Minnesota nutrition conference set for Sept. 20, 21

The University of Minnesota Extension and Department of Animal Science will host the 72nd Minnesota Nutrition Conference, the upper Midwest's premier program for livestock nutritionists and feed industry professionals. FULL STORY »

International swine feed efficiency conference, Nov. 8-9

The conference, scheduled to take place at the Qwest Center, will focus on all aspects of feed efficiency in growing/finishing swine. Organizers of the event invite you to attend this very timely event, held when feed costs are among the highest in memory. FULL STORY »

Brumm Speaks Out: Are new feeders too expensive?

Last week was a busy week for me. I started the week walking producer barns in central Iowa with a client. Feeder issues were a dominant topic at many of the sites. FULL STORY »

High ingredient costs require careful feed management

With rapidly rising feed ingredient costs, U.S. pork producers are seeking strategies and creative solutions for managing feed costs to protect dwindling margins while maintaining efficient pig growth. FULL STORY »

Cargill sends swine nutrition software to Iowa State

Cargill's Animal Nutrition unit is licensing its Pork MAX® nutritional software to Iowa States University for use in its applied swine nutrition program, which includes research, teaching and Extension. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Resources abound for pork producers

With feed prices nearing all-time highs, government regulations on the rise and production challenges increasing, pork producers’ margins are being squeezed like never before. At such a challenging time, most producers will appreciate sound advice and good recommendations to increase their chances for success. FULL STORY »

Excessive DDGS levels can rob benefit

By Rick Jordahl
With feed prices hitting record highs, maximizing swine dietary inclusion rates of distillers’ dried grains with solubles can help manage feed costs and preserve margins. FULL STORY »

Sorghum DDGS presents alternative feed potential

As corn prices near record highs, pork producers are seeking alternative ingredients to reduce feed costs and help preserve hog production margins. While corn-based distillers’ dried grains with solubles is a widely used feed ingredient, some producers are also incorporating sorghum-based DDGS. FULL STORY »

The Real Feeder Costs

During recent discussions involving production systems and contract growers, the focus was on how to improve feed conversion in growers’ facilities. For owners, ingredients, particle size, diet sequencing, antibiotics inclusion, Paylean use and such are all important. FULL STORY »

Brumm Speaks Out: Improving efficiencies with high feed ingredient prices

In the next few weeks I will be speaking at quite a few producer and contract grower meetings in the upper Midwest. At each meeting, I’ve been asked to talk about something related to production efficiencies and high feed costs. FULL STORY »

5 Tips to Cut Feed Costs

Hog and pork prices this year have already set records, and it’s not unrealistic to think that even more will develop. Of course, input costs, particularly those related to feed, also are setting records. Consequently, finding ways to cut feed costs and improve profitability prospects are daily priorities for all pork producers. FULL STORY »

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