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The Minnesota Pork Producers Association (MPPA) has announced Kate Lorang as sustainability outreach coordinator and Kirby Hettver as director of producer services.   Lorang Named Sustainability Outreach Coordinator As sustainability outreach coordinator, Lorang is responsible for the recruitment and engagement of farmers across...
A few summers ago, two UMN Extension colleagues and I hit the road with the University’s BEET (Biosecure Entry & Education Trailer) teaching 4-H members and their families the basics of biosecurity. Pig folks had already heard the term,...
I have been pondering this subject for quite some time. I remember not long ago when no one talked about mental health (and especially rural mental health). But, the great news is we are hearing and learning more about...
Christensen Farms, one of the largest family-owned pork producers in the United States, is proud to announce the release of its 2023 Sustainability Report today, in celebration of Earth Day. This year's report is especially significant as it coincides...
What if a PCR test could give us some information regarding the viability of the pathogen targeted? This new publication from the MycoLab led by Dr.s Albert Canturri and Maria Pieters, is sharing the development of a new mRNA-PCR...
The Minnesota Pork Board is once again awarding up to five $1,000 scholarships to qualified individuals. Applications are open now until May 15, 2024 and can be found here on Minnesota Pork's website. Young people encouraged to apply are attending...
Research shows that if more piglets are positive for Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) at weaning, there will be more problems in finishers, with decreased average daily gain, increased mortality and poor feed conversion.1 There will be a lower percentage of...
Spring’s coming and a young farmer’s heart turns to …..manure?!? Maybe your manure plan involves fall application, but as the soils thaw and the tiles begin to run, it’s a good idea to review a few environmental protection habits...
All in all, pigs are doing well. We are scheduled to have newly weaned pigs arrive on Friday. Because we are no longer part of a sow farm, access and scheduling new pigs is different. When we were part of...
This is our Friday rubric: every week a new Science Page from the Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project. The previous editions of the science page are available on our website. Rachel Schambow, Syed Hussain, Maria C. Antognoli, Silvia Kreindel, Raysa Reyes and...
uick facts Pig wellbeing should be your number one priority when considering how best to manage a pork packing plant closure. When facing a plant closure, contact your buyer to learn about how you will be affected. It may...
Should We Sell Directly to Consumers? This question has been asked of me several times. With the hardships going on with the hog market, is it time to sell directly to consumers? First and foremost, I am not opposed to anyone...
Minnesota Pork Congress – prop 12 When I attended the Minnesota Pork Congress earlier this week, I sat in on a breakout session about Prop 12. *** Just as a reminder – Prop 12 was a ballot initiative passed by the...
In a gala event held at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center in Mankato, Minnesota, the Minnesota Pork Board (MPB) recognized individuals and families who have significantly contributed to pork promotion, consumer and producer education, youth mentoring, and...
In a well-deserved recognition of exceptional leadership, Dave Preisler has been honored with the Minnesota Pork Board's Distinguished Service Award. Throughout his nearly 28-year career, Preisler showcased a unique talent for connecting people to each other and to agriculture,...