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.
With more than $.5 billion in hand, Wall Street investor Tad Gordon and feed specialist Dennis Harms created the biggest pig complex the U.S. had ever seen.
As the hog industry expands and grain markets get cheaper, pork production companies want to partner with row-crop farmers to build hog finishing barns. Four swine company reps give advice.
As 2018 takes off, a consistent question from farmers is, ‘Why do land prices continue to remain high?’