How to Manage Feed Efficiency for the Bottom Line
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...)
Water: You can’t afford to take it for granted
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
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?
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...)