"It is quite a tragic loss to the members of the colony," the local sheriff said of the fire that tore through a hog barn on a Hutterite colony in Montana earlier this week. More than 3,000 feeder pigs were
Looking at hog sales in September 2016 using October 2016 futures, the weaner breakeven was $43.14, up $1.22 for the week. Feed costs were up $0.76 per head. October futures increased $0.98 compared to last week'
When an opportunity arose for Corey Hillebo to return to the farm, he was determined to do things right and see it last. Transitioning back to farming was not a clear-cut path for the Polk County native. Although Hilleb
It’s time to start a new group of pigs. If you want to have your best closeout possible, get your weaned pigs off to a good start. Chad Berentschot shares a few tips in the Pipestone Veterinary Corner column.
The pork industry has strived to embrace new technology through the years, but “there’s a risk of doing too much too quickly without thoroughly examining the technologies,” says John Deen, University of Minnesota.
Each year, the Illinois Pork Producers Association honors a pork producing family who has contributed to the long-term success of the industry through leadership and pork promotion on the local and state levels.
No one says managing weaned pig startups is easy. A newly weaned pig has its share of challenges: maternal separation, transportation, commingling, transitioning diet, vaccination and environmental changes.