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November 2020 Cattle Feeding Projections

November 17, 2020

November 2020 Cattle  Feeding Projections Cost of gains are still on the rise with current export markets and availability of ingredients. You will see your cost of corn based on corn cash bids throughout the feeding period will have increased and continue to stay high. Thus distillers are also affected in addition to pressure coming […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for November 16, 2020

November 16, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for November 16, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was up $1 this week at $37.56 /head and feeder pigs were down $2 at $48.24 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $77.11 /cwt with marketing in April and May. Open corn […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for November 9, 2020

November 9, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for November 9, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was steady this week at $35.90 /head and feeder pigs were up $2 at $49.72 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $78.47 /cwt with marketing in April and May. Open corn price […]

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Considerations for Winterizing Feedlots

November 5, 2020

An early burst of unexpected winter weather may have left many of us unprepared for colder temperatures.  With a couple of weeks of favorable weather in the forecast, there is still time to prepare your cattle facilities for winter. Taking some of these precautions ahead of time can save many headaches when real winter weather […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for November 2, 2020

November 3, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for November 2, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was steady this week at $36.12 /head and feeder pigs were up $2 at $47.19 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $72.47 /cwt with marketing in March and April. Open corn price […]

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The Most Common Reasons Cows Get Mastitis

October 29, 2020

Contracting mastitis in fresh dairy cows is a complicated process that requires a close look at the conditions and situations that allow for this harmful disease to develop. Mastitis is defined as an inflammation of the mammary gland caused by bacteria introduced either during the milking process or from environmental contact. The cow has three […]

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Starting Cattle: The Profit is in the Details

October 27, 2020

It’s been a rough year. I think we can all agree that we have faced many challenges in the cattle industry and are looking forward to fresh cattle in the feed yard and a clean slate to work from. Starting cattle based on their risk factors has a lot to do with type and kind […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for October 26, 2020

October 27, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for October 26, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was steady this week at $35.98 /head and feeder pigs were also steady at $45.05 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $73.40 /cwt with marketing in March and April. Open corn price […]

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October Cattle Feeding Projections

October 26, 2020

October Cattle Feeding Projections October sure seems to be agreeable with the rollercoaster that 2020 has us on. From a nice fall to winter in the heartland, many of us are still trying to either finish up harvest or need to get bedding bales off the field yet. Looking at the weather forecast it seems […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for October 19, 2020

October 22, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for October 19, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was higher $1.00 this week at $35.36 /head and feeder pigs were down $2.00 to $44.37 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $71.40 /cwt with marketing in March and April. Open corn […]

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Jorgensen Land & Cattle Awarded Form-A-Feed Outstanding Cattleman of the Year Award

October 16, 2020

IDEAL, SD – Jorgensen Land & Cattle of Ideal, SD was awarded the 2020 Form-A-Feed Outstanding Cattleman of the Year Award.  The Jorgensen’s were honored with this award at their First Annual Smart Bull Production Sale on October 2, 2020. This is the 6th year that Form-A-Feed has awarded an Outstanding Cattleman of the Year […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for October 12, 2020

October 14, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for October 12, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was higher $4.00 this week at $34.02 /head and feeder pigs were up $5.00 to $46.19 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $74.58 /cwt with marketing in February and March. Open corn […]

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