Looking at hog sales in August 2018 using August 2018 futures the weaner breakeven was $69.34, down $7.02 for the week. Feed costs were up just $0.26 per head but futures decreased $3.28 compared to the previous week.
Illinois researchers compared weanling pigs fed diets containing 150 mg/kg copper in the form of copper hydroxychloride with pigs fed control diets containing only enough copper to meet dietary requirements.
The estimated weaner pig breakeven for last week was $76.70, $3.70 less than the previous week. August futures decreased $1.53, while feed costs were up $0.54 per head. Cash feeder pig prices also were higher.
Piglets at 3- and 4-weeks old, have a bad spatial memory: when familiar toys were in a different spot, the piglets played with them as if they were new. The test will be used for dietary and nutritional research.