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The Modern Producer

The Modern Producer

By The Modern Producer
Expert talk on livestock housing and animal husbandry. In each episode, we discuss current, trends, technology and research. We invite you to join our discussion at newstandard-group.com.
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Why We Do What We Do
Good Day! So why do we do what we do? Today we welcome Carl Herrmann from Nedap Livestock Management to discuss why we use group housing and electronic feeding. Nedap brings more experience and know-how to the electronic feeding systems than anyone else. Join us for a great discussion with Carl and some great insights into the Nedap systems. To learn more about Carl and Nedap, please check out some of these links: Nedap-LivestockManagement.com Contact Carl at: carl.herrmann@nedap.com Watch:: The Five Freedoms Video Series 2021 Winter Modern Producer Magazine  --- Questions or ideas for future show topics? Please reach out, we'd love to hear from you. --- //The Modern Producer is a podcast focused on animal husbandry, mainly focused on Pigs and Turkeys. In each episode, we discuss current trends, technology, and research. We invite you to join our discussion at newstandard-group.com. Please also check out our bi-annual publication, The Modern Producer and themodernproducer.net //
28:22
December 23, 2021
BIG NEWS FROM NEW STANDARD
Good Day! Welcome to a special episode of the Modern Producer Podcast. In today's shows, we share some exciting news! New Standard Group (Modern Producer Podcast) is pleased to announce the successful merger with the AgriHub Group of Companies consisting of Penner Farm Services, Horizon Livestock & Poultry Supply, United Agri Systems, and Western Ag Systems. Today we share more about the merger with special guest Andrew Penner, General Manager of Horizon Livestock. Discussion includes what customers can expect going forward, how the reach of each company is growing substantially, and personal thoughts on the merger from Kevin and Tim. The guys welcome your questions or concerns! Of course, you can reach us the way you always do. We look forward to hearing from you. To learn more about AgriHub and its group of companies, please check out some of these links: AGRIHUB PENNER FARM SERVICES WESTERN AG SYSTEMS UNITED AGRI HORIZON Learn more about Horizon: https://horizonhasit.ca/ or email Andrew Penner at Apenner@horizonhasit.ca --- //The Modern Producer is a podcast focused on animal husbandry, mainly focused on Pigs and Turkeys. In each episode, we discuss current trends, technology, and research. We invite you to join our discussion at newstandard-group.com. Please also check out our bi-annual publication, The Modern Producer and themodernproducer.net //
31:53
November 02, 2021
Mikael Kirk with Agrisys
Good Day! Welcome to episode 3 of the Modern Producer Podcast. On today's show, we welcome Mikael Kirk! Mikael and his company AGRISYS is based in Denmark and is a leader in sow equipment development worldwide. AGRISYS Protein Automation was founded by Mikael in 2009. AGRISYS provides solutions for individual feeding and the foundation for optimal results. Our discussion covers Mikael's experiences in building and designing barns in China, Southeast Asia, and Europe. We explore new some new tech being rolled out and more! You don't want to miss this episode. To learn more about Mikael and AGRISYS, please check out some of these links: AGRISYS's Website AGRISYS on LinkedIn AGRISYS on Facebook AGRISYS on YouTube --- WE WANT YOUR QUESTIONS! The guys would love to hear from you, comments on topics, or random questions; it doesn't matter the topic; give us a shout! Lots of ways to get in touch. Record a message! You might make the show! https://anchor.fm/the-modern-producer/message Send us an email - Tim@NewStandardUS.com or Kevin@NewStandardAg.com Give us a call! Tim 605-496-9696 - Kevin 204-485-4600 --- //The Modern Producer is a podcast focused on animal husbandry, mainly focused on Pigs, and Turkeys. In each episode, we discuss current trends, technology, and research. We invite you to join our discussion at newstandard-group.com. Please also check out our bi-annual publication, The Modern Producer and themodernproducer.net //
01:01:21
October 28, 2021
Britt Roman with Munters
Good Day! Welcome to the first full episode from season 2! Today we welcome Britt Roman to the show. Britt is best known as the area rep for Munters, but he also represents other manufacturers through Ag Environmental Resources, LLC.  Munters is out of Lancing Michigan and focuses mainly on dairy, swine, poultry, and greenhouses solutions.  Britt is a central Texas native and has lots of experience in the industry. Some wonderful insight and discussion on today's show. We hope you enjoy it!  To learn more about Munters or want more information, visit Munters.com. For more info on Ag Environmental Resources, Agvent.net --- WE WANT YOUR QUESTIONS! The guys would love to hear from you, comments on topics or questions, doesn't really matter what, give us a shout! Lots of ways to get in touch. Record a message! You might make the show! https://anchor.fm/the-modern-producer/message Send us an email - Tim@NewStandardUS.com or Kevin@NewStandardAg.com Give us a call! Tim 605-496-9696 - Kevin 204-485-4600 --- //The Modern Producer is a podcast focused on animal husbandry, mainly focused on Pigs, and Turkeys. In each episode, we discuss current trends, technology, and research. We invite you to join our discussion at newstandard-group.com. Please also check out our bi-annual publication, The Modern Producer and themodernproducer.net //
51:35
September 24, 2021
Season 2 Kick-Off!
