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Turkey vs. Hog Tunnel Ventilation: They are not the same

04.20.2022

Background and the Basics

Over the years, New Standard has constructed countless tunnel ventilated barns and has engineered the remodels of many others. Truthfully, ventilation for livestock housing is part of the DNA of the New Standard Group as that is what we focused on in our early years. Things have changed a lot since that time and the Group has expanded greatly, yet ventilation engineering is still something we love to do and love to discuss.

Myth of the Meltdown

04.13.2022

If you've been in animal husbandry for any length of time, you've maybe heard a story from someone who heard it from a friend whose uncle's brother-in-law... you get the idea of the fabled Barn Meltdown? But are these stories urban legend, a thing of the past or something to address? The topic recently came up in the office, and we decided to break it down and add our two cents to the worst-case scenario discussion.

Wireless Tech in Pig Barns - Where We're At

04.06.2022

We're involved in setting up more and more wireless systems in hog barns, new builds, and barn remodels alike. Now wifi is terrific with some planning and proper equipment. So how does it work? We spent some time with network pro Owen Gingerich who helped on our Honey Grove barn project, and New Standard's tech guru, Dwayne Morrow, to discuss the pros and cons and where wifi in barns stands in 2022. 

Small Hog Barn Project with Big Impact

03.23.2022

I was contacted a while ago by someone from the NCFAD, which if you are like me, you can be forgiven for not having a hot clue what that is. So I asked, and was told that The National Center for Foreign Animal Disease is part of CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) and is located in the Canadian Science Center for Human and Animal Health which also houses the Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, MB. That should be enough governmental alphabet soup to make anyone turn and run the other way, but I decided that I would at least hear them out on what they required from me. 

Colony Highlight: Platte Colony, Platte, South Dakota

02.04.2022

On a late Fall day, New Standard’s Ben Cochran and marketing staff, Jake Peterson and Celene Olson, were invited to Platte Colony in central South Dakota, about two hours west of Sioux Falls. The opportunity? To learn what the day in the life of a Hutterite looks like. New Standard has had the pleasure of working with many colonies around the US and Canada, and we wanted to highlight the way of the Hutterites. 

Save Time, Feed, And Money

01.31.2022

Success in farming is a matter of making smart choices and finding the right partners. When Darren Sloan and his family were preparing to expand their sow farm in Ontario, Canada, they spent three years assessing their options and fine-tuning plans for an updated feeding system. 

Animal Safety and Positive Pressure Ventilation

01.28.2022

Third-generation farmers, and owners of Iowa Select Farms, Jeff and Deb Hansen, started with humble roots in 1976, farrowing just three sows. Through passion and hard work, Iowa Select Farms was born and has grown steadily to become the fourth-largest pork producer in the United States.

21/22 Winter Modern Producer Kid's Coloring Contest

01.24.2022

Kids, you can win a $25 gift card! We will choose two winners in the USA and Canada! Good luck and we look forward to seeing your beautiful turkeys! 

More Than Parts, But We Have Those Too

12.29.2021

Ben Cochran has been at New Standard US since 2014. His daily tasks include taking care of the main office, warehouse, shipping and receiving, project quotes and, deliveries.

Why We Do What We Do - The Modern Producer Podcast

12.23.2021

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