Illinois Swine Commentaries

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Christine Pelland, DVM from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, – Use of Recreational Straw Common in Sweden, March 27th 2017

Tail biting is a common problem in pig farming and has a direct effect on the welfare of the pig. Infectious arthritis, lung abscess, carcass abscess and pleuritis that result from tail biting can be the cause of significant economic loss to the producer. The lesions of tail biting and the sequelae are easily detected

Scott Brown weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, March 20th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: This week’s market recap with Scott Brown: Cash hogs are steady for the week. Pork cut-out is steady for the week and the first time in a few weeks we’ve steadied on the pork cutout side. In terms of beef – feeder calves are steady to

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Market Getting Stronger, February 21

  On October 21, April Lean Hog Futures were at $0.56/lb. Last Friday, April lean hog futures closed at $0.7075/lb. That’s over $30 USD per head increase. It’s about the difference between losing $15 per head to making $15 per head. It’s going in the right direction. The reason is very strong pork demand. High

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, February 20th 2017

•Futures livestock markets were mostly flat this week. Cash hogs ended the week a couple of dollars higher. University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says choice beef prices were mostly float, pork cutout values were flat, but there is continued strength in pork belly prices. •Retail prices were released this week. And while beef and pork

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, February 12th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Cattle and hog markets ended the week mixed. Week over week live cattle were flat in most months, feeders were lower in the most active months, and the hog market saw fairly strong gains. •USDA released its WASDE report on Thursday. Scott and Meghan discuss what

5 Ways to Better Use Your Money by Spencer Wayne, PhD, DVM – Pipestone Veterinary Services

Don’t Cut the Wrong Corners When things get tight, a logical first step is to start trimming costs, but be careful when doing this.  Things were put in place for a reason.  Make sure that the reason is still attended to.  Here are some examples regarding health where cutting some minor costs led to some

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, January 30th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •USDA released its Cattle on Feed report. Placements were up 18 percent, marketings up 7 percent, and the total cattle on feed also up slightly. •However – University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says there are signs of contraction. •The Cattle Inventory report, which is a complete

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, January 23rd 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: Brownfield’s Meghan Grebner and University of Missouri’s Scott Brown taped a special edition of the Weekly Livestock Market Update at the Heart of America Dairy Expo in Springfield, Missouri. Some of the highlights of this week’s program include: * Dairy market outlook * A comprehensive look

Daryl Timmerman from AgStar Financial Services, Margins to Improve by $25/Pig, Will 2017 be Profitable?

We’re thankful for a Post-Thanksgiving rally, but could 2017 margins improve further? The fourth quarter hog market rally is impressive. Cash operating losses have been significant, but it could have been much worse. The Pork Cut Out has maintained incredible strength, closing just under $78/cwt earlier this week, which is almost on par with the

Chris Hurt from Purdue University, Weekly Outlook: More Pork in 2017 With Higher Hog Prices? January 9th 2017

Department of Agricultural Economics Purdue University farmdoc daily (7):1 Recommended citation format: Hurt, C. “Weekly Outlook: Weekly Outlook: More Pork in 2017 With Higher Hog Prices?.” farmdoc daily (7):1, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, January 3, 2017. Permalink: http://farmdocdaily.illinois.edu/2017/01/more-pork-2017-higher-hog-prices.html Listen to MP3 Podcast The latest Hogs and Pigs report

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