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New Swine Specialist Ready to Work with Iowa Producers

On Matt Romoser’s first day as southeast Iowa swine specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, he stayed home. Ordinarily, a new employee’s first...

Minimizing the impact COVID-19 has on your pig farm – if you fail to...

Across all corners of the globe, people’s lives have been severely disrupted by the Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) pandemic. Here in Ireland we are into...

Dietary Fiber and Intestinal Health of Monogastric Animals

Abstract Animal performance, feed efficiency, and overall health are heavily dependent on gut health. Changes in animal production systems and feed regulations away from the...

Tyson Foods suspends Iowa pork plant after virus outbreak

Tyson Foods said Monday that it has suspended operations at a major pork processing plant in southeastern Iowa where more than two dozen workers...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Market Freefall, April 6th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Lean Hog futures continued to be the pox on our house, creating fear and financial calamity in the...

Replacing dietary antibiotics with L-glutamine and synbiotics following weaning and transport in pigs

Download the Full Report Funded By National Pork Board Immediately following weaning, pigs must adapt to multiple stressors such as transportation, handling, litter mixing, crowding, and delayed...

New Economic Study: African Swine Fever Outbreak in the US Could Cost $50 Billion

Economists study two scenarios indicating the economic impact of ASF in the U.S. A new study(1) conducted by agricultural economists at Iowa State University...

Congratulations to Lance Lawrence for celebrating 25 years with Iowa Select Farms!

Congratulations to Lance Lawrence for celebrating 25 years with Iowa Select Farms! We’re pretty sure Lance was a summer intern before interning was cool. Back...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Sow Herd Liquidation, March 30th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   U.S. Sow Herd Liquidation The U.S. Sow herd certainly showed significant liquidation in the March 1st Hogs and Pigs...

Patel N016 Named the Most Improved Multiplication Farm

Congratulations to Lasea Weeda-Grace, James Ross and Levi Martin at Patel N016 for being named the Most Improved Multiplication Farm. Located near Mount Ayr, the...

Iowa Farm Bureau And Pork Producers Donate $2 Million To ISU Diagnostic Vet Lab

The Iowa Farm Bureau and Iowa Pork Producers Association have teamed up to donate $2 million to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Iowa State...

Coronavirus Increases Challenge of a Demand Bounce, and Phase One Purchase Targets

Bloomberg writers Lydia Mulvany and Michael Hirtzer reported last week that, “In times of economic woe, one of the first luxuries to go is...

Maintaining Your Freedom to Farm, By Bill Even CEO, National Pork Board

Traveling to state pork association meetings this winter, from Iowa to Indiana to South Dakota and beyond, I have heard a lot of talk...

Swine Spectacular Tests Youths on Industry Knowledge, Skills

Young swine enthusiasts tested their pig knowledge and skills during the annual Swine Spectacular at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames. The educational...

News now from the Iowa Pork Industry Center

THOUGHTS FROM 109 KILDEE Congratulations Curt Youngs with ISU's animal science department is the new Ensminger Endowed Chair of International Agriculture. He's just the third to...