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Minnesota State Fair’s Swine Barn Is Named Robert A. Christensen Pavilion

Minnesota State Fair’s Swine Barn Is Named Robert A. Christensen Pavilion

The Minnesota State Fair and State Fair Foundation honored an innovator and leader in the swine industry Tuesday by officially naming the fair’s swine barn the Robert A. Christensen Pavilion. Recognizing the critical role that an improved and updated swine facility at the State Fair would play

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CF Contract Grower Recognized as MPB’s Environmental Steward of the Year

CF Contract Grower Recognized as MPB's Environmental Steward of the Year

Source: MN Pork Board The Minnesota Pork Board recognized Patrick Krzmarzick of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, as this year’s Environmental Steward of the Year award recipient on February 4, 2019, at the Hilton Minneapolis. Pig farming is progressive. Farmers are constantly searching for ways to improve their operations,

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New study confirms pork industry using less land, water, energy

New study confirms pork industry using less land, water, energy

Unlike previous studies, this research accounts for global warming potential and the use of dried distillers grains in many swine rations. Source: National Pork Board | Jan 08, 2019 A new study from the University of Arkansas has confirmed what many have known for some time –

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Christensen Farms Donates $20,000 to Food Banks Throughout the Midwest

Christensen Farms Donates $20,000 to Food Banks Throughout the Midwest

During the week of December 17, Christensen Farms donated a total of $20,000 to food banks across the Midwest. The organization collaborated with local food banks in 15 communities in which it operates, to provide pork certificates to those in need. “At Christensen Farms, we are proud

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Minnesota closing in on No. 2 spot for hog production

Minnesota closing in on No. 2 spot for hog production

Source: Minnesota Star Tribune By: Adam Belz Minnesota’s hog population continues to grow and the state may soon surpass North Carolina to become the nation’s second-largest pork producer. Iowa remains far ahead as the top producer. Minnesota is closing in on North Carolina to be the second-largest hog-producing

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CF CONTRACT GROWERS TOUR TRIUMPH FOODS AND DAILY’S PREMIUM MEATS

CF CONTRACT GROWERS TOUR TRIUMPH FOODS AND DAILY’S PREMIUM MEATS

On November 29, 2018, a group of contract growers with Christensen Farms & Feedlots, Inc. (CF) went down to Triumph Foods and Daily’s Premium Meats in St. Joseph, MO, to tour the facilities with CF CEO, Glenn Stolt and VP of Live Operations, Jeff Rusch. The growers

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Christensen Farms Donates $10,000 to Veterans Throughout the Midwest

Christensen Farms Donates $10,000 to Veterans Throughout the Midwest

In honor of Veteran’s Day, Christensen Farms donated a total of $10,000 to Veteran’s support organizations across the Midwest. The organization collaborated with local groups in 13 communities in which it operates to provide donations to help support our veterans.   “At Christensen Farms, we are committed

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Hunting with Heroes

Hunting with Heroes

This past Veteran’s Day, Christensen Farms & Feedlots, Inc. (CF) was proud to support the Hunting with Heroes program, a non-profit organization focused on the physical and emotional healing of our nation’s military heroes through community support, camaraderie and hunting in the rural communities of Iowa. Each year,

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Open House for First Responders

Open House for First Responders

On October 25th, Christensen Farm’s (“CF”) Asset Department offered a meal and tour of the almost completed sow farm, LDC, to members of the first responder groups in the Atkinson, NE and Spencer, NE area. Extremely well received by the nearly 50 responders, this was a great opportunity for

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It’s A Small World, After All

It’s A Small World, After All

By: Christensen Farms CEO, Glenn Stolt I recently participated in the National Pork Board’s International Marketing Committee ten-day immersion mission to Asia. While in Hong Kong we met with forty of their largest importers—the people that decide whether our U.S. pork and pork products are the ones

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