Good Day! We're back! After a bit of a break, we are excited to be back in the "studio" recording some new episodes for your hungry ears! Today we simply say "hey!" and talk about a few new topics, guests, and more we have in the works! Looking forward to season 2 of the Modern Producer Podcast. Enjoy the show!  --- WE WANT YOUR QUESTIONS! The guys would love to hear from you, comments on topics or questions, doesn't really matter what, give us a shout! Lots of ways to get in touch. Record a message! You might make the show! https://anchor.fm/the-modern-producer/message Send us an email - Tim@NewStandardUS.comor Kevin@NewStandardAg.com Give us a call! Tim 605-496-9696 - Kevin 204-485-4600 --- //The Modern Producer is a podcast focused on animal husbandry, mainly focused on Pigs, and Turkeys. In each episode, we discuss current trends, technology, and research. We invite you to join our discussion at newstandard-group.com. Please also check out our bi-annual publication, The Modern Producer and themodernproducer.net //
36:13
August 27, 2021
Interview with Andrew Howerton of Reliance Pork
Good Day! Welcome back to the Modern Producer Podcast. Today we have a great episode for you with some new voices. We welcome our own Ben Cochren to the podcast as he interviews our special guest, Andrew Howerton of Reliance Pork in Blairstown, MO. Ben and Andrew go way back and the story of their reconnecting is worth the listen on it's own. Andrew is the Production Manager at Reliance Pork and shares his story of growing up on the farm, leaving for a season and returning to the operations.  From leadership tips and insights on managing a larger barn team, Andrew has a lot to share about his experiences. Don't miss the end of the episode where Andrew shares his, must read books in regards to business and management.  We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did.    --- WE WANT YOUR QUESTIONS! The guys would love to hear from you, comments on topics or questions, doesn't really matter what, give us a shout! Lots of ways to get-in-touch. Record a message! You might make the show! https://anchor.fm/the-modern-producer/message Send us an email - Tim@NewStandardUS.comor Kevin@NewStandardAg.com Give us a call! Tim 605-496-9696 - Kevin 204-485-4600 --- //The Modern Producer is a podcast focused on animal husbandry, mainly focused on Pigs, and Turkeys. In each episode, we discuss current trends, technology, and research. We invite you to join our discussion at newstandard-group.com. Please also check out our bi-annual publication, The Modern Producer and themodernproducer.net //
48:16
November 13, 2020
Borders, Beer & Bacon
Good Day!  Welcome back to the Modern Producer Podcast. While the US - Canadian Boarders remain closed, Tim and Kevin are forced to catch up virtually, with beers in hand of course.  In todays episode, the guys hit on lot of of topics and we even have a giveaway in the mix!  Topics today include -  Golden View project updates - equipment is on site, install coming soon!  New Standard product options and products continue to grow - hear more on who and what we carry New LED lighting options on the way - get a sneak peak Future-Talk - get an inside into some new tech!  Lastly - the contest!  The guys would love to hear from you, comments on topics or questions, doesn't really matter what, give us a shout! Lots of ways to get-in-touch.  Record a message! You might make the show! https://anchor.fm/the-modern-producer/message Send us an email - Tim@NewStandardUS.comor Kevin@NewStandardAg.com Give us a call! Tim 605-496-9696 - Kevin 204-485-4600 We really do want your questions, insights and opinions! First 5 folks who reach out also get a New Standard hat!  We look forward to hearing from you! Enjoy this episode!  //The Modern Producer is a podcast focused on animal husbandry, mainly focused on Pigs, and Turkeys. In each episode, we discuss current trends, technology, and research. We invite you to join our discussion at newstandard-group.com. Please also check out our bi-annual publication, The Modern Producer and themodernproducer.net //
01:05:37
October 20, 2020
Catching Up - part 2
Good Day! Again! Well, if you made it this far, you must be enjoying some beers too. In this episode of the Modern Producer, we welcome you to join Tim and Kevin Kurbis as they catch up and talk shop. This is part 2, so make sure you catch part 1 here. We dive into some exciting new technology that is making its way into barns. More details on our Honey Grove barn project. Data and how it is changing things. Barn design features and layout, sow behavior, and so much more. You don't want to miss this one. Enjoy the podcast, and have a great day. If you liked this episode, make sure you watch our video walkthrough of the Honey Grove barn with Tim. He goes into detail on features and layout that shows how electronic sow feeding should work. //The Modern Producer is a podcast focused on animal husbandry, mainly focused on Pigs, and Turkeys. In each episode, we discuss current trends, technology, and research. We invite you to join our discussion at newstandard-group.com. Please also check out our bi-annual publication, The Modern Producer and themodernproducer.net //
