Properly prepare gilts to match farm’s Mycoplasma status, By Cary Sexton, DVM, Four Star...

After living with Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) for years, producers now know that maintaining a stable M. hyo status is key to reducing the...

Morning Livestock Report with Dennis Smith, Huge volume trade heavy hams….again.

MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT   By Dennis Smith   312-242-7905  Tuesday, October 19, 2021  GRAINS:  We are having success exiting the bullish corn positions with small profits. We’re holding mostly March bullish three-way risk reversals. These were established...

China’s Pork Output Jumps, as Soy, Meat Imports Slow, By Keith Good from the...

Reuters writer Dominique Patton reported this week that, “China’s third-quarter pork production surged to its highest in three years, official data showed on Monday,...

Feed formulation strategies to reduce feed costs, By Dan Columbus Prairie Swine Centre

Feed economics With feed costs making up 70% of total costs of production on average, it is not surprising that ways to reduce the cost...

FAS: “China Continues to Drive Red Meat Trade” By Keith Good from the University...

In its Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade report this week, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) indicated that, “China pork production is...

OH THE LOVE OF AG, By Gracee Poorman Swine Barn Manager at Ohio State...

I was THAT person growing up. The one with no understanding of agriculture or farming. My meat came from the grocery store and if...

Morning Livestock Report with Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services

MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT   By Dennis Smith   312-242-7905  Monday, October 11, 2021  CORN AND SOYBEANS:  Not much happening in the grain market overnight. The crop report will be released tomorrow at 11:00. The...

Post-farrowing sow care important for piglet care, By Laura Carroll, DVM, Four Star Veterinary...

“We put a lot of time and attention on day-1 pig care, but we also need to recognize that sow care is an important...

The Struggle in Hogs Should Continue, By Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services

MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT  By Dennis Smith   312-242-7905  Friday, October 8, 2021  CORN AND SOYBEANS:  Palm oil cash and futures ripped into fresh contract highs and all-time record highs overnight. Soybean oil is following suit....

Importance of non-essential amino acids and dietary nitrogen in swine diets, By Daniel...

An increased understanding of essential amino acid requirements has led to the ability to reduce dietary protein content while maintaining animal performance.  However, it...
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