HotHog: Producers now have an app to keep pigs stress-free

Some major dollars are lost each year due to heat stress in pigs. With temperatures soaring across much of the United States, swine health leaders have turned to technology to predict how it affects both sows and their piglets.

The National Pork Board helped fund the app called HotHot with Checkoff funds, which uses local weather data to estimate stress levels on an hourly, daily, and weekly basis. Producers can use this data to then measure pig health, efficiency, and performance, allowing them to make sure pigs have enough drinking water, when to use fans or misters to cool the animals, and find the best times to transport them.

You can download HotHog on the Google or Apple Play store.

Agriculture Shows
From soil to harvest. Top Crop is an all-new series about four of the best farmers in the world—Dan Luepkes, of Oregan, Illinois; Cory Atley, of Cedarville, Ohio; Shelby Fite, of Jackson Center, Ohio; Russell Hedrick, of Hickory, North Carolina—reveals what it takes for them to make a profitable crop. It all starts with good soil, patience, and a strong planter setup.
Champions of Rural America is a half-hour dive into the legislative priorities for Rural America. Join us as we interview members of the Congressional Western Caucus to learn about efforts in Washington to preserve agriculture and tackles the most important topics in the ag industry on Champions of Rural America!
Farm Traveler is for people who want to connect with their food and those who grow it. Thanks to direct-to-consumer businesses, agritourism, and social media, it’s now easier than ever to learn how our food is made and support local farmers. Here on the Farm Traveler, we want to connect you with businesses offering direct-to-consumer products you can try at home, agritourism sites you can visit with your family, and exciting new technologies that are changing how your food is being grown.
Featuring members of Congress, federal and state officials, ag and food leaders, farmers, and roundtable panelists for debates and discussions.
Host Ben Bailey hops in the tractor cab, giving farmers 10 minutes to answer as many questions and grab as much cash as they can for their local FFA chapter.