49:35
September 30, 2020
Catching Up - part 1
Good Day! 2020 has been quite the year so far! In today's episode, brothers Kevin and Tim Kurbis take some time to catch up, and enjoy a few cold ones along the way. With Tim based in the US and Kevin in Canada, it has been a few months since they have seen each other and talked to shop. We decided it would be a good idea to catch up over a podcast, we hope you enjoy the discussion! We discuss missing show season and the pulse of the ag world. Covid, and how hog farmers were rather ready for this outbreak. We talk about our first exposure to modern hog barns and our new Fusion controller that is simply amazing. All that and much more. On top of that we couldn't fit it all into one episode. So enjoy part 1 of 2, "catching up." You can listen to part 2 here. //The Modern Producer is a podcast focused on animal husbandry, mainly focused on Pigs, and Turkeys. In each episode, we discuss current trends, technology, and research. We invite you to join our discussion at newstandard-group.com. Please also check out our bi-annual publication, The Modern Producer and themodernproducer.net //
52:51
September 30, 2020
Agvocating with Pipestone Vet Services
Good Day!  In this episode, we chat with Sylvia Wolters and Alicia Mogler, who both work in public relations for Pipestone Vet Services. Sylvia & Alicia host many events each year, from fairs to trade shows, bringing the farm to the public. Visitors have the opportunity to experience live births and get face to face with pigs, chickens, and more.  Most event visitors are 3-4 generations removed from the farm. Take a listen to how people respond, and what questions they have. We talk about the disconnect the public has from their food sources, and how Pipestone works on informing folks about where their food comes from—really bringing the farm to the people. Education is essential. Sylvia and Alicia are both passionate about teaching, pigs, and farming. We hope you enjoy this episode and get some new insight on how to start the conversation of farming with the public. To learn more about Pipestone Vet Services - visit Pipevet.com To reach New Standard Group about your Hog Barn Design and Equipment needs or Turkey Barn Ventilation needs - please visit www.newstandard-group.com //The Modern Producer is a podcast focused on animal husbandry mainly focused on Pigs, and Turkeys. In each episode, we discuss current trends, technology, and research. We invite you to join our discussion at newstandard-group.com. Please also check out our bi-annual publication, The Modern Producer and themodernproducer.net //
44:00
April 09, 2020
Turkey Talk with Dillan Meyer
Good Day! Time to talk Turkey. As most of you know, New Standard Group also provides ventilation solutions and more for turkey producers. Today we have a special guest who gives us more insight into the turkey barn. Dillan Meyer is with McFleeg Feeds Inc and some great facts and tips. Dillan has a well-rounded background from swine to turkey and cattle. Lots of interesting comparisons and topics were discussed. From water to feed, nutrition, how pigs and turkeys taste, and bedding options. We hope you enjoy the conversation! If you want to get in touch with our guest Dillan Meyer you can reach him at 605-310-0486 or dillanmeyer50@gmail.com To reach New Standard Group about your Hog Barn Design and Equipment needs or Turkey Barn Ventilation needs - please visit www.newstandard-group.com //The Modern Producer is a podcast focused on animal husbandry mainly focused on Pigs, and Turkeys. In each episode, we discuss current trends, technology, and research. We invite you to join our discussion at newstandard-group.com. Please also check out our bi-annual publication, The Modern Producer and themodernproducer.net //
48:35
March 20, 2020
Positive Company Culture in the Pig Barn with Janae Metzger
Good Day! In this episode we have the privilege of talking with Janae Metzger of Pig Hill Farms. Janae is an HR Director for the farm, and has been successful in creating a great working environment with high employee satisfaction and low turnover. From the TN Visa Program, to the DISC Profile, we talk with Janae about her journey so far, tips for engaging and connecting with employees and more. We invite you to take a listen! You can learn more about Pig Hill Farms at: pighillfarms.com To learn more or get in touch with New Standard Group, please visit us at: NewStandard-Group.com Enjoy the episode!
