Take Advantage when Profit Opportunities Become a Reality, By: Brian Stevens, BigStone Marketing President

The year 2020 has been anything but normal.  I think we can all agree that the hog and pork markets are as volatile as...

Brent Jones from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, Aussies “Kick The Tires” On Group...

Around the time of the Brexit induced UK general election there was some discussion of promoting legislation that would ban the use of farrowing...

The Positive Pig, By Christine Snowden: Gilt Selection Officer at Heimerl Farms

Introduction (Christine is going to write a series of Industry blogs on Swineweb.com.) In her first blog she tells her story and her journey in...

Pork Price in China Falls below US Level, By Jim Huang Futures Market Executive

Highlights: World Pork Expo 2021 and Pre-WPX event in Des Moines Live hog price in China reaches a new low at RMB 15/kg, down...

Lessons from the African Swine Fever and COVID-19 Outbreaks,By Todd Thurman, SwineTex Consulting Services

In August of 2018, we began receiving the first reports of an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in China. I ended up spending...

Gruel Feeding Recently-Weaned Pigs, By Todd Thurman, SwineTex Consulting Services

There are some phases of the production cycle that are so important that it’s basically mandatory that you get it right. When you get...

A New Era for the Pork Industry, By Todd Thurman, SwineTex Consulting Services

I joined the swine industry on a full-time basis for the first time in 1999. It was an interesting time in the swine industry....

Manure Pumping and Agitation Guidelines By: Nick Fitzgerald, Business Development of Pipestone System

As the harvest season approaches, fall field work and manure application will follow closely thereafter. During the manure removal process, our primary objective is...

Tackling Agro-Terrorism and Agro-Crime, By Gary Flory, Owner, G.A. Flory Consulting

Sometimes, unlikely events happen.  That fact is clearer now more than anytime I can recall.  Six months ago, who could have imagined that millions...

Business Strategies for Periods of Low Prices, By Jim Marzolf Vice President – Pipestone...

In commodity production, high prices are the result of more demand than supply. In the past 20 years, the pork industry has been fortunate to...
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