Pork producers have a place to turn for advice and information in tough economic times thanks to a joint project of the Illinois Pork Producers Association and
“We cannot change the very difficult economic conditions, but we can offer information to help producers manage their businesses,” says James Pettigrew,
At the Web site, users will find presentations by industry experts. Among the presenters and topics are: Chris Hurt, Purdue University Extension on price risk; and from the University of Illinois, Rob Knox on reproduction, Larry Firkins on health and employees, Mike Ellis on management, Ted Funk on engineering, Hans Stein on nutrition and Pettigrew on feeding programs.
“Each of the seven specialists will offer three recommendations that have been carefully chosen to be helpful to producers,” Pettigrew explains.
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“We realize that these have been and continue to be rough times for pork producers dealing with escalating input costs,” says Phil Borgic, a pork producer from