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Swine Feeding Projections – April 29, 2019

May 1, 2019

Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs were steady while feeder pigs were up $1 per head Open corn was steady and SBM prices for the feeding period were up $8 per ton Carcass prices fell by $3 per cwt for the week A weaned pig purchased on the open market is showing […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – April 22, 2019

April 23, 2019

Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs and feeder pigs were steady and unchanged Open corn was steady and SBM prices for the feeding period were up 8 per ton A weaned pig purchased on the open market is showing a profit of $12 per head based on marketing into the October futures. […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – April 15, 2019

April 17, 2019

Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs and feeder pigs were up $4 per head with good demand Lean hog prices were higher across all months by over $3 per cwt. Open corn and SBM prices for the feeding period were steady with no change A weaned pig purchased on the open market […]

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Interaction with employees is vital to your operation’s success

April 15, 2019

Written by: Mario Solis Flores, Form-A-Feed Technical Services Specialist In many farm operations, it is normal to see owners, leaders or managers get very busy with the day-to-day operations depending on the time of the year. In many circumstances, employee issues arise during the busiest times of the year or when we least expect or […]

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April 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections

April 15, 2019

April 2019 Form-A-Feed cattle projections show some pretty steady numbers compared to last month, it seems most cattle types increased in price according to what the CME live cattle board did as well and thus showing a positive net return. A few items to note: Distillers have seemed to rectify themselves amongst talk of a […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – April 8, 2019

April 10, 2019

Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs were up $2 and feeder pigs were up $8 per head from last week. Lean hog prices were higher across all months. Open corn prices for the feeding period was up $0.05 per bushel while SBM was steady A weaned pig purchased on the open market […]

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Beef Cattle Marketing in Uncertain Markets

April 9, 2019

It’s only the beginning of the month and we have already seen a swing in cattle prices. It seems once again where we thought the market was going and where it’s at now are two different spots. Continual reports of more cattle on feed than anticipated and lower live and hot carcass weights (HCW) (Figure […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – April 1, 2019

April 1, 2019

Swine Feeding Projections 4.1.19 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs and feeder pigs were both up $7-$8 per head from last week on steady demand. Lean hog prices were lower across all months after much volatility in the last two weeks due to news on ASF in China. Open corn prices for […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – March 18, 2019

March 19, 2019

Swine Feeding Projections 3.18.19 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs and feeder pigs were steady from last week. Lean hog prices were higher across all months after news of higher than reported losses in China due to ASF. Open corn prices for the feeding period up $0.07 per bushel while SBM was […]

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March 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections

March 16, 2019

March 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections Looking at the March 2019 Cattle Feeding projections – for the first time in a long time all figures are listed in black; a welcomed sight. Focusing on a live cattle market that seems to be positive regardless of a Holstein or a colored calf on feed, in addition to […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – March 11, 2019

March 12, 2019

Swine feeding projections 3.11.19 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs were down by $2 per head at $45.82. Feeder pigs were steady for the week at $69.65. Lean hog prices continue to trend lower as we move to marketing in the later summer/early fall months. Open corn prices for the feeding period […]

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SPRING VENTILATION CHECKLIST FOR FINISHER BARNS

March 8, 2019

As we look at the piled snow and another cold snap, I know from prior experience that we will be seeing some 50 degree days soon. They probably will come with night temperatures still 30 to 40 degrees colder than that, so we will experience large temperature variations. As we hit that first day of […]

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