Michael Slattery

Michael Slattery

Michael Slattery is a diversified grain farmer from Maribel, Wis. He is a member of Wisconsin Farmers Union.

Pig farm

Why euthanize 600,000 pigs?

By: - May 22, 2020

A New York Times article on May 14, 2020 noted that Iowa hog farmers would be euthanizing an estimated 600,000 hogs over the next six weeks, while Minnesota farmers already had killed 90,000 hogs. For these farmers, this pencils out roughly to losses of $96.85 million and $14.53 million respectively in Iowa and Minnesota (at […]