Swine Articles on North America

Gov. Terry Branstad announced plans Monday to lead a trade delegation to South Korea and eventually open a small permanent office there as a way of expanding Iowa's already considerable presence overseas.

Research by scientists at Kansas State University and North Carolina State University found a high prevalence of antibiotic resistant bacteria in the intestines of house flies and German cockroaches as well as in pig feces – all from the same farms.

Smithfield Foods Inc., the world's largest pork processor and hog producer, said Friday that it completed the sale of its Texhoma, Okla., hog production operations to Prestage Farms Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

A Purdue Extension workshop will help pork producers deal with economic, regulatory and production challenges they face in an uncertain and ever-changing industry.

The Iowa Board of Regents approved the creation of a Swine Medicine Education Center at Iowa State University at their meeting today.