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Content about feed alternatives

January 30, 2013

Recent swine conferences provide insight on feed economics for 2013 and details on what farm operators need to do with their financial planning.

January 28, 2013

Updates from several swine conferences will provide insight into the economics of 2013 plus offer guides on management and production improvements.

SwineCast Conference season coincides with cold, blustery days in the swine industry. I remember it as a top travel time for Mom and Dad. They said there was less to do at home. I believe it relieved them of frozen pipe concerns.

Hope you caught the end of year presentation featuring General Stanley McChrystal discussing management techniques when you don’t hold the reins of control (if you missed it, here is the audio link).

March 8, 2012

SwineCast is back in Denver this week for the American Association of Swine Veterinarians meeting and the pre-AASV Boehringer Ingelheim symposium on Swine Health and Nutrition. This programing focused on feed costs comes at a good time. Some economists and production professionals are hearing justification for $4 corn, maybe going to $8 corn. These prices are mainly dependent on weather.

February 10, 2012


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Food or Fuel? How will changes to ethanol subsidies affect food / fuel debate? Will cellulosic biomass like switchgrass ever work? This #AgChat conversation touches on one of the hot topics in agriculture.

February 10, 2012

Food and fuel discussions have been heated in the past. Before jumping in, get some info!

These resources are to help provide insight and perspective on on corn, fuel, and food. They are not comprehensive nor are they free of bias. But they are helpful in the start of understanding the issues.