Jennifer Shike

Articles By Jennifer Shike

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May 24, 2019

Cash Weaner Pig Prices Average $52.47, Down $3.06 Last Week

Cash-traded weaner pig reported volume was below average this past week, with 16,975 head reported. Cash weaner pig reported prices were $52.47, down $3.06 per head from last week.

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May 15, 2019

Will African Swine Fever Push Consumers to Alternative Proteins?

As domestic meat prices climb and the U.S. exports more pork to protein-hungry countries, could the alternative protein industry gain ground in a world with a growing appetite for all things protein?

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May 10, 2019

Moms, Prepare Yourselves First

From one mom to another, its simply hard some days.

Filtering Pig Air
Apr 23, 2019

Cold Plasma Improves Air Filtration, Reduces Production Cost

New technology not only protects against airborne disease transmission, but could lower operations and maintenance costs on pig farms.

Apr 18, 2019

Scientists Bring Brain Cells from Dead Pigs Back to Life

New research contradicts medical science and raises questions about brain activity after death.

Barb Determan
Apr 11, 2019

NPPC Past President Reflects on Decision to Cancel 2001 World Pork Expo

Don’t panic, it’s been done before.

Apr 10, 2019

National Swine Registry Announces Live Show Will Go On

Despite the cancellation of the World Pork Expo, the National Swine Registry, Certified Pedigreed Swine, and the American Berkshire Association are still planning a live swine show during the week of June 2-8, 2019.

Apr 10, 2019

NPPC Cancels World Pork Expo: Caution is Right Call

The National Pork Producers Council made a very difficult decision today to cancel the World Pork Expo.

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Mar 18, 2019

Emerging Technology, Emerging Leaders

Sometimes the smallest voices speak the loudest. Farm Journal's PORK editor Jennifer Shike shares Ty's story.