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Land Investment Companies – What are they? We recently had a tract of farmland in my county that was sold to a land investment company. The selling price was over $12,000 per acre–outbidding any local farmer. I took a step...
Quick facts Using hovers reduces the use of fossil fuel energy in farrowing facilities. Hovers must meet the thermal requirements of piglets, especially during the first 2 to 4 days after birth. Hovers must also make up for reduced room...
Christensen Farms, one of the largest family-owned pork producers in the United States, is proud to announce the release of its 2023 Sustainability Report today, in celebration of Earth Day. This year's report is especially significant as it coincides...
Event Details: Dates: September 18 & 19, 2024 Venue: Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center, Mankato, MN The 85th Minnesota Nutrition Conference, a premier event in the upper Midwest, will present cutting-edge, research-based knowledge aimed at promoting sustainable beef, dairy,...
Margins were weaker over the first half of December on a combination of lower hog prices and higher projected feed costs. While futures prices have been steady to slightly weaker recently, pork demand generally remains quite strong. Pork export...
Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures bounced back on Friday, though analysts said U.S. staffing shortages caused by COVID-19 infections continued to limit meat production. Most actively traded February lean hogs touched a one-week high and ended 3.050 cents stronger...
In the podcast, Swine Extension Educator Sarah Schieck Boelke speaks with Ph.D. student Marcello Melini about his research on environmental sampling of farm surfaces to assess contamination of PRRS (Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome) virus at various places both...
Source: USDA news release The Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook for June 2022 analyzes economic impacts on animal product markets of month-to-month changes in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates report. To view the report click here.
In a gala event held at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center in Mankato, Minnesota, the Minnesota Pork Board (MPB) recognized individuals and families who have significantly contributed to pork promotion, consumer and producer education, youth mentoring, and...
Increased productivity helps lower labor cost and improve pig performance. By Duane Kleve, general manager, Nedap Livestock Management Operating a finishing facility today with real-time information on finishing pig weight and performance helps pig farms better work through today’s razor-thin margins. That’s...
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