Iowa Pork Industry a Critical Player in State’s Economy

The work of Iowa's pig farmers is the core of a vital pork industry in the state, says a new study released by the...

Q2 SelectPride Winners

Congratulations to our entire finishing team (that’s right—every single one of ‘em!) for being name our Q2 SelectPride award winners. From not knowing one...

Enrolling Breeding Farms for PRRSV Monitoring Studies

Did you have PRRSV outbreaks in breeding herds this year? Consider enrolling in our PRRSV monitoring studies to investigate factors associated with time-to-stability and...

ROAD TO RECOVERY: Pig farmer plans to rebuild after farm is leveled by derecho

Source: KWWL Iowa "It sounded like a train," Farmer Bryan Ellenbecker said as the derecho passed over top of him, and his 10-acre 5,000 pig...

USDA Releases “Feed Outlook” Report

To view the complete report, click here. The August 2020 Feed Outlook report contains estimates for 2019/20, and projections for the 2020/21 U.S. and global...

Webinars for Pork Producers Working Toward Economic Recovery

Iowa's pig farmers continue to battle against economic situations that are causing an expected average loss in 2020 of $37 per pig. When added...

CME update: lean hog futures rise as producers sell market-ready pigs

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures gained on Monday, as the cash market strengthened and packers looked to pickup slaughter rates, brokers said. Feeder cattle...

Iowa State Economist Says Number Of Pigs Euthanized Much Lower Than Originally Thought

Iowa State University Extension economist Lee Schulz says the number of hogs and pigs that were euthanized because of COVID-19-related processing slowdowns appears to...

Enrolling Breeding Farms for PRRSV Monitoring Studies

Did you have PRRSV outbreaks in breeding herds this year? Consider enrolling in our PRRSV monitoring studies to investigate factors associated with time-to-stability and...

USDA: Falling Hog Weights Suggest Industry Is Managing Supply-Chain Disruptions From COVID-19

Falling slaughter weights of hogs suggest that the U.S. hog industry is managing the supply-chain consequences of COVID-19, with weights falling almost 4 percent...
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