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Dreier Dairy and Skyview Dairy Awarded Form-A-Feed Outstanding Dairyman Award

January 25, 2018

Dreier Dairy, Larry & Debbie Dreier of Norwood Young America, MN, and Skyview Dairy, the Luthens family of Hutchinson, MN were awarded the 2017 Form-A-Feed Outstanding Dairyman of the Year Award at the Form-A-Feed Professional Dairy Conference at Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Welch, MN on January 18th, 2018. This is the 8th year […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – January 22, 2018

January 22, 2018

Swine Feeding Projections – January 22, 2018 Changes week over week: Open-market purchase prices were weaker for weaned pigs (-$1.88/head), but feeder pig prices continued their upward trend (+$2.79/head). Predicted lean hog values were up moderately for both June/July and May/June marketings (+$1.20 and +$3.23/cwt, respectively) Feed costs up sharply at +$1.20 per head: corn […]

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Cattle Feeding Projections – January 2018

January 22, 2018

Cattle Feeding Projections – January 2018 Estimated cattle on feed numbers for January were up 1.2 million head over a year ago. While there are increases in all weight brackets, the largest increase is in lightweight feeder calves. A mild November and first half of December allowed for rapid growth and pushed carcass weights over […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – January 15, 2018

January 15, 2018

January 15, 2018 Hog Feeding Projections Changes over the previous two weeks: Open-market purchase prices were stronger for both weaned and feeder pigs (+$7.51 and +$5.01 per head, respectively). Predicted lean hog values were up modestly for both June/July and April/May marketings (+$0.78 and +$1.52/cwt, respectively) Feed costs +$0.60-0.70 per head: corn +$0.01/bushel, SBM +$2.00/ton, […]

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10 Steps for Having a Less Stressful Winter Calving Season

January 11, 2018

Can you believe it’s already the new year? Happy 2018! I hope you are just as excited for the new year as your Form-A-Feed Beef Team is. We appreciate your business partnership through 2017, and we hope to continue to build your trust and provide value to your operation through our many successful programs. A […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – January 1, 2018

January 3, 2018

Swine Feeding Projections – January 1, 2018 Changes week over week: • Open-market purchase prices held relatively steady for both weaned and feeder pigs (+$0.23 and -$0.45 per head, respectively). • Predicted lean hog values were up slightly for both June/July and April/May marketings (+$0.57 and +$0.15/cwt, respectively) • Feed costs +$0.10-0.25 per head: corn […]

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10 Winter Care Tips for Better Calf Health

December 28, 2017

Snow has blanketed many areas of the country, and temperatures have dipped below freezing! Use these practical tips to make sure your calves are ready for the cold. 1. Check the feeding temperature of your milk and colostrum. Milk cools quickly when exposed to the colder environmental temperatures and poured into cold bottles or buckets. If you […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – December 26, 2017

December 26, 2017

Swine Feeding Projections – December 26, 2017 Changes week over week: Open-market purchase prices were up moderately for both weaned and feeder pigs (+$3.94 and +$4.27 per head, respectively). Predicted lean hog values were stronger for both May/June and April/May marketings (+$1.78 and +$4.35/cwt, respectively) Feed costs +$0.60-0.70 per head: corn +$0.08/bushel, SBM -$5.50/ton, DDGS […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Professional Dairy Conference

December 19, 2017

Form-A-Feed’s Dairy Conference is coming up on January 18-19th, 2018 at Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Red Wing, MN.  This is a conference dairy producers shouldn’t miss! Here’s why: You will learn about business strategies to take your dairy operation from Surviving to Thriving! Our theme for this year’s conference, and our keynote speaker topic […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – December 18, 2017

December 18, 2017

Swine Feeding Projections – December 18, 2017 Changes week over week: Open-market purchase prices were up significantly for both weaned and feeder pigs (+$6.16 and +$4.53 per head, respectively). Predicted lean hog values were slightly stronger for both May/June and April/May marketings (+$0.85 and +$0.78/cwt, respectively) Feed costs +$0.40-0.60 per head: corn +$0.03/bushel, SBM -$6.75/ton, […]

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Cattle Feeding Projections – December 2017

December 12, 2017

Cattle Feeding Projections – December 2017 Strong feeder cattle demand and increased placements (+9% YTD) have continued to support higher cash feeder calf prices (+21.6% year over year). The feeder vs. fed price spread has climbed steadily throughout 2017 until its peak in October. It has tempered over the past 4-6 weeks, but remains near […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – December 11, 2017

December 11, 2017

Swine Feeding Projections – December 11, 2017 Changes week over week: Open-market purchase prices were up modestly for both weaned and feeder pigs (+$1.56 and +$2.01 per head, respectively). Predicted lean hog values were stronger for May/June marketings (+$1.31/cwt), but slightly softer for March/April marketings (-$0.30/cwt) for the second consecutive week. Feed costs -$0.70-0.90 per […]

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