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Feedlot Evaluation: How Does your Feedlot Rate?

June 1, 2021

Anyone feeding cattle right now is feeling the tight margins due to input costs rising and market prices not following. Whether we should place cattle in the near term is a tough call. What is not a tough call is that if we are tending to cattle today, we need to increase our management skills […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for March 15, 2021

March 17, 2021

Swine Feeding Projections for March 15, 2021 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was up $1 this week at $56.58 /head and feeder pigs were steady at $90.38 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $92.53 /cwt with marketing in June and July Open corn price […]

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February 2021 Cattle Feeding Projections

February 19, 2021

February 2021 Cattle Feeding Projections Hang on as this month’s cattle projections show as much black as they do red. A welcoming sight with all the variability our industry has been facing.  Usually we only have to worry about one nutrient causing the headache for increasing our cost of gains (COG), this month however we are […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – November 30, 2020

December 1, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for November 30, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was up $4 this week at $40.88 /head and feeder pigs were steady at $50.00 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $81.48 /cwt with marketing in April and May Open corn price […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for September 28, 2020

September 28, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for September 28, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was higher $2 this week at $27.26 /head and feeder pigs were up $7 to $41.47 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $72.90 /cwt with marketing in February and March Open corn […]

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Stage One Creep Feeding

March 12, 2020

In years past many beef producers have used a texturized dairy calf starter as a Stage 1 creep feed for their baby beef calves. Over time, we have been able to focus on the details of animal’s requirements and diets to make improvements in the performance of the different segments of livestock. Since the formulation […]

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Summer Management Considerations for Self-Fed Cattle

July 22, 2019

Written by Don Cleaver and Daniel Kohls, Form-A-Feed, Inc. Not unlike TMR-fed cattle, warm-season stressors affect cattle finished on self-feeders as well.  In fact, summertime is when we see the greatest amount of management issues arise in cattle fed with this method, especially in heavyweight cattle.  Issues such as bloat, off-feed and founder seem to […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019

Changes week over week: Open-market values of weaned pigs for the week were down $3 to $52.47 while feeder pigs were down $6 per head at $75.48 Open corn price was up $0.25 per bushel for the week on continued planting delay concerns, while SBM was up $8.50 per ton Carcass prices as of Monday […]

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May 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections

May 23, 2019

May beef cattle projections confirm the tough economy cattle producers are facing when trying to work through Mother Nature and current markets. There is more red showing up once again, with smaller profit margins on certain types of cattle. This makes managing your risk that much more important. From the last few turns of closeouts, […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019

Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs for the week were down $2 to $55.53 while feeder pigs were down $7 per head at $82.06 Open corn price was up sharply for the week on continued planting delay concerns Carcass prices as of Monday are sitting at $83.31 for the October marketings A […]

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Prepare your cows for summer heat

May 17, 2019

Written by: Adam Fellbaum, Form-A-Feed Nutrition & Production Specialist We all know that our cows become stressed in the summer heat and when they become stressed, it impacts our bottom line. There are long and short-term effects and the goal of every dairy producer should be to minimize these effects on their operation. Whatever kind […]

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Creep Feeding Tips

May 6, 2019

Creep feeding calves is an excellent way to put extra pounds on calves.  Research has shown that creep feeding significantly increases weaning weight.  The University of Nebraska-Lincoln recently published a study that showed that creep fed calves on average gained 44 pounds more than non-creep fed calves at the time of weaning.  (Is Creep Feeding […]

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