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.
Brian Mehlhaf, who custom feeds hogs in Parkston, S. D., decided to head online to try to make a profit. He thought posting hogs for sale on Facebook would be a last resort. Now, the response is overwhelming.
An El Salvadoran woman tried to smuggle pork sausage into the U.S. by putting it in baby formula containers. Pork from El Salvador is not allowed in the U.S. because of swine vesicular disease in that country.