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By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
March 3rd, 2021

Farm succession is not a single event. It is most often a long, transitional process. Some farm management experts note that farm succession comprises three distinct phases:

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Posts | Swine

By: Mary Auth
February 24th, 2021

Organizations, businesses, and producers worldwide continue to keep African Swine Fever (ASF) at the forefront of concerns that need to be monitored and responded to. In the United States, four of the top 21 wishes for the U.S. Pork Industry for 2021 addressed ASF.

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Poultry | Posts

By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
February 17th, 2021

Light management is an integral part of raising laying hens. In fact, it is of essential importance to all types of chickens. With a growth in the rate producers are switching to cage-free housing, attention to lighting has gained interest.

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Posts | Building Maintenance

By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
January 27th, 2021

Rodents have persistently challenged farmers throughout the ages, stealing grain, fouling premises with excrement, and causing destruction to infrastructure and environments.

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By: Mary Auth
January 20th, 2021

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) recently reported that more than 100,000 farm animals perished in barn fires in 2020 – more than triple the number said for 2019. Since 2017, on-farm fires have taken the lives of 3.7 million farm animals in the U.S., with the vast majority of them egg-laying hens.

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Poultry | Posts

By: Kathleen Lonergan Erickson
December 23rd, 2020

Are you wrapping those Christmas gifts? How about your "egg-stra" special gifts? Maybe it's a clever kitchen gadget – the kind that helps you make the perfect muffin-ready breakfast egg.

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Posts | Swine

By: Mary Auth
December 16th, 2020

Sustainability has been the "word du jour" for some time. Still, it can have several meanings – depending on the industry – whether it's heavy manufacturing or agriculture – and then further defined by different agriculture sectors.

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By: Mary Auth
December 9th, 2020

Watch the orange line. Just looking at the chart below, you can easily see when the major holidays are throughout the year – at least those holidays that involve baking and decorating with eggs.