JoAnn Alumbaugh

Alumbaugh: Study shows improved PRRS control with vaccination

An important clinical study – one of the largest field trials to date on Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome – demonstrates significant direct and indirect benefits to vaccinating against this challenging virus. FULL STORY »

Mexico pork production expanding despite PEDv

The Global Agricultural Information Network’s recent report on Mexico’s pork production provides an interesting overview: the industry is expanding and so is consumer demand. FULL STORY »

Alumbaugh: Two great pork industry finalists

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance is looking for the next “Faces of Farming.” Two excellent candidates from the pork industry – Erin Brenneman and Thomas Titus – are vying for the position. FULL STORY »

Changing tastes and attitudes about pork Play video

Darren Warth has been busy with barbecue contests all summer and later this week he'll be competing in the "granddaddy of them all," the American Royal. He'll be defending his title as the reigning Grand Champion! FULL STORY »

On the competition trail with Smokey D’s Play video

Praise the Lard! Yes, that's the name of the BBQ Contest that Darren Warth of Smokey D's BBQ won last week. Hear about Darren's other contests this year, and what he has coming up this week. FULL STORY »

Alumbaugh: Best of Leman

I just returned from the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference in Minnesota. Once more, it was an excellent program. A surprise presentation by Guy Leman, son of Al and Loretta Leman, was one of many highlights. FULL STORY »

Introducing the PorkNetwork PED Center

A new online PED Center at keeps you up-to-date on the most current, important and relevant information about Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus to assist you in your management efforts. FULL STORY »

High protein prices put pressure on stores

Higher meat prices have a negative impact on overall grocery sales, according to a recent Nielsen study, while consumers consider alternatives. FULL STORY »

Lessons learned

The PRRS Area Regional Control program provided the foundation for disease management. FULL STORY »

Control freaks

Personnel at Bethany Swine Health Services are aggressively proactive in helping protect clients’ herds against potential disease threats. FULL STORY »

Lighter Side: Life expanded

Visitors to the 2014 Weber County Fair in Utah witnessed life at its best when 13-year-old Tucker Doak, a young man with autism, showed and sold his pig. FULL STORY »

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