Progressive Pork 2017

For many years now, Farmweld has helped keep pork producers informed with its Progressive Pork newsletter. You can browse through our index of articles, and sign up for your own copy of future issues.

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Evaluating the Farrowing Room for Today, Tomorrow

Productivity advancements can present subtle changes. Sure, a producer monitors his records and sets goals for continuous improvement, but space in existing barns remains constant. If a producer increases his parity average to four, it also means more of the sows entering the crates will be bigger.

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Frank's Note

At Farmweld, Inc., we put a high priority on listening to pork producers, learning what works for them on the farm, what challenges they face and how their needs are changing. That’s why we sought out three industry leaders to share their perspectives on how the farrowing room, including the sows and piglets, has evolved in recent years and what needs to be addressed further.

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