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
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
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
As a sixth generation farm girl, Cristen Clark, who lives in central Iowa, knows that the role of women in pig farming is nothing new. After all, her mother helped raise livestock long before Cristen, herself, became a pig farmer [...] 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