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Swine Feeding Projections – March 18, 2019

March 19, 2019

Swine Feeding Projections 3.18.19 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs and feeder pigs were steady from last week. Lean hog prices were higher across all months after news of higher than reported losses in China due to ASF. Open corn prices for the feeding period up $0.07 per bushel while SBM was […]

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March 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections

March 16, 2019

March 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections Looking at the March 2019 Cattle Feeding projections – for the first time in a long time all figures are listed in black; a welcomed sight. Focusing on a live cattle market that seems to be positive regardless of a Holstein or a colored calf on feed, in addition to […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – March 11, 2019

March 12, 2019

Swine feeding projections 3.11.19 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs were down by $2 per head at $45.82. Feeder pigs were steady for the week at $69.65. Lean hog prices continue to trend lower as we move to marketing in the later summer/early fall months. Open corn prices for the feeding period […]

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SPRING VENTILATION CHECKLIST FOR FINISHER BARNS

March 8, 2019

As we look at the piled snow and another cold snap, I know from prior experience that we will be seeing some 50 degree days soon. They probably will come with night temperatures still 30 to 40 degrees colder than that, so we will experience large temperature variations. As we hit that first day of […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – March 4, 2019

March 6, 2019

Swine Feeding Projection 3.4.19 Changes week over week: • Open-market value of weaned pigs were down by $6 per head at $47.89. • Feeder pigs were steady for the week at $68.65. • Lean hog prices continue to trend lower as we move to marketing in the later summer/early fall months • Open corn and […]

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Form-A-Feed Beef Conference Showcases the Diversity of the Beef Industry

February 27, 2019

If you were able to fight through the snow and join us at the Form-A-Feed Professional Beef Conference this past Wednesday and Thursday in Sioux Falls, SD, you were treated to some very candid conversation and presentations on how best to Face Forward with all the dynamics in our current beef industry. Opening our beef […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – February 18, 2019

February 19, 2019

Swine Feeding Projections 2.18.19 Changes week over week: • Open-market value of weaned pigs was down by $1 per head at $55.15. • Feeder pigs were steady for the week at $69.58. • Open corn prices for the feeding period were down by $0.04 per bu • SBM price for the week was down by […]

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Streit Joins Form-A-Feed as Business Development Leader

February 18, 2019

Tom Streit of Owatonna, MN joined the Form-A-Feed team as the Business Development Leader in January 2019. Tom has 21 years of experience as a strategic account manager in the animal nutrition business.  His focus has been mostly on swine accounts, but he has also worked with multi-species producers.  Prior to his role in animal […]

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Looking at Your Dairy with a Systematic Approach

February 18, 2019

Have you ever been overwhelmed with everything that needs to be done or improved today or this week?  I know I have.   What have you found that works the best for you to get things done on time?  What have you found that works to make the necessary improvements and measure results? It is time […]

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February 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections

February 14, 2019

February 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections February cattle projections are a bit of a surprise as a lot of the cattle are in the black this month. A strong live cattle board certainly has played into this even though as I write this, the board closed down for the day. It has been helpful that the […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – February 11, 2019

February 11, 2019

Swine Feeding Projections – February 11, 2019 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs were steady at $56.53 per head and feeder pigs were down by $1 per head at $69.03. Carcass prices were down for the week by $2.55 /cwt Open corn prices for the feeding period were down by $0.04 per […]

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Form-A-Feed Announces 2019 Scholarships for Students Pursuing Agriculture

February 8, 2019

Form-A-Feed is proud to present $2,500 worth of scholarship money to students interested in pursuing a 2- or 4-year degree to a college or university and pursuing agriculture. The scholarship is eligible to high school seniors and first year college students who obtain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and are accepted to attend […]

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