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February 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections

February 14, 2019

February 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections February cattle projections are a bit of a surprise as a lot of the cattle are in the black this month. A strong live cattle board certainly has played into this even though as I write this, the board closed down for the day. It has been helpful that the […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – February 11, 2019

February 11, 2019

Swine Feeding Projections – February 11, 2019 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs were steady at $56.53 per head and feeder pigs were down by $1 per head at $69.03. Carcass prices were down for the week by $2.55 /cwt Open corn prices for the feeding period were down by $0.04 per […]

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Form-A-Feed Announces 2019 Scholarships for Students Pursuing Agriculture

February 8, 2019

Form-A-Feed is proud to present $2,500 worth of scholarship money to students interested in pursuing a 2- or 4-year degree to a college or university and pursuing agriculture. The scholarship is eligible to high school seniors and first year college students who obtain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and are accepted to attend […]

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Qual Dairy Awarded Form-A-Feed Outstanding Dairyman Award

February 7, 2019

Qual Dairy of Lisbon, ND was awarded the 2018 Form-A-Feed Outstanding Dairyman of the Year Award at the Form-A-Feed Professional Dairy Conference at Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Welch, MN on January 17th, 2019. This is the 9th year Form-A-Feed has awarded an Outstanding Dairyman of the Year Award at their annual Dairy Conference.  […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – February 4, 2019

February 5, 2019

Swine Feeding Projections 2.4.19 Changes week over week: • Open-market value of weaned pigs were lower by $4 per pig this week at $56.79 per head. • Cash traded feeder pigs were down $1 per head at $70.11. • Carcass prices were up for the week by $0.50 /cwt • Open corn and SBM prices […]

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Biotin: Role in Today’s Modern Swine Diet

February 4, 2019

Biotin is a vitamin that is important for carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism through biotin dependent enzymes.   Biotin content in feed ingredients can be variable in both content and bioavailability.   Small grains have poor bioavailability of biotin, and in wheat and barley, it is almost totally unavailable.  Oilseed meal, alfalfa meal and dried yeast are […]

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Extreme Cold Doesn’t Stop Farmers

January 31, 2019

As I write this blog post, we are experiencing record low temperatures in the Midwest.  The news stations have been telling people to stay inside, schools are closed, tow trucks won’t come for you if you choose to travel and even the post office is not delivering mail.  Our customers, however, are out in the […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – January 28, 2019

January 28, 2019

Swine Feeding Projections – January 28, 2019 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs were steady at $60.96 per head and feeder pigs were up by $1 per head on light receipts. Carcass prices were down for the week by $1.50 /cwt Open corn prices for the feeding period were unchanged SBM price […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – January 21, 2019

January 21, 2019

Swine Feeding Projections – January 21, 2019 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was down $3 per head and feeder pigs were down by $2 per head for the week. Carcass prices were down for the week by $3 /cwt for weaner pig projections but feeder pigs was up by $1 based […]

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January 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections

January 18, 2019

January 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections Welcome to the New Year! January has been a little bit confusing from a cattle feeding standpoint thus far. Mother Nature continues to throw her punches and keeps us all on our toes. Bedding and barns have sure become a hot commodity. The Live Cattle Futures have many of us […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – January 14, 2019

January 14, 2019

Swine Feeding Projections – January 14, 2019 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs and feeder pigs were down by $1 per head for the week on light demand. Carcass prices were down for the week by $2.41 /cwt Open corn prices for the feeding period were down by $0.04 per bu SBM […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – January 7, 2019

January 7, 2019

Swine Feeding Projections – January 7, 2019 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs decreased (-2.00/head), while feeder pig values were up (+$2.00/head). Corn and Soybean meal prices continue to trend up slowly with corn up $0.08 over the last two holiday trading weeks. Open-market weaned pig profitability of $3 losses per head […]

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