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
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
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
Erin Brenneman, who farms with her husband, Tim, near Southeast Iowa, says she enjoys blowing away stereotypes about women in agriculture. “It’s fun,” she insists. “I take can take care of pigs, load market hogs [...] Read more
Community pride runs deep for farmers across the country. For Chuck and Wathina Luthi of Oklahoma, that community pride is exactly why they continue to give back to their local communities year after year.
“We’re proud to live in our community [...] Read more
When you meet Brad and Peggy Greenway, from Mitchell South Dakota, you can instantly see that they are passionate about agriculture and pig farming. That’s why it’s no wonder that they spend their time giving back to their community in [...] Read more
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
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