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Pipestone Veterinary Services News

  • College Friendship to Long Term Partnership

    A college friendship led to new opportunities and a long term partnership for Pat McGunegill and Dean Stoltenberg. Pat grew up on a farm in Indiana and attended college in Waterloo, Iowa.  He became friends with Justin Stoltenberg from Jasper, Minnesota, visited the farm owned by Justin Stoltenberg's parents Dean and...
  • Pipestone Discovery Barn

    This summer, the Sioux Empire Fair in Sioux Falls, SD celebrated their 75thyear, “Diamond Jubilee”, of providing summer fun to the community.  And what better way to celebrate this landmark year than the grand opening of a building dedicated to educating the Sioux Empire area on modern crop and livestock production...
  • Pork Ambassadors

    At Pipestone, we are committed to all aspects of the pork industry, and that commitment doesn’t get left at the office.  We take our passion for promoting the pork industry to our homes, friends, and communities.  In 2014, Pipestone County was represented by three young individuals that are sons or daughters of...
  • Feed Mill Checks: Mixer Efficiency Test

    Performing a mixer efficiency test should always be on the radar screen; however, it can be easily overlooked. Properly mixing the ingredients is a must do to provide the proper nutrition in every mouth full of feed. Kansas State University performed a nursery trial evaluating different mixing time.  As you...
  • Growing with the Future in Mind

    Sustainability has become a popular term in recent years to define everything from protecting the environment to ensuring the viability of family farms over multiple generations to many other facets of modern agriculture. For the Braun family of LeSueur, Minnesota, sustainability isn’t a new concept.  They’ve been growing and managing...
  • Investing in Every Pig

    It is no secret to anyone in the pork industry that the combination of high domestic and international demand, a shortage of pig inventory due to the PED virus outbreak, and lower feed costs are presenting strong profit opportunities for pork producers.    These opportunities are driving many producers to also take...
  • What to do if your dog is overheated.

    We recently had an emergency call from a frantic owner about his Shih Tzu, Buddy. Buddy means the world to his owner, so he takes him everywhere with him. Buddy’s owner left him in the car for just a few minutes and was sure to get the car extra cold...
  • Overcoming: Veterinary Voices August 2014

    Beau may be a small dog, but that hasn’t stopped him from overcoming big health challenges even before his first birthday. Beau is a two and a half pound Yorkie owned by Debbie Lindemulder from Ottumwa. He will be a year old in August, 2014. “Beau has such a great...
  • Managing Summer Heat Stress

    by: Curt Vlietstra, DVM Even though we had a brutal winter, and the normal spring warm-up seemed like it would never come, the heat of summer is inevitable in this area.  The combination of heat and humidity can be extremely hard on livestock, particularly cattle.  Both dairy and beef cattle...
  • From the Netherlands, to Canada, to Pipestone, MN

    The drive to improve their dairy farm and provide better opportunities for their family has led John and Berlinda VanderWal to farms in three countries – Netherlands, Canada, and the U.S. – with multiple expansions over the past 25 years.  With each move or new project, they look for ways...

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