Different breeds are known for different things. Some are known for their meat quality, some for their growth rate and others for their mothering capabilities.
But sometimes swine breeders show favor for one breed over another and the breed that proves to be most popular is the Yorkshire.
According to data obtained from the National Swine Registry, a consolidation of the Yorkshire, Hampshire, Landrace, and Duroc breed associations, the Yorkshire is the most recorded breed in the United States with over 419,000 litters of pigs on record since 1988. Read more
House Representative Frank Lucas describes the process the New Farm Bill will go through to be passed into legislation:
The Federation of Animal Science Societies is hosting their Annual Spring Symposium on June 4 in Washington D.C. The meeting is an open invitation with no registration fee.
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Snail epidemic taking over Florida
The giant African land snail has made it past customs and border control and is now threatening Florida crops. These snails not only pose a threat to crop commodities, but also to human health, as they are a known carrier of meningitis. Read more