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Pipestone Veterinary Services News

  • Spring Cattle Market: March 2014

    This spring, the cattle market has hit a record high.  I am sure most of you never thought your herd would be worth what it is today.  With feeder calves bringing $900-$1200 per head and cull cows hitting a dollar a pound, it may be time to re-examine your calving...
  • Change for the Future: Cattle Call March 2014

    In recent years, “local” has become a popular buzzword in food production and marketing. But for Holland, Minnesota, farmer Matt Brinkmeyer, building partnerships with neighbors and other local farmers is nothing new. Brinkmeyer Farms is a diversified crop and cattle operation near Holland, Minnesota. The Brinkmeyers have  a cow calf...
  • PEDv Update

    Dr. Joel Nerem Late last fall, I wrote my first article centering around PED virus as we had just finished testing our transportation protocols at South Dakota State University (SDSU), and these protocols proved to be effective against PED virus. We were also in the process of testing our 3M...
  • Manure Pumping Safety: March 2014

    by: Marty Rost Many of our system and shareholder barns pump their manure pits in the spring, but pumping safety is not always top of mind. That's because spring is a busy time, and we have lots of other things to think about. But, the welfare of our employees and our animals...
  • Preparing Barns for Spring: March 2014

    by: Adam Schelkopf, DVM Spring is usually a very positive time in the swine industry-a time when Midwestern producers dewinterize and thaw out their barns after being in a deep freeze for several months. It's also an important time to verify that a few key components of our barns functioning...
  • Veterinary Voices September 2013

     A day in the life of: Bond  Good morning from Special Agent M2, call name “Bond”. I am a six year old black lab, I have competed in AKC Field Trials and AKC Hunt Tests. I am a titled Master Hunter, but the best thing in life is actually HUNTING...
  • Cattle Call June 2013

    Pipestone Cattle News June 2013: Fall Special Long Range Merial has lauched a new sustained release dewormer called LongRange.  The product is a sustained release eprinomectin dewormer which effectively controls internal parasites for 100 to 120 days depending on the parasite.  This essentially can keep cattle parasite free for the entire grazing...
  • Veterinary Voices February 2013

    Expanding Space for Expanding Needs   The first time the Pipestone Veterinary Clinic expanded in April of 2008, the three employees staffing it were amazed by the space of the old Amdahl building. However, it didn’t take long for the growing business to fill up the 7,000 square foot warehouse...
  • Veterinary Voices September 2012

    Hard Work Pays off for Carlson Family Preparing for the County Fair doesn’t occur overnight. In fact, Jaden and Jared Carlson began the process last summer—a full year in advance—and their showing season is far from over. Once calves are born in the spring, they must be sorted and picked...
  • Cattle Call September 2012

    Pipestone Cattle News Teamwork is key for Baustians Commitment, cooperation and companionship. These traits mark the success of the Baustian family from Jasper, Min­nesota. Mike and Cyndy began rais­ing swine thirty-two years ago. When their son, Erik, wanted to give farming a try, he turned to cattle. “I always had...

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