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Author: Illinois Farm Bureau

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The livestock and poultry sectors in our state have been growing in recent years. Producers in some of these sectors have experienced record high prices in recent months. RFD Radio Network’s Rita Frazer hosts the “RFD Livestock Report,” each day, with a PSA included.
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To celebrate National Pork Month, Rita visits with Dan Erickson from Knox County to learn about his family pork operation.
Dan Phillips, Operations Manager at Leman Farms in Woodford County, has recently been named Illinois Pork Producers Association Employee of the year. Rita Frazer visits with him about his background and job.
October Pork Month report with Nic Anderson, Illinois Livestock Development Group. Talks about correlation of field crops and livestock feed.
Rita talks with Ted Ufkes, Professional Swine Management, Carthage, IL about line speed decreases at processing facilities, truck driver shortages and other supply chain issues, ASF funding for preparation.
Rita talks with Ted Ufkes, Professional Swine Management, Carthage, IL about harvest, the pig business and the importance of row crops to hog production.
As we celebrate pork month, Rita revisits a conversation with Jess Hawk DeKalb County Swine Exhibitor of the Grand Champion Land of Lincoln Barrow at the Illinois State Fair.
Rita talks with Joe Schuele, USMEF, about global demand for US Meat and the importance of export markets.
October Pork Month report with Nic Anderson, Illinois Livestock Development Group. Talks about correlation of field crops and livestock feed.
Illinois Pork Producers President Alan Kollmann provides an update on harvest and talks about the partnership livestock farming has with grain markets.
Toni Dunker, Advance Trading, talks hog numbers and markets.
We celebrate Pork month by recognizing the Olson family, the 4th generation to farm in Logan County.
Tasha Bunting of Illinois Farm Bureau provides a summary of the newly launched HACCP site and why it's important.
Rita visits with Jennifer Tirey, Illinois Pork Producers Association Executive Director. She highlights funding allocated by the USDA and actions already taken for African Swine Fever prevention. October is Pork month and Jennifer shares information on promotional activities to celebrate pork.
Rita talks with Dan and Betty Haynes, Beef Producers from Menard County.
Eric Johnson, Knox County livestock producer, talked about cattle nutrition and feed rations.
Eric Johnson, Knox County Livestock Producer talks about Animal Health this time of year.
Rita talks with TJ Curtin, Grain and Livestock Farmer in Macon County, about his freezer beef option and how he manages the availability of space at local processing facilities.
Rita Frazer checks in with TJ Curtin from Blue Mound, Illinois.
Trevor Tolan from Macomb, IL talks about his farm succession plan.
Update from Trevor Tolan in Macomb, IL, on his cattle operation and the transition to include a lessee on his farm as he prepares for succession.
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