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Top Ten Reasons to Attend the 2019 Professional Dairy Conference

December 13, 2018

Form-A-Feed’s Dairy Conference is coming up on January 17-18th, 2019 at Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Red Wing, MN.  You don’t want to miss out on Rising to the Challenge with Form-A-Feed. Here’s why: Learn about key management and financial strategies for producers of any size to be successful and “Rise to the Challenge.” […]

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How to Use Records to Improve Reproduction

December 10, 2018

The secret to getting more cows pregnant in a timely manner could already be at your fingertips. In fact, it may be just a few key strokes away. Valuable data is already available for most dairies, and digging into it can unearth both sweet spots and trouble zones that affect reproduction. By targeting areas of […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – December 10, 2018

December 10, 2018

Swine Projections – December 10, 2018 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was up $2 and feeder pigs receipts were to light for a good market test. Carcass prices were up for the week by $6 /cwt as we switch into the summer months marketings Open corn prices for the feeding period […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – December 3, 2018

December 4, 2018

Swine Feeding Projections – December 3, 2018 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was up $6 and feeder pigs were up $13 per head over last week. Carcass prices were down for the week by $1.42 /cwt Open corn prices for the feeding period were up by $0.03 per bu Open-market weaned […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – November 26, 2018

November 28, 2018

Swine Feeding Projections – November 26, 2018 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs and feeder pigs were up $5 per head for the week. Carcass prices were up for the week by $1.16 /cwt Open corn prices for the feeding period were down by $0.04 per bu Open-market weaned pig profitability of […]

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Raising Steers for Retail Beef Market

November 20, 2018

Beef producers often consider opportunities to improve the profitability of their operations and look for long-term success.  One of these opportunities is marketing their steers as retail beef directly to the consumer.  Have you been thinking of setting up a retail market for your beef cattle?  Read these profiles of enterprising Tend-R-Leen producers who turned to […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – November 19, 2018

November 19, 2018

Swine Feeding Projections – November 19, 2018 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was steady for the week, while feeder pig values jumped (+$4.00/head) on light receipts. Open-market weaned pig profitability of $15-16 per head are projected. Feeder pig profitability turned positive this week and is projected at $4-$5 per head.

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November 2018 Form-A-Feed Cattle Projections

November 19, 2018

November Cattle Feeding Projections Another month of cattle feeding and crazy weather! November projections still seemingly pointed up and down depending on how well managed one can maintain their cattle and facilities and manage their risk. Some items to note for November: Cattle continue to trickle in amongst farmers trying to get the remaining crop […]

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Back to Basics: 7 Tips for Weaning Pigs to Eat

November 15, 2018

According to research conducted at Kansas State University, pigs that barely maintain their weaning weight during the first week may take an extra 10 to 20 days to reach market weight, compared to pigs that grow at their pre-weaning gain rates during the same period.  In today’s hog market, that is an extra 10 to […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – November 12, 2018

November 12, 2018

Swine Feeding Projections for November 12, 2018 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs increased (+$3.00/head), while feeder pig values also jumped (+$3.00/head). Open-market weaned pig profitability of $3-4 per head are projected. Feeder pig profitability is projecting a loss of $2-$3 per head prior to switching to the June futures marketing’s.

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5 Areas of Focus to Maximize Peak Production

November 7, 2018

The lactation curve of milk production on some farms can be complicated. The question of how we get more production from cows comes up in many conversations between nutritionists and their producer customers. A “normal” lactation curve can be broken down to some simple basic principles. One of those basic principles is: The higher the […]

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Bridging the Fall Gap with Lic Tubs

October 30, 2018

In the fall, some farmers have the privilege to get in fields and harvest their crops while others must wait patiently until just the right time. As many people do when harvest season comes around, we get busy.  We put blinders on to anything that is not harvest related. We get focused on one thing, […]

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