Monthly archive for March2014

Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

This has been a pretty good week for ag blogs/articles, so I thought I’d share a few of my faves from the week. Food For Thought is a blog powered by a group of Kansas State University students hoping to bridge the gap between agriculture…

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Norman

Norman

My ag blog feed was filled with tributes to Norman Borlaug yesterday in celebration of National Ag Day/Week.  I’ll admit, I had no idea who Norman Borlaug was, so I got my Google on and started reading. Turns out, Norman Borlaug was the man who…

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Happy National Ag Day

Happy National Ag Day

  I’m extra grateful today for those who work so hard to provide a safe, affordable food supply for the world.

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Iowa in the evening

Iowa in the evening

One of the best parts of traveling around the Midwest is evenings like this.

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What piglets eat

What piglets eat

When piglets first arrive in their nursery barn, they’re immediately given access to plenty of water, then shortly thereafter, they’re introduced to their first feed ration, usually in the form of small pellets. Feed mill companies work with animal nutritionists and feed formulation specialists to…

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Piglet of the week

Piglet of the week

Sometimes you just need to start Monday morning off with a piglet. His ears were quite spectacular, I thought.     Here’s to a great week, y’all!

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In the news: sow housing

In the news:  sow housing

ABC News shared a story over the weekend about sow housing and the challenges created by group housing. The article featured Fair Oaks Farms in Indiana, which is home to The Pig Adventure, an interactive, educational open barn that offers tours and exhibits. The article…

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Workout: Hog Barn

Workout: Hog Barn

We started new fitness and nutrition plans a few months ago. We’re doing slightly different nutrition plans (but mostly higher protein, lower carb, good fats for both of us) and our fitness plans vary a bit as well, although we have the overall goal to…

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Ohio

Ohio

We drove to Ohio on Sunday to help a customer figure out why his feed conversion isn’t what it should be. Turns out, Ohio is pretty darn cold and wintery still, too. Weather, I’m over you. This morning, I learned how to (properly) wrap things…

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