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Defenbaugh Family to Host First Pig Barn Open House of 2019

Kevin and Tabitha Defenbaugh recently built a new 2,496 head pig barn outside of Blackstone. Friends, family, and the local community were invited to...

African Swine Fever: Struggle In China Continues As Virus Found In Feed Ingredients; Slaughter...

As of early 2019, China has reported more than 100 cases of African swine fever (ASF) in 19 provinces and four municipalities, including Beijing,...

Genesus Global Market Report – USA

  Genesus Global Market Report - USA  Allan Bentley, Sales, Genesus Inc   I have always contended that there are opportunities if you look hard enough. An example of what...

Coleman Family Builds Pig Barn to Bring Livestock Back to the Farm

Charlie Coleman, and family, recently built a new 2,480 head pig barn outside of Donnellson. Friends, family and the local community were invited to...

Vietnam: An Emerging Market for U.S. Pork

Source: Pork Checkoff Vietnam is an important emerging market for United States agricultural exports. In 2017, the U.S. exported over $11 million of fresh/chilled/frozen bone-in...

Rantoul Foods Plant to add 2nd stunner in hopes of no more incidents

Source: Rantoul Press fficials at a Rantoul hog-slaughtering plant hope the addition of a second carbon dioxide tunnel will prevent a reoccurrence of an incident...

Harter Family Builds New Pig Barn for Next Generation

The Harter Family recently built a new 2,480 head pig barn outside of Barry. Friends, family, and the local community were invited to the...

USDA: Nation’s Hog Inventory Up 3%

As of June 1, there were 73.5 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 3 percent from June 2017, and up 1 percent...