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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...
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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...
Live pig prices swing high on disease fears, and then swing low when PED fizzles.
The pork industry continues to adjust from the supply shock created by the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus last year. Live prices peaked in the summer of 2014 as PED losses mounted and then...
The new facility in Sioux City, Iowa, will open in July 2017.
Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods announced May 14, 2015, the formation of a joint venture, with equal ownership, to construct a new pork processing facility in Sioux City, Iowa, with site work...
A Virginia man has tapped into the healing powers of…lard
If you have a bad case of acne, rub lard on your face. It sounds disgusting, but James Henderson of Concord, Virginia swears that it just might work. He says a friend once told him about the skin...