Buhl’s Ridgeview Farm | A Leader in Sustainability

“Utilizing the corn they grow in their on-farm feed mill, monitoring and reducing antibiotic usage and educating their communities on swine production practices, Buhl’s...

CIH Hog Margin Watch: April 2021

Margins weakened over the first half of April as a selloff in hogs combined with a resumption of higher trade in feed markets to...

U.S. live cattle futures extend slide; lean hogs rebound

ME Group live cattle futures fell on Monday, extending their slide to eight straight sessions on long liquidation and signs that surging wholesale beef...

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...

Podcast: Selecting and Preparing Gilts for Success | Ron Ketchem

About the Guest Ron Ketchem graduated from the University of Missouri in 1973 with a BS in Animal Science and master studies in Reproductive Physiology...

Spatially Balanced Sampling Offers Reliable Disease Surveillance at Lower Cost

Farmscape for March 23, 2021 Full Interview 6:53 Listen A Swine Health Information Center funded study has found swine disease surveillance based on spatially balanced...

A new look at tunnel ventilation

Large direct drive fans offer energy savings and reduced maintenance. A recent development designed to improve tunnel ventilation involves substituting variable speed fans for single-speed...

UMN Swine Influenza Research Continues

Winter has arrived and we have seasonal disease concerns, both in the pig barn and with the caretakers. For the past year we have...

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,...

Understanding sow mortality: Part 1 & 2

Reprinted as posted on Swine in Minnesota blog. Adopted from February 5 & 12, 2021 Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project Friday rubric. Sow mortality...
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