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Positive Company Culture in the Pig Barn



Good Day! In this episode we have the privilege of talking with Janae Metzger of Pig Hill Farms. Janae is an HR Director for the farm, and has been successful in creating a great working environment with high employee satisfaction and low turnover. From the TN Visa Program, to the DISC Profile, we talk with Janae about her journey so far, tips for engaging and connecting with employees and more. We invite you to take a listen!

Activator Farrowing Feeding with Chiel van Lenthe



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This special episode comes to you from Holland and the Nedap Headquarters. We had an opportunity to have a discussion with Chiel van Lenthe,  Project Manager Nedap's pig division. Cheil has been with Nedap over 10 years and also has his masters in ag technology. Also in the conversation is Jeff Morton from Nedap US. 
We discuss Nedap's new Activator Farrowing feeder. The tech that went into development, how producers are using it and results. We hope you enjoy the episode! 
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Staying Positive In Tough Times



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Thanks for joining us. Today, Tim and Kevin Kurbis chat with professional speaker Matt Booth. Matt has some great tips about keeping a positive attitude in tough times and how to stop drowning in negativity. We found his ideas and methods creative and inspiring. We hope you enjoy the episode. 

To reach Matt Booth visit his website at: or call 563.590.9693

Interview with Kevin Kurbis - The Last 10 Years



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On today's episode we chat with Kevin Kurbis on about the last 10 years in hog production.

Good Day! Today we get nostalgic with Kevin Kurbis on the last ten years reflecting on advancements in the pork industry. We talk about Technology changes, updates to equipment and even approaches, big data and how we might practically apply these updates to our operations. 
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Interview with Chet Mogler - Pig Hill Farms



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On today's episode we get a chance to visit with Chet Mogler from Pig Hill Farms. 

Chet Mogler has been raising hogs his whole life. In 2015 the family farm decided to build a new "state of the art" facility with a loose sow housing approach along with electronic sow feeding and other new technology. The new barn houses 4400 head. On the Modern Producer Podcast, we talk with Chet about making decisions on building the facility and how things are going today. We hope you enjoy our conversation and gain some insight from an experienced pork producer. 

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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.


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!


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