From Chipotle to the America's Pig Farmer of the Year, here are the top trending stories on PORK Network for the week ending Sept. 4.
Comcast Cable blocks Christensen Farms graphic attack ad
It’s more bad news for one animal rights activist group after Comcast Cable pulled the group’s television commercials attacking Christensen Farms. Read more.
Finalists for America’s Pig Farmer of the Year award announced
The National Pork Board has announced the four finalists who are vying for the title of its new America’s Pig Farmer of the Year award program. Read more.
Prepare for VFD changes
Kansas State University veterinarian Mike Apley, DVM, PhD, DACVCP, outlines some of the challenges and opportunities as veterinarians help clients prepare for new veterinary feed directive rules, which will bring the use of most medicated feeds under veterinary supervision. Watch the video.
Thank lower soybean meal prices for drop in pork costs
Soybean meal is an important but an "economically" secondary feed ingredient in hog diets compared to corn. My estimates suggest that soybean meal costs have been about 22 percent of the total costs of raising hogs over the past decade, compared to 32 percent for corn. Read more.
Don’t stop there! Scroll through the slideshow at the top of the page for the #RealPigFarming photos featured this week.