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

Nursery Pigs

  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 may not work for another. It’s also true that pork producers... (more...)

Farmweld celebrates 40 years serving the pork industry

40th Anniversary 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

Catholic Charities pork donation

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...)

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...)

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...)

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