USA – Default

USA – Default

The life and business of farming is so unique and really hard to describe to anyone who is not from the farming community. I have taken the liberty to enlighten our elected officials on a few attributes about farmers....
Winter has arrived and we have seasonal disease concerns, both in the pig barn and with the caretakers. For the past three years we have been immersed in learning all we can about COVID-19, but the usual winter worries...
We have a clock radio that turns on at 6 am every morning. We used to listen to local news, but the “local” news is no longer local. I guess not everyone listens to the radio for news anymore....
In the Midwest, we’ve historically had more than enough water for everyone. Agricultural, industrial, and residential uses have all developed more or less peacefully (at least in terms of access to water). This usually meant a laissez-faire approach to...
Let me just start with, raising healthy pigs is not easy. Raising healthy pigs start before the pigs are born by choosing the right genetics. There are certain pig issues that coincide with specific genetics. This is why we work...
Biosecurity is a word we hear often in swine production but what does it truly mean? When I think about an how to explain this topic to a feed mill, I tend to use the following: Biosecurity is a...
The USDA's December Hogs and Pigs report places the December 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs at 74.97 million head, up 0.88% from last quarter and 0.02% from last year, compared to an average trade expectation of 0.6%...
Where have all the livestock gone? I hope this is not the question we will be asking in the future. As many of you know, I have written numerous posts about California’s Prop 12, which will take effect on January 1,...
A commercial sow farm has two options when it comes to replacement gilts, the first is to raise them internally, and the second is to purchase them from another site or company. Producing replacements internally requires a very broad...
Wednesday December 27, 2023 GRAINS: Overnight news is quiet. Grain prices rallied last night in Europe, catching up with what happened in our market yesterday. Corn saw slightly higher open interest yesterday on the price rally. First resistance is just above the market at 481...
Translate Web in Your Language »