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
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
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
Caring for animals brings me joy.
It’s hard work, sure, and the pay certainly doesn’t reflect the time and stress that goes into it. But watching our pigs grow and strive and excel is the kind of reward that’s worth a [...] Read more
When asked to talk about why animal care is important to me, I admittedly get a little stuck. Not because it’s not important, but because it’s so important. Animal care is everything. It’s why we’re in this business, and why [...] Read more
I am a mom and a veterinarian. Helping farmers produce safe food has always been a core value of mine. Becoming a mom has only strengthened my belief that as farmers and veterinarians we should do everything in our power [...] Read more
When Subway recently announced — that soon all meat served in its restaurants would be sourced from farms that use no antibiotics at any time — some folks cheered. But, the thing is, all meat sold in the U.S. is [...] Read more