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Jim Long Pork Commentary, Road Trip Spain Week 2, October 4th 2021

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Our first week, as we reported last week, was at Figan the major livestock exhibition in Spain. The...

Pork Industry Outlook, By Steve Malakowsky from Compeer Financial

It is hard to believe we will soon put a close to 2021. It was just a year ago that the industry faced some...

Consumer Demand for Meat is Strong, By Kent Bang from Compeer Financial

I have reported and read many reports about the robust demand growth in the U.S. in 2021. Demand is being fueled by more spending...

How Are Pigs Raised? By Wanda Patsche

I thought I would give a brief overview of how our pigs are raised. Granted there are many ways to raise pigs and as...

Old Assets: Retain, Replace or Remodel? By Justin Roelofs CFO, PIPESTONE

Facilities play a large role in the health of your pigs and profitability of your pig business. As assets age, it’s important to evaluate...

How to minimize summer’s impact on sow fertility, By Paul Yeske, DVM, Swine Vet...

Reprinted from PigHealthToday.com Sow reproductive performance drops off in the summer, and this year will be no different, according to Paul Yeske, DVM, Swine Vet...

Lessons Learned From Drought 2021 and Things We Can Do To Get Through the...

Nearly 6 inches below normal rainfall. That is what we are experiencing in southern Minnesota. For those that follow the drought monitor, our county has...

Future Leadership in the Pork Industry, By Kent Bang from Compeer Financial

It was good to see so many pork producers and pork industry associates at the National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) in mid-July. Compeer’s Chief...

Electric Vehicle Mandates Crafted in California Weren’t Made for Minnesota’s Farmers, By Wanda...

As a rooster and a bull have completely different needs, so do the constituents of states across our country. Here in Minnesota, a place...

Common mistakes to avoid during PRRS elimination, By Brad Leuwerke, DVM, with Swine Vet...

Reprinted from PigHealthToday.com Eliminating porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus from a breeding herd is not a simple task, and no herd acts exactly...
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