Market showing signs of a change of direction.  Outside days, reversals, & breaking trend lines could contribute evidence of the turn.  Increasing volume would confirm the change whereas decreasing volume would indicate the move is temporary. Walt Breitinger, Breitinger & Sons, ...
Tammy Russ honored by institute advocating for female leaders in manufacturing. Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce Tammy Russ, senior operations manager of the company’s Tar Heel facility in North Carolina, has been named a 2022 STEP Ahead honoree...
In this episode we head back to Denmark to interview one of our new friends and trusted advisors, Sanne Baden, on how to reduce mortality in both the farrowing crate and in sows. We discuss stockmanship, training and how...
Source: Illinois Farmer Today Thomas Titus is all in on pigs. He takes pride in his profession and it shows in his interactions with fellow producers. That is among reasons he was recently named president of the Illinois Pork Producers Association...
We're joined by Brian Martin from Martin Family Farms to talk about the implementation and execution of Proposition 12 compliant production practices within their system. Brian and team have converted a 10,000 sow breed to wean facility to Prop...
Andrea Mallea, a master student from the Stein Monogastric Nutrition lab, discusses the nutritional value of a new source of cheese co-product fed to weanling pigs. Adapted from a presentation at the 2022 ASAS Midwestern Section meeting, March 14-16. Transcript: ...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the launch of the Meat and Poultry Processing Capacity Technical Assistance Program (MPPTA) to provide technical assistance to meat and poultry grant applicants and grant-funded projects. Processors and applicants involved with...
he U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced an investment of over $13 million in research that explores novel therapies and prevention strategies for animal diseases that cost the agricultural industry billions...
Over the past two decades, multiple States have passed animal welfare regulations in hog production. These regulations ban the common practice of using gestation crates-metal enclosures used to house pregnant sows-or stipulate space requirements for animals to stand and...
Illinois farm converts nursery to 1800 head finishing facility. When presented with the opportunity to convert an existing 20-year-old nursery to a finishing facility, the owners of Probst Porkers LTD decided to move forward. Located near Sigel, IL, the partners...
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