Barn Swallows… and Tim

It has been a nice cool week.  The turkeys are eating well and attaining beautiful coloring on their heads.  Seventeen weeks old tomorrow… plenty of gobbling.  Shipping dates are July 10 -12.  We hope the high heat keeps away for … Continue reading

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What Lacuna Will Do

The weather turned cooler…. the turkeys fared well.  The giant buffalo gnats swarming outside my office (and occasionally inside) seem comparatively easy to deal with…. In a previous post we compared flock-level assessment (the current industry standard) to the potential … Continue reading

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Raising Animals in this Heat

The past four days we have been experiencing high heat in Central Illinois.  A cool front is expected to arrive by tonight, yet today the heat index hovered over 100.  I am caring for over 10,000 near-market-weight turkeys; the heat … Continue reading

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Following the Consumer Citizenry

In our previous post we compared flock-level assessment (the current industry standard) to the potential of recording live, individual-animal performance, which would enable us to develop comparison models within the same environment.  Today we aim to answer “one question” about … Continue reading

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