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Swine

  • Celebrate the Holiday Season with an Open House

    During the holiday season, it’s nice to open your home to share what you have been blessed with.  But planning a holiday get-together and put stress levels through the roof.  Here’s your easy plan to guarantee a great night with friends and family. Below is a guide to plan your...
  • Heat Stress Alleviation in Lactating Sows by Cooling Pad Technology

    Heat stress has negative effects on sow production and reproduction performance. Heat stress has multiple impacts on animal metabolism and physiology. These include: increased body core temperature, homeorhetic adaptations that increase blood flow to the skin to dissipate radiant heat, increased respiration rates to remove the excess heat, and reduced...
  • The Truth of the Matter

    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.  Assumptions like this have led to action, such as the...
  • The Value of Maximizing Lactation Length

    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 at five treatment groups from 21 days to 30 days...
  • Now Offering Ralco Products

    Pipestone Veterinary Services is now offering Ralco products including First Pulse D, Birthright, De-Lyte and more!   First Pulse D Restores Baby Pigs. Get disadvantage baby pigs up and eating with this colostrum supplement oral drench. Birthright Nap A swine milk replacer used in milk decks. This product is 25lbs...
  • Air Filtration for Swine Herds: A Historical Perspective

    Written by Kevin Schulz. Kevin Schulz is a Senior Content Specialist with National Hog Farmer Dr. Scott Dee of Pipestone Veterinary Services shares what we've learned about air filtration over the years and how its making a difference in the industry. PRRS has been a game changer in the swine industry...
  • PRRS Vaccination: Protect for Your Pigs and the Neighborhood

    All across the Midwest, we are starting to experience the changing of the seasons.  Weather is changing, kids are heading back to school, and combines are being prepared for the impending harvest.  For many swine producers, unfortunately it is also a time of year which conjures up thoughts of PRRS...
  • Step by Step Approach to Raising Pigs

    Starting as a teenager, Ryan Weinkauf has taken a step by step approach to raising pigs and building his farming operation. Ryan grew up as the third generation on his family’s farm just outside of Pipestone, Minnesota. “Dad started raising pigs in the 1970s and 1980s in an old barn...
  • Significant Changes Underway in the Pork Industry

      By: Brian Stevens, President of Big Stone Marketing Here it is the middle of August and we have some pretty significant changes underway in the Pork Industry and I thought I should talk about it in this month’s newsletter.  The topic is the additional packing capacity our industry is...
  • Why Sequence?

    You have the diagnostics in hand. The results tie your stomach in knots, the sample is PRRS virus  PCR positive. If you are lucky, you have not experienced this before but if you are like the other 99% of the people in the swine industry, you have had this feeling...

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