Shareholder Spotlight

Next Gen Advice: Be Open to Opportunity

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Dave Hamm’s long-term goal, after farming for 37 years, is to pass the opportunity to a new generation. But at one point in Dave’s life, it looked like his own opportunity to farm had disappeared. Dave and his wife Brenda

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Shareholders Recognized in Three States

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Pork industry organizations in Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota honored the following Pipestone System shareholders in January at separate events. The Iowa Pork Producers Association gave the title of “Master Pork Producer” to Craig and Karen Wulfekuhle of Earlville, IA

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What’s In Your Ownership Agreement?

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Sean Simpson General Counsel – Pipestone System Some Pipestone System sow units have operated for a number of years, and the original owners want to transition their interests to the next generation. You may be wondering, “How do I do

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PRRS Intervention: What We’re Doing

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Dr. Joel Nerem PRRS control is critical to the overall health of the pig and to the financial success of pig producers. As a management company and a veterinary clinic, we’re focused on the control of PRRS for our shareholders

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Chris and Clare Veldhuizen Family, Edgerton, MN

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“One generation makes. The next generation uses. The third generation loses.” Chris Veldhuizen heard this warning countless times from his grandfather Christiaan, who came to America from the Netherlands and moved his family to the farm north of Edgerton, MN,

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Craig and Karen Wulfekuhle, Earlville, IA

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The Craig and Karen Wulfekuhle family. Craig Wulfekuhle has raised pigs for 12 years since returning from a stint in agribusiness. He currently owns and manages a wean-to-finish business. He also is president of a local sow unit that supplies

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Shareholder Spotlight: System Ownership Means Fewer Worries

Steve Vander Maten always had an interest in agriculture. When a door opened for him to start farming in 1985, he walked through it. Steve had just finished a course of studies in production agriculture at Jackson Vo-Tech when he

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