Business http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6602/more en Locate a veterinarian with a new Find-A-Vet tool http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/locate-veterinarian-new-find-vet-tool <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Find-A-Vet is a timely tool created by GlobalVetLINK that assists U.S. pig farmers who are searching for a veterinarian for their animals. The Pork Checkoff, collaborating with the Ames, Iowa-based company, is making this online tool more accessible to all producers by linking it directly to the Pork Checkoff&rsquo;s homepage at pork.org.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/locate-veterinarian-new-find-vet-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/locate-veterinarian-new-find-vet-tool#comments Animal Health Business Food Animal Report Animal Welfare Health Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:03:00 +0000 71781 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>The online tool allows animal owners to quickly find a veterinarian in their area.</p> Thinkstock First discovery of drug resistant bacteria found on pig farm http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/first-discovery-drug-resistant-bacteria-found-pig-farm <div class="field-byline"> Source: The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers discovered multidrug resistant bacteria in the farrowing and nursery barns at a 1,500 sow, farrow-to-finish swine farm.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/first-discovery-drug-resistant-bacteria-found-pig-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/first-discovery-drug-resistant-bacteria-found-pig-farm#comments Animal Health Business Food Animal Report Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:44:00 +0000 71771 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>CRE multidrug-resistant bacteria</p> The Ohio State University Despite gloomy hog market picture, encouraging signs exist http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/despite-gloomy-hog-market-picture-encouraging-signs-exist <div class="node-body article-body">Though the financial situation is not good and no one likes losses, there have also been some encouraging signs this fall for hog producers.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/despite-gloomy-hog-market-picture-encouraging-signs-exist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/despite-gloomy-hog-market-picture-encouraging-signs-exist#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:54:00 +0000 71741 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Pork Board It takes a research army to reach unstoppable levels http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/it-takes-research-army-reach-unstoppable-levels <div class="node-body blog-body">We are facing a growing consumer community that fears technology. Unfortunately, consumers’ fears trump all other concerns, especially when it comes to food. Excellent research is often tossed aside if communication surrounding the new innovation or practice is broken.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/it-takes-research-army-reach-unstoppable-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/it-takes-research-army-reach-unstoppable-levels#comments Animal Health Business Animal Welfare Business & Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:44:00 +0000 71751 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Photo Credit: Getty Images/David Silverman</p> Sow farm averages mean nothing http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/sow-farm-averages-mean-nothing <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">Averages work well as a benchmark to compare your farm to other farms, but when analyzing an individual farm, you need to look at the individual females and people. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/sow-farm-averages-mean-nothing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/sow-farm-averages-mean-nothing#comments Business Food Animal Report Reproduction Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:44:00 +0000 71731 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Pork Board CSPI requests cancer warning labels on processed meat http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/cspi-requests-cancer-warning-labels-processed-meat <div class="node-body article-body">‘Food police’ seek cancer warning labels on processed meats; Congress looks to wrap up 2016; farm income down third year in a row; biodiesel tax extenders idling; Pelosi holds off challenge.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/cspi-requests-cancer-warning-labels-processed-meat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/cspi-requests-cancer-warning-labels-processed-meat#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:29:00 +0000 71711 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Thinkstock Smithfield Foods names Zimmer chief marketing officer http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/smithfield-foods-names-zimmer-chief-marketing-officer <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Smithfield Foods Inc. announced today the appointment of Tim Zimmer to chief marketing officer. In this role, Zimmer will lead Smithfield&rsquo;s brand strategy for Smithfield, Eckrich, Nathan&rsquo;s Famous and all other brands in the company&rsquo;s portfolio. He will be responsible for domestic marketing activities across all channels for Smithfield&rsquo;s Packaged Meats Division.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/smithfield-foods-names-zimmer-chief-marketing-officer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Marketing Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000 71721 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Organic livestock and poultry rule reaches last step http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/organic-livestock-and-poultry-rule-reaches-last-step <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA’s Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule now is pending at the White House Office of Management and Budget, the last step in the rule-making process before it becomes final. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/organic-livestock-and-poultry-rule-reaches-last-step" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-health/organic-livestock-and-poultry-rule-reaches-last-step#comments Animal Health Business Food Animal Report Nutrition Business & Marketing Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:29:00 +0000 71701 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Organic livestock and poultry rule almost final.</p> Getty Image/David McNew Country relations in a post-Fidel era http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/country-relations-post-fidel-era <div class="node-body blog-body">Now that Fidel Castro has passed on, it will be interesting to see how well President-elect Donald Trump and Cuban President Raúl Castro get along.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/country-relations-post-fidel-era" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/country-relations-post-fidel-era#comments Business Marketing National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:03:00 +0000 71691 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Fidel Castro and his brother Raul Castro attend the Cuban Parliament&#39;s closing session Dec. 23, 2004 in Havana, Cuba.</p> Pig farmers encouraged to pay-it-forward http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pig-farmers-encouraged-pay-it-forward <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pork Checkoff is encouraging pig farmers to pay-it-forward with a new holiday campaign called #HamsAcrossAmerica.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pig-farmers-encouraged-pay-it-forward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pig-farmers-encouraged-pay-it-forward#comments Business Food Animal Report Pork is Delicious Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:23:00 +0000 71581 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com