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MSRC acquires GF ProVision software from Herdstar


Northfield, MN:  Effective as of March 1, 2017, Herdstar, LLC and Minnesota Swine Reproduction Center, LLC (MSRC) entered into definitive agreements for the sale by Herdstar to MSRC of the “GF Pro Vision” software program that had been developed and marketed by Herdstar.   MSRC will continue to market GF Pro Vision to swine producers and assumed responsibility for existing customers, service and product development.


Dr. Neil DeBuse, the founder of MSRC, stated “We are excited about this project which will enable us to bring a well-developed software product to our clients and further our goal of improving production performance. We recognize the commitment Herdstar and its CEO Bob Baarsch had in developing the GF Pro Vision platform and the work of both Tom Baarsch and Mark Sample for their roles supporting the product.   As a group, we look forward to expanding its use among North American swine producers.  We believe the GF Pro Vision platform can better help our clients monitor performance gains derived from other technology available, such as post-cervical artificial insemination and advanced genetics.  The ability to measure and monitor performance related to new technology and health will be essential for future success in the pork industry.”


“GFPro has been serving our customers well for nearly two decades with providing one of the best swine recordkeeping systems on the market.   MSRC brings additional strength to GFPro with their unique background and experience within the swine market.  As a result of this change, Herdstar in turn will be able to focus more attention to our BinTrac® bin weighing system and MicroZone™ product lines that are leaders in each of their markets.”


Highlights of the announcement:

  • MSRC assumes ownership of the GF Pro Vision platform as of March 1, 2017.
  • Herdstar and MSRC will work together to transition data services to cloud-based server platform (Microsoft Azure) by June 1, 2017.
  • More information for customers and prospective customers is available via MSRC’s website ( and a new website dedicated to GF Pro Vision (
  •  GF Pro Vision has been a leading software program for post-weaning phases of production and features direct data link or import capabilities with both feed mill system (feed order and ration data) and pork processors (carcass data).


About MSRC:  Based in Northfield, MN, MSRC has been a leader in implementing new technology for pig breeding,  including post-cervical artificial insemination and concurrent low-concentration semen dose technology.  MSRC is a veterinary consulting group with services related to all phases of pork production.

GF Pro Vision Press Release

GF Pro Vision, Get Vision Into Your Grow Finish Operation


Mankato, MN (January 17, 2014) – HerdStar is excited to announce the release the new version of their Grow/Finish software, GF Pro Vision. GF Pro has been one of the leading Grow/Finish software programs for the last ten years. The newest version, GF Pro Vision, has been modified and enhanced to give the user insight into large amounts of information, helping to maximize the profitability of your operation. This ‘Next Generation’ solution brings simplicity, efficiency and practical business management information together for you, the pork producer, to effectively manage your operation.


GF Pro Vision now allows for easier login on any device, such as a computer, tablet or mobile device. This web based program has simple and easy to learn data entry along with the ability to customize reports to fit your company’s needs. GF Pro Vision now has even easier importing and exporting capabilities for feed and carcass data, mill and packer imports, and feed invoices. This new version has very low maintenance and operational costs along with no big upfront fees.


GF Pro Vision has powerful reporting and comprehensive abilities. Many different types of data can be analyzed by this software, a few are: feed budget compliance, tracking pharmaceutical use, and marketing management aids. This program is designed for the mid-sized operator, and as stated previously, highly adaptable for any business.


For more information about GF Pro Vision please visit or feel free to contact HerdStar by the information listed below. HerdStar will be attending many tradeshow events in 2014 and would be happy to set up a meeting with you at any of these events.





Mark Sample                                                                                                             HerdStar LLC                                                                                                                                                                                                        1400 Madison Ave                                                                                          507-344-8005                                                                                                                                          Suite 504                                                                                                                                                                          Mankato, MN 56001


MN Pork Award Winners

We at HerdStar would like to congratulate the FitzSimmons family, of Mapleton, MN, for winning the MN Pork “Family of the Year” award! The FitzSimmons family was the first to use our MicroZone product in 2002 and they are great leaders in the community. Congratulations again, you’ve earned it!
To read more about the family and see the rest of the MN Pork awards click on the following Link:

U.S. Leader for Agricultural Exports

A report released by the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress states the importance of agriculture and agricultural exports to the U.S. economy. This report says that the United States is the world leader of agricultural exports, with a total of $141.3 billion for 2012. For the full article from please go to the following link:

And to read the actual report from the committee please go to the following link: