Author Archive: tosh_farms

Ricardo Cerda

Tosh Farms would like to introduce you to our April spotlight employee, Ricardo Cerda.  Ricardo is a breeding manager at our sow barns in Huntland.  He has been with Tosh for almost 16 years.  It is his job to manage the care and production of open and gestating sows.  He also works closely with the […]

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Miguel Reyes

Tosh Farms would like to introduce you to our Spotlight Employee, Miguel Reyes. Miguel has worked for Tosh for 10 years. He is the lead man in the flat storage warehouse. It is his job to grind the ingredients for our feed mill, load and unload trucks, and to supervise and train new members on […]

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Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease (AWARRD)

Over $100,000 Awarded to Researchers Studying Pig Respiratory Disease Jennifer Shike March 12, 2019   Three research proposals were selected to receive the Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease (AWARRD) and $35,000. The program, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, provides more than $100,000 each year for research relating to infectious porcine respiratory diseases.   The Respiratory Disease Research […]

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10 Tips to Stay Safe When Pumping Manure

Jennifer Shike March 5, 2019   Last fall’s wet weather made it troublesome to find a good window of time to pump manure. Because of this, some producers are trying to get their pits pumped out now, while the ground is frozen, says Ted Funk, retired University of Illinois Extension ag engineer. Pumping pits in […]

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Kevin Betterman

Tosh Farms would like to introduce you to our February Spotlight Employee, Kevin Betterman.  Kevin is the Assistant Parts Department Manager.  He has worked at Tosh for 6 ½ years.  As a part of his job, he receives all inventory parts for both the trucking and construction divisions at Tosh and helps manage that inventory.  […]

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Lewis Mabe

Tosh Farms would like to introduce you to Lewis Mabe.  Lewis is our Spotlight Employee for January.  He is the Assistant Manager at the feed mill.  He has been with Tosh for over five years.  He started out as a runner for the feed mill and quickly worked his way into the assistant manager position.  […]

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Good Luck Pig

Ring in the New Year With a Good Luck Pig Whether roast pork or marzipan, a pig is a symbol of good fortune. BY ANNE EWBANK DECEMBER 31, 2018 AROUND THE WORLD, LUCKY FOODS for the new year range from collard greens (representing green cash) to long noodles (representing a lengthy lifespan.) But for many cultures, pork is the pièce […]

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Maigan Ellegood

Tosh Farms would like for you to meet our Spotlight Employee, Maigan Ellegood.  Maigan is a herdsman at our Crutchfield barns in farrowing.  She is responsible for every day animal care, processing babies, breeding, and pig movement.  She has been with Tosh for almost a year.   In Maigan’s spare time, she enjoys floating the […]

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