Information on biosecurity best practices and swine production and tips on buying livestock. Tips on how much to charge for meat cuts and an introduction to livestock production.
U.S. pork production plays an integral part in the global market for meat. Collaborative focus and support from all pork consumers, producers, and travelers are what is needed to keep the spread of FADs at bay.
Specifics of assistance for farmers announced by the Department of Agriculture.
Elizabeth A. Hines, Ph.D., was named Assistant Professor of Animal Science at Penn State, and serves as part of the Extension Livestock Team.
Pennsylvania has over 2,700 independent producers with over 320,000 sows and pigs with the majority of farms having less than 25 animals per farm.
Livestock production may take many forms and, depending on your facilities, you may be able to combine several enterprises on your farm.
What a bargain! The price looks great, but are you really getting a bargain?
Pricing meat for direct-to-consumer sales.
By Lynn Kime, Robert E. Mikesell, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.
While the trend in the swine industry continues towards larger farms, opportunities remain to make money by raising hogs in a part-time enterprise.