Getting Pigs Ready to go to Market


hi I’m Mike this year the group of pigs
that are here on the ranch while their time is coming to an end and last year
we struggled with getting them loaded onto the trailer and getting them off at
the meat processor doing things smarter instead of harder is this year’s model
as we try a new approach and hang out with the Hogs today on the project list
on our Wyoming Life welcome back TO OUR WYOMING life and please
subscribe and continue with us as we explore the ranch life and escape the
ordinary I had somebody ask me a few weeks ago if we are escaping or near
ourselves or is it just something we become a routine – and is the ordinary
just our life now my answer was that there’s never an ordinary day around
here things should always be changing evolving and getting better we should
always be looking for better ways to do things and of course learning from our
mistakes a few years ago we decided to broaden our farmers market business by
offering pork the first year we had pigs we actually started with five then we
went to seven and now we’re up to ten pork could probably even be a bigger
part of our business but right now we’re pretty much maxed out number wise until
we have you know some time to build bigger and better pens and handling
facilities that’s on the list but right now we’re dealing with what we have and
if you’ve ever dealt with pigs you know how stubborn they can be piglets arrived
here on the ranch back in August since then they’ve been hanging out in their
sheds along with protection from the wind Sun and the nastiest winter weather
they were ten pounds when they came here and now quite honestly I don’t know how
much they weigh but we will find out later when we get up on the scale before
we get that far we still have to figure out how we’re gonna get them on the
trailer last year we built a portable wooden loadout chute for the pigs the
chute part actually worked pretty good the pig part of the equation didn’t work
at all Aaron and I spent hours loading seven pigs onto the trailer
they were stubborn and they didn’t want to go up the ramp at all all of our pigs
each year are pretty tame we spend a lot of time with them and I’ve never had one
that acted aggressive towards me and I’d like to think that they liked me I don’t
think that they don’t want to go up the ramp because they don’t trust me I think
they knew we wanted them to do it and they
refused to go along with our plan the ramp was new the pigs don’t trust new
things so this year we’re gonna take a little bit of a different approach and
give the pigs a chance to get used to the trailer and the ramp a few days
before it’s time to go after taking the pigs last year the ramp was removed and
put away this year we’re gonna use that same ramp and first things first get it
put into place the ramp has been stored off in a corner for the last year and of
course snow has drifted in around it getting it out might be a bit of a
challenge with the ramp recovered vennett’s off to
the pig shed and we can put it in place last year after loading the pigs we not
only removed the ramp but we covered the hole with some wood which we’re gonna
have to remove pigs have access to this side of their pens so we need to limit
their movement for a little bit so we cover up a hole in between the two sides
and secure a 4×8 sheet of particle board in place this will keep them from
escaping while we get the ramp up the wood we covered the hole with is now
frozen into the ice around the building but that’s quickly dealt with and then
the ramp can be moved into position with the pigs still on the other side we
can now go and get a trailer for them to get to used to this little box contains
a tool that I like to bring out occasionally and use on my trailers this
is a light Ranger it contains a 12-volt battery it can be used to simulate all
the trailer lights and trailer brakes and allow you to perform all the testing
functions without the use of a truck today we’re going to use it to test the
lights on the trailer that will be hauling pigs with and backing up to the
chute for the next few days the process is very simple you plug in the wiring
harness you turn it on and then you select a function that you want to test
if there’s a problem you now know it’s completely isolated to the trailer and
not the wiring on the truck end but today all looks good and the truck could
come in and bring this trailer to its new parking spot vacuum the trailer up
to the chute is a bit tricky the chute is not attached and once it’s attached
to the trailer then we can adjust the fit something else that is an attached
namor is the piece of particleboard we use to keep the pigs out of the chute
side of their pen and now here they are already investigating the chute but none
brave enough to escape completely thankfully because I don’t want to be
out chasing a pig around today with the pigs pushed back we can lift the chute
into place logging it over the lip on the back of the trailer and then wiggle
it around a bit to get it in place where we want it
before we move pigs into the trailer or at least try to let’s weigh one in order
to weigh these guys we’re gonna use a portable scale that’s good up to about
600 pounds using our old gate as a pace we can bring in a cage that’ll keep the
pigs on the scale leaving them alone with it for a little bit to let them get
used to it then we can bring in the scale base and
move a peg up on to it now we’re aiming for about 250 pounds for the pigs to go
to butcher app in this group some are bigger some are a little smaller an
average-sized volunteer does step forward and into the box and the final
results are in almost perfect with the way incomplete it’s on to the final
round and that’s opening up the trailer for these guys to move into in order to
make it a bit more homey we’re gonna move their water into the
trailer and then we’re gonna get some bread and try to coax them in just a
little bit surprisingly this group isn’t shy and
it’s not long before we have over half the group up and in the trailer now some
do hang back but it looks like we might have found a smarter way to do this work
smarter not harder with the pigs get used to their trailer it won’t be long
until we’re gonna be taking them over to Sturgis for their final ride then there
will thank them for everything that they’ve done for the ranch and
