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Milking Cows: Five Mistakes to Avoid

September 14, 2020

The process of milking cows requires a consistent milking routine and proper udder preparation to increase milk flow and reduce milk-out times. Some of the most critical items I have seen over the years that limit cows to have complete and faster milk-outs are: Not enough teat stimulation. Milk is produced in the upper part […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for September 14, 2020

September 14, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for September 14, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was higher $2 this week at $22.29 /head and feeder pigs were up $6 to $33.06 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $72.00 /cwt with marketing in February and March. Open corn […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for September 8, 2020

September 9, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for September 8, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was higher $1 this week at $19.86 /head and feeder pigs were up $3 to $27.13 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $67.01 /cwt with marketing in February and March. Open corn […]

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Essential Oils and Organic Acids: Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics

September 3, 2020

Antibiotics and medications have been important tools necessary to prevent, control, and treat diseases in swine.  By working with veterinarians when using antibiotics, pork producers ensure that sickness does not spread rapidly on a farm, potentially endangering not only the health and welfare of the animals but also the safety of our food.  Increasing public […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for August 31, 2020

August 31, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for August 31, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was higher $4 this week at $18.57 /head and feeder pigs were up $3 to $61.60 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $64.58 /cwt with marketing in January and February. Open corn […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – August 24, 2020

August 24, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections – August 24, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was steady to higher this week at $14.75 /head and feeder pigs were up $2 to $20.42 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $63.72 /cwt with marketing in January and February. Open […]

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Swine Feedings Projections for August 17, 2020

August 18, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for August 17, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was higher by $1 this week at $13.97 /head and feeder pigs were up $2 to $18.04 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $61.90 /cwt with marketing in January and February. Open […]

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August 2020 Cattle Feeding Projections

August 13, 2020

August 2020 Cattle Feeding Projections August feedlot projections look good as we move into the middle of the month. Positivity in the live cattle contracts are welcomed and help promote optimism on current cattle purchases. Bids on current colored cattle in the feedlot have been over $1.00/lb helping to bolster some spirits and once again […]

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Take Advantage of Milk Protein to Maximize your Milk Check

August 13, 2020

Cheese prices have reached record highs, according to NASS weekly surveys, and it makes sense to turn our attention to the milk protein pounds shipping out the door. Recently, USDA’s milk price announcement for July had final protein at $5.63/lb and $1.96/lb of butterfat. With almost all milk marketing orders in the U.S using a […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for August 10, 2020

August 11, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for August 10, 2020   Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was $3 higher to $12.40 /head and feeder pigs were steady this week to $15.47. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $61.08 /cwt with marketing in January and February of 2021. Open […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for August 3, 2020

August 3, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for August 3, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was $1 higher to $9.35 /head and feeder pigs were steady this week to $16.28. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $59.30 /cwt with marketing in December and January. Open corn price for […]

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July 2020 Cattle Feeding Projections

July 28, 2020

July 2020 Cattle Feeding Projections It would be interesting to have a month where once again we could see all values in the black, unfortunately this month is not that month. With the cattle on feed report showing a surplus in cattle on hand yet, it seems it is still the packers call when it […]

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