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Success Stories: Cross-protection Makes a Big Difference

Here’s how rethinking vaccination strategies helped two farms   Veterinarians Marty Mohr of New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center in New Ulm, Minnesota, and Bill Hollis of Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. in Carthage, Illinois, have one thing in common: Both have had a client outsmart swine influenza virus.   Before For Dr. Hollis, his client in

New swine research facility promises valuable industry insights

The strategically developed Leavenworth Livestock Research Center has been two years in the making. Although the heavily anticipated facility opened its doors only weeks ago, the 2,500-head, wean-to-finish center is already expected to make big advancements in the research sector of the swine industry. Located near Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, the research site boasts two 1,250-head

Local Minnesota farmer seeks to educate

Source: The Sentinel It’s no secret that Wanda Patsche is passionate about Ag. She and her husband farm in the Welcome area and she’s also on the MN Pork Board, is involved with the “From the Ground Up” dinner, and has her own blog. In addition to those, Patsche recently took a Regional Ag Literacy

Identification, Treatment and Prevention of Shoulder Lesions in Sows

Shoulder lesions are most commonly observed in sows during the weeks following farrowing. Long periods of lying combined with poor body condition can increase the likelihood of sows developing shoulder sores. The prevalence of shoulder lesions varies greatly depending on farm and sow factors, with anywhere from 10 to 50% of sows being affected. Shoulder

Orientation Key to Successful Integration of New Livestock Operation Employees

Farmscape for November 6, 2017 Full Interview 13:17 Listen A retired extension educator in workforce management says, the successful orientation of new workers into livestock operations needs to begin during the recruiting process. “Giving New Employees a Successful Start” will be discussed as part of Saskatchewan Pork Industry Symposium 2017 next week in Saskatoon. Chuck

These little piggies almost didn’t make it to market when a Minnesota hog truck rolled

Source: Duluth News Tribune A Son-D-Farms tractor trailer loaded with market-weight hogs rolled Friday morning as the driver tried to maneuver a Minnesota 60 roundabout in front of JBS. The Minnesota State Patrol, Nobles County Sheriff’s Office, Worthington Police Department, Worthington Fire Department and Worthington Ambulance were dispatched to the scene at approximately 11 a.m.

America’s Pig Farmers Demonstrate Principles of One Health Day

Pork Checkoff continues investment in antibiotic research he National Pork Board, representing America’s 60,000 pig farmers, is pleased to celebrate global One Health Day on Nov. 3 by reaffirming its ongoing commitment to the core value of doing what’s right for the overall health of people, pigs and the planet. (Click here for related infographic.)

Employee Orientation Key to Success in Retaining Workers

Farmscape for October 26, 2017 Full Interview 13:17 Listen A retired extension educator in workforce management says, as livestock operations look more to non-traditional sources of labor, the integration of new employees into the workforce is becoming an increasing important consideration. “Giving New Employees a Successful Start” will be discussed as part of Saskatchewan Pork

U.S. Pork Industry Seeks 2018 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow

Award aims to recognize and inspire the next generation of pig farmers The National Pork Board is searching for the next Pig Farmers of Tomorrow, with applications now open for the industry award through Nov. 21 at www.pigfarmersoftomorrow. The award, in its second year, is designed to recognize, inspire and connect with the next generation

Spray Dried Plasma for Nursery Diets

Mycotoxins have become an increasingly growing concern among livestock and crop producers.  Mycotoxins can induce a variety of detrimental effects in swine such as reduced average daily gain, feed intake, immunosuppression in addition to negative effects on intestinal health and impairment of reproductive functions ultimately reducing animal performance and the livestock producer’s profit. One of

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