Longtime Livestock Farming Family, Diekempers, Join The Pork Industry

Diekemper Barn Ribbon Cutting

Written by Jenny Jackson at the Illinois Pork Producers Association   A longtime dairy family is entering the pork industry to diversify. The Diekemper family recently built a 2,480 head wean-to-finish pig barn outside of Carlyle, IL. Friends, family,... (more...)

Nursery or Wean-to-Finish: Finding What’s Best for Pigs and People

Nursery pigs - 'Courtesy of the National Pork Board, Des Moines, Iowa'

Picture Courtesy of the National Pork Board, Des Moines, Iowa Health, mortality rates and more robust pigs have some producers re-evaluating weaned-pig systems. Pork production practices are an individual preference; what works for one person or farm... (more...)

Farmweld celebrates 40 years serving the pork industry

Farmweld 40th Anniversary Blend Coffee

To mark the milestone, the company has developed the Farmweld 40th Anniversary Blend coffee as a token of appreciation for its customers. Dec 10, 2019 – published on www.NationalHogFarmer.com Over the past 40 years, U.S. pork production has made... (more...)

Pork for Pantries

Farmweld 2019 pork donation to Catholic Charities

Lori Runde at Catholic Charities in Teutopolis   Jonathan Wakefield at Freedom Ministries in Shumway   Mel Gray with Farmweld and Alan Kollmann from Illinois Pork Producers at The Master’s Hands November 20, 2019 – by Charles Mills... (more...)

Farmweld develops feeders for Iowa State Swine Research Farm

Iowa State Research Feeders

For their upcoming nutrition studies, the researchers needed single-hole and double-hole dry feeders to accommodate daily weighing. Oct 25, 2019 Officials at the Iowa State University Swine Research Farm have recently remodeled two existing... (more...)

Remodeling: Is it right for you?

wean-to-finish barn with hogs

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 Avenue and back lot expansion

– 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 picture comparison

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

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

rendering of state-of-the-art new Farmweld 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...)

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