Business http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6602/more en Using Social Media to Connect With Consumers http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/using-social-media-connect-consumers <div class="field-byline"> By Wanda Patsche </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s no secret farmers are under attack from people who spread misinformation and untruths about agriculture. In order to help tell the real story about agriculture, it’s time for farmers to engage in social media.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/using-social-media-connect-consumers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/using-social-media-connect-consumers#comments Business Business & Marketing Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 47281 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Using Crush Margin in Hog Marketing http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/using-crush-margin-hog-marketing <div class="field-byline"> By John Otte </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hog marketing is a margin game. The objective is to manage quantities and prices of inputs used to produce hogs, and volume and sales prices of hogs sold, so as the revenue per head or per cwt. exceeds the cost per head or per cwt.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/using-crush-margin-hog-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/using-crush-margin-hog-marketing#comments Business Business & Marketing Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:31:00 +0000 47271 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork Demand Holds Strong Across Market http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-demand-holds-strong-across-market <div class="field-byline"> By Joe Vansickle </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite slumping pork exports, high supplies of product in 2013 and heavy weights of hogs headed to slaughter, pork demand seems to be gaining ground against its protein competitors, according to Ceci Snyder, vice president of domestic marketing for the National Pork Board.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-demand-holds-strong-across-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-demand-holds-strong-across-market#comments Business Business & Marketing Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:42:00 +0000 47261 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Wisconsin Issues Warning Against Intentional PEDV Infection http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/wisconsin-issues-warning-against-intentional-pedv-infection <div class="field-byline"> Source: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Biosecurity is the best way to prevent spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) advises Paul McGraw, DVM, Wisconsin State Veterinarian. This advice comes after the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) received information that some swine producers are considering transporting virus-laden material from premises with diseased pigs in an effort to build the immunity of their own herds against the disease.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/wisconsin-issues-warning-against-intentional-pedv-infection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/wisconsin-issues-warning-against-intentional-pedv-infection#comments Business Food Animal Report PEDV PEDV Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:33:00 +0000 47251 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com U.S. House to Consider Veterinary Mobility Bill http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/us-house-consider-veterinary-mobility-bill <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Association of State Departments of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The House Committee on Energy and Commerce unanimously passed the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act of 2013 out of committee, clearing the way for the bill to be considered by the full House.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/us-house-consider-veterinary-mobility-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/us-house-consider-veterinary-mobility-bill#comments Business Food Animal Report Animal Welfare Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:59:00 +0000 47241 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Maintaining Markets in Uncharted Times http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/maintaining-markets-uncharted-times <div class="field-byline"> By Mark Greenwood, senior vice president, relationship management, AgStar Financial Services ACA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">We are in an unprecedented time in the swine industry. I am writing this on March 13, and cutout values recently hit $120, which I believe is an all-time record. We have the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) that is raising havoc across the industry. These recent events mean, from an economic perspective, producers will make more money, on average in 2014, with lower production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/maintaining-markets-uncharted-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/maintaining-markets-uncharted-times#comments Business Business & Marketing Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:36:00 +0000 47231 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com How Do Consumer Perceptions Impact Your Market? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/how-do-consumer-perceptions-impact-your-market <div class="field-byline"> By Nicole Olynk Widmar and Melissa McKendree, Purdue University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Maintaining existing markets for pork products, cultivating new markets for existing products and creating new products for new markets are some avenues that the U.S. pork industry has sought, and continues to explore, for growth. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/how-do-consumer-perceptions-impact-your-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/how-do-consumer-perceptions-impact-your-market#comments Business Food Animal Report Business & Marketing Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:55:00 +0000 47221 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Market Access Challenges for U.S. Pork http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/market-access-challenges-us-pork <div class="field-byline"> By U.S. Meat Export Federation staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. pork industry exports more than one-fourth of its total production, and has a customer base throughout the world that appreciates the quality and consistency of U.S. pork. U.S. exports now exceed $6 billion annually, nearly quadrupling in value over the past 10 years. In order to maintain and build further on this success, U.S. pork needs a competitive, level playing field. This is why market access issues are such an important focus for the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) and its industry partners.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/market-access-challenges-us-pork" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/market-access-challenges-us-pork#comments Business Business & Marketing Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:04:00 +0000 47211 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Maintaining Markets for U.S. Pork http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/maintaining-markets-us-pork <div class="field-byline"> By Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics Inc., Adel, IA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One of the more famous advertisements of the 1970s featured crusty old actor John Houseman explaining that “At Smith Barney, we make money the old fashioned way. We earrrrrrrrrrn it.” That line, of course, has led to many “We steeaaaalll it!” parodies of other brokerage firms in the post-Great Recession years, but the original serves as an appropriate touchstone, I believe, for this National Hog Farmer Blueprint issue on maintaining markets for U.S. pork.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/maintaining-markets-us-pork" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/maintaining-markets-us-pork#comments Business Business & Marketing Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:23:00 +0000 47201 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com It’s All About Maintaining Markets http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/it-s-all-about-maintaining-markets <div class="field-byline"> By Lora Berg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The focus of this special Blueprint issue of National Hog Farmer is “Maintaining Markets.” That title encompasses a lot of things, ranging from earning consumer trust to building export markets, and strategizing to maintain market access. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/it-s-all-about-maintaining-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/it-s-all-about-maintaining-markets#comments Business Business & Marketing Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:38:00 +0000 47191 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com