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Don’t Forget About the Water!

May 27, 2020

Although water is by far the most consumed nutrient in pork production, it almost always gets the least amount of attention.  Issues relating to water can have significant, usually negative effects on animal performance and health.  To avoid these impacts, check water quantity and quality on a regular basis and correct deficiencies.  This is especially […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – May 26, 2020

May 27, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections 5.26.20 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs and feeder pigs were steady this week at $7.04 /head and $18.80 /head respectively. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $51.18 /cwt with marketing in October and November. Open corn price for the feeding period is […]

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May Cattle Feeding Projections

May 22, 2020

May 2020 Cattle Projections It’s nice to see some black ink turning into the holiday weekend. Things can rapidly change in 30 days as the procurement lines start operating again with less fear of having no place to go with fat cattle.  Some nice bids on fats continue to ramp up through the week. Colored […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020

Swine Feeding Projection 5.18.2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was steady this week at $7.20 /head and feeder pigs were down $4 to $19.03 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $52.97 /cwt with marketing in October and November Open corn price for the feeding […]

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Successfully Managing Long Dry Periods

May 15, 2020

The last two or three months have certainly brought extreme challenges and difficulties to our personal and business lives like we have never seen before. The need to produce and ship less milk during a time of depressed milk prices has caused dairy farm owners and managers to make difficult decisions, many of which are […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – May 11, 2020

May 11, 2020

Swine Feeding Projection 5.11.2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was up $1 this week to $7.04 /head and feeder pigs were up $6 to $22.65 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $54.05 /cwt with marketing in October and November Open corn price for the […]

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Hog Holder 500: A New Product for Slowing Down Pig Growth

May 11, 2020

Pork producers are in unprecedented times with decreased and reduced operational pork processing facilities due to COVID-19 challenges, resulting in less shackle space for processing available for market-ready pigs.  Form-A-Feed has developed a base product to assist pork producers in “holding” market-size pigs when marketing opportunities do not allow the timely movement of pigs to […]

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I have to cut milk production. Now what?

May 6, 2020

2020 has seen some unprecedented markets, actions, and now mandates reducing the amount of milk sold by a farm. While there are many options to accomplish reducing milk volume for the short-term, it is important not to make drastic decisions, but to consider what is best for your operation. A combined approach of culling cows […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – May 5, 2020

May 5, 2020

Swine Feeding Projection 5.4.2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was up $2 this week to $5.91 /head and feeder pigs were down $2 to $16.06 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $60.11 /cwt with marketing in September and October Open corn price for the […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – April 27, 2020

April 28, 2020

Swine Feeding Projection 4.27.2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was down $1.50 this week to $3.97 /head and feeder pigs were down $2 to $17.66 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $57.44 /cwt with marketing in September and October. Open corn price for the […]

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April 2020 Cattle Feeding Projections

April 24, 2020

April 2020 Cattle Projections From the Form-A-Feed Beef Team, we first and foremost want you to know that we back our cattle industry producers in every manner. The current Covid-19 pandemic has many of us facing scenarios we, nor our parents, have ever faced. In adversity, many of you have graciously teamed up to help […]

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15 Tips to Prepare Your Lots for Summer

April 23, 2020

Spring planting is almost here. Before you take to the tractor seat, get your lot and buildings prepared for the heat and rain of summer. Here are 15 tips to help you be prepared! Put up shade cloth. Clean and adjust feeders to the summer opening of ¾”. Patch any holes that can allow rain […]

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