“Factory” farming is the new “f” word. But just because a pig farm can be big and utilizes technology doesn’t make it any less respectable.
The first seven days of starting pigs sets the stage for the next 23 weeks of grow/finish performance.
The FDA is alerting veterinary medical professionals, as well as those who work with horses and pigs, that a synthetic progesterone product, altrenogest, may cause reproductive system disorders and other adverse effects in people who become exposed to the drug. The FDA is providing this alert because of the nature of the adverse events, some […]
Newsflash to anyone moving to the country: combines are noisy, pigs are smelly, tractors create dust, and cows are always mooing. Hog farmers in North Carolina are wishing their neighbors got the memo before settling down next door. Smithfield Foods, the largest pork producer in the world, has been named in more than two dozen […]
Scientists have cracked the code in fighting one of the most devastating viruses in the pork industry and it’s all through gene-edited pigs. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute have produced pigs that can resist Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome, or PRRS, by changing their genetic code. Tests with the virus found the […]
A Minnesota pork producer will get the chance to share why gene editing is crucial to the industry during an ethics panel at CRISPRcon. Randy Spronk will represent the farm perspective at the event June 4-5, in Boston. Through speakers, panels, and interactive discussions, CRISPRcon offers a forum for gene editing stakeholders to share ideas, […]
Ashton Kutcher and the manager of U2 and Madonna have pitched into the latest investment in Crowd Cow. The company that delivers meat straight from the farm to your door has announced an $8 million Series A financing round led by Madrona Venture Group with new participation from Ashton Kutcher & Guy Oseary’s Sound Ventures […]
Five California animal rights activists who said they were saving piglets from a Utah farm in a video they posted on social media are now facing some serious charges. On Monday, the Utah Attorney General’s Office charged the Direct Action Everywhere members with engaging in a pattern of unlawful activity, two counts of burglary committed […]
A Buffalo Center, Iowa man has been charged with felony first-degree theft and third-degree burglary after authorities say he stole 150 pigs from Christensen Farms in November. According to the Globe Gazette, Robert Lee Morales, 20, has been charged in the Lake Mills facility theft that took place the morning of Nov. 4. On Nov. […]