everything they’re going to continue to do over the next coming months for not
only us but for hundreds of customers we’re gonna enjoy ham bacon and more
we’ll even try to work smarter when it comes to getting them off the trailer as
we’ve gotten a few suggestions for how we can do that but for now they’re gonna
get to live it up the next project list will be their send-off and I hope that
you can subscribe and join us as the circle of life continues here on the
ranch new piglets will arrive soon along with all the new personalities and of
course new squeals that that brings along with it I hope you can join us on
Thursday for another ranch Talk livestream this week with special guest
zach johnson the minnesota millennial farmer will be joining us right here you
can get check him out on youtube he is also on facebook and instagram he’ll be
joining us Thursday at 7 p.m. mountain time ranch talk live right here on
YouTube that’s it for us today pigs are pretty much ready to go and everything
went pretty smoothly I’d like to remind you to check out to head on over to our
Wyoming live.com and check out our website you can you can get high sign up
for the herd report but you can also check out the owl store where we have a
brand new apparel available with the new logo and it’s some pretty cool stuff
I’ll see you on Thursday but until then have a great week and
thanks for joining us Wyoming life

Selling Calves at Auction – From Ranch to Market


Hi I’m Mike and today is the one paycheck
of the year that the ranch gets, its sale day on our Wyoming life. As a farmer myself, the day that calves go
to auction is bitter sweet. Lots of work goes into the care little guys but I know that when they leave we’ve done a good job and its gonna keep the farm around for another year This is the circle of life, we provide for
them and they provide for us, in so many different ways I love watching the baby calves grow and when
it time to leave, it can be sad, but they are a part of a much bigger
picture, for us, and the world. This is our Wyoming life, we invite you to
come along with us 3 times per week as we explore the ranch life and escape the ordinary. We weren’t raised here on the ranch, we
weren’t farm kids, but life can sometimes throw you a curveball and we went from working
corporate jobs in the city, to working livestock and the land. My wife Erin takes you into the life of a
market gardener, supporting the ranch by growing thousands of pounds of produce per year, selling
it at farmers market. Fighting hunger and food insecurity by donating
it at local food banks, and community services, such as food pantries and Snap and WIC. On the ranch, I take you through all the aspects
of learning as we go, giving the good and bad and hopefully learning something about
ourselves and life on the way. Years ago when we came here, we had no idea
what we were doing, nor did we know what we were up against. Now I’m proud to say that we can share this
journey with you, and I am glad that you decided to come along, please subscribe as we invite
you to become a part of the ranch with us. Every day of the year on the ranch leads up
to these couple of days. And one day that can make or break the whole
place. A day that is some years makes it all worth
it and other years can leave you wondering if its worth it at all. Today is sale time, this year almost every
calf that was born on the ranch will be sold at auction, they will be sorted off from the
cows and loaded on to a truck and auctioned off to buyers. That’s the down and dirty, but there is
so much more to it then just that. There is blood, sweat and tears that all go
into supporting our family and feeding yours. Long before the big trucks show up in the
driveway, and even long before any new calves are born on the ranch, it all starts with
just a bull and a cow. Mating season on the ranch takes place from
July until September, cows are bred and then are expected to give birth about 9 months
afterwards. Timing is important, as we want calves to
be born in April and May when winter is subsiding and weather will hopefully be easier on them. We preg check cows, checking to see who is
pregnant and who isn’t, when they aren’t pregnant, we figure out why and decide what
needs to happen to them. Some will leave the ranch, some will be given
a second chance but when it come down to it, its about having the most and healthiest calves
we can from our herd. Over the winter, all the cows are fed well. Throughout the winter months their diets will
change, based on what stage of development the calf fetus is in. Earlier on they will receive more filling
diets then, added protein and supplements as they reach the end of their pregnancy. Receiving, nutrients such as cobalt, potassium
and other trace minerals that they need. As spring rounds the corner, calves are starting
to be born. Some healthy and some not so healthy. The calves having trouble are given special
treatment to get them up to snuff. We have the equivalent of enough training
to help get them healthy, administering medications, tube feeding and what ever else may be required
to help these little guys and girls back out with their moms for summer. Over summer, the cows and calves are left
to graze and grow. Our job them becomes to maintain the herd. Fix fence, doctor the occasional sick one,
and make sure that they are healthy and happy. We make or buy the hay over the summer that
they are going to need to grow new calves the following year as the cycle repeats and
as October nears, we know that soon their time on the ranch will come to and end. And that brings us to today. The ranch is the biggest and most important
character in our entire story. Its bigger than Erin or I, its bigger than
any individual cow. The ranch is what has been here for over a
hundred years, doing the same thing we do everyday. Technology changes and methods evolve, but
when it comes down to it, the only way the ranch supports itself is through calves. One paycheck per year, that’s what we work
for and as we begin to gather cows and calves from as far as 3 miles away we start seeing
all that years work come into sight. The entire herd is gathered and pushed toward
home where our corrals and loading chutes are located. Once they are all in, then its back to look
for stragglers, and there is always one or two. Those cows and calves that slept through the
entire process. These are the winners of the booby prize,
