It’s difficult for any business to remain profitable for nearly 140 years, but brothers Kent and Barry Holden, of Holden Farms in Northfield, Minn., run one of the largest pork operations in the country.
Recommendations are a starting point at achieving animal comfort and maximizing efficiency of your building. The challenge is that recommendations are based on assumptions and certain sizes of animals.
China’s largest pig farming companies and new entrants are racing to build modern hog farms in the northeastern cornbelt, expanding the world’s biggest pork market and upending trade flows in meat and grain.
The National Pork Producers Council and the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association filed a brief in support of EPA's motion to delay a mandate that farmers report certain air emissions from manure on their farms.
Contacts in China have indicated there were several pig farms in one region suffering from piglet diarrhea in the first half of 2017, resulting in serious piglet loss, reports the Swine Health Information Center.