Livestock: How Will Corn Prices Affect Swine Finishing Feed Costs?

🕔Jul 15, 2019Corn price futures for the December 2019 contract increased from $3.79 per bushel for the week ending May 10 to $4.55 for the week ending June 28.  Even though corn […]

Wheat: U.S. Prices Competitive with Corn for Domestic Feed Use

🕔Jul 12, 2019According to USDA’s June WASDE (World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates) report, U.S. feed wheat consumption will increase 64% in marketing year (MY) 2019/20 to 3.81 million metric tons (MMT), compared […]

Texas Livestock: Lower Feed Bills by Stockpiling, Planting Small Grains

🕔May 30, 2019Stockpiling forages and feeding small grains crops year-round can help cattle producers offset the higher costs of hay. That is the message from Dr. Larry Redmon, Extension program leader and […]

Cargill Feed Recall in 9 States Due to High Aflatoxin Levels

🕔May 14, 2019Cargill’s animal nutrition business is conducting a voluntary recall of select Southern States feed due to aflatoxin levels that exceed FDA’s action levels. The affected products, which were manufactured and […]

Livestock: Prospects for Swine Feed Costs in 2019

🕔Apr 11, 2019The USDA-NASS Prospective Plantings report indicated that corn planted for all purposes was estimated at 92.8 million acres, up 4 percent from last year.  Soybean planted acres were estimated at […]

Corn Market: Closeup View of the Crop’s Diversified Customer Base – DTN

🕔Jan 17, 2019The corn market had been moseying in an upward direction through fall and winter, and then, upon approaching the higher end of its long-term sideways range, it started moseying back […]

Nebraska: Can Damaged or Discolored Soybeans Be Used as Cattle Feed?

🕔Oct 29, 2018The wet conditions that delayed harvest have resulted in some loads of soybeans being rejected or sold at a large discount. Rejected beans can be used as a feed for […]

DDG Weekly: California Demand High; China Tariff Concerns – DTN

🕔Apr 10, 2018The average distillers dried grains (DDG) spot price from the 39 locations where DTN collected bids was $162 for the week ended April 5, up $3 versus a week ago. […]

Farm Business: Pay Attention to the Details for Accurate Accounting

🕔Apr 9, 2018It was 2011. I was hired as an accountant to review a farm operation and its various operations: corn, soybeans, dairy, beef, hogs, and chickens. Corn and soybean prices were […]

Livestock: Prospects for Swine Finishing Costs in 2018

🕔Mar 12, 2018Hurt notes that a new threat to profit margins for swine producers is being driven by dry weather in Argentina pushing up feed costs, particularly those for soybean meal. Soybean meal […]

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