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
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.
Instead of using dietary antibiotics to help the piglets cope and avoid illness at weaning, USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are investigating a naturally occurring amino acid known as L-glutamine
Each year, the Illinois Pork Producers Association honors a pork producing family who has contributed to the long-term success of the industry through leadership and pork promotion on the local and state levels.
The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture will provide communication materials and training to those researching, developing and communicating about gene editing in food and agriculture.
When considering raising pigs antibiotic-free or using less antibiotics in compliance with the new responsible use guidelines, vaccines become an even more vital part of the management strategy for herd health.
The lack of regulatory oversight on fake meat does an injustice to consumers and creates an unfair advantage over conventional production. Also, gene-editing technology should be under USDA instead of FDA.
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.