Meet a Pig Farmer- Lauren Schwab

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

#RealPigFarming – Meet The Legends

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

Safe Food Starts with Healthy Pigs

Keith Schoettmer, America’s Pig Farmer of the Year discusses animal health

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 Changing Role Of Women Pig Farmers

Wanda (left) and Jan (right) have been blazing trails for women pig farmers.

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

Public Health: Absolutely Paramount

I’ve been asked more than once recently about public health. What are we real pig farmers doing about it? Do we think about it often? Ever?

The short answer: A lot and constantly.

Public health is one of those things where if [...] Read more

5 Ways Subway Got it Wrong

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