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Pipestone Veterinary Services News

  • Safe Pork- Part 2

    Antibiotics Before talking about antibiotic use in pigs, I think it is important to make sure we are all on the same page regarding a couple of foundational facts. Every farmer and Veterinarian would like to have healthy pigs all the time. Farmers and Veterinarians who work with pigs use...
  • Safe Pork

    Part 1 When I was a VERY visibly pregnant swine vet (see photo of my coveralls stretching to their max), I would get funny questions all the time about when I would introduce my baby to the pork industry. I liked to joke about introducing my newborn baby to bacon...
  • Focusing on Business Basics Allows Family Farm to Thrive

    Focusing on sound business practices and management strategies has allowed the Schwerin family of Wood Lake, Minnesota, to build the foundation for a farm that provides opportunities for family members today and for generations to come. Dave Schwerin started farming with his father, Harlan Schwerin, in 1978.  They raised corn...
  • Ventilation Guidelines

    With temperatures fluctuating this time of year, ventilation can be tricky business.  Here are some basic guidelines and checklists to keep your pigs healthy and you stress-free.         Fundamentals Curtain Barn 1. Spread fans 1 degree per 10 CFM and max of 4-degree spread 2. Delay to...
  • Award Highlights

    We’ve always been proud of the great group of people working at Pipestone and the farmers we work alongside.  It’s hard not to be with some of the outstanding honors they have received lately! Don Buhl – Siehl Prize Dr. Cameron Schmitt – 40 Under 40 Casey Neill – Early Career...
  • PEDv: Journey from China to United States

    When PEDv hit North America in 2013, it had many in the swine industry scratching their heads wondering how and why?  For any of you that were listening during your high school history classes, history tends to repeat itself.  Dr. Scott Dee with Pipestone Applied Research knew that in order...
  • Spring Labor Saving Tips for Cattlemen

    By Dr. Larry Goelz Spring is a busy time of the year with beef cows calving and corn planting around the corner.  One of the best parts of being a Veterinarian is learning about the innovative ways some of our client find to save time and labor.  Take a look...
  • Salmonella in Dairy Cattle

    By Dr. Curt Vlietstra Salmonella in dairy cattle can be a devastating disease in cows and calves of any age or stage of production.  Treatment is difficult, and protection from vaccines is no guarantee, which makes this one of the more frustrating diseases for farmers and veterinarians to deal with.  Salmonella...
  • What You Need to Know About the Food Safety Modernization Act

    We work in an ever evolving industry.  Evolving with technology, and evolving for the consumer demanding transparency and trust in the food they bring home to their families.  Food Safety has an increasing influence on consumers.  Understandably, they want to trust that their food is safe and was raised responsibly. ...
  • New Swine Nutritionist Joins Pipestone Grow Finish Team

    The Pipestone Grow Finish team has added a second nutritionist to provide additional resources, research and nutritional services to Pipestone System shareholders and individual clients.  Jon De Jong joined Pipestone Grow Finish earlier this year and will be working with nutritionist Casey Neill. Jon is a native of Orange City, Iowa, where he grew...

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