Wayzata-based food giant Cargill Inc. broke ground this week on a $50 million project to expand and renovate its research and development facility in Elk River. First opened in 1958 and located 30 minutes from the company's headquarters, the Elk...
Ventilation fans are no different than any other piece of equipment on the farm...they perform better with annual maintenance. Doing that maintenance now means you will not be doing it in the summer heat. Dirty fan shutters can reduce...
Quick facts When you mix and formulate your own feed, you are responsible for maintaining feed quality. Quality control is needed from the time you purchase feed ingredients to the time the pigs eat it. Feed costs represent 60 to...
Farmscape for April 8, 2022 Iowa Minnesota Presentation 46:15 Listen The President of Minnesota Pork Producers warns California's Proposition 12 will have an impact on pork production practices not only throughout the United States but also in Canada. Proposition...
Source: Star Tribune A new report provides a model for sustainability practices in the nation's second-leading pork-producing state. The Minnesota Pork Board released a report Tuesday that outlines a range of actions to make pork production more sustainable and help the...
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...
A team of researchers at the University of Minnesota has secured $500,000 to study how new influenza virus strains emerge, persist, and spread in pig populations—and what age, well-being, farm-production type, and epidemiological factors might help predict whether a...
Source: EchoPress.com North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, N.D., an hour south of Moorhead, started a meat-processing program last fall. Two Minnesota technical colleges plan to start meat-cutting programs later this year, and according to one official, there...
SwineCast 1188 Show Notes: From the 2022 Iowa Pork Congress, Dr. Jayson Lusk, Purdue University, talks about the challenges facing the pork industry, looking at key areas like concentration, capacity, and resiliency; sustainability and innovation; inflationary pressures; and politics,...
Bright spots for January pork exports include Mexico, Korea, Dominican Republic Last year Mexico reclaimed its position as the leading destination for U.S. pork exports, taking nearly 875,000 mt valued at $1.68 billion. This strong performance continued in January, with...
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