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Animal Wellbeing & Arkansas

Greetings from Central Illinois, where it continues to be warm and dry. Turkeys are four weeks old today and doing well as the dry warm weather makes for easy ventilation. The bedding is dry and the birds love dusting themselves. Later this week, … 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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