Slowing Pig Growth

With supply chain delays in getting pigs to a market or slaughter channel, you may be asking yourself, how do I get these market hogs slowed down on their growth?  There are several resources out there to help you decide how to move forward with slowing the growth rate while maintaining animal well-being. Iowa State […]

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USDA Coronavirus Resources

With the impacts of COVID-19 throughout the food supply chain, questions about how to access USDA services has arisen.  On this page you will find more information on: Coronavirus food assistance program Crop insurance Farm programs Meat grading and auditing Paycheck Protection Program Reporting marketing concerns Information on working with your local USDA service center

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Ivermectin products for animals are not intended for COVID-19 treatment

Authors: Maria Jose Fuenzalida, PhD, Extension Dane County Dairy and Livestock Educator Sandra Stuttgen, DVM, Extension Taylor County Agriculture Educator What is ivermectin? Ivermectin is a drug for humans and animals to treat internal and external parasites, including certain types of worms, fleas, ticks, and lice. What is the role of the FDA? The Food […]

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Packing Plant Capacity

As COVID-19 has spread across the US, different communities have been impacted by the virus.  This has meant some packing plants have had worker health concerns that have impacted daily operations.  Some plants have temporarily shuttered doors or are running at a reduced capacity.

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On-farm crisis planning amidst COVID-19

Right now you may be evaluating where your farm has “bottlenecks” to appropriately plan for outcomes that you may not be able to control in the wake of COVID-19.  The National Pork Board has resources that may assist you in planning for non-normal farm situations that you may be facing during the pandemic.

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