Beginning today, the Chicago Futures will trade a contract for dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS). Since the majority of swine producers now include this ingredient in their grow-finish diets the addition of this contract is welcome. Last Thursday … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: April 2010
Is there an optimal production unit size?
In the past few weeks I’ve been involved in a series of discussions with producers and allied industry about production unit sizes. A common thread in the discussions was the idea of what size of production unit a producer should … Continue reading
Optimism in Agriculture
Probably the biggest reason I love being involved in agriculture is the optimism that both crop and livestock producers bring to their careers. You have to be optimistic to plant corn without knowing how much rain you’ll get or to … Continue reading
Comments on last weeks hogs and pigs report
What a week to be involved in pork production! After 2 years of almost consistent negative news, last Friday’s Hogs and Pigs report, when combined with the grain stocks report and planting intentions report this week put a smile on … Continue reading