New Composting Publication Offers Practical Steps for Livestock Producers

Composting has long been an option for livestock mortality disposal. It generally can be done on farm, requires little in the way of equipment...

Girl died of carbon monoxide poisoning at Iowa hog plant

Source: Associated Press The Iowa Medical Examiners Office says a 17-year-old girl died of carbon monoxide poisoning after she helped clean a hog confinement building...

California’s Proposition 12 Threatens to Disrupt U.S. Pork Sector

Farmscape for April 20, 2021 Pat McGonegle 9:03 Listen The CEO of the Iowa Pork Producers Association warns California's Proposition 12 has the potential to...

The Hypor Libra: Sustainable and strong

The transition from balanced to sustainable breeding has already begun. This is an overarching focus in our pig breeding program, but the benefits can...

Rod Celebrates 15 Years with Iowa Select Farms

Rod’s career seems to be a family affair, and we’re not talking about him working for a family-owned company. Rod first came to Iowa...

China reports African swine fever outbreak in Xinjiang

China reported an outbreak of African swine fever in Xinjiang region, the agriculture ministry said on Monday. The outbreak occurred on a farm of Xinjiang...

Iowa pork, agriculture leaders plan events to thank cities, towns with major meatpacking plants

Source: Des Moines Register Iowa pork and agriculture leaders plan to thank cities and towns that are home to major meat processing plants, which have struggled...

Triumph Foods meatpacking plants put lives on the line in COVID pandemic

Source: The Gazette Shoulder-to-shoulder production lines. Crowded shift changes. Packed break and locker rooms. The environment of Iowa meatpacking plants proved the perfect place for COVID-19...

Price freeze on pork, poultry stays until April 8

The implementation of the 60-day price freeze on poultry and pork will not be adjusted or suspended despite the strong clamor from backyard raisers,...

Hog trend is choppy but higher

Bull flags are often highlighted as indications of small corrective moves in an otherwise larger price trend.
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