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Covid-19 Drives Changes for 2021 Iowa Pork Congress

The 2021 Iowa Pork Congress may not be an in-person event this year, but there are still virtual options for online sessions that will...

Jerri Celebrates 20 Years with Iowa Select Farms

While many employees have memories about their first experience working with pigs, Jerri’s might be one of our favorites. “Me and my sisters decided...

Swine & U: Secure Pork Supply Plans Still Important , By Diane DeWitte, Swine...

As African Swine Fever (ASF) spreads around the globe, pork industry and its partners all pulling together to prevent the entry of ASF into...

Tyson plant is Columbus Junction resumes production Wednesday

On Wednesday the Tyson Fresh Meats pork plant in Columbus Junction resumed limited production after being shut down on Dec. 15, 2020. According to Liz...

PorkBridge Educational Series for 2021 Begins Feb. 4

Since 2005, PorkBridge has provided relevant and timely information to grow-finish swine producers and other industry professionals across the U.S. and around the world....

Improved Biosecurity

EPI Air® removes air-borne PED, PRRS and influenza virus inside and between swine barns. Respiratory diseases are responsible for a significant amount of animal morbidity and...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, 2020 Good Bye, January 4th 2021

  Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics 2020 was one of the most challenging if not the most challenging ever in the U.S. hog industry....

Registration Now Open for 2021-2022 SowBridge Educational Series

SowBridge, the distance educational series for those who work with sows, boars and piglets, and with genetic and reproductive issues, begins its next program...

USDA Reports Hog Herd Is Contracting

The latest hogs and pigs report from the USDA signals contraction in the U.S. hog herd. Not only did the total number of hogs...

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...

Evaluation of Odor Removal Via Electrostatic Particle Ionization and Geotextile Fence

Download the complete article Daniel Andersen, Associate Professor, Ag. and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames Iowa Purpose Iowa Select Farms installed an electrostatic precipitator at the...

NPPC Applauds USDA Oversight of Gene-Edited Livestock

In an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, the Trump administration today announced its intention for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to have primary...

Tyson Fresh Meats Temporarily Idles Columbus Junction, Iowa, Pork Plant Following Operations Malfunction

yson Fresh Meats is temporarily idling production at its Columbus Junction, Iowa, pork plant due to a mechanical malfunction in the refrigeration system Tuesday...

40,000 More Servings of Pork to Hungry Iowans Through Zoetis Donation to Pass the...

A program begun in late April to generate pork donations to hungry Iowans is receiving a generous boost to keep meat on their plates....

LIVESTOCK-Hog futures rally on technical buying

U.S. lean hog futures rose 3.8% on Monday, notching their biggest daily gain since September, in a technical bounce from the three-week low they...