Latest Pipestone System News

Helping Farmers Today Create the Farms of Tomorrow

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Providing independent producers the opportunity to compete in a fast-changing swine industry has been the driving force behind the Pipestone System for more than 25 years. Technologies, genetics and management practices in pork production may have evolved quickly over nearly

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PART: Gathering Research and Broadening the Conversation

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The development of bacteria resistant to antibiotics is a critical issue for human health, with 23,000 people dying each year from an AMR (antimicrobial resistance) infection.  A new program developed by Pipestone is focused gathering critical data about antibiotic resistance

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Strep Control

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Streptococcus suis (commonly known as strep) is a very common bacterial agent present in all pigs. S. suis gets into the pigs’ bloodstream and then affects pigs throughout their entire body. Classic clinical signs of S. suis include fever, meningitis

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Investment in Prevention Medicine Pays Off for Pigs and Producers

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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure …” The same advice that Benjamin Franklin gave to city leaders in Philadelphia about preventing fires in 1735 can be applied to raising livestock today. Keeping animals healthy and preventing

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Veterinary Feed Directives (VFD’s) Update

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By: Dr. Joseph Yaros Over the past few years, there has been an increasing amount of talk about the judicious use of antibiotics in livestock. The growing trend of antibiotic resistance in human infections has created pressure on the U.S.

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Pipestone Applied Research: 2017 Year in Review

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By: Dr. Scott Dee Happy New Year! In 2011, I joined the Pipestone team on a new journey: to lead their newly formed research division.  Pipestone Applied Research (PAR) focuses on providing production-driven research results for our Pipestone shareholders, research

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Give a Helping Ham campaign donates over 82,000 pounds of PORK!

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During the holidays we look forward to connecting with family and friends and enjoying a delicious meal with the prized ham featured in the center of the table.  However, many individuals in our communities are food insecure, and without organizations

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Seeing Pipestone Core Values in Action in Africa

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Two Pipestone employees had the opportunity to see firsthand the impact that even a small contribution can make to children and families in the developing world.  Dr. Jay Bobb, veterinarian, and Jenna Hauglid, Pipestone Grow Finish, Nutrition Account Manager, traveled

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The Truth of the Matter

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Recent stories in some well-read media publications make it very difficult for consumers to weed out the difference between the truth about antimicrobial resistance (AMR) versus assumptions. Media suggests that the livestock industry is not properly managing the antibiotic issue. 

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The Value of Maximizing Lactation Length

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Pipestone has continued to study the effects of lactation length and have completed two large scale trials through our research facilities. The first trial was designed to understand lactation lengths impact on sow weight and growing pig performance.  We looked

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