they missed the parade but they still get one of their own. Until they are rejoined with their friends. Right here is where all the action will take
place tomorrow, the loading chute. Tall enough for a semi-trailer to back up
to but the calves will have a bit of a climb to get up here. One trick we learned a few years ago was that
the calves didn’t like climbing the wooden floor of the chute. To help them as they come up, we put dirt
down on the floor of the ramp and chute. A more familiar footing for them and making
them more comfortable as they load into the trailer. The cows are now in for the night, penned
up close to home. The loading chute is ready to go and the only
thing to do is wait for tomorrow, when the trucks arrive, and all that hard work pays
off. The day has come, and its time to finish bringing
the cows in to the corrals for sorting, I’m a big fan of working smarter and not
harder. Hard work is still something you cant avoid
around here but if you can do something to make it a bit easier, then it makes sense. For cows, food is a huge motivator and by
loading up some cake, a nutrional supplement that the cows love, into the gator we can
coax some of them into the corrals. Although its still early, this will keep a
few of them in where they need to be and help bring in the rest. Neighbors arrive to help, just as I do for
them and we start bringing cows in the rest of the way. Moving them slowly and without much pressure,
and soon enough all contained in two large sorting corrals. Our next goal is to sort the calves off the
cows. We aren’t keeping any replacements from
this years calves, and most all of them, aside from the ones we are finishing ourselves are
going. Most of all of our cows have been through
this before, they know the routine and most sort themselves past me, leaving the calves
back in the alley. Cows move up and around the corrals back out
to pasture and the calves are left behind, to be pushed up into another holding corral. A smooth and simple process, with the right
help and one that would take me all day without them. Once done we are left with corrals of calves,
all ready to go. They have water and food while they wait but
they don’t wait long as the trucks show up, right on time. Loading the truck isnt as simple as just pushing
them all, the cattle hauler trailer is divided into many different compartments of different
sizes, and I first get together with our truck driver and figure out how many go in each
one. After the logistics are done, then its time
to load. Counting out each group, moving them up into
the loading pen and then up the ramp and onto the trailer. When one truck is full, another moves into
its place and the process is repeated, until the corrals are empty and last calf is loaded
on, the doors are closed and its time for the trucks to hit the road. Off to the auction, where they are bought
from buyers all over the area. Some years, we follow the calves to auction,
this year we stayed behind on the ranch, to baby sit the cows. As we let them out into a bigger pasture,
they move on with their lives, heading out to eat, grazing on some nice green grass left
over from summer. Although the cows don’t notice their calves
missing now, they soon will, as their milk will continue to come in. Soon, it will become uncomfortable for them,
as they want to be milked. I cant help them with that, they will soon
dry up, but as they look for someway to relieve the pressure they do get loud and sleeping
becomes something that we have only heard of in rumors, at least for a couple of days. Because soon enough, its back to life as normal. The calves are gone, the cows are no longer
eating for two and they can start building themselves back up. Having a 500lb calf to support can really
drag a cow down and these cows are our breeding herd, they are the backbone of our operation. Its with them that the ranch continues each
and every year, and its with their calves that we can afford to do it. Each calf will bring between 800-1000 dollars
at auction. This year, after paying for hay, expenses
that we have accrued over the last year from everything from equipment repairs, to fence
posts, we are lucky to keep about 20% of our total sale price as operating expenses for
this next year, it doesn’t leave much. Talk to any rancher or farmer, and you have
good years and bad. Boom and bust, whatever you want to call it. For some its all about the good years, for
some they need the boom, but for some of us, its about being here. The ranch is a legacy, something that our
kids will hopefully want to continue someday. Over a hundred years of ups and down, some
years your hold a flush, some it’s a pair of twos, but come the next year you are going
to ante up and for us, even if we have to bluff, we are going to succeed. Today is never easy, you get to know calves,
you become attached to all the animals here, because they are all important. I’ll never waiver on that, I’ll never
say a calf is just a calf, or just a paycheck, because that’s not how any rancher thinks,
or should think. Its about the future, of our family, our kids,
and the future of the ranch. When we first came here, I would have never
thought I could be so attached to something that back then I saw as trivial as a bunch
of dirt. Now it means a whole lot more. Calves are our favorite hello on the ranch,
but also our hardest goodbye, with their help our journey will continue, roadblocks will
be set up in our way, we will figure out how to get over or around them and we plan on
bringing you along for the ride. Thanks for coming out to the ranch today,
hanging out with us a little bit and keeping me company. Tonight, a big glass of whiskey is in store,
as a celebration, and a toast to another year, and a toast to you. We just hit 50 thousand subscribers, a number
that blows me away, and I want to say how much I truly appreciate, the fact that you
want to know where your food comes from and the families behind it. Its inspiring to me and keeps me going everyday. We will be back on Tuesday, with another project
list video and we will also announce the winner of the steston hat that we have been taking
entries to giveaway and there is still time to enter, check the description of the video
for the link or go see us on Facebook and click giveaway on the left side. Good luck, and until I see you again, have
a great week and thanks for joining us in our Wyoming life.

