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Word Pork Expo: Sow housing options

Sow housing has been a much debated topic in the pork industry for several years. There are many options for producers, but there are major considerations when it comes time to decide on altering pre-existing facilities. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Bacon, bacon and more bacon

If you attend World Pork Expo and go home hungry it’s your own fault because a smorgasbord of food is available at the annual event, with the majority of it being free (and delicious). FULL STORY »

Getting HSUS to shush

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has been a pain in the back for agriculture producers across the nation. However, HSUS and similar activist groups are being exposed for what they really are about by organizations interested in maintaining the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers across the U.S. FULL STORY »

International trade fuels pork market

The economic outlook may be a bit better now when compared to last year's poor pork market. An economic update was delivered by Steve Meyer, president of Pargon Economics, during a press conference held at World Pork Expo on Thursday. Meyer sounded optimistic about the pork market after hog margins have just now reached black ink since last summer. FULL STORY »

Feeding For 30: Genetics, nutrition and good help

"Feeding For 30" is a program setup to help producers achieve 30 pigs per sow per year. FULL STORY »

Funding approved to research PEDV

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) has been working its way through the U.S., but the National Pork Board just approved funding that will help prevent the spread. FULL STORY »

Export vital to U.S. pork

The export market is a vital sector of the U.S. pork industry and it is only reaffirmed when you look at the latest statistics. FULL STORY »

Pot Pigs: Marijuana and vodka fed to hogs Play video

A farm in Washington is now feeding marijuana and vodka to their pigs. FULL STORY »

Bacon fuels 105 year old woman

Bacon loving 105 year old takes a ride in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. FULL STORY »

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