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A small, black, gentle pig is becoming the preferred pork to raise on small farms
Long ago, guinea hogs were the most popular pig breed found on early American homesteads in the southeast. Over time they lost favor with big pork producers who became more interested in much larger...
20th anniversary of the annual ranking of the largest pork producers in the U.S. shows record profits triggering expansion
Hogs made history last summer. Pork producer profits were, quite simply, enormous -- averaging $82 profit for each hog marketed in the third quarter of 2014. “I’ve never seen anything...
The deadly swine disease can survive in manure. Producers must be careful handling manure to reduce risk of spreading the virus further.
Research led by Steve Tousignant, a veterinarian and epidemiologist at Swine Veterinary Center in St. Peter, Minn., shows that Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) can survive in manure for at...
Protect yourself and your pigs by getting vaccinated for the flu
In anticipation of this flu season, the Pork Checkoff is reminding producers, farm personnel, veterinarians and others who have contact with pigs to get the seasonal flu vaccination as soon as...
Although this is not the first time H3N1 has been detected in swine in the U.S., it is a rare occurrence and needs further examination because of the potential public health ramifications, says the...
The appearance of H3N1 in U.S. swine herds is a concern because the virus can carry a novel human seasonal gene from contemporary human viruses distinct from current swine H3 viruses. A review...
A dining concept that shows you exactly where your food came from, and how it was raised.
Exhibitors, ages seven to 29, explain why they love showing pigs, and how they take care of them on a daily basis.
Swine veterinarians shared these tips on cross fostering piglets. Do you agree?
1. Move pigs within 48 hours. It does no good to cross foster a 4-day old piglet to a colostrum (just-farrowed) sow. The older piglet's intestines are shut down to colostrum absorption. 2. Move...
The Pork Checkoff releases video showcasing how pig farmers are using cutting-edge technology to make their farms even more sustainable.
The video is available at www.porkcares.org/our-practices/sustainability. Pig farmers are committed to safeguarding natural resources. As farmers, their livelihoods are tied to the land, and they...
Tracking cases is latest measure to slow PED spread
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on April 18, 2014 announced that the USDA will require reporting of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) and Swine Delta Coronavirus in order to slow the spread of...