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Trust MicroZone Heat Lamp & Mat Controls

You can trust Microzone Heat Lamp & Mat Controls to maintain the CORRECT THERMAL ENVIRONMENT for your farrowing and nursery operations.

· Millions of sows trust their piglets to MicroZone controls.
· Many utility companies offer energy rebate programs when utilizing MicroZone system.
· Typical 3000 sow farrowing unit can see +25% reduction in energy costs with MicroZone System.
· Optional MC110A MicroZone (0-10V) console interfaces to third party industry controllers (Maximus, AP Edge®)

MicroZone Heat Lamp & Mat Controls

For more information check out: MicroZone

Announcing NEW additions to HerdStar team

Over the last six months, HerdStar has added two NEW additions to the HerdStar team to continue our commitment to provide exceptional customer support.

Sales Manager Mitch Wilking

Joined HerdStar – FEB 2019. Mitch grew up on a hog farm in South Central Minnesota and is a 2004 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato. He has been working in the Power Generation Industry for the last 11 years. Mitch will work on the development of the current MicroZone dealer network. Please reach out to Mitch for any quotes or sales and training opportunities that may arise.

Customer Service Specialist – Ryan Frederick

Joined HerdStar – MAY 2019. Ryan has over 18 years of customer service support experience with Verizon and grew up in the Mankato area.  He will be our primary Service Support Specialist on the BinTrac/MicroZone product lines, including setup and support/maintenance of the BinTrac VISION Remote Data collection offering. Feel free to contact Ryan for any service technical support or training needs that may be required.

Both Mitch and Ryan are thrilled to join the HerdStar team and look forward in working with our customers to continue to promote and support the innovative BinTrac product offering.  

For more information or to contact our sales or support team please feel free to call 507-344-8005 or 1-877- 246-8722 or email: or

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