Although the weaned pig has changed a lot over the past 10 years, up and coming leader Jenny Morris says research hasn't kept up. She is studying ways to improve the environment of the newly weaned pig.
Are you taking time to tell your story? In a world of quick answers, Illinois pig farmer Pat Bane believes farmers should take time to explain why they do what they do. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at his farm.
Animal rights activism ranked as the number one challenge for the future of the pork industry, according to a 2019 Farm Journal survey. Here are four ways you can protect your farm from animal activists.
Recent regulatory restrictions around antibiotic use in livestock challenge the feed industry, but University of Illinois research shows a probiotic product can achieve the same growth-promoting results as antibiotics.
Patrick Bane, an Illinois pig farmer, has been named America’s Pig Farmer of the Year by the National Pork Board. Bane will travel the U.S. as an ambassador and voice for the pork industry throughout the year.
Farmers wear a lot of hats – literally and figuratively. Nearly four years ago, Illinois pig farmer Kent Blunier, decided there were too many people who didn’t understand agriculture and he wanted to help people see what farming is really about.
Rye has not traditionally been used as an ingredient in pig diets in the United States, but researchers from the University of Illinois are now investigating the digestibility of nutrients in the grain.
Iron deficiency in the first four weeks of a piglet’s life impairs the development of key brain structures, scientists report. Abnormalities remain even after weeks of iron supplementation begun later in life.