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Swine Feeding Projections – July 9, 2018

July 9, 2018

Swine Feeding Projections – July 9, 2018 Changes over the previous few weeks: Open-market value of weaned pigs held steady (+$0.02/head), while feeder pig values dropped significantly (-$9.56/head). Mixed changes in predicted lean hog values for the December/January and October/November markets (+$0.41 and -$11.89/cwt, respectively). Feed costs -$2.50-3.50 per head: corn unchanged, SBM +$5.00/ton, DDGS […]

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Implants – Getting the Most out of Them

June 28, 2018

Which implant should I use? How many days does it last? What happens if I don’t implant at the proper time? What hormone levels should I be using? These are all viable questions if you want to understand how to get the biggest return on investment (ROI) out of your implant program. In the beginning […]

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Corn Silage: How to Have a Successful Season

June 25, 2018

It is not too early to start planning for a successful corn silage harvest to ensure you maximize the value of the crop you raised.  In the May/June issue of Dairy Herd Management, Dr. Enrique Schcolnik stated four points to help achieve this goal. Harvest at 32%-36% Dry Matter (64%-68% moisture). Higher moisture than this […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – June 18, 2018

June 19, 2018

Swine Feeding Projections – June 18, 2018 Changes week over week: Open-market value of both weaned and feeder pigs was down modestly (-$3.30 and -$1.07/head, respectively) Mixed changes in predicted lean hog values for the November/December and September/October markets (-$0.84 and +$1.27/cwt, respectively). Feed costs -$2.50-3.00 per head: corn -$0.14/bushel, SBM -$16.25/ton, DDGS -$12.50/ton, lysine […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – June 11, 2018

June 12, 2018

Swine Feeding Projections – June 11, 2018 Changes week over week: Open-market value of both weaned and feeder pigs was significantly softer (-$6.77 and -$5.83/head, respectively) Moderate gains in predicted lean hog values for both the October/November and September/October markets (+$1.85 and +$1.13/cwt, respectively). Feed costs -$2.50-3.00 per head: corn -$0.13/bushel, SBM -$18.25/ton, DDGS -$3.25/ton, […]

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June 2018 Cattle Feeding Projections

June 12, 2018

June 2018 Cattle Feeding Projections Year-to-date domestic production data through the end of last week as compared to 2017: Federally inspected slaughter +3.1%, 14.102 million head Cow slaughter +7.8%, 2.495 million head Carcass weight +0.6%, 812 pounds Beef production +3.7%, 11.452 billion pounds   Changes month over month on our feeding projections: Firmer feeder cattle […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – June 4, 2018

June 4, 2018

Swine Feeding Projections – June 4, 2018 Changes week over week: Little change in the open-market value of both weaned and feeder pigs (+$0.51 and +$0.23/head, respectively) Modest losses in predicted lean hog values for both the October/November and September/October markets (-$2.00 and -$0.54/cwt, respectively). Feed costs -$0.80 per head: corn -$0.08/bushel, SBM -$5.50/ton, DDGS […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – May 28, 2018

May 31, 2018

Swine Feeding Projections – May 28, 2018 Changes week over week: Downward pressure on the open-market value of both weaned and feeder pigs (-$1.83 and -$6.42/head, respectively) Flat to modest gains in predicted lean hog values for both the October/November and September/October markets (+$0.09 and +$1.75/cwt, respectively). Feed costs -$1.20-1.30 per head: corn -$0.10/bushel, SBM […]

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Form-A-Feed Announces 2018 Scholarship Winners

May 31, 2018

Form-A-Feed is proud to announce its scholarship winners for 2018. Form-A-Feed scholarships are given to graduating high school seniors and first year college students who are pursuing an agriculture related career at a 2- or 4-year college or university. This year, five students were chosen to receive scholarships out of over 30 applicants. Makenna Winkelmann […]

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Coccidiosis: Are Your Calves Susceptible?

May 24, 2018

Coccidiosis is a parasitic disease of cattle, sheep, goats, hogs and poultry. It is caused by microscopic protozoan organisms known as coccidia. They live in the cells lining the intestinal tract. Nearly all mature cattle are infected with coccidiosis, but they have developed a natural immunity to the disease and show no signs or symptoms. […]

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May 2018 Cattle Feeding Projections

May 22, 2018

May 2018 Cattle Feeding Projections Year-to-date domestic production data through the end of last week as compared to 2017: Federally inspected slaughter +2.5%, 11.528 million head Cow slaughter +7.7%, 2.031 million head Carcass weight +0.7%, 817 pounds Beef production +3.2%, 9.417 billion pounds   A few items of note regarding changes in how our monthly […]

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Swine Projections – May 21, 2018

May 22, 2018

Swine Projections – May 21, 2018 Changes week over week: Downward pressure on the open-market value of both weaned and feeder pigs (-$2.32 and -$6.73/head, respectively) Significant losses in predicted lean hog values for both the October/November and September/October markets (-$3.09 and +$4.92/cwt, respectively). Feed costs +$1.00 per head: corn +$0.10/bushel, SBM unchanged, DDGS +$3.50/ton, […]

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