Jennifer Shike

Articles By Jennifer Shike

Vittetoe at Iowa Pork Congress
Jan 24, 2020

10 Quotes to Remember from Iowa Pork Congress

Didn't make it to Iowa Pork Congress? Here's a quick look at what some of the speakers had to say during the seminars.

Perdue Premium Meat Company Plant Expansion
Jan 24, 2020

Perdue Premium Meat Completes $29M Pork Plant Expansion

Perdue Premium Meat Company’s Sioux Center pork harvest facility has completed its $29-million expansion.

Jan 24, 2020

Cold Storage Report: Pork Up 15% in December

USDA’s monthly cold storage report showed cold storage of beef, pork, chicken and turkey was up 3.2% from the same month last year and 7.7% higher than the five-year average coming in at 2.23 billion pounds.

Ducks on lake
Jan 23, 2020

Pork Industry Supports EPA’s Decision to Replace WOTUS Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency replaced the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule with a final rule called the Navigable Waters Protection Rule on Thursday.

Bruce Spence at the Pig Welfare Symposium
Jan 23, 2020

5 Steps to Build Your Own Emergency Operations Center

When it comes to preparing for an on-farm emergency, experts say you can’t rely solely on other people to mitigate the problem.

Jan 22, 2020

Purge Ventilation or Continuous Ventilation in Hog Barns?

When it comes to ventilation, there’s no substitute for paying attention to what your pigs are telling you, said Doug Owens, senior service manager for New Fashion Pork.

Arm and Hammer
Jan 22, 2020

New Products Launch at Iowa Pork Congress

Nearly 50 companies introduced “something new” in the New Product Showcase at the Iowa Pork Congress on Wednesday.

Cargo container
Jan 22, 2020

Italy Police Seize Illegal Pork Shipment from China

Nearly 10 metric tons of pork from China were seized and destroyed by Italy’s tax police, police in the northeastern city of Padoa said on Wednesday.

Laura Boyle
Jan 21, 2020

Can Welfare Improvements Boost Pig Health?

Experimental evidence suggests health benefits can be obtained from welfare improvements. Animal welfare scientist Laura Boyle believes there is an important link between health and welfare of pigs.