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Preserving High Quality Baled Hay

May 11, 2021

Harvesting quality forages is vital to the profitability and production of your livestock enterprise.   Even under good weather conditions, harvesting and storing high quality feeds can be a challenge.  Preservatives can help you harvest better forage, reducing nutrient loss in your feeds once you’ve placed them into storage.  They work by inhibiting or reducing the […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021

Swine Feeding Projections for May 4, 2021 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs were steady this week at $53.33 /head and feeder pigs were down $6 at $93.13 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $87.05 /cwt with marketing in September and October Open corn price […]

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April 2021 Cattle Feeding Projections

April 28, 2021

April 2021 Cattle Feeding Projections Corn is the topic of every conversation. With the set up of southern dry climates, Brazilian corn struggling and cooler weather in the north with drier conditions, corn is the major player in cost of gain. Soaring past $6.00/bu, both the northern and southern region of cattle feeding are seeing […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for April 20, 2021

April 21, 2021

Swine Feeding Projections for April 20, 2021 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs were steady this week at $53.33 /head and feeder pigs were up $2 at $101.31 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $85.70 /cwt with marketing in September and October Open corn price […]

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Supporting Dry Cow Nutrition with Lic Tubs

April 19, 2021

The importance of dry cow nutrition is recognized for multiple reasons. We expect this cow to do many things in a short period of time.  She needs to deliver a healthy calf, produce quality colostrum, and release and expel fetal membranes.  She requires appropriate body condition, metabolic readiness, and rumen health to support peak and sustained milk production, and the increased dry matter intake to support it.  And finally, she will undergo uterine involution and prepare […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for April 14, 2021

April 14, 2021

Swine Feeding Projections for April 14, 2021 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs were steady this week at $53.62 /head and feeder pigs were down $2 at $98.72 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $87.28 /cwt with marketing in September and October. Open corn price […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for April 5, 2021

April 6, 2021

Swine Feeding Projections for April 5, 2021 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs were down $2 this week at $52.81 /head and feeder pigs were up $3 at $100.96 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $84.60 /cwt with marketing in September Open corn price for […]

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Form-A-Feed Donates 800 Easter Hams to Local Frontline Workers

April 2, 2021

Form-A-Feed has donated 800 Easter hams to local law enforcement agencies, fire departments and health care providers in Stewart, MN and the surrounding communities in the days leading up to Easter.  The hams were a gesture of gratitude and appreciation to frontline workers for their commitment of service to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.  […]

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Milk Balancers and Fortifiers – What’s the Difference?

April 1, 2021

Feeding whole milk to calves makes sense in some dairy operations, but whole milk does not meet all of the calf’s nutritional needs.  You might say, “that doesn’t make sense!” believing that the cows of today would not exist had the milk of the ancestral cow not been perfect for her calf.  But research shows […]

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Certificate of Approval: A Testament of Quality

March 26, 2021

Who doesn’t appreciate a certificate to verify the hard work and effort towards a goal of accomplishment? Form-A-Feed has implemented a set of quality standards that coincides with a type of audit that requires an across-the-board effort to effectively maintain.  Form-A-Feed’s HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) and Food Safety Plan uses a systematic […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for March 25, 2021

March 25, 2021

Form-A-Feed Swine Feeding Projections for March 25, 2021 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs were down $3 this week at $53.59 /head and feeder pigs were steady at $90.38 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $84.05 /cwt with marketing in August and September Open corn […]

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Tackling High Feed Costs in Today’s Swine Marketplace – “Liberate” Yourself

March 23, 2021

Increased pig prices over the last couple of months have been a pleasant occurrence to pork producers that have dealt with record low hog prices and limited marketing options less than a year ago.  In many ways, the challenges and struggles our industry dealt with last summer and fall with COVID-19, in addition to continued […]

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