Working in Northern Alberta


Northern Alberta. Vast, beautiful, and delicate. Our province has over 38 million
hectares of forested land, the vast majority of it in the northern regions of the province. The abundance of natural areas and resources
requires dedicated professionals working together as a team to ensure their protection, preservation,
and responsible use. The Natural Resource professionals of the
Government of Alberta play a pivotal role in managing these resources. Working in the North requires innovation,
adaptability and a can-do attitude because the geography is as variable as the issues. Employees are challenged to balance economic,
social and environmental values every day. Teams of biologists study fish and wildlife
populations and their health to ensure resource management decisions and policies result in
the long term health of the ecosystem. Public Land Officers manage developments on
public land, whether it be new access roads, gravel pits or pipelines, they integrate their
decisions with other resource managers to enable multiple uses on the landscape. Rangeland Agrologists work closely with ranchers
and farmers to ensure that cattle grazing on public land is done sustainably. Foresters and Forest officers are devoted
to sustainable forest management for the forests of Alberta. They achieve this through complex forest management
planning with industry and stakeholders and a robust monitoring program to ensure sustainability. Water management engineers and technologists
ensure clean water is available for all Albertans. GIS, soil, air and wetland specialists help
field staff to ensure they use the best information to manage our natural resources. The compliance group provides a regulatory
backstop to ensure everyone follows the rules. Parks Division staff are not limited to Conservation
Officers. Land use officers, Planners, Ecologists, Visitor
Services Specialists, Infrastructure and Maintenance staff all work together to provide Albertans
with a multitude of recreational opportunities while conserving Alberta’s special places
and landscapes. These divisions work hand in hand with other
ministries, stakeholders, and the public. In the north, you’ll be working alongside
fellow Albertans as a proud steward of our natural resources. Whether you are a Parks Officer, Forest Officer
or Administrative Professional, you will see the difference you make. You’ll find yourself working in a warm and
inviting community atmosphere. There are also Northern incentive programs
which provide a little extra cash. Those aren’t the only benefits though. Outside of work, there is plenty to do for
you and your family, all without the traffic and wait times you’d encounter in a big city. You’ll enjoy the benefits of quality healthcare
facilities. Your family will receive a quality education. You’ll find state of the art recreational
facilities and sport clubs. There are parks and trail systems to explore
and plenty of playgrounds for your children. Opportunities for hiking, camping, hunting,
and fishing are everywhere. The laid back pace of life in the north allows
for more time with your family, more time with nature, and more time to be involved
in the community. Whether you’re at work or not, you’ll experience
quiet and solitude that’s hard to find anywhere else. In the north, you’ll enjoy independence, adventure,
and the challenge of managing vast natural resources. You will see the value your work provides
to our environment. In the north, you’ll find a prosperous and
sustainable future for you and your family for generations to come. Because HERE, opportunity awaits.

