Feed Prices

What Is The Feed Ingredient Outlook?

Feed Ingredient OutlookFeed Ingredient Outlook Eric Scholer, Vice President, EMI Analytics, details how feed markets are working and their impacts to planning [video].

Soybeans and Meal For Feed: Pork Economics

Feed IngredientsFeed Ingredients Eric Scholer, Vice President, Express Markets, Inc. shares insights on feed ingredients and the various global markets affecting the globe. Mr. Scholer says "I think the market for soybeans and meal will adjust lower after we get past the weather concerns and have a better understanding of the planted acres for the US crop." [video].

Eric Scholer - Feed Ingredients


Feed Ingredients - Eric Scholer, Vice President, Express Markets, Inc. , from the 2016 World Pork Expo, June 8 - 10, 2016, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Steve Meyer - Pork Industry Economic Outlook


Pork Industry Economic Outlook - Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, from the 2015 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 21-22, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Dr. Steve Meyer - Show Me the Money: Economic Outlook


Show Me the Money: Economic Outlook - Dr. Steve Meyer, President of Paragon Economics, from the 2013 Iowa Pork Congress, January 23-24, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Can You Managing High Feed Costs?

Managing High Feed CostsHow Much Is Your Feed? Dr. Joel DeRouchey, Professor and Swine Extension Specialist, Kansas State University, looks at feed efficiency drivers to reduce feed cost, alternative ingredients, and feed processing advancements. His presentation looks at the costs of the various feed options plus seeks to offer means to reduce feed costs. Dr. DeRouchey provides several calculation tables and charts to help farm management teams drive feed efficiency.

Biofuels Causing Tension in the Feed Grain Markets?

Feed Grain and Ethanol The weather is seriously stressing many crops this year. Corn, specifically, is also being stressed because of the demand for biofuel (ethanol) and livestock animal feed.

Dr. Thomas E. Elam, FarmEcon LLC, released a presentation and detailed analysis of why the USA Renewable Fuel Standard, in this current weather and economic environment, needs to have flexibility in its application [background via EPA]. Dr. Elam's key point: Ethanol policy has increased and destabilized corn and related commodity prices [detailed analysis paper PDF] [summary slide deck PDF].

Dr. Bob Wisner, Iowa State University, and Joel Newman, President and CEO of American Feed Industry Association, provide some highlights of the report titled "Future Patterns of U.S. Grains, Biofuels, and Livestock and Poultry Feeding". This is a another report that highlights the conflicts of having corn being used as a feed grain and a source of energy (ethanol): "Biofuels: A Major Driver of the Changing Feed Cost Environment" is one of the first executive summary points [audio] [report PDF].

Dr. Steve Pollman - Dealing With The High Cost of Feed In Commercial Pig Production - PIP


Dealing With The High Cost of Feed In Commercial Pig Production - Dr. Steve Pollman, Murphy Brown, from the 2012 Boehringer Ingelheim Mile High Swine Health Seminar, March 6, 2012, Denver CO, USA.

Dr. Steve Pollman - Dealing With The High Cost of Feed In Commercial Pig Production


Dealing With The High Cost of Feed In Commercial Pig Production - Dr. Steve Pollman, Murphy Brown, from the 2012 Boehringer Ingelheim Mile High Swine Health Seminar, March 6, 2012, Denver CO, USA.

SwineCast Update for February 23, 2012, Meat Demand, Feed Prices, and Staying Competitive?

We're packing for the Pork Industry Forum in Denver next week where the recent request by McDonald's to review supplier sow housing systems and alternatives will be top hall-talk topic. Our conversation with NPPC's Dallas Hockman outlines the issues many haven't thought of.

Dr. Steve Meyer's Iowa presentation on meat demand emphasizes feed costs are key in 2012. Many thanks to Iowa and Minnesota for letting us share these presentations. Let us know if you find them of value and we'll pass that along.

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