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Glucose Plays an Important Role in Beef Synchronization Programs

April 10, 2020

As you are getting ready for synchronizing your beef cows and yearling replacement heifers this year, your nutrition program should reflect your goals to improve fertilization rate and improve embryo survival rate. Research studies have shown that glucose can help improve embryo development.  Glucose is a major energy substrate for the developing conceptus in ruminants1.  […]

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Achieving and Maintaining Strong Dairy Milk Components

April 8, 2020

Strong milk components have been and always should be an important topic to discuss on dairies.  In no specific order, here are some fundamental points I think about, check, or look at when this topic is brought up. Know the intakes of the cows! There are many factors that are unknown if you don’t know […]

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Swine Projections – April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020

Swine Feeding Projection 4.6.2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was down $6 to $10.23 and feeder pigs were not reported due to insufficient volume so we will use the previous weeks reported price for projections this week. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week continued to slip […]

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Form-A-Feed Coloring Contest

April 1, 2020

In light of recent events and many kids at home from school, we have decided to offer a coloring contest as a fun way to pass the time at home! Kids and adults of all ages can enter! To participate, choose from one of the options of coloring pages below and email a picture or […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – March 31, 2020

March 31, 2020

Swine Feeding Projection 3.30.20 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was up $1 to $16.09 and feeder pigs were down $4 to $46.36 per head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week are at $55.38 /cwt with marketing in August and September. Open corn price for the feeding […]

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5 Favorite Reports to Check Remotely for a Robotic Herd

March 30, 2020

With COVID-19 keeping us at home, here are some things you can look at to check progress on your Lely® farm with a robotic milking system.  Here are my favorite reports to review (in no particular order). Report 43P: This report graphs each cow’s daily milk weight by her days in milk and color codes […]

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Ingredient Update for Swine Diets

March 24, 2020

To say we are living in unique and unprecedented times currently would be an understatement.  One of the positive things I have seen come out of the current social distancing environment is an increased appreciation from the general public to those folks that are involved in the food industry – from raising livestock and crops […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – March 23, 2020

March 23, 2020

Swine Feeding Projection 3.23.20 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was down $10 to $25.45 and feeder pigs were down $5 to $50.89 per head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week rebounded from their lows at $64.19 /cwt with marketing in August and September. Open corn price […]

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Introducing New Biodegradable Tubs!

March 20, 2020

As part of Form-A-Feed’s overall mission to provide quality nutrition and professional service to our customers, we are now offering biodegradable tub options for our low moisture Form-A-Lic tubs in addition to our standard plastic tubs! Biodegradable tubs are made of all natural materials that disappear as the product is consumed. No need to worry […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020

Swine Feeding Projection 3.16.20 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was down $3 to $33.55 and feeder pigs were steady at $55.44 per head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week were down significantly at $60.21 /cwt with marketing in August and September. Open corn price for the […]

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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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Swine Feeding Projections – March 10, 2020

March 10, 2020

Swine Feeding Projection 3.10.2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs and feeder pigs were both down $2 per head this week at $35.55 and $55.48 respectively. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $70.59 /cwt with marketing in August and September. Open corn price for the feeding […]

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