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Nebraska to Get a Pork Plant

Jan 17, 2011 by Farm Journal's Pork
A Nebraska pork cooperative is moving ahead with a $3-million, members-only, packing plant. The 190 producer members of Family Quality Pork Processors will build the plant near Petersburg, Neb.

One Needle is Too Many

Jan 17, 2011 by Farm Journal's Pork
When you think about what affects your pork operation, you tend to think of big things, like feed efficiency or pigs per litter. But something as tiny as a single needle can have a major impact on your reputation and pr

10 Steps Toward Weaning Success

Jan 17, 2011 by Farm Journal's Pork
A heavier piglet usually translates into a healthier pig. But the key is getting baby pigs to gain more weight before you wean them. To help out the process, veterinarian Phil Hardenburger, Crete Veterinary Clinic, Cret

Are Your Wages Competitive?

Jan 17, 2011 by Farm Journal's Pork
Business competition is intense these days. Not only are you competing with fellow pork and other livestock producers, but dont forget your other competitors - Wal-Mart, local factories, agribusinesses, construction com

Incineration: Part of Biosecurity

Jan 17, 2011 by Farm Journal's Pork
Every pork producer has to deal with dead-animal disposal. But theres more to it than simply eliminating the carcasses; the process is critical in terms of keeping the rest of your herd healthy.