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Technology In the Barn : What's here, what's coming.


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Today we dive into technology and barns, what we can do today, and what might be coming. Tim, Kevin, Dwayne, and Chet and share their ideas on technology.

From L.E.D. lighting to Artificial Intelligence - we recommend you give this episode a listen.

The Last 10 Years: Reflection Piece


When I was asked to write an article reflecting on recent advancements in the pork production industry, I was first forced to evaluate where we were ten years ago. That was a reasonably straightforward exercise for me, as my son is currently ten years old—but where were we as an industry? Here are a few things that came to mind. They help explain the advancements in both the pork industry and our daily lives.

Bitcoin to Bacon: What you need to know about blockchain


Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, blockchain—it all sounds like made up tech lingo, right?

Well believe it or not, the technology fueling the cryptocurrency phenomenon is headed to a hog barn near you. As producers, it's time to get familiar with blockchain and how it’s going to impact your operation.

Consumer Pressure Driving Innovation: Where We Are Today



As we dive deeper and deeper into the information age, each of us has more access to any information we desire—from reviews on the best new car to purchase, to the best video streaming service, to finding out exactly where our meat comes from.


Well, that last one may not entirely be here yet, but it is happening.

Introducing The Modern Producer Podcast!


Here at New Standard, we want to get information out it all forms! So we have taken up Podcasting. We invite you to listen to our first episode on your favorite platform, or just click the play button below!

California’s Proposition 12 Sets Idealistic Restrictions on Pork Producers


A California ballot measure is raising criticism from producers across the country who feel its restrictions are unreasonable.

Building Systems That Last: New Elm Spring Colony’s Transition to Microfan



Ten years ago, New Elm Colony was looking to build a new barn for their turkey operations.

After researching numerous solutions, Brian Wollman came to the conclusion that New Standard was the best option to suit their needs.

Flash forward a decade, and they’re still very pleased with the systems New Standard helped put in place.


Bringing Tunnel Ventilation to Silver Lake Colony's New Turkey Finishers


When the poultry producers at Silver Lake Colony in Clark, South Dakota began planning their setup, New Standard was the first provider they turned to. 

We spoke with Randy Waldner, one of the producers at the head of the project, to learn more about how introducing tunnel ventilation has already improved their operation.

Check Out the Newest Issue of The Modern Producer


It's that time of year again. We're proud to announce that the third issue of The Modern Producer is now available in print and online!

The Surprising History of the Holiday Ham


Thinking about Christmas dinner already? We sure are. 

If you're like many families celebrating this year, a plump Christmas ham might be at your dinner table (although, we're pretty big fans of holiday turkeys as well...). 

But have you ever thought about the history behind this traditional Christmas meal? It just might surprise you.


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