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How Boar Pens Can Improve Your Bottom Line

11.06.2018

Successful breeding is key to a strong bottom line; it's a simple fact.

But what isn't so simple is efficiently executing that successful breeding.

We're here to tell you why the utilization of boar pens can affect your success rates and therefore
directly impact your bottom line.

Your Next Gilt Trainer Could Be Who You Least Expect

07.31.2018


When you are training gilts for ESF pens, you need a certain type of personality working with those girls. But it may not be the type of personality you expect.

World Pork Expo 2018 In Review

07.03.2018

 

With a focus on the future of the industry, over 20,000 people gathered for the 2018 World Pork Expo in 2018. This was the 30th year for the international expo and this year broke another record with more exhibitors in the trade show than ever before. New Standard was proud to represent pioneering concepts in group housing at our booth as well as through an in-depth panel discussion with leaders in the industry. Read on for our take on WPX 2018!

Pavlov's Hogs and Classical Conditioning in Gilt Training

05.29.2018

If you took psychology in high school or college you've probably heard about Pavlov's dogs, but swine are just as suggestible as dogs. With a little creative thinking you can avoid potential training mishaps and prevent your gilts from developing bad habits.

Upcoming Panel Discussion at WPX to Include Barn Managers and Industry Experts

05.22.2018

The World Pork Expo in 2018 is always a great time to hear from leading voices in the swine industry. This year New Standard is hosting a Q&A style panel discussion with various voices from within group sow housing, so you can get all of your questions answered!

The Piggy Cafeteria

03.30.2018

Let's imagine you’re at a large workplace that has a cafeteria where all workers eat. You can even have it catered by your favorite restaurant if you want; after all, this is your analogy. 

Every day at lunch time, you head over to the cafeteria to grab lunch along with your friends. The cafeteria analogy works well as you’re given free choice on where you sit and who you hang out with.

Forward Exit ESF Just Works, Here's Why

03.26.2018

At New Standard, we strongly believe that forward exiting electronic feeders facilitate the best barn layout for sows. In addition to being supported by research, forward exiting just plain works. Forward exiting is vital to ESF success for several reasons.

3 Things Great Sow Barn Managers Do Everyday

02.27.2018

 
Steve Horton is the sow farm supervisor for Thomas Livestock in Broken Bow, Nebraska. Thomas Livestock converted to group sow housing four years ago. If there is one thing Horton has learned it is that having great barn management is a major determining factor in whether you succeed or fail in the business. Great barn managers contribute to a healthy working environment that keeps the best employees happy and engaged in the work of your farm. But what should great sow barn managers be doing every day to help create that environment? 
 
We chatted with Horton and got his thoughts on the top three daily things that seperate great sow barn managers from... the other guys.

You're Feeding Your Sows Too Fast - Group Sow Housing Research

12.18.2017

If you work in a sow barn, when is the last time you stopped to consider the feelings of the ladies you spend your days with?

This isn't simply an attempt to get your attention. How your sows feel has a direct impact on how they act and react; and how they feel, act and react to their environment will significantly impact their reproductive performance.

Swine & Poultry Year In Review: The Best of 2017

12.07.2017

December offers a great excuse to pause and reflect on the past year. With that in mind, we have compiled a list of our favorite blogs from 2017 and why we love them; just in case you missed them the first time around!

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