Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, May 20 2020

MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT By Dennis Smith Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Wednesday May 20, 2020 LEAN HOGS: Cash hog prices yesterday turned out higher with cash out west...

Facility Utilization: A Matter of Efficiency, By Todd Thurman, SwineTex Consulting Services

Todd Thurman, SwineTex Consulting Services, LLC I corresponded recently with a restaurant owner and we discussed the Covid-19 challenges he’s faced. He explained the economics...

Dennis Smith From Archer Financial Services, May 19th 2020

MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT By Dennis Smith   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday May 19, 2020   LEAN HOGS: A new word is entering our everyday vocabulary; depopulate. Indeed, producers are...

The value of your pigs, Dr. Spencer Wayne Pipestone Veterinary Services

We’re in the middle of a slow moving train wreck and are faced with doing things we never conceived of doing.  Some economics are...

Preparing for a PQA Plus Site Assessment, By Ryan Samuel South Dakota State University

According to the National Pork Board, there are more than 19,700 documented site assessments under the Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus®) program at...

Dennis Smith Livestock Report from Archer Financial Services, May 15th 2020

Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Thursday May 14, 2020 CORN: China appears committed to purchasing large quantities of U.S. ag goods as part of the phase...

Pork Carcass Fabrication: Primal and Retail Cuts, By Amanda Blair Professor & SDSU Extension...

This article is intended to provide guidance on the proper techniques for fabricating a pork carcass at home. If done correctly, it will aid...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, May 12th 2020

MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT By Dennis Smith Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Tuesday May 12, 2020 GRAIN REPORT OUT AT 11:00 CHICAGO TIME: The USDA will provider their first look...

Amy Lidster from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, Hemoglobin in Sows Affects Stillbirth Risk

The occurrence of stillbirths in piglets is an economic, welfare and ethical problem. Generally speaking, the risk of stillbirths increases with increased numbers born....

COVID-19 Impacts: Managing Market Hogs Destined for Local Meat Lockers, By: Lee Johnston, swine...

By: Lee Johnston, swine Extension specialist, Pedro Urriola, swine associate professor and Sarah Schieck Boelke, swine Extension educator The Situation: Pigs in an outdoor pen COVID-19 has...
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