The path to achieving full-value market hogs starts early.

A group of uniform pigs is easier to manage, more efficiently utilizes inputs and broadens the opportunity to achieve full value at market. However,...

USDA Announces Feral Swine Eradication And Control Pilot Program

Source: USDA news release The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today it is offering $75 million in funding for the eradication and control of...

LIVESTOCK-CME lean hogs fall as U.S. pork sales to China disappoint

U.S. lean hog futures tumbled on Thursday as American pork export sales to China continued to disappoint traders who have been expecting a surge...

NPPC Thanks USDA For Implementing Farm Bill Program to Reduce Feral Swine Populations

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it was offering $75 million in funding—as part of the 2018 Farm Bill-- for the eradication...

Pillen Family Farms Purchases Farms From The Maschhoffs

Pillen Family Farms recently agreed to purchase 16,000 sows along with the associated nursery and finishing farms in Nebraska from The Maschhoffs. Also as...

Deracin cleared for use with Denagard for swine

Approval gives swine industry new choice for treatment of dysentery, enteritis and pneumonia. Pharmgate Animal Health announces Deracin®, a generic (ANADA) alternative to Aureomycin®, has...

African Swine Fever Affects China’s Pork Consumption

China’s pork consumption has dropped by 10% to 15%, year-to-date, by our estimates, driven by food safety concerns. The level of consumption change varies...

U.S. Pig Farmers Donate 3.2 Million Servings of Pork

Almost a million pounds of pork, or nearly 3.2 million servings, were donated by U.S. pig farmers during 2018, according to data compiled by...

ALLETE Clean Energy’s Diamond Spring Wind Project Will Provide Renewable Energy to Large Corporate...

Allete Clean Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of ALLETE (NYSE: ALE), announced today a power sales agreement with Smithfield Foods, Inc. for the remaining...

United Premium Foods Purchases Amboy Group Out of Bankruptcy

Company Plans to Continue Operations, Expand to New Markets The Board of Directors of United Premium Foods (“UPF”), a private investment group based in...