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A successful pig business is most profitable when Nutrition, Health, Management, and Marketing are working together correctly.
The challenges and speed of business that independent producers face today are different than the generations before them.
By utilizing Pipestone’s world-renowned resources and expertise we can work together to create the farms of tomorrow.
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Founded in 1942 as a veterinary clinic, Pipestone has stayed true to its roots with a mission of Advancing Animal Care Every Day. Whether it’s your pet or livestock herd, their care is our top priority.
In 1942, Drs. E.A. Scweim and P.A. Pinkert founded the Pipestone Veterinary Clinic. Today, Pipestone Veterinary Services has thirty-four veterinarians and six clinic locations. Whether it’s your pet, cattle, or swine herd, their care has remained our top priority.
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“Pipestone has grown to a size where they can provide a lot of opportunities and services to independent growers that allow us to do things we wouldn’t be able to do on our own,” he said. “They have been innovative in the services they provide, which has allowed our operation to grow faster than we ever imagined we could”.
“I now have a consistent supply of healthy pigs that are born and started in modern facilities, and am able to finish more pigs per year,” he said. “I’m the last of this generation of my family that is still farming. I see this investment as a way for the next generation to get started if they decide to enter farming”.
“With 5,000 head of pigs to market a year, I don’t have as much power to negotiate packer contracts individually,” he said. “By pooling together 150 to 200 independent producers, Big Stone Marketing can negotiate better terms and provide some flexibility for scheduling shipments”.