Slow your pigs down and watch weights closely to know when they’re unmarketable, says Spencer Wayne, DVM, with Pipestone Veterinary Services. He encourages producers to do their math and estimate profitability.
We have all heard it before. Life is a series of ups and downs and bumps in the road. Sometimes the bumps are just little potholes in the pavement. Sometimes the bumps are the ones that take you sideways off into the di
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
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.
Traceability from farm to plate is important to consumers, which means it's important to retailers and packers, and ultimately, producers. In 2013, delegates at the Pork Industry Forum passed a resolution to devel