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SwineTime Podcast with Pipestone Veterinary Services

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Pipestone Veterinary Services is pleased to present “Swine Time” the podcast created for the pork industry and individual pork producers around the country. Our first podcast deals with the subject of African Swine Fever and what it means to the

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Keeping Antibiotics in the Arsenal: Pigs Can Still Get Sick

Brad Greenway

By Ann Hess, editor at National Hog Farmer When the new FDA antibiotic guidance rules went into effect Jan. 1, 2017, it was a good reminder to all pig farmers that antibiotic stewardship is very important and to strive for

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Effective Execution Drives Feed Efficiency

Emily Scholtz

There are three drivers influencing cost of production today; facilities, weaned pigs and feed, with feed cost accounting for over 50% of the total cost of production. Thus, producers should be focused on either reducing feed cost or improving whole

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A Team of Experts at Your Sow Farm

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Running a sow farm is complex and labor intensive, which is why over 400 independent producers rely on Pipestone System to manage their sow farm.  The concept of the Pipestone System is simple, a group of independent producers come together

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Dr. Dee’s Research Provides Undisputable Evidence for Resposible Use of Antibiotics

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On December 6, 2018, the first large-scale scientifically validated trial to better understand the importance of responsible antibiotic use in clinically sick pigs was published in PLOS ONE, the Public Library of Science. This journal is #1-2 in the world

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Measure. Monitor. Move: Three Simple Steps to Pork Production Records

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MEASURE. MONITOR. MOVE.  Three simple steps to pork production records.  Well, maybe not always simple, but certainly valuable.  The 2018 USDA census puts the U.S. at 75 million pigs.  Pork production is a competitive business.  Long gone are the days

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Foreign Animal Disease: Preparing for the Worst

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Everyone who works with pigs is likely aware of the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) across Europe and Asia. This seemly unstoppable sweeping of disease is a concern for swine farmers worldwide. Even with a vast ocean separating North

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