4 ways to save $5 per sow

Posted on September 23, 2020 in Swine Performance

By Dave Chamberlin and Jaron Lewton
Most sow management programs have two goals: to optimize sow productivity and longevity.  However, in pursuit of these two goals, producers often leave costs on the table, which impacts the bottomline and overall profitability.  By implementing these four sow management strategies into your swine business, you could save up to $5 per sow.

Navigating the Storm: Part one – Marketing strategies and closeout analysis

Posted on October 17, 2018 in Swine Performance

By the Vita Plus swine team
The Vita Plus swine nutrition team understands the challenges you are facing, and we are dedicated to helping you be successful, regardless of market conditions.  The "Navigating the Storm" series is intended to help you identify some of the areas where the Vita Plus team can help you improve your operation’s profitability.  In part one, we address management around the time of marketing and how we analyze closeout information to improve profitability. ​

Vita Plus takes every precaution in wake of African Swine Fever

Posted on September 14, 2018 in Swine Performance

By Dr. Leah Kellesvig
African Swine Fever (ASF) was recently found in China a little more than a month ago.  As affected nations do what they can to stop the disease from spreading, Vita Plus is taking every precaution necessary to continue to provide our customers the highest quality products.

Up to the Challenge: Vita Plus Swine Summit 2017 Recap

Posted on April 24, 2017 in Swine Performance

More than 150 hog producers, industry peers and Vita Plus employee owners attended Vita Plus Swine Summit 2017 on March 29 and 30 in Morton, Minnesota.  Click the links below for complete event coverage, including articles, videos and speaker presentations.

Hidden Opportunities: Vita Plus Swine Summit 2016 Recap

Posted on April 12, 2016 in Swine Performance

About 200 pork producers, Vita Plus employee owners and industry peers met in Morton, Minnesota for Vita Plus Swine Summit 2016 on March 30 and 31.  In addition to networking with their peers, attendees learned about the latest trends in pork production, management and markets from industry experts. 

Engage Your Team to Retain Quality Employees

Posted on October 5, 2015 in Swine Performance
By Dr. Leah Gesing The list of challenges facing pork producers can sometimes seem overwhelming.  The threat of new or emerging diseases, impending new rules on the use of antibiotics, and the ongoing challenge of maintaining profitability top the lists of many producers’ concerns. Another crucial challenge for swine operations is the need to find

Drive Forward: Vita Plus Swine Summit 2015 Recap

Posted on April 8, 2015 in Swine Performance
  About 200 pork producers, Vita Plus employee owners and industry peers met in Morton, Minnesota for Vita Plus Swine Summit 2015 on March 26 and 27.  In addition to networking with their peers, attendees learned about the latest trends in pork production, management and markets from industry experts.  Follow the links below for complete

Navigating Uncharted Waters | Vita Plus Swine Summit 2014

Posted on April 21, 2014 in Swine Performance
More than 100 swine producers, Vita Plus consultants and industry peers came together March 27 and 28 for Vita Plus Swine Summit 2014 in Morton, Minnesota.  Keep reading for complete event coverage, including articles, videos, photos and speaker presentations. Biosecurity Panel:  Where Are You Headed? | Mitch Christensen, Norsvin USA; Pat Albright, Albright Swine Farms;

All in…

Posted on April 4, 2013 in Swine Performance
More than 150 pork producers, Vita Plus staff and industry partners recently gathered in Morton, Minnesota for the Vita Plus Swine Summit 2013.  This year’s event centered on the theme “All in…” as attendees learned about cutting-edge research and tools from top-notch speakers.  They also spent time networking and learning from fellow progressive producers from

Who do you trust?

Posted on January 25, 2013 in Swine Performance
By Jim Garrison We all have a level of trust within our immediate family.  We have a level of trust with our business partners.  We have a level of trust within our best and most long-term friendships. We also have trust in our doctors or pastors. But do you trust all of the people with