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Pipestone Veterinary Services News

  • The Rib Feed and Our Famous Rib Rub Recipe!

    Pipestone Veterinary Services and Pipestone System employees gathered Friday afternoon to properly season the ribs for the Rib Feed at the Pipestone County Fair on Saturday, August 8th.  It is an event that Pipestone Veterinary Services founded several years ago, and has been happy to continue the tradition ever since.  All proceeds...
  • Pig of the Week

    This pig of the week was not happy I interrupted his meal.  He is eating from a wet/dry feeder.  This means the waterer is in the same location as the feed.  By pushing on the water nipple above his nose he can add water so that his feed is wet...
  • Stinking and Strutting: The Life of a Boar

    Helpful Terminology! Boars: Intact male pigs V-Boars: Intact male pigs that have undergone a vasectomy procedure. They act like an intact male but aren’t able to father their own litters. Kraft and his buddy Duke before a day of hard work on the farm. The hardest working pigs on a...
  • Pipestone Research on PEDv in Feed Ingredients

    So far, 2015 has proven to be a fairly mild year for PEDv infection compared to the devastation that hit in 2014.  Nonetheless, it is a concerning virus for pork producers and continued focus for Pipestone Applied Research (PAR).  In 2014, PAR proved that contaminated feed could serve as a...
  • Discovery Barn Plans New Activities

    The Sioux Empire Fair celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2014, but it was a new exhibit — and the newborn animals inside it — that caught the attention of thousands of fairgoers. The Pipestone Discovery Barn opened its doors during the 2014 fair to share with visitors the story of animal...
  • Early Pregnancy Determination in the Beef Herd

    By Dr. Brett Kroeze Every year there is the question of when should I or should I pull out the bull away from the cows.  A lot of this decision depends on how long of calving season you want next spring and how drawn out your calving season was this...
  • IVF Part of Nosbush Genetic Strategy

    A Minnesota dairy farm family is using leading edge technologies to improve the genetics of their dairy herd. Brad Nosbush and his brothers David and Leroy own and operate Nosbush Dairy near Fairfax, Minnesota.  Their father started milking cows at the farm in 1955 and the sons formed a family partnership in...
  • Managing Risks: Are You Informed?

    By Dr. Curt Vlietstra Risk management is nothing new to livestock producers.  Whether your primary business involves raising beef cattle, selling milk, or raising replacement animals for your clients… many of your decisions are based on managing risks.  Think about it: If you knew that the top bull at a...
  • Avian Influenza: Q&A with an Expert

    There is no doubt that Avian Influenza (AI) has been a devastation to the poultry industry, just as PEDv was to the swine industry eighteen months ago.  The mortality rate for AI stands at 100%, and as of May 26th, 2015, 41,034,973 birds have died or been euthanized as a...
  • Keep Biosecure This Summer

    County fair, and livestock show season is underway.  These are great events that celebrate agriculture and our rural communities.  We at Pipestone encourage everyone to attend and support these events. The presence of swine at these events poses a biosecurity risk for all of us that work on and visit...

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