‘Georgians First’ Created to Support Small Ag Businesses


AFTER BEING SWORN IN AS GEORGIA’S GOVERNOR,
ONE OF THE FIRST THING ON BRIAN KEMP’S AGENDA WAS TO CREATE THE GEORGIANS FIRST COMMISSION. [KENNY]
YEAH RAY, IT’S PURPOSE IS TO CUT RED TAPE, STREAMLINE GOVERNMENT AND PROMOTE SMALL BUSINESS
ACROSS THE STATE, PARTICULARLY THOSE BUSINESSES CONNECTED TO AGRICULTURE. THE COMMISSION’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IS SCOTT
HILTON. HE RECENTLY DROPPED BY THE FARM MONITOR STUDIO
TO CHAT WITH US ABOUT THE FOCUS ON RURAL AREA’S AND HOW GOVERNOR KEMP INTENDS TO HELP THOSE
SMALL COMMUNITIES IMPROVE. [Scott Hilton/Executive Dir., Georgians First
Commission] The governor is particularly passionate about
agriculture since that is such a huge component of our state, so we want to hear directly
from agriculture, our farming community to see what are those things that we can be doing
to help make life easier for them, cut barriers, cut red tape, so that they can just operate
their business and help fuel their economy. [Kenny]
Tell me how you’ll do this? I assume there’s going to be a time that the
commission actually does focus groups and talks to these farmers and folks connected
to Ag. [Hilton]
That’s right. So, there’s really two exciting ways to get
involved right now. One of the things we’ve done is work on a
small business survey, that’s going to go out statewide. Where we hear directly from the small business
community, and so there’ll be an opportunity for you all to send that out to your farmers,
and we can then receive feedback directly from them. And then we’re also looking for folks to serve
with us on a focus group, where we can hear directly from the small business owner. And take that feedback into the recommendations
that we give to the governor, of how to streamline state government. [Kenny]
What do you expect to come out of this? What do you anticipate to hear from the Ag
industry, particularly in rural Georgia, the folks who have been affected by storms and
those kinds of things. Will that be part of this? [Hilton]
It really will. So it’s everything. We’re already starting to hear some common
themes. So we’re hearing access to capital that you
need to start the business, run the business, and so we’re looking into that. We’re looking into our different state agencies,
where do, kind of bureaucracy, and things like that get in the way, whether it’s on
the environmental side or you know, water, and things like that. So, looking at all aspects of government that
right now may impede your business. So, we’re looking for those specific ideas
that someone may have, of “Scott, you know, I face this every single day can you help
me break down that barrier.” So it’s through those surveys and those focus
groups that we’re gonna learn a lot of that information. [Kenny]
You work closely with the governor, I guess you have seen first-hand, he has real passion
for rural Georgia, particularly when it comes to healthcare, education, broadband and technology. Speak to that. [Hilton]
He really does. So, when we talk small business all those
things play, it’s all part of that mix. You know you’ve gotta have quality education,
access to healthcare and especially rural broadband. And so there’s a real focus on that, you know
in the metro Atlanta area, they’ve got a lot of resources, but the governor recognizes
that really the heart and soul of Georgia is out in our more rural communities. And so he is absolutely 100% dedicated to
supporting those communities and doing what we can to really across the spectrum support
agriculture and rural Georgia. [Kenny]
How long will this take, this effort of getting out and asking farmers in the Ag industry
and small business, how long will that take and put this together. [Hilton]
Yeah, so our board is comprised of 18 small business owners from all across the state,
who are working hard to come up with a set of recommendations. Our final report is due to the governor June
of 2020. So we’ve got about a year. And what that’s going to look like is, the
recommendations we’ve given to the governor, of ideas that we’ve come up with through hearing
from the small business community. And what we plan to do, is those good ideas,
we’re not going to sit and rest on them, we’re going to go ahead and start implementing them. So by June of next year, we’re gonna be able
