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Spring Feeding Strategies for Beef Cattle

March 3, 2021

In a recent Feedlot magazine article, the concept of a Spring Feeding Frenzy was highlighted. It is a good reminder about what will be happening in the next few months. Elanco Nutrition Technical Consultant Gary Vogel, Ph.D outlined what happens as days lengthen and why we need to pay attention to feedlot cattle during this […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – March 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

Swine Feeding Projections for March 1, 2021 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was down $4 this week at $62.70 /head and feeder pigs were up $6 at $87.43 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $88.19 /cwt with marketing in July and August Open corn […]

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Feeding Cattle during Calving Time in the Midwest

February 25, 2021

Calving time brings forth a lot of anticipation. Anticipating a new calf crop, a renew of faith in new life, and anticipation of some headaches as well. While we all cannot wait to be on the other side of calving season and see the joys of our hard work; we can help ourselves through this […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for February 22, 2021

February 24, 2021

Swine Feeding Projections for February 22, 2021 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was up $6 this week at $66.62 /head and feeder pigs were up $3 at $81.05 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $87.35 /cwt with marketing in June and July Open corn […]

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February 2021 Cattle Feeding Projections

February 19, 2021

February 2021 Cattle Feeding Projections Hang on as this month’s cattle projections show as much black as they do red. A welcoming sight with all the variability our industry has been facing.  Usually we only have to worry about one nutrient causing the headache for increasing our cost of gains (COG), this month however we are […]

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Key considerations for clean colostrum and a healthy calf

February 11, 2021

Article originally written for and published by Progressive Dairy. Successful colostrum management requires careful attention to cleanliness. Colostrum, while it is still in a healthy cow, should have a bacteria count of essentially zero. However, by the time it gets into the calf, bacteria counts are often very high. Feeding “dirty” colostrum sets the calf […]

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Ahlgren Dairy Awarded Form-A-Feed Outstanding Dairy Award

January 27, 2021

Ahlgren Dairy of Darwin, MN was awarded the 2020 Form-A-Feed Outstanding Dairy of the Year Award at the Form-A-Feed Professional Dairy Conference which was held virtually on January 14, 2021. This is the 11th year Form-A-Feed has awarded an Outstanding Dairy of the Year Award.  To qualify for this award, a Form-A-Feed representative must nominate […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – January 26, 2021

January 26, 2021

Swine Feeding Projections – January 26, 2021 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was down $1 this week at $58.47 /head and feeder pigs were up $4 at $70.33 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $88.45 /cwt with marketing in June and July Open corn […]

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Nutrition for calving periods: What’s in your toolbox?

January 22, 2021

Article originally written for and published by Progressive Cattle. It doesn’t seem like it’s that time, yet here we are in the new year and the freshness of new birth as calving time is around the corner. Among many of the stressors we as cattle producers have felt this year, calving season can by far […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for January 18, 2021

January 19, 2021

Swine Feeding Projections for January 18, 2021 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was up $2 this week at $59.54 /head and feeder pigs were down $3 at $65.12 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $85.85 /cwt with marketing in June and July Open corn […]

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January 2021 Cattle Feeding Projections

January 18, 2021

January 2021 Cattle Feeding Projections Projections for this month certainly show some high cost of gains (COG). Cattle numbers show some profits still realized depending on both marketing month and cattle performance. We couldn’t get through this month’s projections without talking about the corn price. Looking through average corn cash price bids through fall with […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – January 11, 2021

January 13, 2021

Swine Feeding Projections – January 11, 2021 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was up $2 this week at $57.56 /head and feeder pigs were up $1 at $68.80 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $85.82 /cwt with marketing in June and July Open corn […]

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