Entries by Minnesota Pork Producers Association

Sow Housing

There are many different types of acceptable housing types in use by U.S. hog farmers for housing gestating sows. These housing types usually fit in one of two categories: Individual housing Group housing The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) have reviewed existing scientific literature on sow housing […]

Senator Proposes New Livestock Risk Management Tool

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 25, 2012 – Recognizing the global footprint of the U.S. pork industry and its associated risks, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., today got included in the Senate Agriculture Committee’s 2012 Farm Bill a provision that will look at protecting hog farmers should foreign markets close. Klobuchar’s amendment, cosponsored by Senator Grassley from Iowa […]