Positive experiences eating pork

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 be a good buy. I’ve traveled all over the US and foreign lands, sometimes wearing pork producer association shirts, wearing Nebraska Pork Expo shirts, etc. However, this is the first time I’ve ever had any one, much less 2 separate people in different airports, approach me with favorable comments on our product. Read More...

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. Most often this can be done by adding higher levels of crystalline amino acids to reduce the amount of soybean meal in the diet. Read More...

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 of a hospital having to set up a triage system because of so many people coming to the emergency room fearing they had contracted flu. Read More...