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Swine Feeding Projections for July 27, 2020

July 28, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for July 27, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was $2 higher to $7.87 /head and feeder pigs were up $6 this week to $16.84. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $60.38 /cwt with marketing in December and January. Open corn price […]

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Manage Hutch Calves with Heat Stress in Mind

July 20, 2020

With the recent high temperatures, heat stress has been a concern on many dairies.  Just like cows, calves experience heat stress, too.  While we do not see reduced milk production, we do see reduced average daily gain, less efficient use of feed nutrients and an increase in treatments.  Below are some tips to help you […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – July 20, 2020

July 20, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections – July 20, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was $1 higher to $6.03 /head and feeder pigs were down $3 this week to $10.90. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $60.38 /cwt with marketing in December and January. Open corn price […]

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Raising Steers for Retail Beef Market

July 13, 2020

Beef producers often consider opportunities to improve the profitability of their operations and look for long-term success.  One of these opportunities is marketing their steers as retail beef directly to the consumer.  Read the profiles below about enterprising Tend-R-Leen producers who turned to marketing directly to retail beef customers to make their beef operations successful. […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for June 13, 2020

July 13, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for June 13, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs and feeder pigs were down $0.50 to $1 this week at $5.01 /head and $13.64 /head respectively. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $58.14 /cwt with marketing in November and December. Open corn […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for July 6, 2020

July 6, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for July 6, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was steady this week at $5.55 /head and feeder pigs were steady at $14.52 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $58.09 /cwt with marketing in November and December. Open corn price for […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections 6.29.20 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was steady this week at $6.07 /head and feeder pigs were steady at $14.25 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $53.34 /cwt with marketing in November and December. Open corn price for the feeding period […]

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Protecting your Feed Investment During Heat Events with TMR Stabilizer

June 24, 2020

Hot, humid weather imposes physiological challenges on lactating dairy cows, leading to lower feed intake, reduced milk production, and lower pregnancy rates.  Depressed feed intake during heat events is compounded by yeast and mold growth destroying the nutrients in the total mixed ration (TMR).  These nutrients are critical for lactating dairy cows to assure they […]

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Form-A-Feed Announces 2020 Scholarship Winners

June 23, 2020

Form-A-Feed has selected four students out of over 30 applicants to receive a Form-A-Feed scholarship.  Each year Form-A-Feed awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors and first year college students who are pursuing an agriculture related career at a 2- or 4-year college or university. Earning a $750 scholarship from Form-A-Feed: Martha Moenning, Hayfield, MN. […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections 6.22.20 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was steady this week at $6.38 /head and feeder pigs were up $1 to $14.80 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $54.23 /cwt with marketing in November and December. Open corn price for the feeding […]

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June Cattle Feeding Projections

June 21, 2020

June 2020 Form-A-Feed Cattle Projections It has certainly been an up and down month in the cattle feeding world with the continued onslaught of dealing with COVID 19. Many of us no longer want to hear that terminology with the current fed beef offerings. Rolling into the 4th of July and prime grilling season one […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for June 15, 2020

June 17, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections 6.15.2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was steady this week at $5.60 /head and feeder pigs were down $1 to $13.22 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $51.68 /cwt with marketing in November and December. Open corn price for the feeding […]

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