Baby, It’s Hot Outside

The heat continues to blister here in the Midwest.  I am hearing horror stories of losses to all live meat animals.  Would guess many livestock producers will be upgrading their cooling systems to survive these types of heat spells… We … Continue reading

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The Mother of Invention…

 …Is Serendipity. In 1995, I happened to observe a unique machine in operation: it was being used to fill dump-trailers with shelled corn stored in silica-sand mines. The machine was designed to fill the trailers in a place with serious … Continue reading

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Loadout

What do you get when you combine high temperatures, heavy turkeys, lots of moving parts (mechanical and animal), family members and friends unaccustomed to working together, lack of sleep and a case of 5-Hour Energy?  Must be a summertime loadout.

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Things that Endure

Had an enjoyable trip to Washington, D.C. last week. The meetings were engaging and motivating.  All good.  I returned late last week to deal with the high heat.  We were fortunate to keep the animals fit.  We are heavily focused … Continue reading

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Over the Range and Into D.C.

The turkeys continue to mature and become quite aggressive.   They average 40 pounds and we have nearly two weeks to go before shipping date.   Start of the week was cool and wet… the forecast calls for a few days of … Continue reading

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