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Matie George is looking forward to working with producers and others in Iowa’s pork industry, and said her recent experience provided a solid background for her new role with Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University. As an...
Security experts are urging all farmers, including pork producers, to make cybersecurity a top priority for their businesses. This type of criminal activity continues to target America’s food industry. Security experts are urging all farmers, including pork producers, to make...
Farmscape for May 9, 2022 Full Interview 7:33 Listen The Swine Health Information Center initiated Domestic Swine Disease Reporting System has once again been expanded, this time to include reporting on porcine circovirus type 2. The Swine Health Information...
There are several ways to evaluate feed cost and feed performance in wean-to-market pigs. Each method can provide a very different answer for the producer on what is the “BEST” way to feed a pig. In a perfect world...
“We’ve worked hard to create a safety culture,” said Mikey Shields, Ringgold sow farm manager. “It makes my employees feel comfortable working here, which shows in our retention. We also trust and care about each other enough to speak...
Recently, representatives of Christensen Farms donated 200 pounds of ground pork to the Food Bank of Iowa. The Food Bank of Iowa’s mission is to provide food for Iowa children, families, and seniors to lead full and active lives,...
Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA (NYSE:MRK), today announced a $250,000 donation to Iowa State University (ISU) to support the...
 Sawyer Whisler from This’LL Do Farms in Southeast Iowa joins the Swine Web Podcast.  His strong opinions lead to a “Hot Take” about the threat of Cell Cultured Meat and how this could pivot how the industry functions. As...
Farmscape for April 22, 2022 Iowa Minnesota Presentation 46:15 Listen The President of the Iowa Pork Producers Association says U.S. pig farmers are watching developments related to California's Proposition 12 awaiting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Last month the...
312-242-7905  Monday, April 18, 2022  GRAINS:  May bean oil gapped into fresh contract highs on the Sunday night’s opening bell. On Friday the March crush was released showing a record large crush at 181.7 mm bu but the report also showed a drop...
Source: Reuters China posted its highest quarterly pork production in more than three years during January through March, data showed on Monday, reflecting a boost in breeding following a disease-led decline. China produced 15.61 million tonnes of pork in the first...
Swine producers depend on efficient and reliable delivery of feed. Helping to ensure that is the latest load cell technology that automates the monitoring of bulk feed tanks. Idlenot Farms is a family-owned company based in Larchwood, Iowa that operates...
By Dennis Smith   312-242-7905  Friday, April 8, 2022  GRAINS:  Upside breakout? After trading lower all night the corn market, May corn, looks poised to challenge key resistance defined as a close over 760. May bean oil is attempting to break out of a possible...
The 2022 Iowa Pork Leadership Academy (IPLA) includes 11 people from around the state who work in the pork industry. IPLA develops leadership skills and is organized by the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA). Those selected to participate in IPLA...