Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Commentary, A Christmas Lesson, December 27 2016Wanda Schott Patsche...

Good day! I am Wanda Patsche, blogger for Minnesota Farm Living. You will find posts about farm life, my passions and pertinent agricultural issues....

Real-world confirmation of virus survival in feed ingredients

Reprinted from PigHealthToday.com It’s well known today that several swine viruses can survive in feed ingredients under laboratory research conditions. But how does that translate...

Take Advantage when Profit Opportunities Become a Reality, By: Brian Stevens, BigStone Marketing President

The year 2020 has been anything but normal.  I think we can all agree that the hog and pork markets are as volatile as...

Business Strategies for Periods of Low Prices, By Jim Marzolf Vice President – Pipestone...

In commodity production, high prices are the result of more demand than supply. In the past 20 years, the pork industry has been fortunate to...

Agility is Paramount for Swine Industry, By Kent Bang from Compeer Financial

It has been about seven months since the U.S. started feeling the impacts of COVID-19. The country has yet to fully understand the impacts...

Essentials of Business Succession Planning By: Jim Marzolf Vice President, Pipestone

Through good times and bad in agriculture, farmers generally cherish the idea of passing their family farm on to the next generation. The farm...

Innovation in Nutrition, By: Kiah Gourley, PIPESTONE Nutritionist

Innovation in nutrition comes in many forms at PIPESTONE. From new technology, to better feed management, to improving the feed quality across our 40+...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Why So Many Empty Finishers?December 7th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics One thing there seems to be an agreement on with people we talk to is the number of...

A Place for Independent Producers in the Swine Industry, Be Steve Malakowsky from Compeer...

Last week, Luke Minion, Chairman of the Board of Wholestone Farms, shared some exciting news. The farmer-owned company announced their commitment to building a...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Pork Prices Remain Strong, November 9th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The U.S. hog slaughter last week was over 2.7 million head, about the same as a year ago....
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