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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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Piggy Wig & Piggy Wee

Piggy Wig & Piggy Wee

Most of the hog barns we visit are modern indoor facilities.  Confinement, some call it. 90% of all pork is raised indoors, in fact.  And these indoor homes are actually pretty comfortable – they’re temperature controlled all year, the pigs are protected from sunburn (yep!),…

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Meet a farmer: Beezer

Meet a farmer: Beezer

Brian, B, Beezer – the childhood moniker may have stuck, but this kind young farmer is every bit of a responsible adult, raising hogs in his own two 2400 head barns in northwest Iowa. He owns and farms his own 80 acres, cares for his…

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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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