Washington County, Iowa is a large pork producing state. Any disruption like the risk of African Swine Fever on U.S. soil would be a crisis for producers and their communities. AgDay national reporter Betsy Jibben has the story from Washington County, Iowa.
Cash traded weaner pig volume was above average this week with 40,500 head being reported which is 103 percent of the 52-week average. Feeder pig reported volume was below average for the week, with 7,705 head reported.
In contrast to all the positive aspects of showing pigs, in recent years swine shows have been linked to influenza illnesses in people. What should commercial hog producers know about influenza at swine shows?
Ethanol plants and DDG facilities closing is a hit to the livestock industry. This is as some producers begin to switch feed rations based on price, availability and in an effort to keep weights from getting too high.