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A piglet takes a nap

A piglet takes a nap

I met this little guy last week in Iowa.  He was cute as can be, as most pigs under 60 pounds are, I think. Soon he lay his head on the slats. All tuckered out.  It was a total “But Mom, I’m not tired!” moment….

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Meet a Farmer: Larry

Meet a Farmer:  Larry

Hi, Larry. Larry has a wean-to-finish facility near West Point, NE.  Nearly 10,000 pigs are under his care – 6,600 of which live at the site we visited last week. His barns are filled with Crystal Spring Water-Space feeders, and he calls his Pro Sort…

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On the farm

On the farm

A grower who’s interested in a Pro Sort system joined us at a site near West Point, NE today for a barn tour. It was a beautiful day for a drive. I love rural America. Except when there’s no data service. Then I want to…

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WPX Report

WPX Report

Gro Master has been at World Pork Expo for 25 years; I have been there for 4.  However, this was my first year to attend as an employee rather than just a supportive wife. It was great watching Booth 503 come together during set up….

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Proud wife moment

Proud wife moment

Chad’s been working on these growth curves since before I met him.  What’s a growth curve you ask?  Honestly, I don’t understand exactly how they work, but it’s something about projecting the future weight of a pig in a large pen auto sort setting, and…

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Piglets of the week

Piglets of the week

We stopped at a barn near Britt, Iowa, to check on a Water-Space Nursery Feeder trial earlier this week.  The feeder looked great, and so did these little guys.    

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Visit to Crystal Spring

Visit to Crystal Spring

There’s an increasing trend in consumers’ desire to know where their food comes from.  But today, let’s go even further – all the way back to the source of the equipment that feeds the pigs that become your bacon.  Yum, bacon.   Crystal Spring is…

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