Increased ethanol production and the battle for crop acres will continue to bring volatility to the corn and soybean markets. Certainly reducing feed costs, while maintaining herd performance and throughput, is on everyone’s mind and a major priority for the year ahead.

The January Hub AudioFeed featuring Ernie Hansen, swine group leader for Hubbard Feeds, will discuss various ingredients and feeding strategies that can be used to lower feed costs. During the session Hansen also will offer some suggestions on how pork producers can improve feed efficiency. He will discuss the importance of looking at return-over-feed costs and not just cost per pound of gain when evaluating a feeding program.

If you’re not already signed up, you can sign up for free access to the HUB AudioFeed at You can find archives of past podcasts at the website as well; they are listed under the “Tips and Tools” section located under the “Swine” section.