How to Manage Feed Efficiency for the Bottom Line

manage feed efficiency

Focus on things you can control. The hog market is cyclical in nature, and during price downturns there’s a renewed urgency to fine-tune management. Anytime red ink begins to flow onto hog-farm ledgers it’s wise to sharpen management and attend to... (more...)

AgriNews Sought Out Farmweld

AgriNews Farmweld swine products

Machinery Of The Month: Farmweld Going hog wild over products for swine industry Martha Blum AgriNews Publications  ⋅  May 23, 2018 TEUTOPOLIS, Ill. — Farmweld specializes in products for the swine industry. “We offer a wide range of products... (more...)

Cost of Heat Stress Has a Long Reach

heat stress has long reach

Research shows negative effects of heat stress in gestation linger in growing pigs.   Regardless of the production stage, heat stress can cause negative outcomes for pigs. In growing pigs, the most likely impact is reduced feed intake and efficiency.... (more...)

Dunkirk Family Builds New Pig Barn for Next Generation

Dunkirk Family Builds New Pig Barn for Next Generation

Dereke and Chelsea Dunkirk recently built a new 4,800 pig barn outside of Farmersville. Friends, family and the local community were invited to the barn for an open house and meal to celebrate the addition to their farm. Tours were offered and a delicious... (more...)

Water: You can’t afford to take it for granted

water - most consumed nutrient

A clean, accessible water supply is critical to keep pigs growing. Feed, vaccinations, medications and biosecurity are all priorities in a producer’s toolbox to keep pigs healthy and growing. Yet water is the nutrient that pigs consume in the greatest... (more...)

Contract Production Part I in a series: Do Your Homework Upfront

contract production considerations

Outlining considerations for contract production For anyone who has thought about raising hogs under contract, getting started can be a daunting task. The good news is that there are many options available today. Even better news is that you don’t... (more...)

Will Your Feeders Fit Tomorrow’s Pigs?

feeders for larger pigs

  Once in place, most producers don’t give much thought to their feeders. As long as feed is flowing through and pigs are growing, the feeders are working. Periodic flow adjustments are made as pigs grow to heavier weights, but feeders aren’t... (more...)

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