Archive - 2019



  • Elmand Earns

    Elmand Earns "Most Improved" SelectPride after Tough Star

    posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    It's been an eventful year for Sow 35—a brand new, 7,500 head sow farm near Chester, Iowa. Three weeks after welcoming their first load of gilts, before they even had pigs farrowing, the farm was immediately faced with any producer's biggest challenge.

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  • High Standards Lead to Q3 SelectPride Win

    High Standards Lead to Q3 SelectPride Win

    posted on Friday, February 15, 2019
    When it comes to being a well-oiled machine, Josh Haidsiak's team of multiplication nurseries has pretty much got it down. Josh helps oversee production at four multiplication nursery farms in southern Iowa and recently won 2018 Quarter 3 SelectPride.

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  • Loveable Louie Lionheart Brings Courage and Bravery to Special Children

    Loveable Louie Lionheart Brings Courage and Bravery to Special Children

    posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019
    Children diagnosed with cancer now have a loveable, huggable friend by their side, thanks to the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation and Iowa Select Farms. Lionheart Louie has been introduced to the Foundation-funded My Journey Series™ a Children's Cancer Connection program that provides resources and support to Iowa families affected by childhood cancer.

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  • Resilient Team at Clarke Sow 20 Earn

    Resilient Team at Clarke Sow 20 Earn "Most Improved" in Q2

    posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    Managed by Melissa (Missy) Hunsucker, the Clarke Sow 20 experienced an unforeseen setback in early 2018 that resulted in production numbers and morale plummeting. But since then, they've regrouped and maintained a steady uphill climb. The farm was even recognized as the “Most Improved Sow Farm” in quarter two of 2018.

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  • Jensen Team Hits the SelectPride Jackpot

    Jensen Team Hits the SelectPride Jackpot

    posted on Friday, February 8, 2019
    When it comes to winning the lottery, the odds of hitting it big are usually slim to none. But for Todd Franke of Dumont, it seems he's won the jackpot not once, but twice. The farm recently celebrated first place SelectPride wins for quarters two, three and four of 2018.

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