gallery-body"></div> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/resources/2016-world-pork-expo-new-product-tour#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Marketing Resources Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:34:00 +0000 66411 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Antibiotics: How'd we get here and where do we go? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/antibiotics-howd-we-get-here-and-where-do-we-go <div class="node-body gallery-body">Antibiotic use on U.S. livestock farms is going to change due consumer perceptions of mis- or overuse, as well as because of the continued growth of antibiotic resistance. How did we get to this point, and where do we go from here? Will livestock producers have to say goodbye to all antibiotics in their operations? The short answer is, no. Animal health experts agree that complete removal of antibiotics would create negative animal welfare issues.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/antibiotics-howd-we-get-here-and-where-do-we-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/antibiotics-howd-we-get-here-and-where-do-we-go#comments Animal Well-Being Business Health Marketing Nutrition Resources Wed, 13 Apr 2016 21:04:00 +0000 65971 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork Management Conference registration open http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-management-conference-registration-open <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="field-deck"> Pork Checkoff event brings together experts to prepare for the future of U.S. pork industry </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The National Pork Board will host the annual Pork Management Conference, June 14-17, in Clearwater, Fla., for producers to gain insight on industry trends and financial management practices to improve the performance and efficiency of their operation. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-management-conference-registration-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-management-conference-registration-open#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Resources Mon, 11 Apr 2016 21:34:00 +0000 65911 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Agricultural, food groups urge support for TPP http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/agricultural-food-groups-urge-support-tpp <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The National Pork Producers Council today joined 225 other agricultural and food organizations in expressing support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and in urging congressional lawmakers to back the deal.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/agricultural-food-groups-urge-support-tpp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/agricultural-food-groups-urge-support-tpp#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Marketing Resources Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:19:00 +0000 65891 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images Blueprint: Breeding for resistance to infectious disease http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/blueprint-breeding-resistance-infectious-disease <div class="field-byline"> By Jack C.M. Dekkers, Iowa State University Department of Animal Science </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Selecting genetics to help the U.S. swine herd fight infectious diseases would provide a major financial boost to hog producers everywhere.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/blueprint-breeding-resistance-infectious-disease" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/blueprint-breeding-resistance-infectious-disease#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Marketing Reproduction Resources Blueprint Mon, 04 Apr 2016 21:17:00 +0000 65721 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">A Feed Intake Recording Equipment System automates the measurement of an individual animal&rsquo;s daily feed intake and other pig performance characteristics of a growing animal.</span></p>