Pork and poultry production are increasing. There are more of them, and they’re heavier. Beef production, on the other hand, will take a while to catch up. Market consultant Darrell Holaday with Advanced Market Concepts tells Brownfield Ag News that more plentiful feed supplies have resulted in corresponding increases in supplies of pork and poultry. ... Read more »
The National Corn Growers Association honored Frankton, Indiana farmer Mike Shuter with its Good Steward Award during Commodity Classic. For over 20 years, he has been implementing conservation practices on his farm to not only protect and improve the soil, but, he says, to increase yield. “Back in the mid-80’s we were no-tilling corn into... Read more »
Probiotics used in the equine industry help to regulate the intestinal bacteria flora. Kevin Roche, CEO of ProBiostatin Livestock says the use of probiotics helps to provide the protection the horses’ immune system and intestinal tracts need.
Across the Corn Belt, frigid conditions are maintaining stress on livestock, although most of the Midwestern winter wheat crop retains a protective snow cover. Friday morning’s temperatures plunged below 0° as far south as the middle Mississippi Valley and fell below -20° in parts of the upper Midwest. On the Plains, cold weather persists. The... Read more »