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EPI Air photo shoot

EPI Air photo shoot

We started distributing a new product recently – the EPI Air system.  Basically, it distributes ions throughout the barn environment, which makes dust, germs and gases stick to each other and fall to the ground or cling to any other surface, taking them out of the…

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Hard at work

Hard at work

We spent a few days at Crystal Spring Colony last week and I stopped in for a quick visit to the Hog Equipment shop.  Everyone was hard at work. Adrian was setting the specifications for a new laser job. Caleb was busy folding stainless steel…

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Shoo, pig.

Shoo, pig.

Part of my responsibility when we’re in a barn (other than taking pictures, running the timer for water flow, learning about pig behavior, coming up with little stories for the blog, being the helper errand girl, etc.) is to keep the pigs from bothering Chad….

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Baby, it’s cold outside!

Baby, it’s cold outside!

Welcome to 2014, everyone!   I hope everyone’s holidays were merry and bright.  We’ve been enjoying some true winter weather here in Nebraska, with cold temps and an inch or two of snow every few days. I’ve talked before about the benefits of raising pigs…

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Genetic Diversity

Genetic Diversity

Most of the pigs that are raised for meat in the US are primarily the White Landrace breed. They’re good sows and typically farrow large pigs. They have a good amount of meat in the ham and loin, and finish well.  They look pinker as…

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Sow Barn Photo Shoot

Sow Barn Photo Shoot

We took our photo crew up to Inwood, IA, this week to get some photos and video of sows using our Freedom Stall. I’m always impressed with their enthusiasm and creativity while shooting inside a barn. It’s a messy, noisy environment, not to mention smelly!…

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Pork Facts

Pork Facts

“No man should be allowed to be President who does not understand hogs.” – President Harry Truman A pig’s squeal can range from 110-115 decibels. Compare that to the Concorde jet, which is usually under 112 decibels.  This is why my friend Lauren tells me…

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Let’s all celebrate

Let’s all celebrate

These little guys are very excited about National Pork Month. Happy Friday, everyone!

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National Pork Month

National Pork Month

October is one of my favorite months.  Nebraska football, autumn colors, beautiful weather, sweaters and boots, pumpkin spice lattes…it’s all great.  Plus, October is National Pork Month.  What could be better?  I’ll be featuring several pork recipes and fun pork facts throughout the month to celebrate….

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Placing Pigs: During & After

Placing Pigs:  During & After

The barn was all clean and ready when the truck showed up. The back doors opened and the pigs started exploring the short ramp to their new home.  Pigs are skittish about going down steps and ramps, so they’re a little nervous here.  The driver…

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