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PRRS and PED Update
PRRS cases continue to increase this winter. Bob Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project shows that currently 13% of the 2.4 million sows involved in the monitoring project have gone positive for PRRS and the industry is on trend to have a slightly higher break rate than 2015/2016.

3% of the 3 million participating sows have gone positive for PEDv since July of 2016. This is on trend with previous years.

News form the 2018 Minnesota Pork Congress
SVC is proud to congratulate 3 of its clients for their well-deserved awards received at this year's Minnesota Pork Congress on January 15, 2018.

  • 'Family of the Year' was awarded to the families of John, Joe and Mark Schwartz of Schwartz Farms of Sleepy Eye, MN. This award 'honors a pork-producing family who has contributed to the long term success of the industry through leadership and pork promotion on the local and state levels.'
  • 'Pork Promoter of the Year' was awarded to Wakefield Pork of Gaylord, MN, owned by Steve, Mary and Lincoln Langhorst - in recognition for 'an outstanding job promoting pork and pig farming on a local, regional or state level.'
  • 'Swine Manager of the Year' was awarded to Dustin Bakke of Compart Boar Store of Nicollet, MN. Dustin manages the 650-sow nucleus farm in Foley, MN. He has been a part of the Compart operation for over 25 years , having worked in all phases of production and is a valued member of the Compart genetics team.
Other Pork Congress news: SVC's Drs. Henry Johnson and Brad Leuwerke presented a seminar at the congress titled 'Sow Mortalities Discussion'. Look for highlights in a future edition of our newsletter!

Biosecurity Checklists
Also in this month's newsletter we include Grow-Finish and Sow Farm Biosecurity Checklists

Recent Newsletters

Date/Link Articles
January-2018 PRRS and PED Update, News from 2018 Minnesota Pork Congress, Biosecurity Checklists
December-2017 Thank you and happy new year, Doing gilts right, key to top production, Tis the season for PRRS, Take the guesswork out of body condition scoring
November-2017 Welcome Dr. Jordan Graham, Strengthening Your Barrier Against Disease
October-2017 Pit Pumping Safety, Pit Additive Products Available from Swine Vet Center, Biosecurity Preparations for Winter
September-2017 Highlights from the 2017 Leman Conference, Ventilation Review
August-2017 Transitional Weather Adds to Environmental Stress, How Farrowing Rate Impacts the Cost of Production, Sow Production Data Analysis - Sow Death Loss, Congratulations to the Schwecke Family!
July-2017 3rd Party Audits-Are You Prepared?. Highly Detectable Needles, Pork Avenue Training Portal-Now Available Thru SVC, Congratulations to the Krohn Family
June-2017 Welcome Dr. Henry Johnson, New Products Seen at the World Pork Expo, More on Hot Weather Management, Recap of Recent North of 212 PRRS ARC Meeting
May-2017 Farrowing Piglet Scours: Prevention and Control, A New Approach to Fly Control for Swine Operations, In Memorium: Dr. Bob Morrison, Troubleshooting Guide to Scours in the Farrowing House
April-2017 Tail Biting - Making a Comeback?, Checklist for Summer Heat Management of Sows
March-2017 Congratulations to Dr. Mike Eisenmenger-2017 AASV Swine Practitioner of the Year, AASV Meeting and "Take Aways"
February-2017 SVC Swine Necropsy Day, Provide Ad-Lib Feed to Improve Reproductive Performance, Update on Prolapses in Sows, 2016 Iowa Pork All-American Goes to Time and Erin Brenneman of Brenneman Pork, Inc