Pipestone System News

For the Love of Science…. and a Delicious Burger!

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Fact: Using antibiotics responsibly is an important part of the welfare of our animals, food safety, and sustainability. Science is an amazing tool that helps us to understand how AND WHY things work throughout the universe.  Science uses standardized methodologies,

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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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Give a Helping Ham Kickoff

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PIPESTONE has teamed up with local grocery stores this holiday season with “Give a Helping Ham” initiative with one goal in mind: Help Fight Hunger. One out of every five kids in America struggles with hunger.   “There are an astounding

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4 Key Factors to Ask About Pig Sourcing


Weaned pig sourcing has the potential to affect the profitability of an enterprise greatly.  Here are 4 things to keep in mind when considering your pig source. #1 Health When evaluating a “one time” purchase of weaned pigs you will

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49 Days of Transparency

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It takes a village to raise a family, well it also takes a village to showcase our passion.  We had a great crew of Pipestone staff and volunteers at county and State fairs sharing their passion in 2018! This year

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African Swine Fever in China: What is the Role of Feed Ingredients in Viral Movement?


Scott Dee DVM MS PhD Dipl;ACVM, Director, Pipestone Applied Research On Friday August 3, the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) reported that African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) had been identified in a northeast Chinese pig herd. This is the initial

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It’s the Relationship with Pipestone that Keeps Vroman’s Growing for Generations to Come


For more than thirty years, Dean Vroman has been raising crops, pigs and cattle in Minnesota. While equipment and facilities have been important, his most valuable investment has most likely been the relationships he’s built with farmers and industry professionals

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PRRS Control for Your Market Hogs

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Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), much to producers’ and veterinarians’ dismay, can have a devastating impact on pigs of all ages. In general, the introduction of a new strain of PRRS at any stage of pig production has the

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New Program Takes Proactive Approach to Boosting Health and Bottom Line

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A new program from Pipestone Veterinary Services is focused on improving animal health and farm profitability through a proactive and planned approach. The Pig Vet program was launched in January 2018 and includes scheduled visits from a Pipestone veterinarian to

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Meet Our New Swine Veterinarians

As Pipestone Veterinary Services continues to grow and improve we are finding the need for additional veterinary support. We would like to introduce our newest veterinarians to the team and more specifically, one locally in your area. Dr. Brent Pepin

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