This past week I had an email asking for my thoughts on the future usage of DDGS in swine diets. This person has quite a few contacts in the grain and ethanol industry. The reason for his email was that … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: January 2009
Improvements in transport conditions for slaughter pigs
Even with extreme low temperatures this past week, movement of slaughter weight pigs to slaughter plants continued. One obvious question, what about transit losses due to cold weather? I heard from a packer buyer in the upper midwest who reported … Continue reading
It’s cold out there
With the air temperature at -18F this morning, even I will admit it is cold out there. This past week I have had several calls and conversations with pig owners and growers on what can be done to tighten up … Continue reading
Where are the pigs?
On Tuesday afternoon, the USDA released the December 1 Hogs and Pigs report. While most look to the report for guidance on market price implications, I find the reports fascinating for their tales of the structure an location of … Continue reading