Matt, Dale, and Kolt sit down with Risë Labig and talk about all things nature and the film “Silo.” Matt attended and mc’d the Ohio Pork Congress where he talked to OPC President David Shoup, and Melissa Bell. Matt also talked to Tommy Springer from the Fairfield Soil and Water District about Coyote nuisance laws.… Continue readingRead More »
Paylean Palooza is underway as Matt, Dale and Kolt discuss what fairs are expecting for the future. Bart gets insight from Dr. Todd Price on the topic. Matt sits down with Kurt Theide about the new Navigable Water Protection rule. Dave talks to Dee Anders from the Ronald McDonald house at the Clark County Cattle Battle.… Continue readingRead More »
By Kyle Sharp
When Ben Zientek heads off to work each day, it’s always a mystery what exactly his day will entail. As sow production supervisor for Kalmbach Swine Management, he oversees 80 team members, nine sow units and nearly 22,000 sows, mostly in central Ohio. So while some days he may be at his office in Upper Sandusky, others he may be on a farm working with employees, moving sows or driving a truck.
“In my position, you never know what you’re going to get into,” Zientek said. “Whether it’s moving a truck or doing paperwork, it’s all stuff that has to get done. In most cases I’d rather do the physical work than do the paperwork.”
It’s the variety that he enjoys. In a given week, he might be in his office a day or two, and the other days he is traveling among the sow farms.
“I work with all parts of our team to maximize production and profitability.… Continue readingRead More »