Second Look: Does history keep repeating itself?

Many of the latest management concepts are nothing new. But, this time around, they are backed by current science and technology


A great mentor of mine, Dr Gordon Bowman, used to say that “every producer should take a lesson in history, so as not to repeat the errors of his forefathers.”

If we look through the past trends in pig production, we can see how true his statement is. We have experienced more change in the pig industry in the last 10 years than the previous 50. But, upon closer analysis, the more things change, the more they remain the same.

Better Pork - June 2008