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June 2019 Cattle Projections

June 18, 2019

2019 June Form-A-Feed Cattle Projections show a mixed bag when it comes to profits and COG (cost of gain). Still taking into consideration the pressure that the delayed harvest has on getting crops, i.e. feedstuffs, into the ground puts a lot of pressure on the cattle market when many feedlots are already short of feedstuffs […]

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Fly Control in Your Herd

June 13, 2019

Fly control is sometimes the last thing on producer’s minds in the summertime. There is a lot going on and a lot to do, but fly control should be a high priority. Flies affect your cattle more than you think. Horn flies are the main cause of distress in cattle. They take about 20-40 blood […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – June 3, 2019

June 6, 2019

Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs for the week were down $9 to $43.88 while feeder pigs were down $6 per head at $69.07. Open corn price was up $0.03 per bushel for the week on continued planting delay concerns, while SBM was up $20 per ton. Carcass prices as of Monday […]

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Liberate and Lock N’ Load Update

May 30, 2019

Written by Gary Asche, Ph.D., Form-A-Feed Swine Nutritionist Form-A-Feed Inc. has been using enzymes beyond phytase for over 20 years.  The first enzyme product was Pig Bloom, which was used in young pig diets to remove the indigestible sugars in soybean meal.   The second version included five enzymes and released energy from the more complex […]

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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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Swine Feeding Projections – April 29, 2019

May 1, 2019

Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs were steady while feeder pigs were up $1 per head Open corn was steady and SBM prices for the feeding period were up $8 per ton Carcass prices fell by $3 per cwt for the week A weaned pig purchased on the open market is showing […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – April 22, 2019

April 23, 2019

Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs and feeder pigs were steady and unchanged Open corn was steady and SBM prices for the feeding period were up 8 per ton A weaned pig purchased on the open market is showing a profit of $12 per head based on marketing into the October futures. […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – April 15, 2019

April 17, 2019

Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs and feeder pigs were up $4 per head with good demand Lean hog prices were higher across all months by over $3 per cwt. Open corn and SBM prices for the feeding period were steady with no change A weaned pig purchased on the open market […]

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