On Sunday, May 17 I flew from Minneapolis to Kansas City wearing a PQA+ and Pork Checkoff polo shirt. At both airports I had an individual come up to me and comment that they ate pork and considered it to … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: May 2009
Tight soybean meal supplies this summer?
I started the week thinking this weeks writing would be about management of finishing facilities for summer heat. One item often overlooked in management for summer heat is modification of grow-finish diets to reduce the heat increment of the diet. … Continue reading
The situation in Europe
The combined March 1 and April 1 breeding herd inventory for US and Canadian producers stood at 7.394 million pigs, 96.3% of the 2008 number for the same period. Because so much of our profitability is now tied to … Continue reading
Type A-H1N1 flu and weaned pigs
Hysteria is the best word I can think of for what happened to hog prices this week when consumers around the world mistakenly associated pork production with the Type A-H1N1 virus. This morning there was a report from Los Angles … Continue reading