The #RealPigFarming unites pig farmers, academics, youth, veterinarians and allied industry members to talk about pig farming. There are many different ways to raise pigs and #RealPigFarming celebrates all farmers and how they choose to raise their pigs. The most [...] Read more
…and still leave a smaller footprint. Research has shown that from 1959 to 2009, pig [...] Read more
Like other pig farmers in Missouri, Scott Phillips agrees that one of the most positive changes in the industry was when pigs were moved out of [...] Read more
When you think of an environmentalist, what do you picture?
Does he look anything like me?
While I may not fit the picture in your head, [...] Read more
At our house and farm, reducing our environmental impact is an integral part of our entire farm.
Like many of my fellow real [...] Read more
Missouri pig farmer Everett Forkner loves pigs. They’ve been part of his life, in fact, since the day he and his wife, Ruby, established TRULINE® Genetics in 1958. Today, Forkner Farms is a 2,000-acre family farm that includes two sons [...] Read more
Sometimes in life, you don’t get to choose. You can’t live off of fried foods for several weeks and expect your jeans will still button. You can’t get lax on [...] Read more
The National Pork Board is joining with Atlantic Media to bring together key leaders and discuss the challenge of responsible antibiotic use in the 21st century. This forum will include remarks from key stakeholders, [...] Read more
Antibiotics are an important tool in the pig farmer’s toolbox. While we don’t ever want to use them when they’re not needed, we’re glad to have them if the need arises.
To make sure antibiotics remain effective for our pigs’ health [...] Read more
As someone who has been raising pigs for a long time, Wanda Patsche has noticed a number of changes in the role of women in pig farming in [...] Read more