to report back to the governor, here’s what we’ve done, and here’s what still needs to
be done moving forward.

Barr declines to testify before Dem-led House panel


JAMIE: THANK YOU TRISH. SORRY DEMOCRAT YOU BLEW IT. THE PARTISAN NONSENSE ABOUT THE MUELLER REPORT IS JUST NOT WORKING. ATTORNEY HILLIARD ENTERED WILLIAM BARR HAS DECIDED TO SKIP AND CAN YOU BLAME HIM. WILL DEMOCRATS SUBPOENA THE NATION’S TOP FORMAT QUESTION WHAT I THINK THEY WILL. THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE THEY CLAIM TO WANT ANSWERS AS TO WHY BARR CHOSE NOT TO CHARGE THE PRESIDENT WITH OBSTRUCTION AND THE AG ASK AND THEN ANSWER THE QUESTION MANY OF US HAVE BEEN WONDERING. WATCH.>>HOW DO WE GET TO THE POINT WHERE THE EVIDENCE IS NOW THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS FALSELY ACCUSED OF COLLUDING WITH THE RUSSIANS AND ACCUSED OF BEING TREASON OF A RUSSIAN AGENT IN THE EVIDENCE NOW IS THAT WAS WITHOUT A BASIS IN TWO YEARS OF THIS MINISTRATION HAVE BEEN DOMINATED BY THE ALLEGATIONS THAT HAVE NOW BEEN PROVEN FALSE. AND, TO LISTEN TO SOME OF THE RHETORIC YOU WOULD THINK THAT THE MUELLER REPORT HAD DONE THE OPPOSITE. JAMIE: DEMOCRATS RESPONDED WITH A BUNCH OF PREDICTABLE GRANDSTANDING AS THEY ALWAYS DO DURING THESE THINGS. LET’S START WITH MAZIE HIRONO. MAISIE, GIRL.>>MR. BAR, THE MAKER PEOPLE KNOW WHO YOU ARE NO DIFFERENT, FROM RUDY GIULIANI AND THE PEOPLE WHO SACRIFICE, THE REPUTATION IN THE OFFICE.>>SHE CALLED THE PRESIDENT A GRIFTER IN THE LYRE. AND OVER TO SMEAR THE AG AND THEN MINNESOTA SENATOR WHO BROUGHT UP MICHAEL COHEN FOR SOME REASON. AND THEN GOT SHUT DOWN.>>THE REPORT FOUND THAT MICHAEL COHEN’S TESTIMONY TO THE HOUSE THAT THE PRESIDENT REPEATEDLY IMPLIED THE COHEN FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE COMMITTED CRIMES. DO YOU CONSIDER THAT EVIDENCE TO BE AN ATTEMPT TO CONVINCE A WITNESS TO CHANGE TESTIMONY QUESTIONING.>>NO. I DON’T THINK THAT COULD PASS MUSTER. THOSE PUBLIC STATEMENTS HE WAS MAKING. JAMIE: HE DID HAVE SENATORS IN HIS CORNER ALSO PREDICTABLY INCLUDING SOUTH CAROLINA JUDICIARY CHAIRMAN LINDSEY GRAHAM.>>DO YOU EXPECT TO CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT THE BOTTOM-LINE CONCLUSIONS OF THE MUELLER REPORT?>>NO.>>DO YOU KNOW BUMBLER QUESTIONING.>>DO YOU TRUST HIM.>>YES.>>THIRTY YEARS ROUGHLY.>>TO THINKING OF THE TIME HE NEEDED?>>YES.>>DO THINK HE HAD THE MONEY.>>YES.>>TOGETHER RESOURCES?>>YES.>>DO YOU THINK HE DID A THOROUGH JOB QUESTIONING.>>YES. JAMIE: DID THE ATTORNEY GENERAL MAKE HIS CASE AND IS HE RIGHT TO SKIP MARS TESTIMONY ? JOINING ME TONIGHT AMERICAN FIRST ACTION-PACKED SENIOR ADVISOR JOHN SPICER IS BACK.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. JAMIE: KAMALA HARRIS GAVE HIM A TOUGH TIME AND HE DID STUMBLE THERE. I THOUGHT IT WAS ODD WHEN HE TALKED ABOUT THE MUELLER REPORT BEING HIS BABY. WAS THERE ANYTHING HERE THAT WAS PROBLEMATIC FOR YOU?>>NO, NOT REALLY. I THINK HE WAS CALM, COOL AND COLLECTED. HE REALLY WALKED THROUGH THE LEGAL REACTION TO THIS IF YOU WILL. HE BROKE DOWN IN EACH QUESTION WHY THE RHETORIC DIDN’T MAKE SENSE FROM A LEGAL BASIS. THAT IS WHAT THIS WAS. WE LOST PERSPECTIVE AS TO WHAT THIS WAS ABOUT. ESPECIAL COUNSEL WAS APPOINTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO LOOK INTO THIS MATTER. THAT SPECIAL COUNSEL REPORT TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DURING THE TENURE TO DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL, BUT THIS REPORT WAS INTENDED FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WHEN A BIG STEP FURTHER BY RELEASING IT TO CONGRESS IN THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. WHAT HE DID TODAY WAS EXPLAINED THE PROCESS, EXPLAIN THE CONCLUSION IN A THINK THE OTHER THING THAT IS INTERESTING AND YOU ALLUDED TO THIS, WE HAVE LOST FOCUS IN NUMBER OF THE DEMOCRATS WERE CONTESTED THE UNDERLYING FACTS. TO HEAR THE DEMOCRATS — THEY KEPT SAYING COLLISION IS NOT EVEN A LEGAL TERM, WHERE WE TALK ABOUT IT. I KEPT SAYING, I HEARD THAT FOR ABOUT SEVEN MONTHS NONSTOP AND NOW SUDDENLY THE DEMOCRATS HAVE PIVOTED TO ITS NEVER BEEN ABOUT COLLUSION. I THINK THEY HAVE LOST FOCUS ON WHAT THEY ARE ACTUALLY FIGHTING FOR NOT TALKING ABOUT A PROCESS. WHY DID YOU WRITE A FOUR PAGE MEMO THE WAY YOU DID, WERE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT THIS REACTION. JAMIE: LET ME ASK ABOUT THAT. THERE WERE A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT SUMMARY. I GUESS REALLY IS A SUMMARY DEPENDING ON WHO YOU ASK. