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"Lots of concern about feed levels with pig farmers.  "

pigsrgr8 replied Jan 17, 2012 to Is vomatoxin in corn becoming an issue?

2 Feb 1, 2012
Reply by charlie brown

"Lots of rumours of prices, seems like lots of interested buyers but not too many sel…"

pigsrgr8 replied Jan 17, 2012 to What is good farmland selling for in your area?

4 Jan 17, 2012
Reply by OntAG Admin

"I have not watched the abuse video and likely will not. But consumers and others wi…"

pigsrgr8 replied Jun 2, 2010 to Ohio Dairy Farm Animal Abuse Video Outrages the Ag Industry...find out more...what do you think?

9 Jul 7, 2010
Reply by Wayne Black

"I am sure Maple Leaf will not want to sell it to a new competitor.......they still w…"

pigsrgr8 replied Jun 1, 2010 to Maple Leaf Launches Sale Process for Burlington Pork Plant....Any Speculation on Buyers? Thoughts?

3 Jun 11, 2010
Reply by William Hardie

"I read the Stratford article....the NFU was helping on this. Do the other farm orga…"

pigsrgr8 replied Apr 9, 2010 to Regulatory Burdens on Slaughter Facilities.

16 May 26, 2010
Reply by Joe Dales

"Was anyone at the Stratford OASC town hall meeting? Any report on how the meeting w…"

pigsrgr8 replied Apr 8, 2010 to OASC

8 Jul 31, 2010
Reply by John Schwartzentruber

"Does this ruling change anything? We still need profitability..."

pigsrgr8 replied Feb 22, 2010 to future of our pork industry

3 Mar 1, 2010
Reply by Joe Dales

"Good points... Imported pork is flooding our grocery shelves...just check it out...S…"

pigsrgr8 replied Jan 14, 2010 to AgVisionTV.com: The Problems with Canada's Food System: Margaret Webb Wants Changes.

10 Mar 18, 2010
Reply by Joann

"Maybe we need a rock star to sing a song like Neil Young's Farmer's Song. "

pigsrgr8 replied Nov 25, 2009 to HOG LOANS DO NOT WORK

10 Dec 29, 2009
Reply by rein minnema

"So supply management won't work? What other options are out there...the news is get…"

pigsrgr8 replied Nov 18, 2009 to Supply Management for Pigs

12 Nov 18, 2009
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Iowa Pork Welcome Summer Interns Kirby Cook, Lauren Meier

Lauren Meier of Bondurant and Kirby Cook of Winthrop are spending their summers interning with the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA). Both are Iowa State University students interested in a career in agriculture. However, their family backgrounds are quite a contrast. Kirby Cook’s family is deeply involved in the pork industry. Lauren Meier’s path to IPPA started a little differently. She did not grow up with an agricultural background, nor did her parents. “My dad moved into an old farmhouse when I was 13,” Meier said. “We had some empty barns and I convinced him to put them to use. So, I started raising chickens.” She enjoyed raising chickens so much that her small farming operation eventually expanded to raising goats. “By the time I graduated high school, we had over 50 chickens, ten goats and three horses,” Meier said. “I did everything myself from the accounting part of it, vaccines, and chores. Literally everything.” Meier is this year's promotions and communications i

Addison Randall Named Program and Events Manager for Iowa Pork

Addison Randall is the newest member of the Iowa Pork Producers Association team. She was hired to fill the Program and Events Manager vacancy after Brielle Smeby’s promotion to Producer Outreach Director. Randall graduated from Iowa State University in May with a double major in Animal Science and Ag Communications. Hailing from Letts, Iowa, Randall grew up on a diversified crop and livestock operation. She served as an intern with Elanco Animal Health, Iowa Corn Growers Association and Kent Nutrition Group prior to joining the staff at the Iowa Pork Producers Association. Randall’s passion for the pork industry began at a very young age when she would accompany her dad to the farrowing unit to catch a glimpse at the newborn piglets. From there her time spent showing livestock, helping manage her family’s cow-calf herd, and working in a wean-to-finish unit all encouraged her decision to pursue higher education in animal science and a future career in the livestock industry. “I’ve d

Made to last: Producers update hog buildings with new tech

Hog confinement buildings are proof that anything that is well maintained can likely outlive its shelf life. Those large white buildings that went up in the 1990s were expected to last around 20 years. Now more than three decades later, many are still being used as finishers, nurseries and farrowing houses. “For the most part, those buildings have been very well maintained over the years,” says Lee Johnston, Extension swine specialist with the University of Minnesota. “I know people have put in slats and some other things, but these buildings were made to last a long time.” He says while the structure of the barns remains good, things have changed on the inside. This includes technology such as tunnel ventilation and systems that allow the building’s air flow and temperature to be maintained through a cell phone. Newer buildings likely have more technology designed to improve biosecurity. “Biosecurity is a major issue in the pork industry, so new buildings are made to improve this

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North American pork producers are being encouraged to take every precaution and to focus on day-to-day biosecurity to keep disease causing organisms off the farm.

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