Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle and lean hog futures rose to life-of-contract highs on Tuesday, lifted by investment fund buying linked to optimism that meat prices will continue to rise, traders said.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs on Monday reached their highest level in almost a year as packers competed for supplies during the first full week of production after the New Year's holiday, said traders.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs on Wednesday slid from a one-year top earlier in the session, rattled by fund selling and Canadian government concerns over NAFTA talks with the United States, said traders.
High level of nitrates have been detected in forages this year in South Dakota and other states. Depending on where you live, it could be due to weather conditions, fertilizer, previous crop, or a combination.
Summer annual crops that experience sustained periods of dry weather can contain high levels of nitrates, which can have detrimental effects on feeding. Crops with high nitrates can also be dangerous for people as well.
The effects of flooding can last throughout silage feedout. Crops damaged by any weather event are more prone to mold infestation and subsequent toxin production. Learn how to help minimize spoilage in the silage.
The early ensiling period is critical to silage quality and stability. This is when newly harvested forage begins the transition to stable silage. Driving a fast, efficient fermentation is essential to maximizing dry ma
Every individual bale of hay is a mini fermentation unit. It's important to manage each like a silage unit - maintaining good, even fermentation from bale to bale. This provides better overall quality and consistency.
Ensiling high-moisture corn (HMC) offers beef and dairy producers with an on-farm source of high energy feed. However, in addition to often being prone to aerobic deterioration, a cool growing season and late harvest ca