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Pig probiotics prove positively promising

Recent regulatory restrictions around antibiotic use in livestock challenge the feed industry, but research from the University of Illinois shows a probiotic product –...

Thousands of Pigs Rot in Compost as U.S. Faces Meat Shortage

There is perhaps no more dramatic an example of the destruction plaguing America’s food supply chain than this: Thousands of pigs are rotting on...

Automatic foggers fall short in disinfecting hog-farm supplies

Source: PigHealthToday.com Preventing fomites from carrying pathogens into hog farms is a daily biosecurity priority. Decontamination rooms where aerosolized disinfectants are applied to incoming supplies...

Tips for Sharing Your Farm Story on Social Media During a Crisis

It’s safe to say, right now is a stressful time for pig farmers. You want to share the things you are doing to maintain...

Illinois Pig Farmers Applaud the President’s Implementation of the Defense Production Act for Meat...

Pig farmers in Illinois and across the United States are experiencing a bottleneck of market hogs due to the current processing plant closures. Some...

Pork Checkoff Initiates Incident Command Center To Assist Producers

The Pork Checkoff is using an Incident Command Center (ICC) structure to ensure a systematic and coordinated approach to meeting producers' immediate needs. Examples of...

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National Pork Producers Council Warns Congress Of Crisis In U.S. Pork Sector

National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) reports: U.S. pork producers are under extreme financial duress and the COVID-19 pandemic has compounded the situation, NPPC explained in...

Time to Prioritize Your People Assets

As pork production faces a long-term labor shortage, employee retention is critical. Every day on every hog farm, pigs are the priority. The objective is...

USDA: Hog Inventory Up 4%

As of March 1, there were 77.6 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 4 percent from March 2019, but down 1 percent...
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