Over the past couple of months everyone in the showpig industry has lived in fear regarding the PED virus. We have experienced hundreds of calls from customers asking questions and educating themselves on the proper ways of handling the “what if” or the “unknown”. The crew here at Top Cut Genetics has been on pins and needles for some time wondering when the time would come. Well that time has shown its ugly head. On Thursday February 20th our isolation sow unit, which is 10 miles from the main farm, has broke with the virus. We have not experienced any clinical signs with our boar stud and other farms. However, our game plan is to infect the remaining farms over the weekend so we can start the process of gaining closure on this situation. We believe that this plan is the best way to gain protection versus the waiting game when the main farm and boar stud would break.
Starting the week of February 24th we will not be selling any semen to the public. Semen sales will be shut down for at least two to three weeks. Dr. Hendrickson has a plan of action regarding the boar stud by clipping all sires and providing daily bathes, therefore cleanliness of the sires will be of utmost importance. Dr. Hendrickson is working diligently with Purdue University on a testing protocol using a PCR method. This method of testing will tell us if a semen collection is contaminated or not. Once that method is incorporated in our system all boar semen will be PCR tested before it leaves our facility. This new protocol will likely change our collection procedures and time frame of when we collect. We appreciate your understanding during this time. If you have any questions regarding health concerns please call Dr. Hendrickson’s office at 765-468-6099.
Top Cut Genetics
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March 22, 2014
Wayne County Fairgrounds- Richmond, IN
November 4, 2013 to March 30, 2014
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Here at Top Cut Genetics, Inc. our service goal is “To Walk In Our Customer’s Shoes.” If any one of us can ever do anything for you just give us a call. Over the past year we have laid in a great set of boars that we feel can help you reach your goals in being successful in the showpig industry. Please look around our site and give us a call to discuss the boars. Thanks
• Top Cut Genetics Showpig Sow Herd
We currently have about 80 purebred and crossbred sows that are farrowing most of the year. We have strived to purchase and keep some of the most elite females that have been available. Please give Tom, Daniel, or Jeremy a call to see what we have to offer for ages that fit your fair and your needs.
• Nutritional Products Available through Top Cut Genetics
We will continue to offer the very popular Performance Nutrition line that features VitaLean, RactoLean, Sustain, and ProLamb. We will also be carrying the Akey and Sunglo feed lines.
• Animal health products available through 4 Star Veterinary Group
Through cooperation with the 4 Star Veterinary Group, we can take orders for vaccines and other non-prescription drugs from Stoney Creek Veterinary Services, and ship these products with your semen or feed order to minimize shipping costs. Many of our customers have taken advantage of this opportunity and have been very pleased with the service and the savings.