World of pigs


Podcast: A thriving pig business in the heart of Ohio

Ohio’s Heimerl Farms is the venue for the 2nd episode of the Real P3 podcast series. Dr Casey Bradley speaks to Christine Snowden, gilt selection officer and learns why she developed a passion for swine production at a young age.

The Real P3 podcast series is a recent initiative, where pork producers from all over the world will be interviewed about challenges and solutions in their day-to-day work.

Heimerl Farms: Multi-site swine integration

This episode of the podcast series visits Heimerl Farms, headquartered in Johnstown, OH, United States, just north east of the state capital Columbus. It is a family-owned multi-site swine integration in Ohio with 90 employees, an own feed mill, arable land and Holstein cattle, finishing over 1 million pigs/year.

At Heimerl Farms, Christine Snowden is gilt selection officer. She is introduced as a “rock star in the United States” – and the podcast below will explain why.

In the previous weeks, Pig Progress published the prologue of the pocast series as well as the 1st episode, taking listeners to a 500-sow farm in Denmark. Next week, the series moves to a different continent again: Africa, where a farm is portrayed from Zimbabwe.