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Pipestone Veterinary Services News

  • Top 6 Swine Product Frequently Asked Questions Answered

    Our swine sales team members are truly experts in their field, which is why producers across the Midwest trust them with questions on their swine products.  We’ve compiled a list of their Top 6 requently Asked Swine Questions Answered!  Get all the quick answers below and save yourself a call...
  • Give a Helping Ham

    Turkey, ham, stuffing, potatoes, three options of pie: during the holidays many of us sit at a table with too many options to fit on our plate.  Unfortunately, there are many families in our own communities that are food insecure.  A startling fact: one out of every five kids in...
  • Pipestone Livestock Auction Market

    “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” The old adage can apply to many things about modern agriculture. While technologies and management practices are changing many things about how livestock are raised, successful farms and businesses are still built on relationships and a commitment to animal care...
  • Reducing Stress During Weaning

    The old adage “Good Things Come in Small Packages” is ringing true for a number of beef producers this season, thanks to a new product that is significantly reducing stress on calves during weaning. “Weaning is a stressful time for the calf, which can often result in respiratory disease in...
  • Filters and Employee Focus Combine to Fight PRRS Virus

    As the weather cools, the pork industry increases its vigilance against PRRSv. Over the past 20 years, PRRS has emerged as the most economically important disease for U.S. pork producers. Dennis Wiebbecke has been on the front line of the fight against PRRS for the past three years.  As the...
  • Celebrating 25 Years: One Farmer at a Time

    The Pipestone System is celebrating 25 years since the first contract for the first Pipestone System barn – Hiawatha Gilts — was signed.  There are lots of ways to talk about the growth of the business model, from number of barns and animals to number of employees and shareholders.  However, the best measurement is...
  • Synergize vs. Accel Trial

    It’s no secret that trailers can act as a means of virus transport, moving it from one barn to another.  With PRRSv virus, and especially when PEDv hit hard in 2013, Pipestone has put enormous focus on our livestock trailer sanitation protocol.  Historically Pipestone chose to use Synergize as a...
  • Seneca Valley Virus: What Is It and How Does It Affect the Swine Industry?

    In the past couple months; there have been 13 confirmed cases of vesicular disease associated with Seneca Valley virus in the swine industry. This disease has been identified in both commercial and show pig operations in Iowa, South Dakota, Illinois and Minnesota. Vesicular disease is a broad term used to...
  • America's Next Pig Farmer

    The four finalists for America’s Pig Farmer of the year were announced, and Pipestone was excited to see a familiar face in the line-up!  The National Pork Board created the America’s Pig Farmer of the Year award to recognize a farmer who excels in raising pigs using the We Care principles...
  • Top 8 Questions on Veterinary Feed Directive Answered

    FDA recently came out with industry guidelines that require changes to the use of feed medication in livestock.  Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about these changes…        What prompted the government to change the rules regarding antibiotic use in food animals? Why now? A...

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