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‘Good Farm Neighbor Award’ presented to Sheets family

A crowd of more than 50 friends, neighbors, agricultural organizations and media gathered at a rural church near Ionia on Oct. 13 for the latest “Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award” presentation. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey presented the award to Leon and Barb Sheets, who operate a diversified fourth-generation farm and have raised hogs

Northey, Ibach Nomincations for USDA Posts Considered

  The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry this week considered the nominations of Bill Northey and Gregory Ibach for top posts in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. President Trump tapped Northey, who is secretary of the Iowa Department of Agriculture, to be undersecretary of farm production and conservation, and Ibach, who is director

Ron Lane Promoted National Sales Manager At GlobalVetLINK

Source: GlobalVetLINK news release GlobalVetLINK announced today that Ron Lane has accepted the National Sales Manager position within the company. Ron Lane was born and raised in the Texas Panhandle on one of the oldest and largest ranches in Texas. He attended Texas Tech University and earned an Animal Science degree. After graduation, Ron ranched

Call for Research Proposals: Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease

Proposals for the $35,000 awards are due by January 15, 2018 The Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease, with the financial support from Boehringer Ingelheim (BI), is pleased to open the call for research proposals for 2018. Practicing veterinarians and researchers seeking a Research Award need to submit a proposal by January 15, 2018.

Iowa Pig Farmer Named Finalist for 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM

    An Iowa pig farmer is one of four finalists to be named the 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year by the National Pork Board. Leon Sheets of Ionia has been around pigs since he was a young boy and raising pigs has been a life-long passion. He raises 33,000 pigs in modern

Pharmgate Animal Health launches AIVLOSIN® Water Soluble Granules for the control of SRD

Swine Respiratory Disease (SRD) associated with Bordetella bronchiseptica,  Haemophilus parasuis, Pasteurella multocida and Streptococcus suis in groups of swine in buildings experiencing an outbreak of SRD. Respiratory Disease is one of the most significant health challenges facing the swine industry and can have a serious impact on swine producers’ profitability. The combination of bacterial pathogens

2017 World Pork Expo: One for the Record Books

More exhibits, live hogs and new products, services and technology were on display at World Pork Expo, June 7-9   Seeking out new ideas, information and innovations, more than 20,000 pork producers and ag professionals from throughout the world attended the 29th World Pork Expo, June 7-9, in Des Moines. Presented by the National Pork

Pipestone Veterinary services welcomes Dr. Monte Fuhrman

Pipestone Veterinary services is proud to welcome Dr. Monte Fuhrman to the Pipestone Veterinary Services team! Dr. Fuhrman is a native of Warner, SD and graduate of South Dakota State University and Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Since graduation, he has spent his career providing swine veterinary service and consultation across the mid-west,

DDGS Value Analysis in Swine Rations, May 2017

Cost Savings of Incorporating DDGS into Swine Rations up to $4.43/pig at Conservative Levels and up to $6.14/pig at Aggressive Levels. To illustrate the cost-savings of incorporating DDGS in swine diets, Gowans Feed Consulting has collected the most up to date regional ingredient costs from the U.S. Grains Council and formulated examples of optimized diets with and

AgriLabs® Delivers Innovation with New Custom Vaccine Option for Swine

Proprietary production processes, adjuvant technology anchor new offering AgriLabs® today announced the introduction of a new innovative custom vaccine option for swine veterinarians and producers. AgriLabs custom vaccines combine the benefits of herd-specific autogenous vaccines with proprietary production processes and ENABL® adjuvant technology designed to improve vaccine performance. “The custom vaccine market has seen little

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