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Warren Weibert, Feedyard Consultant with Decatur County Feed Yard, shares his family's story of building and developing a feedlot. Mr. Weibert focuses on the philosophy he took in 1980 to consciously work directly with ranchers on retained ownership of calves.

Warren's key take aways: You cannot manage what you do not measure, and people in the beef trade will have to focus on thoughtful, consistent delivery of predictable eating experience to our eventual consumer.

Feed Price Update and Daily Feed Efficiency Drivers - Dr. Joel DeRouchey, Kansas State University, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Joel DeRouchey, Kansas State University, shares research and practice around feed efficiency. He leads with the question he hears a lot "If I have a better feed efficiency do I make more money?".



Grains are biological and susceptible to mold and decay. What happens when this happens?
Aspergillus flavus Infection of Corn
Wicklow and Donahue, 1984


Demand for corn as biofuel (ethanol) and livestock feed is putting tension into agriculture.
U.S. Corn Prices and Monthly Price Variation
American Feed Industry Association, USDA

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How is China changing its pork production practices to meet Chinese consumer demand?
SwineCast China 2012 Trip
SwineCast

There is less pressure from ethanol demand and the industry is catching up with trend-line yields. And prices are moderating, although at higher levels than preferred. Purdue's Dr. Chris Hurt shares what's happening and why we should see a bit less volatility in the days to come.