WASHINGTON, D.C. —The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced new efforts on June 15 to help prevent the introduction and spread of African swine fever in the U.S. through an outreach and awareness campaign called Protect Our Pigs.
BONDURANT, Iowa — Eric Sanny believes when it comes to seedstock, quality always trumps quantity.
The pork industry continues to prepare for the potential of a foreign animal disease outbreak, including developing plans for depopulation and disposal.
After three years, Sarah Heppner says it was nice to see things back to normal at the World Pork Expo.
HUDSON, Iowa — Touring Hansen’s Dairy, visitors are able to try their hand at milking a Holstein, churn their own butter and sample milk and ice cream that is as fresh as possible. Hansen’s also offers one unique draw — kangaroos.
Rick Thomas believes the marketplace is adapting to the potential for permanent changes in the wake of California’s Proposition 12 law.
MACOMB, Ill. — Beef producers received several positive messages about marketing and policy at their summer conference in Macomb, Illinois, June 7.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Now that school is out for the summer, many rural teenagers can be found in the barn working with their livestock projects and taking them to summer shows and county fairs.
Persistent cold weather limited cool-season grass growth this spring across the Midwest, and livestock producers will be looking to get good growth out of their warm-season grasses, including native warm-season grasses.
Vietnam has collaborated with U.S. experts to produce the world’s first commercially viable vaccine against African swine fever, a disease that has killed millions of hogs across Asia and pushed up global pork prices.
Pastures are green. That is usually a good sign, except when most of the green is coming from weeds.
WALTONVILLE, Ill. — Levi Laird simply likes pigs.
ST. FRANCISVILLE, Ill. — Hogs paved the way for a two-generation farm to become a four-generation farm.
When grain prices are high, all hog producers are looking for more bang for their buck. Management could hold the key to keep more dollars in wallets.
Growing up in West Texas, Ron Gill saw plenty of people who were good at handling livestock. Now a Texas A&M Extension livestock specialist, Gill says he learned not everyone has those skills.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Remember the phrase earning your keep? Whether that was doing household chores as a child or bringing in a salary, many have a role in bringing value to the family.
Producers may be tempted to look for alternative feedstuffs when grain prices are high, but there are other options to decrease that feed bill.
TREYNOR, Iowa — Deb Miller travels the U.S. fitting cattle, and she got her start on her family’s southwest Iowa farm.
Cattle dewormer resistance has been an issue overseas, and now veterinarians say it looks like a growing concern in the U.S.
Jonathon Mosley is the director of the Animal Sciences Farms and Research Centers at the University of Illinois, where he was also a student. After graduating with his Bachelor of Science degree at the Urbana-Campaign campus, he started working at one of the swine units while earning his mas…
Supplementing diets with mineral feed is an important management practice for cattle producers.
Vaccination programs need to be able to adapt to new disease challenges, and updating programs likely begins with a call to a veterinarian.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Jennifer Ifft knows that farmers and ranchers face risk each day, so finding strategies to mitigate risk is necessary to be successful.
Growing and finishing pigs require access to feed and water for growth. Two main types of feeders are found in swine barns, namely dry feeders and wet-dry feeders.
BLANDINSVILLE, Ill. — When picturing a modern Illinois cattleman, envision a family farmer, perhaps a dad raising champion show cattle and cheering on his children. Or picture him in the field checking on cattle, or at a board meeting advocating for other beef producers.