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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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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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