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Don’t Sweat Heat Stress, By Brent Sexton, DVM Pipestone Veterinary Services

Heat stress is an economically important issue and can have severe consequences if proper precautions are not taken. Through a variety of management techniques,...

Taking a look at African Swine Fever one year later, By Diane DeWitte, University...

A year ago, on August 3, 2018, the Chinese government reported an occurrence of African Swine Fever (ASF) in their country. At that time,...

Reviewing Humane Euthanasia Protocols, By Heidi Carroll SDSU Extension Livestock Stewardship Field...

Unresolvable health problems and injuries occur in pigs in every swine operation and having a plan in place to humanely deal with these issues...

Providing The Right Training For The Right People, By Patrick Bane and Illinois Hog...

Source: RealpigFarming.com PQA programs help ensure all pig farmers have what they need to do the right thing I’ve been around pigs my whole life. It’s...

Better Together (usually) By Jan Jorgensen from the Pork Checkoff

Most times, it’s easier to do things together… unless you’re headed in different directions. But you don’t have to look far to see that...

Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Commentary, Why Pig Farmers Are Audited, August 15th 2019

Audits are very common in business. When we think of audits, we think of banks, taxes, businesses for sales tax, etc. Especially anything that...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Topsy Turvy Week, August 12th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last week was another topsy turvy week for the Swine Industry. Our observations.  Lean hogs average Last Thursday 53-54% U.S....

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, July 29th 2019

• This week in the markets - Live cash fed cattle were up $2.40 this week. Feeder cattle markets were steady to $3 higher...

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, July 22nd 2019

• This week in the markets - Live cash fed cattle were down $1.60 this week. Feeder cattle markets were steady to $4 lower...

Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Commentary, Behind the Scenes Look at Moving Pigs, June...

Newly weaned pigs arrive to our farm when they are about 3 weeks old and weigh about 13-15 pounds. Here is a video of...
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