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Swine & Poultry Year In Review: The Best of 2017


New Standard Staff

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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!

New Standard's Partnership with Maple Leaf's Loose Sow Housing Conversion

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If you've ever been curious about one of the big names in pork production, this is a great blog for you. It includes video on the reasoning behind their transition as well as the positive impact loose sow housing has had on their animals and staff. 


City Boys' First Time In a Hog Barn



What happens when you take a city boy and put him in a hog barn? Drew Nolan works in marketing at 5j Marketing + Design most days. While he often writes about and talks about hogs, going into a barn was a whole new experience. But the bigger question is, now that he has seen a barn, does he still eat bacon? Find out in this funny post!


Why Tunnel Ventilation Must Be in Your Poultry Barn Design



It is definitely becoming popular to put tunnel ventilation in poultry barns, but is it worth it in the end? Check out this post from New Standard's Tim Kurbis on the impact tunnel ventilation can have on your birds. If you've been wanting data, this post is for you. 


Group Sow Housing Barn Highlight - Eagle Creek Colony

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The Eagle Creek Barn has been in operation for 10 years and is the barn many point to as the gold standard in loose sow housing. Learn why they chose group sow housing as well as why they chose New Standard Group to guide the transition and provide continued support.  


3 Reasons You Should Update Your Sow Gestation Pen Design Now Rather Than Later



If you're on the fence with updating your gestation pens, now is a great time to do more research and see if it is right for you. This blog details three of the most common benefits from updated sow gestation pen design. 


We hope you enjoy these blogs (again!) and come back for more! We would love to hear from you so we can produce more content for you to love! 

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Topics: Insider, Design, Sow Housing, Sow Behavior


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