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Swine Feeding Projections for December 28, 2020

December 30, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for December 28, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was up $2 this week at $50.54 /head and feeder pigs were up $4 at $59.70 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $82.24 /cwt with marketing in May and June Open corn […]

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What do your employees make of your dairy’s herd management records?

December 18, 2020

As dairy farms become more sophisticated with the use of new technologies and digital dairy herd management records, on farm employee training needs to match the adaptation of new technologies and information management. From the “good old” breeding wheel and individual cow cards to electronic dairy management software, the amount of herd data collected can […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for December 14, 2020

December 16, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for December 14, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was up $3 this week at $45.81 /head and feeder pigs were up $2 at $55.83 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $80.13 /cwt with marketing in May and June. Open corn […]

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December Cattle Feeding Projections

December 16, 2020

December 2020 Cattle Feeding Projections December Form-A-Feed projections provide a little bit of positive insight to the front end volatile month. Live cattle contracts are gaining some positive momentum and may continue through the end of the week with the Christmas season coming up fast. It’s nice to see more black than red on the […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for December 7, 2020

December 10, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for December 7, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was up $2 this week at $43.23 /head and feeder pigs were up $4 at $54.43 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $80.88 /cwt with marketing in April and May Open corn […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – November 30, 2020

December 1, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for November 30, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was up $4 this week at $40.88 /head and feeder pigs were steady at $50.00 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $81.48 /cwt with marketing in April and May Open corn price […]

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November 2020 Cattle Feeding Projections

November 17, 2020

November 2020 Cattle  Feeding Projections Cost of gains are still on the rise with current export markets and availability of ingredients. You will see your cost of corn based on corn cash bids throughout the feeding period will have increased and continue to stay high. Thus distillers are also affected in addition to pressure coming […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for November 16, 2020

November 16, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for November 16, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was up $1 this week at $37.56 /head and feeder pigs were down $2 at $48.24 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $77.11 /cwt with marketing in April and May. Open corn […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for November 9, 2020

November 9, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for November 9, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was steady this week at $35.90 /head and feeder pigs were up $2 at $49.72 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $78.47 /cwt with marketing in April and May. Open corn price […]

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Considerations for Winterizing Feedlots

November 5, 2020

An early burst of unexpected winter weather may have left many of us unprepared for colder temperatures.  With a couple of weeks of favorable weather in the forecast, there is still time to prepare your cattle facilities for winter. Taking some of these precautions ahead of time can save many headaches when real winter weather […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for November 2, 2020

November 3, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections for November 2, 2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was steady this week at $36.12 /head and feeder pigs were up $2 at $47.19 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $72.47 /cwt with marketing in March and April. Open corn price […]

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The Most Common Reasons Cows Get Mastitis

October 29, 2020

Contracting mastitis in fresh dairy cows is a complicated process that requires a close look at the conditions and situations that allow for this harmful disease to develop. Mastitis is defined as an inflammation of the mammary gland caused by bacteria introduced either during the milking process or from environmental contact. The cow has three […]

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