Family-owned Schwartz Farms, Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, is one of the most respected pork producers in the U.S.
Iowa Select Farms is building high-tech sow barns designed to keep disease out.
An increase in this mysterious problem has the industry searching for answers.
Wildfires destroyed the Plum Thicket sow farm, owned by Smithfield Foods, near LaVerne, Oklahoma, on March 7, 2017. While Smithfield operations in the state of Oklahoma include 45,000 sows over multiple farm sites, this fire affected only one farm with 6,350 sows. Of those, approximately 4,300 were lost.
Plum Thicket was a high-performing sow farm that supplied breeding stock to other Smithfield sites in the U.S..
Fires continue to burn in the region.
Smithfield Foods has launched an antibiotic-free line of fresh pork products under its Pure Farms brand.
The number of farms in the U.S. for 2016 is estimated at 2.06 million, down 8,000 farms from 2015.
With six months to go until opening, the new Seaboard Triumph Foods pork processing facility in Sioux City, Iowa, already plans to include a second shift.
Pig numbers are high and pork needs to move. Here is how the National Pork Board is trying to increase demand.
The FDA has implemented the VFD – new rules regarding the use of medically important antibiotics in livestock.
Successful Farming caught up with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey at the Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines on January 25, 2017.
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