With the damage inflicted by the 2012 drought, and the record-level feed prices that accompany it, chances are you have many questions that arise throughout the workday.

Drought-related information available online provides many answers to questions on feeding livestock, marketing animals, water conservation, drought severity, alternative feed ingredients, yield estimates and much more.

The National Pork Board’s (NPB) pork checkoff offers many drought resources specific to pork production including pig nutrition and feed and water management.

Many industry resources are available to help pork producers as they confront both short-term and long-term issues associated with the 2012 drought.  Don’t hesitate to ask questions or ask for some help, if needed.  

See these other resources for help managing your farm in drought conditions, many of which offer links to more specific information:

South Dakota State University

Kansas State University

Purdue University

University of Illinois

Iowa State University


USDA Farm Service Agency

Drought Mitigation Center   

If you have specific, farm management-related questions, contact Chris Hostetler, NPB’s director of animal science, at CHostetler@pork.org or (515) 223-2606.