National FFA Convention and Expo wrapped up over the weekend with more than 70,000 students and advisors attending this hallmark event. The organization set a record for membership this year, topping 700,000 members.
Farm Journal’s PORK magazine recently spoke with Dr. Reid Philips, DVM, PRRS technical manager at Boehringer Ingelheim, about how the ability to control porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is rooted in collaborative efforts between the swine industry and academic research community.
China is continuing to buy U.S. pork. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reporting weekly export sales for pork at a marketing year high thanks to China. Click on the link to learn more.
Meat packer JBS USA says it will remove ractopamine, a growth drug banned by Beijing, from its U.S. hog supply, to maximize export opportunities as African swine fever (ASF) wreaks havoc on China’s pork industry.
Biosecurity isn’t a one-size-fits-all mentality. You’ve got to do what works for you and your farm all while keeping the health and safety of the pigs as your number one priority, says Iowa pig farmer Jarrod Bakker.