Swine Feeding Projections – May 26, 2020

Posted: May 27, 2020 | Written By: Derek Wulf, Form-A-Feed Nutrition and Production Specialist

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 $2.99 /bu.
  • SBM price for the week is $285 per ton.
  • DDGs price for the feeding period is $157 /ton.
  • Open-market weaned pig profitability is showing a loss of $13.06 per head based on purchasing a cash traded weaned pig.
  • Feeder pig profitability is showing a loss of $0.65 per head based on purchasing a cash traded feeder pig.

 

Below is the DDG’s breakeven chart.  It can be utilized to reference current corn and soybean meal prices as a quick evaluation to the value of DDG’s inclusion in these volatile market conditions.

 

Price Corn $2.50/bu Corn $2.75/bu Corn $3.00/bu Corn $3.25/bu Corn $3.50/bu
SBM $250/ton $158 $164 $169 $175 $180
SBM $275/ton $168 $174 $179 $185 $190
SBM $300/ton $178 $184 $189 $195 $200
SBM $325/ton $189 $194 $199 $205 $210
SBM $350/ton $199 $204 $209 $215 $220