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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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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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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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