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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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Tail Biting in Pigs

June 15, 2020

Anyone that has ever walked through a pen of pigs knows that they are naturally inquisitive, using their mouth to investigate their surroundings, coupled with a natural tendency to chew.  This can lead to problems if animals change their focus to chewing and biting on pen-mates’ tails.  Tail biting can seem to start without cause, […]

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Swine Feeding Projections for June 8, 2020

June 10, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections 6.08.2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was lower by $2 this week at $5.11 /head and feeder pigs were down $3 to $14.65 /head. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $54.50 /cwt with marketing in November and December. Open corn price for […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – June 1, 2020

June 3, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections 6.1.2020 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs was steady this week at $7.05 /head and feeder pigs were down $1 to $17.47 /head Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $51.53 /cwt with marketing in October and November Open corn price for the feeding […]

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Don’t Forget About the Water!

May 27, 2020

Although water is by far the most consumed nutrient in pork production, it almost always gets the least amount of attention.  Issues relating to water can have significant, usually negative effects on animal performance and health.  To avoid these impacts, check water quantity and quality on a regular basis and correct deficiencies.  This is especially […]

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Swine Feeding Projections – May 26, 2020

May 27, 2020

Swine Feeding Projections 5.26.20 Changes week over week: Open-market value of weaned pigs and feeder pigs were steady this week at $7.04 /head and $18.80 /head respectively. Carcass prices for the marketing window of pigs placed this week is $51.18 /cwt with marketing in October and November. Open corn price for the feeding period is […]

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