Wild boars are often seen as a symbol of good fortune in China, especially with the Chinese Lunar Year of the Pig Tuesday. Increased sightings of wild boars in Hong Kong, however, signal anything but “luck” to me.
It’s clear the Polar Vortex had an impact on pork production after a very hot start to the year, says Dustin Baker, director of economics and domestic production issues at the National Pork Producers Council.
Everyone who works with pigs is likely aware of the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) across Europe and Asia. So the question becomes – what can we do to prepare our farms for potential foreign animal disease?
Last month, Jimmy Tosh of Tosh Farms received Farm Journal’s annual Top Producer of the Year award. An innovative leader, Tosh has built one of the largest pork operations in the country. Here's a closer look.
In December, the North Carolina Pork Council, Smithfield Foods and North Carolina pig farmers sent 42,000 lb. of pork to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina for the 2018 #HamsAcrossAmerica program.