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Form-A-Lic Calendar Photo Contest

October 2, 2020

Enter our NEW Form-A-Lic Calendar Photo Contest! We are creating a 2021 calendar featuring photos of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, and sheep enjoying Form-A-Lic, and we are looking for great photos to fill our calendar! Please enter your photos using the form below by December 1, 2020.  Twelve photos will be chosen to be included […]

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September 2020 Cattle Feeding Projections

September 30, 2020

September 2020 Cattle Feeding Projections September Form-A-Feed cattle projections show some positive returns amongst the upcoming fall run. As much as we have talked prior, being on top of the details and keeping cattle healthy and productive will return the biggest gains. The cattle on feed report showed large placements through August which will continue […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for September 28, 2020

September 28, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for September 28, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was higher $2 this week at $27.26 /head and feeder pigs were up $7 to $41.47 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $72.90 /cwt with marketing in February and March Open corn […]

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Breaking 7 Common Myths on Colostrum

September 22, 2020

First one there is the winner! It’s a race between antibodies in the colostrum and the bacteria in the environment. Who would you like to win? I cannot even begin to count the number of times I’ve read an article or sat through a seminar about the importance of colostrum to a newborn calf. We […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for September 21, 2020

September 22, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for September 21, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was higher $3 this week at $25.22 /head and feeder pigs were up $1 to $34.57 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $71.48 /cwt with marketing in February and March. Open corn […]

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Milking Cows: Five Mistakes to Avoid

September 14, 2020

The process of milking cows requires a consistent milking routine and proper udder preparation to increase milk flow and reduce milk-out times. Some of the most critical items I have seen over the years that limit cows to have complete and faster milk-outs are: Not enough teat stimulation. Milk is produced in the upper part […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for September 14, 2020

September 14, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for September 14, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was higher $2 this week at $22.29 /head and feeder pigs were up $6 to $33.06 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $72.00 /cwt with marketing in February and March. Open corn […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for September 8, 2020

September 9, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for September 8, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was higher $1 this week at $19.86 /head and feeder pigs were up $3 to $27.13 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $67.01 /cwt with marketing in February and March. Open corn […]

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Essential Oils and Organic Acids: Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics

September 3, 2020

Antibiotics and medications have been important tools necessary to prevent, control, and treat diseases in swine.  By working with veterinarians when using antibiotics, pork producers ensure that sickness does not spread rapidly on a farm, potentially endangering not only the health and welfare of the animals but also the safety of our food.  Increasing public […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for August 31, 2020

August 31, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for August 31, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was higher $4 this week at $18.57 /head and feeder pigs were up $3 to $61.60 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $64.58 /cwt with marketing in January and February. Open corn […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – August 24, 2020

August 24, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections – August 24, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was steady to higher this week at $14.75 /head and feeder pigs were up $2 to $20.42 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $63.72 /cwt with marketing in January and February. Open […]

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Swine Feedings Projections for August 17, 2020

August 18, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for August 17, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was higher by $1 this week at $13.97 /head and feeder pigs were up $2 to $18.04 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $61.90 /cwt with marketing in January and February. Open […]

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