Animal Care is a 24/7 For Pig Farmers

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

4 Times Bacon Brought People Together

1. The Pork Power program in Ohio allows pig farmers to donate their pork to neighbors in need. Since 2009, they’ve donated more than 1 million meals to those in need across the state.

 

2. That time Indiana’s pork producers donated [...] Read more

Food Safety: Always on Our Minds

Chances are, unless you know one, you don’t spend much time thinking about pig farmers. But we think about you, the consumer, every day.

Just about every management practice, every decision, made on our [...] Read more

Promoting Pork through Volunteer Work

I don’t feel it is a coincidence that while growing up, I learned the value and dedication of volunteering through a youth agricultural program. The 4-H program has enriched my life in such unfathomable ways. 4-H built my character and [...] Read more

Our Barn Door Is Open

“We have a responsibility as those in agriculture to tell a story. Be proud and show what you have going on,” said Chris Soules, Iowa pig farmer during the panel discussion, Our Barn Door is Open, at the 2015 World [...] Read more

5 Ways Pig Farmers Have Food Safety in Mind

1.     They work closely with their veterinarian to keep their pigs healthy, and properly treat them when they get sick.

 

2.     Clean, clean, clean. They scrub those barns till they shine — or are at least are thoroughly disinfected.

 

3.     They wash [...] Read more

Meet a Pig Farmer – Brett Kaysen

#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 important [...] Read more

Meet A Pig Farmer – Thomas Titus

#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 important [...] Read more

Meet A Pig Farmer – Robert Fisk

#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 important [...] Read more