JoAnn AlumbaughEditor

JoAnn Alumbaugh grew up on a diversified farm in Michigan, and has been involved in many different facets of the industry. She joined PORK Network as Editor and Brand Champion on January 2013 and is anxious to engage in conversation with producers, educators, consultants and agri-business personnel.

JoAnn Alumbaugh grew up on a diversified farm in Michigan, and has been involved in many different facets of the industry. She joined PORK Network as Editor and Brand Champion on January 2013 and is anxious to engage in conversation with producers, educators, consultants and agri-business personnel.

Articles By JoAnn Alumbaugh

Nursing Piglets
May 11, 2020

Cracking the Strep Suis Code

No one seems to know why Streptococcus suis has re-emerged. Connie Gebhart and her team at the University of Minnesota are trying to crack the Strep suis code.

Weaned Pigs
Mar 23, 2020

Swine Dysentery Makes an Unwelcome Comeback

Just when U.S. pork producers thought swine dysentery was a problem of the past, it has re-emerged for an unwelcome encore in a slightly different form.

Piglet
Mar 04, 2020

5 Practical Tips to Improve Farrowing Rates

Improving farrowing rates in a pork operation can have significant economic value. Here are five ways you can improve farrowing rates in your operation.

Close up of pigs suckling
Feb 25, 2020

No Magic Bullet to Reduce Pre-Wean Mortality in Pigs

Pre-wean mortality us a major concern for the U.S. pork industry. Did you know producers lose a bigger proportion of their production in the first 3 weeks of life than they do in the rest of the entire production cycle?

Feeder Pig, Close Up (1)
Feb 18, 2020

Apply Old Lessons to New Technologies on Your Pig Farm

The pork industry has strived to embrace new technology through the years, but “there’s a risk of doing too much too quickly without thoroughly examining the technologies,” says John Deen, University of Minnesota.

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Feb 13, 2020

Make the Most of Your Human Capital

One of the biggest components of a successful, healthy operation is human capital, and how managers and veterinarians interact with the farm staff needs not be rocket science.

Piglets
Feb 07, 2020

Disease Elimination Can Lower the Cost of Production

The U.S. has robust export markets and a lower cost of production than many other countries, but Joe Connor says cost of production could be even lower if we focus on eliminating diseases rather than controlling them.

Young pigs
Dec 16, 2019

ASF: Will It Be Coming to a Farm Near You?

Juan LuBroth, DVM, Chief Veterinary Officer for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, discusses biosecurity and readiness in dealing with African swine fever in this second article of a two-part series.

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Dec 11, 2019

Diagnostic Experts: PCV3 is Common in U.S. Swine Herds

Porcine circovirus type 3 (PCV3) was first reported in 2016, but appears to have been present in swine populations decades prior to that time, said Bailey Arruda, DVM.