Category: News

14 Ways to Help Reduce Pork Production Costs

Costs are rising for feed, energy, and almost every element involved in pork production. Input costs have not gone down compared to how the price of pork has fallen since its recent peak in June 2021. This leaves producers showing margins in the red, and now is the time to look at ways they can…

Osborne to exhibit at several winter tradeshows

Osborne Industries is scheduled to exhibit at several conferences and tradeshows put on by state pork producer associations across the Midwest in January and February. The following infographic outlines each show location and Osborne’s booth number. We’d love to see you! January shows include the South Dakota Pork Congress in Sioux Falls, January 12-13, and…

Osborne to Unveil New Small Animal Performance Testing System at World Pork Expo

SaFIRE Feeder

May 25, 2021 – Osborne, Kansas, USA – Understanding the correlation between individual animal performance at a young age and performance in the finishing cycle has been lacking within the industry for decades. Historically, methods of testing young, nursery-sized animals has involved individually isolating animals and manual, labor-intensive monitoring of performance characteristics affected by genetics,…

Osborne Introduces New Feed Bin Agitator Flow Pro®

Flow Pro Bin Agitator

May 19, 2021 – Osborne, Kansas, USA – Osborne Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of livestock management equipment, is pleased to introduce its new product designed to solve the ever-present problems of feed bridging in bulk bins at livestock facilities and farms. Flow Pro®, an automatic feed agitation system, uses a gently-rotating agitator…

Davidson Joins Osborne Sales Staff

chevy davidson | swine management equipment at osborne livestock

July 24, 2020 – Osborne, Kansas, USA – Osborne Industries, Inc., is pleased to announce that Chevy Davidson has been named North America Sales Representative for livestock equipment. Along with Osborne’s customer-centric focus, Davidson will assist in the distribution of Osborne’s swine management equipment in the Midwest United States. “Having worked in the industry all…

Notice of Product Discontinuation & Replacement: B310 Circuit Board

Date of Issue: July 15, 2020 – Product support and repair of Model B310 circuit boards (Osborne part number KI-00B310) utilized in the Integrated Function Controllers (IFCs) of Osborne automated feeding and weighing equipment (TEAM, FIRE, and/or Survey Scales) will be discontinued as of August 15, 2020. Model B310 circuit boards were discontinued over 12…

Osborne Introduces New Digital Weight Display for ACCU-ARM Livestock Scales

June 15, 2020 – Osborne, Kansas – Osborne Industries, Inc., manufacturer of ACCU-ARM® portable livestock scales, is pleased to announce the release of a new, cost-saving digital weight display for its 500-lb. capacity weigh scales for small animals like pig, sheep, and goats.

Special COVID-19 Message from Osborne

Dear Customers, Suppliers, and Employee-Owners, The novel Coronavirus, better known as COVID-19, has become a household word. Although we do not fully understand its future within our company nor the economy, we do understand and support those that are battling the virus on the front lines. Osborne is working to keep its business safe and…

New Feed Flow Control for Big Wheel Feeders Improves User Experience

May 21, 2020 – Osborne, Kansas – Osborne Industries, Inc., is pleased to announce the release of a new feed flow adjustment system for the company’s line of Big Wheel Feeders for pigs. All standard dry and wet/dry nursery, wean-to-finish, and 60-head finishing feeders feature the new Feed Flow Control, making adjusting and setting feed…

4 Common Livestock Stressors (and Solutions!)

Stress occurs when animals are in situations that release their emergency signals for survival, which can be either physiological, behavioral, or physical elements – these situations are called stressors. Although stressed animals may be able to tolerate these for a short period, long-term or multiple stressors can be detrimental. Studies have shown that the effects…