Group sow housing: No one size fits all

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

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

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

  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...)

SLP: The Next Step in Sow Productivity Measures

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...)

Contract Production Part III : Securing Funds & Final Steps

Outlining considerations for contract production The finish line to raising hogs on contract is within reach. The initial decision-making process and commitment is complete, a pig supplier is on board, the site is selected and the permitting process... (more...)

RFD-TV Highlights Innovation at Farmweld

June 13th, 2017, American Farmer highlighted Farmweld’s dedication to customer feedback, which in turn sparks innovations that make raising hogs easier for producers.  Farmweld, based in Teutopolis, Illinois, known for its durable, precision-crafted... (more...)

Farmweld Hosts International Tour

TEUTOPOLIS, Illinois, June 5, 2017 – Farmweld hosted an International Tour of pork producers and veterinarians from five countries: China, Mexico, Myanmar, Vietnam and Ecuador on their way to World Pork Expo in Des Moines, IA.  Illinois Department... (more...)

Announcing New Episode of American Farmer Featuring Farmweld

Exploring the role technology plays in animal health and production. Jupiter, FL ─ DMG Productions is proud to announce a new episode of the highly acclaimed, award winning television program, American Farmer, airing on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 8:30... (more...)

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