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Animal Industry report

Animal Industry report

Iowa State released an Animal Industry report earlier this year that focused on the microenviornment of transport trailers used for market hogs. It was previously a pretty unexplored area of research so it’s great to see new data on trailer bedding and washouts. The study…

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Throwback Thursday: A year in review

Throwback Thursday: A year in review

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since I started blogging about my new Adventures in Piggery.  I’ve been in more hog barns than I can count,  learned how to pick up and hold a piglet, taken thousands of photos of little pigs,…

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Sorting and sitting

Sorting and sitting

Chad commissioned a new sorter system yesterday, which means he was training barn managers how to set up the computer program and scale settings for the Pro Sort large-pen auto sort system. The sorter weighs the pigs before they eat and then sorts them, sending…

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Bringing in the professionals

Bringing in the professionals

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  I enjoy taking pictures and really enjoy the range that the iPhone camera has given me.  It’s a decent little camera and fits in my pocket, ready to capture whatever is going on in my life….

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Introducing: Rebecca

Introducing: Rebecca

Hey everyone, meet Rebecca! Rebecca came on board with Gro Master at the beginning of the year, and let me just say – HOORAY. Research is a top priority of the company; it’s one of our founder/CEO/President/(my father-in-law) Marvin Wastell’s passions.  So Rebecca is Gro…

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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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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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Everyday conversations

Everyday conversations

A few weeks ago, one of my favorite bloggers posted about some new steps in her family’s health/food journey.  They watched a few popular documentaries and are making some changes in their diet.  Her post didn’t bash agriculture too badly, but a lot of the…

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