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  • PART: Record, Review, and Respond

    PART Antibiotic Use & Antibiotic Resistance (amongst animal welfare and gestation stalls) is one of the top concerns that consumers have today with how their food is raised.  This concern has become evident with the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) recently going into effect, which discontinued the sub-therapeutic (growth promotion) use...
  • Wean to Market PRRS Control Strategies

    By: Dr. Bryan Myers As I begin to write this article, it is 6:00 AM and it is 38 degrees outside and I can’t see my neighbor’s house because of the fog.  Unfortunately, the first thing that comes to mind is this is a day that PRRS virus thrives in. ...
  • VFD FAQ's

    How do I know if a VFD is needed? VFD’s are required for feed antibiotics that are in the category of being “important” to human medicine.  Your veterinarian and feed mill manager will let you know if a VFD is required. ***A detailed list is provided at the bottom of the page How...
  • Give a Helping Ham

    PIPESTONE and local grocery stores are teaming up on a project called “Give a Helping Ham” that will donate pork to food banks.  “There are an astounding number of families in our community that are food insecure.  Give a Helping Ham is a simple way to get the community involved...
  • Spring Ventilation Checklist

    Spring Ventilation Checklist Exterior All soffits open and swept clean Curtains free and insulation removed Emergency curtain drops tested and functioning All fans plugged in, uncovered, and in and in good state of repair Generator started and checked under load Internal Insulation removed from curtains Fan covers removed Emergency dial...
  • Fall Barn Prep Checklist

    Fall is upon us, and with the change of season it’s time to prep our barns for cooler temperatures.  Fall is undoubtedly a busy time of the year with harvest around the corner.  Our fall checklist will ensure all your bases are covered with some tips and tricks along the way.  ...
  • United Nations Discuss Antibiotic Resistance- How Will You Respond?

    United Nations Discuss Antibiotic Resistance – How Will You Respond? By: Dr. Carissa Odland The United Nations met in September in New York, gathering governments from all over the world to debate issues of global importance.  The threat of resistant bacteria was the only topic on the agenda of the all-day “high-level...
  • Focus on Family Farms Leads to Partnerships and Business Opportunities

    For thirty years, Doug Pollema has focused on providing products and services to support family farmers around his business in northwest Iowa. Doug is a native of Hull, Iowa, and after college he started working as an outside salesman and livestock production representative for Hull Feed & Produce, an independent...
  • Responsible Antibiotic Use

    What comes to mind when you hear the word “Antibiotics”?  The media is crawling with content about antibiotics these days.  For consumers - there is a growing concern about bacterial resistance to antibiotics, and sometimes these concerns are coupled with the use of antibiotics in livestock. At Pipestone, we take...
  • Welcome to the team, Dr. Joseph Yaros!

    Joseph originally grew up in Upstate New York with three twin brothers on a 1000 ewe sheep farm. He spent his summers showing pure bred Suffolk sheep at the county and state fairs, while helping taking care of the family farm. Caring for livestock and understanding the management of the...

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