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January 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections

January 18, 2019

January 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections Welcome to the New Year! January has been a little bit confusing from a cattle feeding standpoint thus far. Mother Nature continues to throw her punches and keeps us all on our toes. Bedding and barns have sure become a hot commodity. The Live Cattle Futures have many of us […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – January 14, 2019

January 14, 2019

Swine Feeding Projections – January 14, 2019 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs and feeder pigs were down by $1 per head for the week on light demand. Carcass prices were down for the week by $2.41 /cwt Open corn prices for the feeding period were down by $0.04 per bu SBM […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – January 7, 2019

January 7, 2019

Swine Feeding Projections – January 7, 2019 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs decreased (-2.00/head), while feeder pig values were up (+$2.00/head). Corn and Soybean meal prices continue to trend up slowly with corn up $0.08 over the last two holiday trading weeks. Open-market weaned pig profitability of $3 losses per head […]

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December 2018 Cattle Feeding Projections

December 24, 2018

December 2018 Cattle Feeding Projections The month of December is proving to be an up and down ride for many cattle feeding operations.  Looking to the challenges we have faced this month include a very tight supply of distillers grains resulting in many high priced loads of distillers being delivered to the feedlot.  The ethanol […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – December 17, 2018

December 21, 2018

Swine Feeding Projections – December 17, 2018 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was up $5 and feeder pigs were up $6 compared to last week. Carcass prices were down for the week by $1.28 /cwt Open corn prices for the feeding period were up by $0.03 per bu SBM for the […]

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Top Ten Reasons to Attend the 2019 Professional Dairy Conference

December 13, 2018

Form-A-Feed’s Dairy Conference is coming up on January 17-18th, 2019 at Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Red Wing, MN.  You don’t want to miss out on Rising to the Challenge with Form-A-Feed. Here’s why: Learn about key management and financial strategies for producers of any size to be successful and “Rise to the Challenge.” […]

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How to Use Records to Improve Reproduction

December 10, 2018

The secret to getting more cows pregnant in a timely manner could already be at your fingertips. In fact, it may be just a few key strokes away. Valuable data is already available for most dairies, and digging into it can unearth both sweet spots and trouble zones that affect reproduction. By targeting areas of […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – December 10, 2018

December 10, 2018

Swine Projections – December 10, 2018 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was up $2 and feeder pigs receipts were to light for a good market test. Carcass prices were up for the week by $6 /cwt as we switch into the summer months marketings Open corn prices for the feeding period […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – December 3, 2018

December 4, 2018

Swine Feeding Projections – December 3, 2018 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was up $6 and feeder pigs were up $13 per head over last week. Carcass prices were down for the week by $1.42 /cwt Open corn prices for the feeding period were up by $0.03 per bu Open-market weaned […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – November 26, 2018

November 28, 2018

Swine Feeding Projections – November 26, 2018 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs and feeder pigs were up $5 per head for the week. Carcass prices were up for the week by $1.16 /cwt Open corn prices for the feeding period were down by $0.04 per bu Open-market weaned pig profitability of […]

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Raising Steers for Retail Beef Market

November 20, 2018

Beef producers often consider opportunities to improve the profitability of their operations and look for long-term success.  One of these opportunities is marketing their steers as retail beef directly to the consumer.  Have you been thinking of setting up a retail market for your beef cattle?  Read these profiles of enterprising Tend-R-Leen producers who turned to […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – November 19, 2018

November 19, 2018

Swine Feeding Projections – November 19, 2018 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was steady for the week, while feeder pig values jumped (+$4.00/head) on light receipts. Open-market weaned pig profitability of $15-16 per head are projected. Feeder pig profitability turned positive this week and is projected at $4-$5 per head.

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