Hundreds of pigs have disappeared from farms in Minnesota and Iowa in just the past few weeks. The price of hogs has nearly doubled in the past year, and that could be motivating thieves.
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Mysterious hog farm explosions continue to baffle scientists
A gelatinous goop that resembles melted brown Nerf is emitting from hog manure and causing explosions in southern Minnesota and Iowa. More than 1,500 pigs have died and scientists are baffled. Wired Science takes a closer look.
Hog farm employee accused of videotaping women in shower
A female employee at a Nicollet County hog farm south of the Twin Cities found a hidden video camera recording in a shower facility, where women are often required to shower to lessen the spread of germs and disease, the Mankato Free Press reports. A total of four recordings with three women, one a topless teen, were discovered. A 53-year-old male employee from New Ulm faces felony charges.
Minnesota, Iowa authorities investigating hundreds of hog thefts
Investigators say the incidents appear to be the work of a well-organized theft ring that sells the hogs to slaughterhouses for money.
Hog farmers donate 5,000 pounds of meat to Minnesota food shelves
Second Harvest Heartland was skeptical last year when the Minnesota Pork Producers dropped off 2,000 pounds of meat and promised to double the donation this year. But the group was gratefully surprised when the hog farmers came back Tuesday with 5,000 pounds of pork. Second Harvest will distribute it among 1,000 food banks around the state.
2nd Minnesota man arrested in multi-state hog thefts
The Globe Gazette reports 35-year-old Greg Swenson, of Rose Creek, was arrested on theft and animal charges. He is the second person arrested with the hog. Forty-four-year-old John Arndt, of Hayfield.
Humane Society applauds Hormel plan to stop using tight crates for pregnant hogs
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Minnesota farmers cornered on hog stall issue
Minnesota's $2.5 billion hog industry is on the defensive. At issue is the widespread practice of housing pregnant sows in stalls so small the animal can't turn around. The hog stall used by most farmers is roughly seven feet long by two feet wide — about the same size as a pregnant sow weighing 600 pounds or more.
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