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New Crop Corn vs. Finishing Spaces

November 11, 2019

New crop corn promises to give pork producers challenges due to the stressed 2019 growing season.  We may have low test weight corn, or have corn that came out wet and saw prolonged drying, or corn that has mold and potentially mycotoxins to deal with.  Couple that with the fact that another packer, and now […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – November 4, 2019

November 4, 2019

Swine Feeding Projections 11.4.19 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs were up $1 per head at $36.70 and feeder pigs were steady for the week at $44.41. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $81.51 /cwt. Open corn prices for the feeding period is $3.98 /bu. SBM […]

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Choosing Form-A-Feed: A Recent Grad’s Perspective

October 17, 2019

It’s no doubt that the last few years the agricultural industry has not been in very good economic standing.  This made it somewhat intimidating when interviewing with companies and deciding what I would like to do after graduating from college.  I wanted to do something where I had variety in my job and the opportunity […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – October 14, 2019

October 14, 2019

Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs were down $5 per head at $35.78 and feeder pigs were steady for the week at $42.58. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $80.17 /cwt. Open corn prices for the feeding period is $3.97 /bu. SBM price for the week […]

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The Role of Calcium in Transition Cows

September 27, 2019

You need to get your cows off and running at optimum speed early in lactation for the best return of investment and high profits. The transition period (21 days before and 21 after calving) has a huge impact on overall lactation production. For instance, peak milk is an excellent way to monitor transition period management […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – September 16, 2019

September 20, 2019

Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs were up $4 per head at $34.35 and feeder pigs were up $3 per head for the week at $38.98. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $73.55 /cwt. Open corn prices for the feeding period is $3.67 /bu. SBM price […]

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Self-Feeder Management

September 19, 2019

Self-feeders have long been used in the beef industry as an effective means to feed cattle in a variety of cattle feeding operation types, from a backyard 4-H herd, to a large-scale feedlot. Self-feeders work effectively in cow-calf operations to creep feed beef calves as well as for confinement feedlot cattle. Self-feeders require less labor […]

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Hydro-Lac End of Summer Giveaway!

August 30, 2019

After a long summer, we are winding down into a cooler season, sending the kids off to school, and spotting “pumpkin-spiced” everything everywhere. If you have fed Hydro-Lac® this summer (or any time of the year), let us know what you think! Fill out our survey below to be entered to win a $50 Visa® […]

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The great transition: Turning calves into functioning ruminants

August 27, 2019

When you hear the word “transition,” do you automatically think of your pre- and post-fresh cows? Most dairymen do, but there’s another important transition group that requires your attention. That group is made up of calves transitioning off milk and onto a diet made up of dry feeds. Not only are they going through a […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – August 5, 2019

August 8, 2019

Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs and feeder pigs were steady for the week at $35.48 and $49.74 respectively. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $63.35 /cwt . Open corn prices for thefeeding period is $4.29 /bu. SBM price for the week is $293 per ton. […]

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Safety First: Safety Tips for Corn Silage Harvest

August 2, 2019

Your safety and your employees’ safety should be top priority, even during busy seasons such as corn silage harvesting. Here are some tips you can take back to the farm with you during corn silage season: Minimize the number of people on-foot and around areas where silage wagons, trucks, and pack tractors will be passing. […]

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Wisconsin Farm Technology Days – Guess the Weight Winners

July 30, 2019

Wisconsin Farm Technology Days was held last week July 23-25 in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin. At the Form-A-Feed booth we showcased the Tend-R-Leen steers provided by Rising Rock Farms in Ixonia, WI. Attendees had the opportunity to guess the combined weight of the steers for a chance to win a Form-A-Feed clock! The two Tend-R-Leen steers […]

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