Controlling Disease: It's not about the bugs - Dr. Jim Lowe, Integrated Food Animal Medicine Systems, Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, from the 2015 Midwest Pork Conference, December 1, 2015, Danville, IN, USA.
Pork operation staff must engage with customers to gain an understanding of consumer perspectives and meet current marketplace expectations.
What role do females play on a pig farm? From tractor drivers, to farrowing barn specialists to so much more – these women are Real Pig Farmers of America. This is #RealPigFarming.
Pork Quality - Retail Meat Benchmarking, by Dr. David Newman, North Dakota State University (2015 World Pork Expo, June 3 - 5, 2015, Des Moines, IA, USA)
It’s a full time job to make sure pigs have 24-hour access to food, fresh water and to keep their housing clean and cool.
Combating the Latest PRRS Cycle - "Learn-Apply-Repeat" - Speaker Panel, from the 2015 North American PRRS Symposium, December 4 - 5, 2015, Chicago, IL, USA.
Scott Phillips, a pig farmer from Missouri, shows how he pays individual attention to the mother pigs as they give birth to their piglets.
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus was first detected in the U.S. in 1987. Pigs that contract the disease have extreme difficulty reproducing, don’t gain weight and have a high mortality rate. The disease costs North American farmers more than $660 million annually. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Missouri, Kansas State University, and Genus plc have bred pigs that are not harmed by the disease.