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Caregiver drawing vaccine
Apr 28, 2020

Protect Your Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Are you prepared to protect your employees in the wake of COVID-19?

Finishing hogs
Apr 07, 2020

Pulling the Lever: Should You Slow Down Pig Growth?

With the recent market dynamics, the ability to slow down pig growth may be beneficial. Omarh Mendoza and Caleb Shull share options to consider when it may be beneficial to control or reduce the rate of pig gain.

Pigs at The Maschhoffs
Feb 21, 2020

Don’t Overlook Your Pig’s Microbiome

Gut health has received significant attention lately in both humans and animals. It's an exciting time, but there are also many unknowns. Caleb Shull and Omarh Mendoza of The Maschhoffs share their insights.

Dec 13, 2019

Pork Industry: Time to Focus on Innovation and Stability

Pork industry changes will require protecting the core while investing in future capabilities.

Wean pigs in Nursery
Oct 25, 2019

Maschhoff Memo: The Art and Science of Managing Weaned Pigs

No one says managing weaned pig startups is easy. A newly weaned pig has its share of challenges: maternal separation, transportation, commingling, transitioning diet, vaccination and environmental changes.

Boar semen
Sep 10, 2019

Genetic Selections Indexes: Is Equal Value Created?

How much value is created between and within a given index? Justin Fix of The Maschhoffs says it's important for producers to understand if the extra they pay for genetics actually generates a return on the added cost.

Boar semen
Aug 01, 2019

Reproductive Technology Does More Than Save Time on Pig Farms

Reproductive technology should earn its way on the pig farm via genetic improvement, says Amanda Minton, associate director of reproductive technology for The Maschhoffs.

Feb 06, 2019

Maschhoff Memo: A Tech Revolution is Taking Place Behind Those Doors

Customizable barn technology is advancing farmers’ ability to track what’s taking place in their swine barns at all times.