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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...
Lexi Marek talks about her family's farm and how her involvement with agriculture lead her to where she is today.
You can tell these animals and their owners have a special bond!
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...