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"Hi Mackenna, We had a cat killed by a pack of wild dogs a few years ago when we live…"

Joe Dales replied Jan 21, 2011 to Coyotes in the City! But what about your farm?

4 Mar 4, 2011
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Joe Dales replied Jan 21, 2011 to Coyotes in the City! But what about your farm?

4 Mar 4, 2011
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"Even the Ontario Agri Business Association, OABA is getting involved... Here is a vi…"

Joe Dales replied Jan 14, 2011 to Environmentally Responsible Farming: What does it mean to you?

10 Jan 18, 2011
Reply by Bristow

"Hi Mackenna, I think that in Europe and North America the consumer is becoming more…"

Joe Dales replied Jan 14, 2011 to Environmentally Responsible Farming: What does it mean to you?

10 Jan 18, 2011
Reply by Bristow

"Thanks John, I heard the crops did well up there. What kind of yields on corn and so…"

Joe Dales replied Jan 7, 2011 to What Was The Ontario Agriculture Top News Story Of The Year? Any suggestions?

12 Jan 15, 2011
Reply by Roadrunner

"Hi Bristow, I think you have a good idea on trying to capture additional value.   Wh…"

Joe Dales replied Jan 7, 2011 to Produce import replacement

4 Jan 8, 2011
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Joe Dales replied Dec 17, 2010 to How are your corn yields? Share your results here. Also check out the Farms.com Yield Data Centre for Seed Company Test Plot Results.

8 Dec 17, 2010
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"Ontario Veal Association Presents Program Design for Risk Management Program to Min…"

Joe Dales replied Dec 9, 2010 to Video Interview: Ernie Hardeman MPP Opinions on Pork, Beef Price Risk Management Program

7 Dec 17, 2010
Reply by Roadrunner

"BEEF AND PORK FARMERS PARTNER TO SUPPORT RMP From a Release - GUELPH – Today marks…"

Joe Dales replied Dec 3, 2010 to Video Interview: Ernie Hardeman MPP Opinions on Pork, Beef Price Risk Management Program

7 Dec 17, 2010
Reply by Roadrunner

"Hi John: It's a terrible situation.... Keep working at this....I agree that everyone…"

Joe Dales replied Dec 2, 2010 to EASTER CALLS OUT FARM LEADERS

5 Dec 17, 2010
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Iowa Pork Welcome Summer Interns Kirby Cook, Lauren Meier

Lauren Meier of Bondurant and Kirby Cook of Winthrop are spending their summers interning with the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA). Both are Iowa State University students interested in a career in agriculture. However, their family backgrounds are quite a contrast. Kirby Cook’s family is deeply involved in the pork industry. Lauren Meier’s path to IPPA started a little differently. She did not grow up with an agricultural background, nor did her parents. “My dad moved into an old farmhouse when I was 13,” Meier said. “We had some empty barns and I convinced him to put them to use. So, I started raising chickens.” She enjoyed raising chickens so much that her small farming operation eventually expanded to raising goats. “By the time I graduated high school, we had over 50 chickens, ten goats and three horses,” Meier said. “I did everything myself from the accounting part of it, vaccines, and chores. Literally everything.” Meier is this year's promotions and communications i

Addison Randall Named Program and Events Manager for Iowa Pork

Addison Randall is the newest member of the Iowa Pork Producers Association team. She was hired to fill the Program and Events Manager vacancy after Brielle Smeby’s promotion to Producer Outreach Director. Randall graduated from Iowa State University in May with a double major in Animal Science and Ag Communications. Hailing from Letts, Iowa, Randall grew up on a diversified crop and livestock operation. She served as an intern with Elanco Animal Health, Iowa Corn Growers Association and Kent Nutrition Group prior to joining the staff at the Iowa Pork Producers Association. Randall’s passion for the pork industry began at a very young age when she would accompany her dad to the farrowing unit to catch a glimpse at the newborn piglets. From there her time spent showing livestock, helping manage her family’s cow-calf herd, and working in a wean-to-finish unit all encouraged her decision to pursue higher education in animal science and a future career in the livestock industry. “I’ve d

Made to last: Producers update hog buildings with new tech

Hog confinement buildings are proof that anything that is well maintained can likely outlive its shelf life. Those large white buildings that went up in the 1990s were expected to last around 20 years. Now more than three decades later, many are still being used as finishers, nurseries and farrowing houses. “For the most part, those buildings have been very well maintained over the years,” says Lee Johnston, Extension swine specialist with the University of Minnesota. “I know people have put in slats and some other things, but these buildings were made to last a long time.” He says while the structure of the barns remains good, things have changed on the inside. This includes technology such as tunnel ventilation and systems that allow the building’s air flow and temperature to be maintained through a cell phone. Newer buildings likely have more technology designed to improve biosecurity. “Biosecurity is a major issue in the pork industry, so new buildings are made to improve this

CLAAS introduces its largest combine at Ag in Motion

The LEXION 8900TT offers 779 maximum horsepower

Day-to-Day Focus on Biosecurity Key to Avoiding Introduction of Disease onto Swine Farms

North American pork producers are being encouraged to take every precaution and to focus on day-to-day biosecurity to keep disease causing organisms off the farm.

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