This Month in Pork
Ugly situations can result if these barriers aren’t removed. Full story.
Difficult but necessary conversations
Don’t put off talking about farm succession plans. Full story.
Documentary to capture real farmers and ranchers
Oscar-winning and two-time Emmy-winning filmmaker James Moll is proud to announce the production of a feature-length documentary about the next generation of American farmers and ranchers. Full story.
Best of the Blogs: May 2013
The following blogs and commentaries were featured as porkNetwork magazine's "Best of the Blogs" feature in the May 2013 issue. Full story.
See it? Stop it! is good for the industry
As a farm owner/manager, it is your duty to convey the level of commitment you have to responsible animal care with every person who comes in contact with your animals. Full story.
Nutrition: The next step when pigs get sick
Significant economic impact can be achieved with very small improvements in growth. Full story.
“Active listening” is key to developing effective communication
Effective communication involves the utilization of active listening skills. As an active listener, you demonstrate your interest in what is being said using both verbal and nonverbal communication techniques and you open the door for others to begin using the same techniques. Full story.
WAL-TSL-300W-LED security light
The WAL-TSL-300W-LED is a 300-watt security light that offers the operator the ability to easily pan and tilt the light beam as needed. Full story.
Costs should decline this year
Record corn and soybean meal prices in 2012 resulted in record cost of production for hog farms. Full story.
Dr. Howard Hill: When science and public perception disagree
Dr. Howard Hill is the president-elect of the National Pork Producers Council and recently answered a few questions from porkNetwork editor JoAnn Alumbaugh for the May issue of the magazine. Full story.
Bobcat utility vehicles foster productivity
Bobcat Company, a leader in compact equipment, is breaking new ground in the utility vehicle market with superior performance and productivity in the 3600 and 3650 hydrostatic drive utility vehicles. Full story.
Tools to help producers
The following materials, available in both English and Spanish, will help producers implement the See it? Stop it! Initiative: Full story.
Editor's Insight: Step up to the plate
Who would have thought everyday consumers would listen to the rantings of an over-the-hill game-show host while ignoring documented animal science research and first-hand experiences of farmers? Full story.
Going Social for Ag : The "Moderate Middle"
As farmers, we should try to correct misinformation about agriculture when we hear or read it. But we don’t always do that. Sometimes, we feel like it’s a lost cause. Full story.
Animal Ag Advocate: What’s in a name?
We welcome Emily Meredith with the Animal Ag Alliance as a new PorkNetwork blogger. Emily points out, “If we don’t start getting to the root of the negative perception, decisions about how to raise animals will be made by those most removed from the farm.” Full story.
'See It? Stop It!' empowers producers and employees
The National Pork Producers Council, National Pork Board, the dairy industry and the Center for Food Integrity are promoting animal well-being through a new initiative to encourage immediate reporting of animal abuse, neglect, mishandling or harm. Full story.
NUTRIQUEST announces strategic alliance with EURO-NUTEC
NUTRIQUEST announces the formation of a strategic research, marketing and distribution alliance with EURO-NUTEC, a subsidiary of GRUPO NUTEC in Mexico. Full story.
Economists predict lower grain prices, improved margins
The National Pork Board hosted a teleconference Thursday afternoon with economists, following release of USDA’s first-quarter Hogs and Pigs report. Continued losses are predicted for now, but margins will likely improve going forward into the second, third and fourth quarters of 2013. Full story.
Warn Industries’ PullzAll tackles tough jobs
Now that springtime has finally arrived, farmers have plenty on their to-do list, including equipment maintenance, spring planting, purchasing of supplies, and fence mending. Making fence mending a breeze is Warn Industries’ PullzAll – the only electric hand-held and portable tool that can lift or pull up to 1,000 lbs. at the push of a button. Full story.
Norbrook launches Enroflox 100 for pigs
Norbrook Laboratories, Ltd. announces the FDA approval of new Enroflox 100 (enrofloxacin) available for swine producers via a veterinary prescription. Full story.
It’s not all ‘Bugs and Drugs’
Remember the “disease triad” during on-farm troubleshooting of non-infectious causes of disease. Full story.