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Calf Kit

February 21, 2017

​Calving season is approaching, so I have been organizing and preparing! To help keep me focused, I made a 2017 calving task list.

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Calf Kit
What's Cooking Wednesday: Pork Chop and Waffle Sandwiches with Maple Gravy

What's Cooking Wednesday: Pork Chop and Waffle Sandwiches with Maple Gravy

February 15, 2017

These waffle sandwiches are good for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You could substitute a sausage patty for the bacon if you'd prefer that, although we're not sure why anyone would eliminate bacon from a recipe.

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Vets Ensure Extra Layer of Responsible Animal Care

February 13, 2017

I’m a member of a six-vet team that helps farmers care for sows (momma pigs) on 15 farms across Illinois. We fill a lot of roles, including monitoring overall health, helping farms hire and train employees and working with farms on welfare questions.

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Vets Ensure Extra Layer of Responsible Animal Care
The Details of Animal Care on Farms

The Details of Animal Care on Farms

February 10, 2017

There are the traditional methods of animal care such as veterinarians and antibiotic, however, on this tour, I witnessed other ways that farmers are caring for their animals.

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