2015 Swine Education In-Service

Market Outlook – Steve Meyer, EMI Analytics Pork Industry Antibiotics Update – Jennifer Koeman, National Pork Board Antibiotic Resistance in Agricultural Settings – Lisa Durso, USDA, ARS Dietary Guidelines – Eric Berg, North Dakota State University Barn Air Quality – Jay Harmon, Iowa State University Environmental Issues “Legal Ramifications” – Eldon McAfee, Brick Gentry PC Law Contracting – Mike Brumm, Brumm Swine Consultancy Certification Update – Dinah Peebles, National Pork Board […]

Today’s Pig Farming

The pork that consumers enjoy today is very different from the pork that was produced decades ago. In fact, lard was one of the main products used from pigs; the meat was less desirable. Fast-forward to today. The pork sold in supermarkets and served at restaurants is lean, nutritious and great-tasting.This dramatic shift is the […]

Modern Pig Farming

The agricultural landscape in America has changed dramatically over the past two generations. Growing knowledge, ongoing research and the adoption of technology have advanced modern pig farming methods. Despite the progress, the nostalgia attached to traditional farming and a rural way of life has led many to perceive the farming methods of the past as […]

Farming Heritage In America

Today’s pig farms combine the best of traditional farming practices with the benefits of modern technology. As a result, pig farmers, veterinarians, and other agricultural experts have improved farming methods, helping to make the U.S. pork supply safer and more nutritious than at any time in our nation’s history. “Farming is part of my family’s […]

Connections Count

The massive light displays that greet you at New York City’s Times Square are always impressive, especially if you’re like me and grew up on a farm near a town with one traffic light (Audubon, Iowa). Keith Schoettmer, named America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM, recently made his first trip to New York City on behalf of the nation’s pork producers. The city of bright lights and millions of people offered an ideal venue to share producers’ commitment to responsible pork production.