48:34
February 25, 2020
Activator Farrowing Feeding with Chiel van Lenthe
Good Day! This special episode comes to you from Holland and the Nedap Headquarters. We had an opportunity to have a discussion with Chiel van Lenthe,  Project Manager Nedap's pig division. Cheil has been with Nedap over 10 years and also has his masters in ag technology. Also in the conversation is Jeff Morton from Nedap US.  We discuss Nedap's new Activator Farrowing feeder. The tech that went into development, how producers are using it and results. We hope you enjoy the episode!  To Learn more about New Standard Group - visit www.newstandard-group.com To Learn about Nedap's Activator visit the Nedap website Thank you! 
34:50
December 17, 2019
Staying Positive in Tough Times with guest Matt Booth
Good Day! Thanks for joining us. Today, Tim and Kevin Kurbis chat with professional speaker Matt Booth. Matt has some great tips about keeping a positive attitude in tough times and how to stop drowning in negativity. We found his ideas and methods creative and inspiring. We hope you enjoy the episode.  To reach Matt Booth visit his website at: www.mattbooth.com or call 563.590.9693 To reach New Standard Group - visit us at: www.newstandard-group.com  This episode is sponsored by Nedap Livestock Managmnet - Learn more at: https://www.nedap-livestockmanagement.com/pigfarming/
01:12:51
December 09, 2019
The Last 10 Years
Good Day! Today we get nostalgic with Kevin Kurbis on the last ten years reflecting on advancements in the pork industry. We talk about Technology changes, updates to equipment and even approaches, big data and how we might practically apply these updates to our operations.  Want to learn more? Check out our recent blog on the topic as well - http://info.newstandard-group.com/blog/the-last-10-years-reflection-piece Thanks for checking out the Modern Producer, learn more at: New Standard Group.
40:19
July 03, 2019
Interview with Chet Mogler - Pig Hill Farms
Chet Mogler has been raising hogs his whole life. In 2015 the family farm decided to build a new "state of the art" facility with a loose sow housing approach along with electronic sow feeding and other new technology. The new barn houses 4400 head. On the Modern Producer Podcast, we talk with Chet about making decisions on building the facility and how things are going today. We hope you enjoy our conversation and gain some insight from an experienced pork producer.  To learn more about Pig Hill Farms, visit: pighillfarms.com To learn more about New Standard Group and Nedap Equipment, please visit: newstandard-group.com Enjoy the episode! 
50:22
June 21, 2019
Technology In the Barn : What's here, what's coming.
Today we dive into technology and barns, what we can do today, and what might be coming. Tim, Kevin, Dwayne, and Chet and share their ideas on technology. From L.E.D. lighting to Artificial Intelligence - we recommend you give this episode a listen. Learn more at newstandard-group.com
53:38
May 23, 2019
Changes in Hog Production with Tim Kurbis and guest Jeff Morten
Today on the Modern Producer Podcast we get to visit with Jeff Morten from Nepdap U, to discuss changes and new technology used in pork production. Tim and Jeff dive into technology, ESF best practices, trends and more. We hope you enjoy the show! To learn more and see additional show notes - please visit - newstandard-group.com. 
43:42
March 27, 2019