Many Americans gag at the idea of maggots, locusts or other insect-proteins. But Louwrens Hoffman, a meat science professor at University of Queensland, says unusual protein sources might be needed to meet future demand.
The $250 million joint venture will produce clean renewable natural gas from hog manure. Over the next decade the investment will include 90% of Smithfield’s finishing spaces in North Carolina and Utah.
Protein is changing consumer eating habits and promises big opportunity for pork producers. But new insights from the National Pork Board and the Pork Checkoff show pork only holds a small portion of menu offerings.
Iowa Select's new farm in Williams, Iowa, is a “Green Farmstead Partner” with the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers. The double-barn farm is designed for 4,800 head and features technology to decrease odors.
Laws requiring food outlets to post calorie information of menu offerings go in effect today. Restaurants, convenience or grocery stores, movie theaters and vending machines with more than 20 sites must comply.
IPPA has provided $25,000 to IDALS to be used for various projects over the next year. The funds will help offset up to 50% of the costs for pig farmers to install saturated buffers or bioreactors on their farm land.