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Beat the Heat

A Summit Livestock monoslope can help keep cattle cooler in the high heat and humidity conditions faced in late summer. Summit’s designs offer cattle producers options that help improve airflow, minimize the intensity of sunlight and optimize shade. Many cattle producers applaud their buildings for allowing them to manage more stock more easily and more safely.

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Are You Looking to Hire or Be Hired?

Go online.  It’s amazing that you don’t have to look just local for a job in livestock and protein production.

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USDA introduces new tool for farm loans

A new online tool can help farmers and ranchers find information on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm loans that may best fit their operations. USDA has launched the new Farm Loan Discovery Tool as the newest feature on farmers.gov, the Department’s self-service website for farmers.

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Profitability Returns to Hog Market

Swine producers are welcoming the return to profitable prices – largely due to increase exports to markets historically serviced by China and to China. The African Swine Fever continues to cut into China herd losses, creating a greater demand to fill production holes.

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NEW SWINE LABOR FORCE TOOL LINKS EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Labor management is one of the most challenging factors in profitable swine production. But new tools used to assess employees within their working environment provide valuable insights into optimizing worker satisfaction and performance – factors that directly and positively impact farm performance.

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Imagine the Protein Production Facility This Will Require

Alternative meats and protein sources have been surfacing on the market at a greater rate over the last decade. Even Burger King and Del Taco have introduced plant-based meat options. Are you ready for the next protein?

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