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Pipestone Veterinary Services News

  • Pig of the Week

    The pig of the week this week is 5 weeks old.  He lives in a barn with 1200 pigs!  In his pen there are 120 other pigs that are all the same age as him.  His nose is full of feed because I pulled him away from his breakfast for...
  • Adoptive Mothers & the Piglets They Save

    In an earlier post (10,000ft View), I alluded to the fact that piglets are sometimes fostered from their birth mother, and adopted by another mom on the farm.  In this post, I will have the opportunity to share more about what that means, why it is necessary, and who these...
  • Time Savers in the Hog World

    By: Dr. Cameron Schmitt Cutting corners in any aspect of life/work typically has implications at later points in time.  Similarly in pork production, we see “planting disease” in the spring and  “harvesting disease” in the fall.  As your schedule gets tight this planting season, here are some tips to help...
  • Market Review

    By: Brian Stevens, President of Big Stone Marketing We have concluded our first quarter of 2015 and I have to say there wasn’t much to write home about as it relates to our pork markets.  Experts predicted that we’d see pork supplies grow 1%, but the reality was our supplies soared...
  • Pig of the Week: I MUSTACHE you a question!

    This adorable pig has a spot on his nose that looks oddly similar to....well, a mustache! Don't let his mustache fool you!  He's only four weeks old.  By this age, he has transitioned from his mother's milk to eating a diet closer to that of an adult.
  • The Hospital Pen

    On the day piglets are brought to the nursery facility they need to adapt to all sorts of changes.  Some piglets adapt very quickly.  Some piglets do not.  Those that struggle with the transition may have come to the nursery small or skinny.  They may be sick, or have an...
  • Pig of the Week: Spots

    This pig of the week this week is spotted! He is about 6 days old and is still living with his mother and siblings. At this age he has already gotten his “piglet shots”.
  • Time to Expand Your Operation?

    By: Hal Schmidt Farming is a business, and part of any business is analyzing when and if you should expand your operation.  This is a question that is constantly circling in the back of farmers minds – to buy that piece of land or not, to expand your herd or...
  • Optimizing Your Manure's Value

    By: Marty Rost The average person won’t think twice about what lies beneath a hog barn, but anyone in agriculture see’s dollar signs.  As we all know, manure is a valuable fertilizer for crops.  In fact, many hog producers got into the business for that very reason – to save...
  • 3 Months, 3 Weeks, and 3 Days: The Pregnant Pig

    Delivering and drying off new born piglets is the best part about working with pigs. However, the work of getting piglets off to a good start starts long before the day they are born. In fact, it starts 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days before their birth. The day...

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