Free-access stalls provide sow-housing option Play video

With more restaurants and food service companies demanding that gestation-stall sow housing be eliminated, U.S. pork producers are under growing pressure to find viable alternatives. FULL STORY »

Housing P1 sows with gilts improves welfare, performance

Aggression among group-housed sows is a widely recognized problem as well as a threat to animal welfare and performance. At the American Society of Animal Science meeting in Des Moines this week, Yuzhi Li, assistant professor of swine production, University of Minnesota, offered insights on improving performance and welfare of young sows in a group-housing system. FULL STORY »

Swine Day returns to Iowa State June 28

Each program topic provides essential information for today’s pork producers and others in the industry, and speakers were selected for their knowledge and understanding of those topics. FULL STORY »

Iowa Gov. signs 'ag protection' bill

Iowa becomes the nation’s first state to approve legislation intending to criminalize individuals who gain access to agricultural facilities under false pretenses. FULL STORY »

NPB commits $2 million to ‘pig adventure center’

The National Pork Board has decided to contribute $2 million to help fund the Fair Oaks Pig Adventure Center. The decision was made in NPB’s board meeting, held in conjunction with the National Pork Industry Forum in Denver. FULL STORY »

Brumm Speaks Out: Should you consider air filtration for PRRS?

In the past two weeks I’ve been involved in working with producers, veterinarians and allied industry on a number of filtered sow unit issues. In addition, I’ve spoken with a large number of people on the issue of filtered air for sow units and program planning for future conferences with filtration on the agenda. FULL STORY »

Iowa State University releases animal-ag research report

An annual report of research related to animal agriculture at Iowa State University is available online. FULL STORY »

Self-assessment air quality tool for livestock producers

Livestock producers can now make sure they are doing their best to minimize air emissions with a new self-assessment tool developed by a team of researchers and Extension specialists from across the U.S. FULL STORY »

Pork producers invited to attend Iowa ventilation workshops

Two workshops designed to help pork producers manage building ventilation equipment have been set for later this month in northern Iowa. FULL STORY »

Researchers seek answers to pit foaming

University of Minnesota researchers are diligently trying to understand the reasons behind the mystery of foaming manure pits. However, answers are proving to be elusive. FULL STORY »

Site selection for new and expanding livestock operations

Siting GAAMPs are an important component of the planning process when Michigan farmers are considering expanding, or building new, livestock facilities. FULL STORY »

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