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Farm Foundation workshops gather perspectives on VFD, antibiotic stewardship

Farm Foundation has been hosting a series of workshops in locations around the country to address upcoming changes to FDA rules and guidance relating to antibiotic use in food animals. The most recent of these was held in Denver on September 28. The workshops are designed to inform stakeholders of the implications of FDA Guidance to Industry 213 and changes to the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rule.


Jolley: Five snarky minutes with current affairs

New York Post says their Chipotle's carnitas have reached celebrity status, just like McDonald's McRib. Considering all the nonsense behind their tragically disappearing and then miraculously reappearing supply, maybe the more apt comparison should be 'just like the Kardashians.'


Natural gas prices decrease in most locations

Prices decline at most areas outside the Northeast. The Henry Hub spot price fell 12¢ from $2.59/MMBtu last Wednesday to $2.47/MMBtu yesterday. Similarly, at the Chicago Citygate, spot prices fell from $2.65/MMBtu last Wednesday to $2.56/MMBtu yesterday. Prices moved in similar patterns at most market locations other than the Northeast.


Morning Farm Report: Cattle prices fall

Live cattle prices fell $3.28 to $121.40, bringing the 27-day average price to $137.88. Feeder cattle prices dropped from $178.18 on Wednesday to $177.40. The 78-cent fall brought the 27-day average price to $195.71.

Lean hog prices saw a 90-cent decrease, bringing it to $72.63. The 27-day average price is now at $69.68.

Corn increased one cent to $3.89. Wheat did better, jumping five cents to $5.18.


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