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California’s Proposition 12 Threatens to Disrupt U.S. Pork Sector

Farmscape for April 20, 2021 Pat McGonegle 9:03 Listen The CEO of the Iowa Pork Producers Association warns California's Proposition 12 has the potential to...

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...

Rod Celebrates 15 Years with Iowa Select Farms

Rod’s career seems to be a family affair, and we’re not talking about him working for a family-owned company. Rod first came to Iowa...

Innovation in Production, By: Dr. Gustavo Pizarro, Technical Service Director Pipestone

he tech service team works to challenge current production protocols, evaluate new ideas and technology, and provide real data to make decisions. Utilizing actual...

China reports African swine fever outbreak in Xinjiang

China reported an outbreak of African swine fever in Xinjiang region, the agriculture ministry said on Monday. The outbreak occurred on a farm of Xinjiang...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, March 1st U.S. Hogs and Pigs Report Bullish But Not...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   The March 1st U.S. Hogs and Pigs Report indicates fewer Breeding Pigs and Market Hogs. Our observations: Breeding Herd Date Year 1,000s head Dec...

Iowa pork, agriculture leaders plan events to thank cities, towns with major meatpacking plants

Source: Des Moines Register Iowa pork and agriculture leaders plan to thank cities and towns that are home to major meat processing plants, which have struggled...

Innovation in Nutrition, By: Kiah Gourley, PIPESTONE Nutritionist

Innovation in nutrition comes in many forms at PIPESTONE. From new technology, to better feed management, to improving the feed quality across our 40+...

Triumph Foods meatpacking plants put lives on the line in COVID pandemic

Source: The Gazette Shoulder-to-shoulder production lines. Crowded shift changes. Packed break and locker rooms. The environment of Iowa meatpacking plants proved the perfect place for COVID-19...

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,...

Genesus Global Technical Report: Disease Resilience Focused on Improving Pig Health

Chad Bierman, PhD, Geneticist, Genesus Inc. What is disease resilience and why is it important? Disease challenges in swine put downward pressure on the economics...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Lean Hog Prices Continue to Rise, March 1st 2021

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics IowaSouthern Minnesota Lean Hog Price closed last Friday at 79.81₵ lb. It has risen from 63.97₵ lb. average...

Hog trend is choppy but higher

Bull flags are often highlighted as indications of small corrective moves in an otherwise larger price trend.

USDA Releases “Livestock, Dairy And Poultry Outlook” Report

To view the complete report, click here. On February 18, 2021, errors were corrected in the charts for U.S. beef imports and U.S. beef exports,...

County Pork Producers Drive Activity & IPPA Membership

Iowa counties with organized and active local pork groups were recognized at the 2021 Iowa Pork Congress for their 2020 efforts to grow membership...