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Form-A-Feed Donates 800 Easter Hams to Local Frontline Workers

April 2, 2021

Form-A-Feed has donated 800 Easter hams to local law enforcement agencies, fire departments and health care providers in Stewart, MN and the surrounding communities in the days leading up to Easter.  The hams were a gesture of gratitude and appreciation to frontline workers for their commitment of service to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.  […]

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Milk Balancers and Fortifiers – What’s the Difference?

April 1, 2021

Feeding whole milk to calves makes sense in some dairy operations, but whole milk does not meet all of the calf’s nutritional needs.  You might say, “that doesn’t make sense!” believing that the cows of today would not exist had the milk of the ancestral cow not been perfect for her calf.  But research shows […]

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Certificate of Approval: A Testament of Quality

March 26, 2021

Who doesn’t appreciate a certificate to verify the hard work and effort towards a goal of accomplishment? Form-A-Feed has implemented a set of quality standards that coincides with a type of audit that requires an across-the-board effort to effectively maintain.  Form-A-Feed’s HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) and Food Safety Plan uses a systematic […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for March 25, 2021

March 25, 2021

Form-A-Feed Swine Feeding Projections for March 25, 2021 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs were down $3 this week at $53.59 /head and feeder pigs were steady at $90.38 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $84.05 /cwt with marketing in August and September Open corn […]

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Tackling High Feed Costs in Today’s Swine Marketplace – “Liberate” Yourself

March 23, 2021

Increased pig prices over the last couple of months have been a pleasant occurrence to pork producers that have dealt with record low hog prices and limited marketing options less than a year ago.  In many ways, the challenges and struggles our industry dealt with last summer and fall with COVID-19, in addition to continued […]

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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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