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One of the oldest and rarest breeds of swine
An heirloom, rare breed of pig called the Tamworth is regarded by many as the aristocrat of the pig world. This long-legged ginger pig with large pricked-up ears is suited to free-ranging and forest...
Keep an eye out for blisters on your pigs
Swine producers large and small need to be on the lookout for the Seneca Virus-A, or Seneca Valley Virus. The number of cases has been on the upswing, and the reason this disease is so important is...
This young woman is allergic to the subject of her future plans
Lexi Delaney has been around hogs and cattle all of her life. She grew up raising the animals on the family farm near DeWitt, Iowa. Lexi showed pigs in 4-H and FFA, and is now an animal science major...
This Minnesota family saved their farm by going direct to consumers.
Genetic resistance to the PRRS virus by gene editing is a game-changer for the pork industry.
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus was first detected in the U.S. in 1987. Pigs that contract the disease have extreme difficulty reproducing, don’t gain weight and have...
Enjoy some of the best pork anywhere
If you’re looking for a pig breed to raise that’s an easy keeper and produces quality meat, try the Large Black. The animals do well in both warm and cold climates, and simply need a shed...
The heat is hard on everyone, including your animals. They rely on you to help them stay cool when temperatures rise.
Learn about swine biosecurity and disease transmission and prevention when showing pigs.
Learn about swine biosecurity and disease transmission and prevention for show pigs.
An Alabama couple is running the family farm as naturally as they can
JMB farms of Samson, Alabama has been in the Baxley family for 100-years. Joseph Baxley and his wife Melissa are the fourth generation to work the 80-acres of timberland and pasture. Joseph says...
Blog Post
On Thursday morning, June 4, a line of women snaked out of the National Pork Board tent on the Iowa State Fairgrounds concourse in Des Moines. Inside was Chris Soules, star of three reality...