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Feedlot Evaluation: How Does your Feedlot Rate?

June 1, 2021

Anyone feeding cattle right now is feeling the tight margins due to input costs rising and market prices not following. Whether we should place cattle in the near term is a tough call. What is not a tough call is that if we are tending to cattle today, we need to increase our management skills […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for May 26, 2021

May 26, 2021

Swine Feeding Projections for May 26, 2021 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was steady this week at $47.94 /head and feeder pigs were down $8 at $79.78 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $83.90 /cwt with marketing in October Open corn price for the […]

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DFM and Enzyme Solutions to Improve Feed Efficiency On-Farm

May 25, 2021

Form-A-Feed provides DFM and enzyme technologies such as MultePli, Release II, Dairy S.C.O.P.E, and Sci-Mic 40-20 tailored to improve ruminal energy utilization.  These products do this by enhancing the rumen microbial population’s ability to digest starch and fiber to a greater extent, improving total tract digestibility of feed, improving energy available on corn and forages, […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for May 19, 2021

May 19, 2021

Swine Feeding Projections for May 19, 2021 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs were down $2 this week at $48.56 /head and feeder pigs were steady at $87.85 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $84.89 /cwt with marketing in October and November Open corn price […]

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May 2021 Cattle Feeding Projections

May 17, 2021

May 2021 Cattle Feeding Projections May projections are a mix of red and black as cost of gains (COG) continue to creep upwards. There are some fundamental buys with what the futures currently look like. Hope for some relief in the commodity ring continue to keep some feed yards speculating on lower costs of gains […]

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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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