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Qual Dairy Awarded Form-A-Feed Outstanding Dairyman Award

February 7, 2019

Qual Dairy of Lisbon, ND was awarded the 2018 Form-A-Feed Outstanding Dairyman of the Year Award at the Form-A-Feed Professional Dairy Conference at Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Welch, MN on January 17th, 2019. This is the 9th year Form-A-Feed has awarded an Outstanding Dairyman of the Year Award at their annual Dairy Conference.  […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – February 4, 2019

February 5, 2019

Swine Feeding Projections 2.4.19 Changes week over week: • Open-market value of weaned pigs were lower by $4 per pig this week at $56.79 per head. • Cash traded feeder pigs were down $1 per head at $70.11. • Carcass prices were up for the week by $0.50 /cwt • Open corn and SBM prices […]

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Biotin: Role in Today’s Modern Swine Diet

February 4, 2019

Biotin is a vitamin that is important for carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism through biotin dependent enzymes.   Biotin content in feed ingredients can be variable in both content and bioavailability.   Small grains have poor bioavailability of biotin, and in wheat and barley, it is almost totally unavailable.  Oilseed meal, alfalfa meal and dried yeast are […]

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Extreme Cold Doesn’t Stop Farmers

January 31, 2019

As I write this blog post, we are experiencing record low temperatures in the Midwest.  The news stations have been telling people to stay inside, schools are closed, tow trucks won’t come for you if you choose to travel and even the post office is not delivering mail.  Our customers, however, are out in the […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – January 28, 2019

January 28, 2019

Swine Feeding Projections – January 28, 2019 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs were steady at $60.96 per head and feeder pigs were up by $1 per head on light receipts. Carcass prices were down for the week by $1.50 /cwt Open corn prices for the feeding period were unchanged SBM price […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – January 21, 2019

January 21, 2019

Swine Feeding Projections – January 21, 2019 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was down $3 per head and feeder pigs were down by $2 per head for the week. Carcass prices were down for the week by $3 /cwt for weaner pig projections but feeder pigs was up by $1 based […]

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January 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections

January 18, 2019

January 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections Welcome to the New Year! January has been a little bit confusing from a cattle feeding standpoint thus far. Mother Nature continues to throw her punches and keeps us all on our toes. Bedding and barns have sure become a hot commodity. The Live Cattle Futures have many of us […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – January 14, 2019

January 14, 2019

Swine Feeding Projections – January 14, 2019 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs and feeder pigs were down by $1 per head for the week on light demand. Carcass prices were down for the week by $2.41 /cwt Open corn prices for the feeding period were down by $0.04 per bu SBM […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – January 7, 2019

January 7, 2019

Swine Feeding Projections – January 7, 2019 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs decreased (-2.00/head), while feeder pig values were up (+$2.00/head). Corn and Soybean meal prices continue to trend up slowly with corn up $0.08 over the last two holiday trading weeks. Open-market weaned pig profitability of $3 losses per head […]

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December 2018 Cattle Feeding Projections

December 24, 2018

December 2018 Cattle Feeding Projections The month of December is proving to be an up and down ride for many cattle feeding operations.  Looking to the challenges we have faced this month include a very tight supply of distillers grains resulting in many high priced loads of distillers being delivered to the feedlot.  The ethanol […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – December 17, 2018

December 21, 2018

Swine Feeding Projections – December 17, 2018 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was up $5 and feeder pigs were up $6 compared to last week. Carcass prices were down for the week by $1.28 /cwt Open corn prices for the feeding period were up by $0.03 per bu SBM for the […]

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Top Ten Reasons to Attend the 2019 Professional Dairy Conference

December 13, 2018

Form-A-Feed’s Dairy Conference is coming up on January 17-18th, 2019 at Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Red Wing, MN.  You don’t want to miss out on Rising to the Challenge with Form-A-Feed. Here’s why: Learn about key management and financial strategies for producers of any size to be successful and “Rise to the Challenge.” […]

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