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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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Tend-R-Leen 55th Anniversary Summer Celebration Events

May 21, 2018

Form-A-Feed is excited to celebrate the 55th Anniversary of the Tend-R-Leen program this year. Tend-R-Leen was first introduced to the market in 1963 after years of extensive research as the first high energy, whole shell corn program for dairy steers.  Since that time, the program has evolved to incorporate new technology and feed enhancements to […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – May 14, 2018

May 16, 2018

Swine Feeding Projections – May 14, 2018 Changes week over week: Limited movement in open-market purchase prices for both weaned and feeder pigs (+$0.42 and -$2.02/head, respectively) Modest gains in predicted lean hog values for both the October and August/September markets (+$1.21 and +$0.86/cwt, respectively). Feed costs -$0.10-0.15 per head: corn +$0.01/bushel, SBM -$8.00/ton, DDGS […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – May 7, 2018

May 7, 2018

Swine Feeding Projections – May 7, 2018 Changes over the past few weeks: Open-market purchase prices were down modestly for both weaned and feeder pigs (-$1.29 and -$4.22/head, respectively) Massive losses in predicted lean hog values for both the September/October and August/September markets (-$8.11 and -$12.62/cwt, respectively). Feed costs +$0.80-0.90 per head: corn +$0.01/bushel, SBM […]

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Starting Pigs: The Race to the Market Begins with a Successful Start

April 26, 2018

Three hot meals a day, your own clean room, and fresh folded laundry. You have your parents to thank for that. When college hits, then it’s Ramen, Febreze and awkward roommates. This concept, relatable to many of us, can be extrapolated to today’s modern pig production. The transition period after weaning is the most challenging […]

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Form-A-Feed Launches Prime Life Program

April 25, 2018

Form-A-Feed is excited and proud to unveil our new calf program, Prime Life™. The Prime Life program was developed to provide livestock with high quality nutrition during the prime stages of their life. Starting out as young, healthy, growing calves, that successfully transition into strong production animals, the Prime Life program is designed to optimize nutrition […]

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Shoo, Fly: Fly Management of Pasture Cattle

April 23, 2018

Fly Management Cattlemen are well-aware that as the seasons change, so must their management strategies. Mitigating threats within the herd is essential to maintaining profitability and performance of the operation.  External parasites can significantly affect performance and herd health, which in turn has the potential to decrease profitability.  An important focus during this time of […]

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April 2018 Cattle Feeding Projections

April 15, 2018

Cattle Feeding Projections – April 2018 Year-to-date domestic production data through the end of last week as compared to 2017: Federally inspected slaughter +2.2%, 8.374 million head Cow slaughter +7.3%, 1.444 million head Carcass weight +0.6%, 823 pounds Beef production +2.9%, 6.891 billion pounds A few items of note regarding changes in how our monthly […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – April 16, 2018

April 15, 2018

Swine Feeding Projections – April 16, 2018 Changes over the previous two weeks: Open-market purchase prices were down slightly for both weaned and feeder pigs (-$0.88 and -$0.89/head, respectively) Significant gains in predicted lean hog values for both the September/October and August markets (+$4.05 and +$6.05/cwt, respectively). Feed costs +$0.50-0.60 per head: corn +$0.03/bushel, SBM […]

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Mike Root Joins Form-A-Feed as Nutrition and Production Specialist

April 10, 2018

Mike Root of Fountain, MN joined the Form-A-Feed team as a Nutrition and Production Specialist in December 2017. Root has 10 years of experience in the feed industry and is experienced in both beef and dairy nutrition. Prior to entering the feed business, he worked for John Deere selling agriculture equipment, and grew up in […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – April 9, 2018

April 9, 2018

Swine Feeding Projections – April 9, 2018 Changes over the previous two weeks: Open-market purchase prices were down moderately for both weaned and feeder pigs (-$7.61 and -$4.31/head, respectively) Slight to substantial losses in predicted lean hog values for both the September/October and July/August markets (-$0.82 and -$3.50/cwt, respectively). Feed costs +$0.40-0.45 per head: corn […]

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