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CropVillage Update for August 29, 2012, Feed Grain Issues

Information To Help Your Operations

  • Audio: What Are Future Patterns of U.S. Grains - Dr. Bob Wisner, Iowa State University, and Joel Newman, President and CEO of American Feed Industry Association, provide some highlights of the report titled "Future Patterns of U.S. Grains, Biofuels, and Livestock and Poultry Feeding". This is a another report that highlights the conflicts of having corn being used as a feed grain and a source of energy (ethanol): "Biofuels: A Major Driver of the Changing Feed Cost Environment" is one of the first executive summary points [audio] [report PDF].

Corn for Fuel and / or food?

Fair Oaks Pig Adventure Groundbreaking

  • Audio: Fair Oaks Pig Adventure Groundbreaking - The dream of showcasing pork production in a world-class, consumer-friendly facility has broken ground in Indiana. Malcomb De Kryger of Belstra Milling introduces Legacy Farms in conjunction with Fair Oaks Dairy Farms [audio].
  • Audio: What Are All The Tools To Manage Your Pigs? - Dr. Keith Kinsley of Standard Nutrition shares his thoughts on watching for key signals in your herd and using the best tools to track performance. Keith shared an excellent presentation with attendees at the 2012 Boehringer Ingelheim Carolina Swine Health Seminar [audio].

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