U.S. pork exports have been bolstered this year by a strong performance in Central America. Promotional campaigns, connections with the region’s meat industry and a favorable economic climate have helped push exports to Central America well above year-ago levels....More
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
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
While tracking feed intake, water consumption, health and growth is common on most farms, analyzing how all these components work together to get pigs to market at the right weight or goal is becoming more important....More
Scientists at the University of Illinois using co-products from the ethanol and human food industries are helping shed light on ways processing high-fiber animal feed ingredients can enhance pigs’ utilization of the nutrients and energy they contain....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