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Packer, Feedlot Margins Post Declines

Sep 25, 2018 by Greg Henderson
While cash cattle prices slipped only modestly, cattle feeders saw margins erode by $86 per head, falling from an average profit of $38 two weeks ago to an average loss of $49 per head last week.

Dan Murphy: Requiem for Waste Lagoons?

Sep 25, 2018 by Dan Murphy
The flooding in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence breached multiple manure lagoons, with potentially devastating effects. Is it time to for pork producers to develop a better system?

Scientific Approach to Prolapse Problems

Sep 25, 2018 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
The U.S. loses 3,000 to 4,000 sows a week to prolapses, says Jason Ross with Iowa State University, which is many more than the industry was losing 10 years ago. Here are possible causes and strategies to implement.