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

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.

African Swine Fever
Dec 09, 2019

The Global Threat of African Swine Fever

ASF continues its steady, all-encompassing spread across Asia. While U.S. pork production differs significantly from Asia’s industry, Juan LuBroth shares lessons about this virus from other countries’ experiences.

Pig Barn
Dec 02, 2019

Fogging Helps Establish Day 0 for M. Hyo Elimination

Can fogging (aerosolized exposure) be a useful tool in the process to eliminate Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae in your herd?

sow and piglets in stall
Nov 19, 2019

Researchers Tackle Survivability Issues Head-On

One in three pigs born on U.S. farms fail to reach market, according to Jason Ross, PhD, a professor of animal physiology at Iowa State University (ISU) and director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center.

Young Pig
Nov 07, 2019

Ouch! Researchers Identify Ways to Manage Pain in Livestock

Researchers address challenges in livestock pain mitigation.

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Nov 06, 2019

Ouch – that hurts!

Researchers address challenges in livestock pain mitigation.

Pork processing plant
Oct 31, 2019

New Voluntary Performance Standards for Pork Plants

The final rule for the Modernized Hog Slaughter Plan was published October 1, and one of its goals is to align hog slaughter inspection with hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) principles.

Veterinarian Checking on Young Pigs
Oct 28, 2019

Next Generation of Veterinarians is High Priority for USAHA

Baby boomers are retiring in all professions, but the oncoming void seems to be more evident in the veterinary profession than in many others.