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A family-owned company specializing in crafted meat snacks is set to invest $2 million in expanding its operations in Galesburg. Western Smokehouse Partners LLC, headquartered at 56 S. Kellogg St. with a production facility at Thrushwood Farms, 2860 W....
On Wednesday, Illinois Pork Producers took their message, along with some sizzling bacon, to the state capitol. Led by Jennifer Tirey, executive director of the Illinois Pork Producers Association, the initiative aimed to engage urban legislators who may lack...
Each year, since 2011, The Maschhoffs recognize an employee who has displayed the company core values through key business decisions and leadership actions. The Core Values award is a prestigious honor that recognizes the outstanding commitment of a single...
Extrusion results in increased digestibility of energy, which is primarily due to increased gelatinization of starch. Because this process improves flavor of cereal grains, it is known that extrusion improves palatability in pig diets. Particle size reduction in cereal...
Understanding Consumer Segmentation NPB and Illinois Pork ventured into Chicago, where diversity thrives and consumer preferences vary. NPB staff and 4 Illinois pork producers visited various supermarkets across the Chicago metropolitan area and gained firsthand insights into how pork is...
"19 Local Food Projects Awarded Grants Totaling $1.8M to Bolster Illinois' Pork and Swine Infrastructure" With funding facilitated by the Illinois Department of Agriculture, the Illinois Stewardship Alliance proudly announces the allocation of grants to 19 local food initiatives. These...
Illinois pork farmers are voicing their concerns over the potential impact of California mandates, which they fear could lead to urban food insecurity. Democratic state lawmakers are proposing a series of bills aimed at making food more accessible, including...
The olive oil tree (Olea europaea L.) contains hydrophilic and lipophilic bioactive compounds, which include flavones, phenolic acids, phenolic alcohols, secoiridoids, and hydroxycinnamic acid derivatives. These bioactive compounds have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties, and therefore, olive-derived plant bioactive...
Andrea Mallea, a Master student in the monogastric nutrition laboratory present “Inclusion of corn protein in diets for weanling pigs”. Adapted from a presentation on the XXXVIII FEDNA Congress, on December 13, 2023.
Cheryl Walsh, a fourth-generation producer from Princeville, Illinois, was announced as the 2024 President of the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) during their annual meeting. Walsh owns and operates Cowser Inc., a comprehensive agricultural enterprise in Peoria County, encompassing...
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