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAID, THIS IS SUCH A PRESSING MATTER BECAUSE OF THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN THE CASE INTO THE AMOUNT OF TIME THAT HAS GONE ON IN THE FACT THAT IT ENTERED AROUND THE PRESIDENT AND TOOK SO MUCH ENERGY FROM HIS ADMINISTRATION, THEREFORE HE FELT OBLIGATED TO PUT SOMETHING OUT, IN HINDSIGHT, HE SHOULDN’T HAVE RELEASED THAT FOUR-PAGE DOCUMENT TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS INTO THE PUBLIC?>>I THINK YOU DID THE RIGHT THING. HE MADE IT VERY CLEAR THAT THEY EXPECTED TO GET A REDACTED VERSION FROM THE SPECIAL COUNSEL THAT THEY WOULD’VE BEEN ABLE TO TURN AROUND MUCH QUICKER. THAT WAS NOT THE CASE. SO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAID TODAY, MUCH LIKE YOU WOULD RELEASE A VERDICT SUMMARY RIGHT AFTER TRIAL AND THEN THE TRANSCRIPT OF THAT TRIAL COMES OUT LATER. HE WAS TRYING TO MAKE SURE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IN CONGRESS UNDERSTOOD THE BOTTOM LINE. AGAIN, GETTING BACK TO WHAT I SAID A MOMENT AGO, THE BOTTOM LINE WAS WAS IN COLLUSION WITH THE RUSSIANS OR ANY OTHER ENTITY THAT SOUGHT TO UNDERMINE THE INTEGRITY OF OUR ELECTION. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SUMMARY, WHATEVER WE’RE CALLING IT NOW. CAME OUT AND MADE IT CLEAR THAT NO THERE WASN’T. THAT WAS WHAT THE MAIN THRUST OF THE COUNCIL INVESTIGATION WAS ABOUT. HE IS A FURTHER POINT, THIS IS WHY THIS IS A SILLY CONVERSATION THAT THE DEMOCRATS WERE HAVING TODAY. WITHIN DAYS AFTER THE SUMMARY, THE ENTIRE 400 PLUS PAGE REPORT CAME OUT. MEANING IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE SUMMARY, NOW YOU HAVE IT OUT THERE IN A SEARCHABLE WAY THE YOU CAN LOOK UP, READ IT YOURSELF. JAMIE: I THINK THEIR ISSUE IS WITH SPECIAL COUNSEL AND ROBERT MUELLER’S OFFICE IN THE INVESTIGATION. AND CLEARLY THE ISSUE THAT THEY HAVE THEIR WAS THAT THE PRESIDENT WASN’T CHARGED WITH ANYTHING AND THEY ARE MAKING THE CASE THAT THE OFFICE OF LEGAL COUNSEL — BASICALLY INFORMED HER THAT THEY CANNOT CHARGE A SITTING PRESIDENT AND IF THAT IS REALLY THE CASE IN MUELLER WAS SO INVESTED IN THE FACT THAT THE PRESIDENT HAD BROKEN THE LAW, AND HE COULD APPROACH THE ISSUE BY CHARGING HIM AND FORCING IT THROUGH THE COURT SYSTEM SO WE COULD FINALLY HAVE A DEFINITIVE LEGAL ANSWER ON THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION. IF THE PRESIDENT IS SO POWERFUL THAT HE CANNOT BE CHARGED AND HE CAN ESSENTIALLY FIRE ANYONE THEN THAT IS A PROBLEM THAT’S ABOVE THE PAYGRADE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IN THE PRESIDENCY.>>THE OTHER THING, THE SPECIAL COUNSEL COULD HAVE DECIDED, HE COULD’VE SAID, I DON’T BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT COULD BE CHARGED, I DO BELIEVE IT’S IN VIOLATION OF ONE OF THE TEN INCIDENCES I’D LIKE THAT. HE DID NOT DO THAT. JAMIE: HE COULD’VE GIVEN A CLEAR BOTTOM LINE BUT INSTEAD, I THINK INTENTIONALLY HE CREATED THIS THAT’S OPEN FOR INTERPRETATION BY BOTH SIDES TO BENEFIT EACH SIDE POLITICALLY. AND I THINK IN A SENSE GIVEN THE AMOUNT OF TIME, AND RESOURCES IN THE MONEY, ISAAC IS COWARDLY.>>BUT HERE IS THE OTHER THING, THE DEMOCRATS FOR ALL OF THEIR STOCK AND MUELLER. HE SAID THIS MAN IS ABOVE APPROACH, HIGHEST INTEGRITY — GRAY, FINE. MY POINT, WHEN HE DIDN’T REACH THE CONCLUSION THAT THEY ASSUMED THAT HE WOULD, NOW THEY HAVE A PROBLEM. BUT MUELLER IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM COULD’VE DONE THIS. THINK OF THIS, EVERY SINGLE THING ABOUT THIS REPORT IN ITS HANDLING IN THE WAY IT’S BEEN HANDLED OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS HAS LEAKED OUT IN SOME WAY SHAPE OR FORM. INCLUDING THE LETTER, DISSATISFACTION. JAMIE: SPECIAL COUNCILS THAT WAS NOT LEAKED OUT AND BOTH SIDES WERE SURPRISED THAT ROBERT MUELLER WAS RUNNING THAT KIND OF SHIFT. –>>MY POINT IS THIS IS TO SAY THAT IF THERE WAS SOME OFFENSE AMONG THE TEAM THAT THE PRESIDENT HAD VIOLATED THE LAW AND ANY WAY IN TERMS OF ABSTRACTION. THAT WOULD BE GETTING OUT. HIS TEAM WOULD MAKE SURE THAT THAT GOT OUT AND IT HAPPENED. THAT IS BECAUSE EVERYBODY PUT STOCK IN THE FACT THAT THERE WAS THIS UNDERLYING COLLUSION OR ILLEGALITY OF SOME SORT. JAMIE: WE ARE HAVE THESE TERMS THAT ARE MEANINGLESS, CONSPIRACY, EXONERATION, THINGS THAT REALLY DON’T MEAN ANYTHING

