As I prepare this week for several presentations to various foreign visitors coming to the US for the World Pork Expo, I’m thinking about Expo. I think most people attend Expo for 2 reasons. The primary reason – it is … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: May 2016
Are we killing the golden goose with expansion?
As Kent Bang from AgStar stated in a recent blog, we live in a dynamic time for the pork industry. Producers have strong equity, there are several new slaughter plants under construction and the world wants our product. The only … Continue reading
Creating a fire department water source on-farm
In the past few weeks I’ve worked on several water projects for breed-wean sites. In several instances on-farm water storage was being added in response to water flow issues associated with the rural water district sources for the sites. The … Continue reading
Animal Agriculture and Greenhouse Gases – Good News
As producers of high quality protein for the world’s population, we often get challenged that our ‘system’ of production exploits limited resources and contributes to global warming. For most of us, finding or even having a basic understanding of the … Continue reading
pounds per square foot per crate per year?
In 1988 while driving to a swine records meeting at Swine Graphics (a then start-up record company), Dr Ron Brodersen and I got into a long discussion in my pickup of space utilization in production facilities. At that time we … Continue reading