View From the Cab
Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:43 AM CDT

LANGDON, Mo. (DTN) -- A TV celebrity duck and its distinctive squawk seems all too familiar to View From the Cab farmer Lane Robinson of Cromwell, Indiana. That's because Aflac's mascot, a Pekin duck, looks exactly like the 600,000 white Pekin ducks that Lane raises every year for Maple Leaf Farms.

Lane had just shipped another 3,000-head load of ducks late Sunday when DTN reached him via cell phone. Based on genetics and length of time on feed, Maple Leaf knows when each group of ducks should be harvested, he told DTN. "It just ...

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