Remodeling: Is it right for you?

Hog barn remodel potential

Structural soundness dictates a hog barn’s remodeling potential, but there is much to consider.   Perhaps you have a hog barn in need of upgrades, or you’re thinking about changing its function or are looking to purchase a building and want... (more...)

Farmweld Leads in Hog-Production Manufacturing

Farmweld Hog-Production Manufacturing

– Crystal Reed, Effingham Daily News – Jul 18, 2019   Located on the edge of Teutopolis, Farmweld is one of the leading hog production manufacturers in the industry. “We have a system of products for all aspects of a farmer’s needs... (more...)

Group sow housing: No one size fits all

group sow housing or stalls combo

The key is finding what works for you.       Pork producers continuously surpass productivity levels because of years of trial, error and refinement. Management is key and what works for one producer, the pigs, staff or facilities may not work... (more...)

PORK Perspectives: A Minute with Frank Brummer

PORK Perspectives: Frank Brummer - fishing

Jennifer Shike – June 27, 2019 Pork Perspectives is a recurring column that provides business and leadership strategy tips from some of the pork industry’s finest. Meet Frank Brummer, president of Farmweld. An adventurer at heart, Farmweld’s... (more...)

Farmweld Groundbreaking State-of-the-Art Offices

Farmweld Groundbreaking state-of-the-art offices

June 11, 2019 – Farmweld held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the state-of-the-art offices it’s building to continue to attract “the best and the brightest” employees to Farmweld. The social setting of the event was supplemented with pork... (more...)

Meet a Maker

Farmer Today pork manufacturer

  Illinois business marks decades of focus on pork industry needs May 11, 2019 – Illinois Farmer Today, Missouri Farmer Today & Iowa Farmer Today – by Phyllis Coulter Teutopolis, Ill. – When Frank Brummer was 21 years old,... (more...)

PLI Offers Broad Look At Top Policy Issues

Pork Top Policy Issues

  Trips to Washington DC with the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and its Pork Leadership Institute (PLI) always offer enlightenment on current issues mixed with a comradery not seen in all industries.  This spring’s trip was no exception. For... (more...)

Uniform pigs: A goal worth setting

The path to achieving full-value market hogs starts early. A group of uniform pigs is easier to manage, more efficiently utilizes inputs and broadens the opportunity to achieve full value at market. However, it’s no small achievement.   From... (more...)

Richardson Holds Modern Pig Barn Open House

Richardson modern pig barn

Livonia, Missouri – Bob Richardson recently built a new 3,600 head wean-to-finish swine barn outside of Livonia. Friends, family and the local community were invited to an open house and meal. The open house allowed visitors to get... (more...)

SLP: The Next Step in Sow Productivity Measures

sow lifetime productivity

Sow lifetime productivity more fully represents total farm impact. Pigs per sow per year (PSY) has become the gold standard of sow productivity measures. But what does it really tell you? If a female pig weans 12 pigs in her first... (more...)

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