When Chris Hoffman realized that his neighbors truly didn’t understand pig production, he decided it was time to start talking about the We Care initiatives more. But sometimes talking about it isn't enough.
“Although the number is down 1% from last December, it is generally a continuation of the industry expansion that has been ongoing since mid-2014,” says Jason Franken, ag economist at Western Illinois University.
The hog herd is expanding. That’s according to the USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report. Numbers are increasing in all categories compared to one year ago. How expansion continues amid COVID-19 is anyone’s guess.
The decision by the U.S. Department of State to suspend visa processing in Mexico because of COVID-19 threatens to worsen the labor shortage in the pork industry and across U.S. agriculture, NPPC says.
The decision to make the 2020 Ohio State Fair ractopamine-free has raised several questions. On Wednesday, the Ohio Department of Agriculture issued an update on ractopamine use at Ohio swine exhibitions.
Pre-wean mortality us a major concern for the U.S. pork industry. Did you know producers lose a bigger proportion of their production in the first 3 weeks of life than they do in the rest of the entire production cycle?
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.