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Clearing the Way for New Opportunities, By Bill Even CEO of the National Pork...

Have you ever thought about burning down half the buildings on your farm in one day? It might sound crazy, but that is exactly...

Reviewing Humane Euthanasia Protocols, By Heidi Carroll SDSU Extension Livestock Stewardship Field...

Unresolvable health problems and injuries occur in pigs in every swine operation and having a plan in place to humanely deal with these issues...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Iowa Pork Congress Report, January 27th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Every January the Iowa Pork Congress is held in Des Moines Iowa. It is the premier winter trade...

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, May 20th 2019

•This week in the markets - Cash cattle were nearly $4 lower this week and cash feeder cattle were steady to $6 lower. The...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Market Having Rough Ride, April 13th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics If Misery loves company, we have a real hootenanny* going. (*Scottish word, meaning party) The Utter Collapse of the U.S....

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...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Mid-West Swine Conference Report, December 9th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last week we attended the Mid-West Swine Conference that was held in Danville Indiana, just west of Indianapolis. Our...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, World Pork Expo Report, June 11th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   This past week was the World Pork Expo (WPX) held in Des Moines, Iowa.  The first WPX was...

Managing MLV PRRS vaccines for optimum performance and returns, By Joseph F. Connor, DVM,...

Source: PigHealthToday.com As the world awaits a vaccine for COVID-19, it’s an opportune time to think about the value of vaccines and the importance of...

Ownership Equals Responsibility By, Bill Even CEO, National Pork Board

Growing up on our family’s farm in South Dakota, there was never any shortage of work to be done, especially when it was time...
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