If you want to know what’s happening in the swine industry, talk to the Herrings at Hog Slat.
John Howard, 77, has built his family’s farming enterprises from humble beginnings in tobacco growing to becoming a powerhouse in pork production, row-crop farming, and more.
Rob and Char Brenneman have built one of the largest family-owned swine operations in the U.S. from scratch.
You can always count on Bill Prestage, 82, to tell it like it is. Family-owned Prestage Farms, 35 years in business, is the sixth largest pork producer in the U.S. with 175,000 sows.
According to Smithfield representatives, the company will pay China’s new retaliatory tariff on pork, too.
This barn may have been the longest continuously-run farrowing house in America.
Technology presents amazing opportunities for farmers. Blockchain, for example, is moving very rapidly and already impacting the meat industry.
Scientists at the gene-editing company Recombinetics have developed a precision breeding method resulting in male piglets that remain in a prepubertal state, thus, ending the need for castration.
Trade, technology, health, and labor are top of mind for pork producers in 2018.
Sell the rallies! Let you wife do the marketing! Listen up, farmers.