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Foot health and lameness in feedlot cattle

November 26, 2019

Foot health and lameness in feedlot cattle can have a significant impact on profitability and cattle performance.  While much research has been done on lameness in the dairy industry, there has been less emphasis on the impact of foot health and lameness in feedlot cattle.  Prevention, early diagnosis of the condition, and following the correct […]

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November 2019 Form-A-Feed Cattle Projections

November 21, 2019

November 2019 Form-A-Feed Cattle Projections Its nice to look at cattle projections and see most values in the black. After the wet spring, harsh winter and now a wet fall with all the swings in the cattle market, its nice to be able to look at positive numbers during a time frame when many ranchers […]

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How Can We Help? Are You Utilizing Your Nutritionist?

November 15, 2019

Growing up on a dairy farm in Northwest Wisconsin, I got to see firsthand how much of a team effort farming really is. In addition to family members and employees, there was a constant variety of different consultants around that were trying to help improve, inform, and meet goals as easily and cost effectively as […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – November 12, 2019

November 15, 2019

Swine Feeding Projections  – November 12, 2019 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs were up $1 per head at $35.19 and feeder pigs were steady for the week at $44.62. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $90.38 /cwt as marketing move further into the summer markets […]

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New Crop Corn vs. Finishing Spaces

November 11, 2019

New crop corn promises to give pork producers challenges due to the stressed 2019 growing season.  We may have low test weight corn, or have corn that came out wet and saw prolonged drying, or corn that has mold and potentially mycotoxins to deal with.  Couple that with the fact that another packer, and now […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – November 4, 2019

November 4, 2019

Swine Feeding Projections 11.4.19 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs were up $1 per head at $36.70 and feeder pigs were steady for the week at $44.41. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $81.51 /cwt. Open corn prices for the feeding period is $3.98 /bu. SBM […]

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Choosing Form-A-Feed: A Recent Grad’s Perspective

October 17, 2019

It’s no doubt that the last few years the agricultural industry has not been in very good economic standing.  This made it somewhat intimidating when interviewing with companies and deciding what I would like to do after graduating from college.  I wanted to do something where I had variety in my job and the opportunity […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – October 14, 2019

October 14, 2019

Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs were down $5 per head at $35.78 and feeder pigs were steady for the week at $42.58. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $80.17 /cwt. Open corn prices for the feeding period is $3.97 /bu. SBM price for the week […]

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The Role of Calcium in Transition Cows

September 27, 2019

You need to get your cows off and running at optimum speed early in lactation for the best return of investment and high profits. The transition period (21 days before and 21 after calving) has a huge impact on overall lactation production. For instance, peak milk is an excellent way to monitor transition period management […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – September 16, 2019

September 20, 2019

Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs were up $4 per head at $34.35 and feeder pigs were up $3 per head for the week at $38.98. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $73.55 /cwt. Open corn prices for the feeding period is $3.67 /bu. SBM price […]

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Self-Feeder Management

September 19, 2019

Self-feeders have long been used in the beef industry as an effective means to feed cattle in a variety of cattle feeding operation types, from a backyard 4-H herd, to a large-scale feedlot. Self-feeders work effectively in cow-calf operations to creep feed beef calves as well as for confinement feedlot cattle. Self-feeders require less labor […]

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Hydro-Lac End of Summer Giveaway!

August 30, 2019

After a long summer, we are winding down into a cooler season, sending the kids off to school, and spotting “pumpkin-spiced” everything everywhere. If you have fed Hydro-Lac® this summer (or any time of the year), let us know what you think! Fill out our survey below to be entered to win a $50 Visa® […]

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