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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...
A recent study led by MycoLab researchers takes new steps to eliminating Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyopneumoniae), a bacterium that causes respiratory illness in pigs. M. hyopneumoniae is one of the most significant bacterial swine pathogens worldwide, impacting animal welfare and causing significant economic...
Title: Minnesota Hog Farmers Navigate Compliance Challenges with California's New Pork Regulations Introduction: As of January 1, California implemented a new law prohibiting the sale of pork in the state from farms where sows are kept in confined pens, impacting...
Quick facts Water from melted snow and spring rains can flood buildings in low areas. Thawing and refreezing snow can create hazardous icy areas for people and livestock. During winter, farmers can take steps to help prevent springtime snowmelt problems on...
Christensen Farms, a leader in the pork production industry, proudly announces the celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2024. Founded in 1974 by Bob Christensen with the support of the Christensen family, the company has grown from humble beginnings...
Lee Johnston was selected as an Outstanding Extension Faculty at the 2023 UMN Extension Dean’s Distinguished Awards Banquet. Dr. Johnston is a familiar face to pig farmers across Minnesota and has provided decades of valuable nutrition and management research...
Hord Family Farms, a fifth-generation pork producer based in Bucyrus, OH, today completed its acquisition of the assets of New Horizon Farms, a farrow-to-finish swine operation located in Pipestone, MN. The Minnesota farm going forward will operate as Hord...
Reflections on the Leman Swine Conference by Dr. John Deen This year Dr. John Deen was recognized at the Leman Swine Conference for his work in the swine group at the University of Minnesota in the Department of  Veterinary Population Medicine. Dr....
President Joe Biden commenced his "barnstorming" tour of rural America with a visit to a hog farm near Northfield, Minnesota. The event aimed to garner support for his agenda in regions where the Democratic Party has faced challenges in...
In these challenging times, many in the pork industry are experiencing financial strain. Economic fluctuations, market uncertainties and other external factors have made profitability an uphill battle for many dedicated pork producers. Among the struggles, there are glimmers of hope...
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