pork industry http://kbia.org en Midwestern hog farmers contend with outbreak of porcine virus http://kbia.org/post/midwestern-hog-farmers-contend-outbreak-porcine-virus <p>Hog farmers across the Midwest are battling a new virus this summer. It’s often fatal in very young piglets, and researchers are still trying to explain the outbreak.</p><p>Since mid-May, when Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus or PEDV was first identified in this country, it has spread quickly, turning up in 15 states. Over 218 pigs have been diagnosed.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:15:53 +0000 Amy Mayer 36782 at http://kbia.org Midwestern hog farmers contend with outbreak of porcine virus This little piggy has a market niche http://kbia.org/post/little-piggy-has-market-niche <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>There’s more than one way to sell a pig.</p><p>And when the hog market plunged to 8 cents a pound in 1998, Iowa producer Randy Hilleman decided it was time to make a change. Hilleman raises Berkshire pigs, a breed that’s fattier than traditional pigs and costs a little more to raise. Back then, that was hurting him.</p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:59:54 +0000 Amy Mayer 32601 at http://kbia.org This little piggy has a market niche National Pork Month is on the horizon http://kbia.org/post/national-pork-month-horizon <p></p><p>October is National Pork Month, but Missouri has already begun its celebrations. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 21:15:12 +0000 Erica VandenHouten 21764 at http://kbia.org