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December 2021 Cattle Projections

December 30, 2021

December 2021 Cattle Projections December is coming to an end quickly and the start of a new year has many feedlot operators looking for some opportunities in the feed pen despite continued increases in corn prices. This months projections reflect cattle purchases and sales as more of the holiday feeder sales wrap up. Seasonal feeders […]

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November 2021 Cattle Projections

November 15, 2021

November 2021 Cattle Projections November beef projections look good when paired with higher live cattle prices when considered from the month prior. The trick will be to maintain an even, if not positive, basis when selling fats based on packer demand and shackle space. This past week has shown there is still packer demand over […]

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Form-A-Feed Stewart Plant Celebrates 1,000 Days Without A Lost-Time Accident

November 9, 2021

Form-A-Feed is celebrating a significant milestone of 1,000 days without a lost-time accident at their Stewart, MN location. Form-A-Feed strives to uphold a safety standard by following OSHA’s safety and health program management guidelines. Accomplishing 1,000 days without a lost-time accident demonstrates a commitment to creating a culture of safety for every employee. The group […]

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Enger Grain & Livestock Awarded Form-A-Feed Outstanding Cattleman of the Year Award

October 19, 2021

Enger Grain & Livestock of Marion, ND was recognized this year as the 2021 Form-A-Feed Outstanding Cattleman of the Year. This is the 6th year Form-A-Feed has awarded an Outstanding Cattleman of the Year Award. To qualify for this award, a Form-A-Feed representative must nominate a recipient for their commitment and involvement in the cattle […]

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October 2021 Cattle Projections

October 4, 2021

October 2021 Cattle Projections October is the time of year that most of us look forward to as a lot of winter and spring prep work come to fruition. Crops are being harvested, and we have a decent outlook on what we will be facing for the upcoming cattle feeding season. We are weaning or […]

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Three Dairy Production Numbers You Need to Look At

September 13, 2021

One of my favorite phrases that I hear is, “we are drowning in information while starving for wisdom.” I am sure everyone has felt this at some point in their life. Dairy farms are great at recording data and collecting information, however analysis of this information can be challenging. When evaluating data, these three production […]

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September 2021 Cattle Projections

September 9, 2021

September 2021 Cattle Projections Cattle numbers for the month of September are a little up and down due to some up and down calf prices as well as a little softening of the live cattle board. Grain prices have also hit some softening but not all are following this trend. Distillers continues to be a […]

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Share your Show Ring Success!

August 16, 2021

We want to celebrate your 2021 show ring success! Share your show pictures with us and you’ll be entered to win a $100 Form-A-Feed coupon! Submit your fair photos by September 7, 2021. Submitted photos may be featured on the Form-A-Feed Facebook page. Limit of three pictures per person.

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August 2021 Cattle Projections

August 4, 2021

August 2021 Cattle Projections Cautiously optimistic are the words that describe the current market trends as we see most columns in the black this month. True cost of gains have started to drop along with the corn price as harvest approaches, but in many areas the drought still calls the shots as producers wait to […]

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Combatting Gut Health Challenges in Growing Pigs

July 28, 2021

Gut health challenges can present themselves in a variety of different ways in pigs.  Physical causes of gut disturbances, such as gastric ulcers or intestinal torsion (twisted gut), can flare up in barns or herds, and may be the result of changes in feed intake patterns or diets, most commonly deriving from environmental temperature changes […]

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Relentless Heat May Cause Urinary Issues in Beef Cattle

July 26, 2021

This prolonged heat spell is going to lead to some issues even after it breaks. One of those potential issues is urinary calculi. This condition is more frequent in males vs. females and more common in steers than bulls due to some physiological reasons. One of the biggest risk factors is elevated dietary phosphorus which […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for July 6, 2021

July 6, 2021

Swine Feeding Projections for July 6, 2021 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs were down $4 this week at $40.76 /head and feeder pigs were down $4 at $63.34 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $82.15 /cwt with marketing in December. Open corn price for […]

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