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By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
September 18th, 2019

Labor management is one of the most challenging factors in profitable swine production. But new tools used to assess employees within their working environment provide valuable insights into optimizing worker satisfaction and performance – factors that directly and positively impact farm performance.

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By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
September 4th, 2019

Go online.  It’s amazing that you don’t have to look just local for a job in livestock and protein production.

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Posts | Swine

By: Mary Auth
August 26th, 2019

Swine producers are welcoming the return to profitable prices – largely due to increase exports to markets historically serviced by China and to China. The African Swine Fever continues to cut into China herd losses, creating a greater demand to fill production holes.

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Posts | Swine

By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
August 21st, 2019

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Labor management is one of the most challenging factors in profitable swine production. But new tools used to assess employees within their working environment provide valuable insights into optimizing worker satisfaction and performance – factors that directly and positively impact farm performance.

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Posts | Swine

By: Mary Auth
August 2nd, 2019

The African Swine Fever is not going away, and its spread continues to keep the dynamics of the industry hopping. Vietnam has culled nearly ten-percent of its pig herd in an effort to contain the disease.

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By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
May 29th, 2019

May is considered the official kick off to the outdoor grilling season for many Americans. Statistics provided by the United States Agriculture Department estimate that in 2019, the average American will consume 220.5 pounds of red meat and poultry, up roughly 2 pounds per person as compared to 2018, and 6 pounds per person higher than as recent as 2014.

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By: Mary Auth
May 22nd, 2019

The 2017 ag census was recently released, and it shows that the highest percentage of total farm expenditures – 15.3 % – is spent on animal feed and that livestock, poultry and related expense take another 11.7 %. Remarkably, tractors and self-propelled farm machinery only account for 3.5 %.

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Posts | Swine

By: Mary Auth
April 17th, 2019

There’s a lot that goes on under one roof – especially when that roof is housing livestock. Beyond the livestock, today’s livestock facilities are home to state-of-the-art precision ag technologies and tools help the animals stay secure, healthy, comfortable, and productive. Technologies in use in animal production monitor conditions such as their eating and drinking behaviors, their weight, their temperature, and their movement around the facilities. Each is designed to support animals in a healthy growing environment. These factors combine to improve animal care and health. Also, they help producers monitor, assess, and address animal well-being in a timely manner.