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Warm Weather and Flies: Options for your Herd

March 22, 2021

Warm weather is right around the corner and it is time to start thinking about fly control. Cattlemen are well-aware that as the seasons change, so must their management strategies. Mitigating the fly population within the herd is essential to maintaining profitability and performance of the animal. Control Methods Routine observations can best determine the […]

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March 2021 Cattle Feeding Projections

March 18, 2021

March 2021 Cattle Feeding Projections March feedlot projections show mostly positive gains with the support of the live cattle board. Feed prices seem to be stabilized but that seems like a tarnished way to express that high priced feedstuffs haven’t moved much. Volatility in all commodity markets continue, from high usage ingredients down to trace […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for March 15, 2021

March 17, 2021

Swine Feeding Projections for March 15, 2021 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was up $1 this week at $56.58 /head and feeder pigs were steady at $90.38 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $92.53 /cwt with marketing in June and July Open corn price […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for March 8, 2021

March 10, 2021

Swine Feeding Projections for March 8, 2021 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was down $7 this week at $55.14 /head and feeder pigs were up $3 at $90.21 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $90.12 /cwt with marketing in August and September Open corn […]

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Spring Feeding Strategies for Beef Cattle

March 3, 2021

In a recent Feedlot magazine article, the concept of a Spring Feeding Frenzy was highlighted. It is a good reminder about what will be happening in the next few months. Elanco Nutrition Technical Consultant Gary Vogel, Ph.D outlined what happens as days lengthen and why we need to pay attention to feedlot cattle during this […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – March 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

Swine Feeding Projections for March 1, 2021 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was down $4 this week at $62.70 /head and feeder pigs were up $6 at $87.43 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $88.19 /cwt with marketing in July and August Open corn […]

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Feeding Cattle during Calving Time in the Midwest

February 25, 2021

Calving time brings forth a lot of anticipation. Anticipating a new calf crop, a renew of faith in new life, and anticipation of some headaches as well. While we all cannot wait to be on the other side of calving season and see the joys of our hard work; we can help ourselves through this […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for February 22, 2021

February 24, 2021

Swine Feeding Projections for February 22, 2021 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was up $6 this week at $66.62 /head and feeder pigs were up $3 at $81.05 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $87.35 /cwt with marketing in June and July Open corn […]

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February 2021 Cattle Feeding Projections

February 19, 2021

February 2021 Cattle Feeding Projections Hang on as this month’s cattle projections show as much black as they do red. A welcoming sight with all the variability our industry has been facing.  Usually we only have to worry about one nutrient causing the headache for increasing our cost of gains (COG), this month however we are […]

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Key considerations for clean colostrum and a healthy calf

February 11, 2021

Article originally written for and published by Progressive Dairy. Successful colostrum management requires careful attention to cleanliness. Colostrum, while it is still in a healthy cow, should have a bacteria count of essentially zero. However, by the time it gets into the calf, bacteria counts are often very high. Feeding “dirty” colostrum sets the calf […]

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Ahlgren Dairy Awarded Form-A-Feed Outstanding Dairy Award

January 27, 2021

Ahlgren Dairy of Darwin, MN was awarded the 2020 Form-A-Feed Outstanding Dairy of the Year Award at the Form-A-Feed Professional Dairy Conference which was held virtually on January 14, 2021. This is the 11th year Form-A-Feed has awarded an Outstanding Dairy of the Year Award.  To qualify for this award, a Form-A-Feed representative must nominate […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – January 26, 2021

January 26, 2021

Swine Feeding Projections – January 26, 2021 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was down $1 this week at $58.47 /head and feeder pigs were up $4 at $70.33 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $88.45 /cwt with marketing in June and July Open corn […]

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