Jensen receives AMVC swine production achievement award

Dave Jensen of Hamlin accepts his swine production achievement award from AMVC Grow-Finish Director, Dr. Josh Ellingson, left, and AMVC Grow-Finish Production Manager, Craig Riesgaard.

AMVC Management Services recognized growers for their success in raising pigs at the AMVC Annual Growers Meeting held at the Audubon Recreation Center in Audubon.

This was the inaugural year of highlighting growers’ success at the annual meeting with a plaque presentation. AMVC Production Achievement Awards were given to producers in three categories: 100,000 pigs raised, 200,000 pigs raised, and 100 million meals of pork produced for AMVC. Among the award recipients is Dave Jensen of Hamlin for achieving the milestone of raising over 100,000 pigs.

Jensen is an AMVC employee and oversees two nurseries northeast of Audubon. As an animal caretaker, he is responsible for piglets from three weeks of age until the pigs reach about fifty pounds. He provides care for each group of pigs for eight weeks before the group heads to a finishing barn.

AMVC is proud to have Jensen as an employee and appreciates the care and dedication he has shown to the animals placed under their care.

“Dave’s attention to detail and animal husbandry skills have been an asset to our production system. It’s great to see him continue to succeed over the years. This honor was definitely achieved through hard work,” commented Dr. Josh Ellingson, AMVC Director of Grow-Finish. Dave Jensen of Hamlin accepts his swine production achievement award from AMVC Grow-Finish Director, Dr. Josh Ellingson, left, and AMVC Grow-Finish Production Manager, Craig Riesgaard.

Jensen has been caring for pigs for AMVC for over 15 years. Sixteen AMVC growers were recognized during the awards presentation.

AMVC Management Services, a swine management company based in Audubon, is the tenth largest pork producer in the United States.