"It is quite a tragic loss to the members of the colony," the local sheriff said of the fire that tore through a hog barn on a Hutterite colony in Montana earlier this week. More than 3,000 feeder pigs were
Looking at hog sales in September 2016 using October 2016 futures, the weaner breakeven was $43.14, up $1.22 for the week. Feed costs were up $0.76 per head. October futures increased $0.98 compared to last week'
When an opportunity arose for Corey Hillebo to return to the farm, he was determined to do things right and see it last. Transitioning back to farming was not a clear-cut path for the Polk County native. Although Hilleb
No one says managing weaned pig startups is easy. A newly weaned pig has its share of challenges: maternal separation, transportation, commingling, transitioning diet, vaccination and environmental changes.
The estimated weaner pig profit opportunity is calculated by comparing the weaner pig cash price to the weaner breakeven. The profit potential decreased $6.54 this week to a projected gain of $13.87 per head