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Pacific Textiles: Digital Transformation toward Industry 4.0 with SAP HANA® for Fabric Manufacturing



Pacific Texas House is one of the largest fabric mills in the world headquartered in Hong Kong we have our main production facility south of guangzhou in china we have clients like Uniqlo Victoria's Secret's triumph Calvin Klein we start with 14 numbers little Missy now we have circular knitting machine 1,400 in 20 years we need a machine a long machine cost entering to fix the width and weight of the fabric when we start twenty years ago there was only two two centers now we have 96 we produce over a hundred million kilograms of fabric every single year and that translates to over a billion garments we ensure consistency of every single batch of fabric that leaves so that's when customers buy a garment for example in Paris or Los Angeles is exactly the same that's why data is so important to us the more analysis we can do the better we can achieve colors and consistency or customers need besides that we frankly we are a company with very good model but we don't know individually which order create more profit we just know at the monthly and we know of this month we got a this much of it but who is the best contributor or which customer give us better better you we have no idea we need a much better system to have us for inventory control for procurement culture and also we need to look after our products and services with the system ERP system to help us after studying the market we believe sa P is the right system because this is the first system in our industry our s AP solution is based on the mill products version of s AP be picked s AP because it's integrated end-to-end system additionally s AP also has a lot of industry best practices we knew we had this need of doing activity-based costing we weren't able to do that our previous system we pull real-time statistics from our dyeing machines and when a single batch of fabric is done being manufactured s AP knows about that immediately and we can trigger the next part of manufacturing process pretty quickly then I looked at Hana I became one over how to software licensing plus a hardware is less than the traditional database solution when we decided to increase our partnership with sa P we directly engaged with digital business services under their one service framework and that allows us to get everything from s AP such as roadmap advice experts flown in from Germany and to end implementation so we got a turnkey solution at the end of the day definitely talk to s AP from a services perspective also not just some because if you choose to go of si you still want to make sure that the S is kept honest somehow and s ap has safeguarding services for that those are well known they also have end-to-end services such as sponsors I'm a dying patient the factory is just like top of my board something wrong I know but I don't think such a huge company can rely on just one man and one open anymore so that's also the key reason why we need a push system we can transition from a owner/manager company to a professionally managed company s ap gives the assistant business processes across support we have one unified business process that every department is following we can start to collect data on these business processes we can start to analyze them using Lean Six Sigma and start the business process reengineering so we see this as a first step of our digitization process since going live with sa P one of the things that we've been able to achieve is to reduce time of our month end closing by about half previously we're running around 15 days and now it's somewhere between 7 and 8 days so now that we can run MRP in about 2 hours this allows us to start to automate a lot of our materials purchase hello ma ma Jean is it's good I'll appear within this good but if we look for a long term and also the market competitive we need a system to help us to perform better we need to select the pace the page system to have us this is the the my set of a lead manufacturer it's a lot of talk recently about industry for out there to me at the end of the day it's just about intelligent manufacturing how do we make what we want to make better if someone or some offered by my friends in this industry they ask me hey how is the performance of ASAP I will say yes that the circus system so you can consider seriously