Editor's Insight: The seductive power of bacon
The pork industry is riding a wave of bacon love. People are literally eating it up. Full story.
Best of the Blogs: November/December 2013
The following blogs and commentaries were featured as PorkNetwork magazine's "Best of the Blogs" feature in the November/December2013 issue. Full story.
It’s a matter of strategic trade-offs
Asking the questions of your employees is the first step to identifying their preferences, but if you ask employees directly “what they want,” they’ll likely tell you “everything is important,” which isn’t actionable. Full story.
What type of employees do you have?
AON Hewitt’s Richard Kantor and Tim Glowa believe there
are five different types of top-performing employees that you either have or want on your team. They have measured the level of engagement for each of these types and provide a short definition of each. Full story.
Four keys for your HR playbook
Develop an effective rewards program based on employee feedback and then make sure it’s effectively executed. Full story.
Quotable Quotes: November-December 2013
The World Food Prize was founded in 1986 by Dr. Norman E.Borlaug, recipient of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. Since then,outstanding individuals who have made vital contributions to improving the quality, quantity or availability of foodhave been honored. The Prize also hosts the annual BorlaugDialogue international symposium on global food security at the World Food Prize building in Des Moines, Iowa. Here are quotes from the 2013 World Food Prize Laureates and other distinguished speakers at this year’s event. Perhaps the mostimportant quote, however, is this one, attributed to the late Dr.Norman Borlaug: “Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world.” Full story.
How to minimize nursery fallouts
Stress-free transitions set the stage for a successful finish. Full story.
Beware of respiratory illness
If you’re sure the nutritional needs of nursery pigs are being met and you’re still seeing fallouts, it’s possible you’re dealing with swine respiratory disease (SRD). Full story.
A look at lameness
Research on sow lameness in group housing compared to individual housing and mineral source effect on sow lameness reveals interesting differences in housing options. Full story.
Three antibiotic-free musketeers: Chipotle, Panera and Culver's
They know the “hot buttons” with consumers – we should too. Full story.