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Benchmarking for Continuous Improvement (Article)
By: Daryl Timmerman, Sr. Financial Services Executive
TAGS: Swine
June 12, 2017 - With cyclical profit challenges a normal part of the swine market, many top hog producers use benchmarking as tool to identify gaps and areas for improvement. AgStar’s Daryl Timmerman provides guidance and tips for getting started. Continue reading >>
Six Calculations Every Pork Producer Should Know (Article)
By: Kent Bang, Swine Specialist
TAGS: Swine
May 18, 2017 - The amount of data that can be collected and analyzed on farms is nothing short of amazing. Most farms keep great records of farrowing performance and closeouts on every group of pigs marketed. AgStar's Kent Bang discusses the importance of keeping a “dashboard” of key drivers that help focus your attention on the big picture. Continue reading >>
Is the U.S. Prepared for a FAD Outbreak? (Article)
By: Steve Malakowsky, Swine Specialist
TAGS: Swine, Risk Management Planning
April 20, 2017 - If the U.S had to confront a FAD outbreak, what would the repercussions be? AgStar's Steve Malakowsky discusses potential loses in production and exports. Continue reading >>
Contract Growing: The Grower and Integrator Relationship (Article)
By: Dusty Compart , Associate Financial Services Specialist
TAGS: Swine, Risk Management Planning, Young, Beginning Farmers
April 12, 2017 - The integrator has more of an impact on your operation than just financially. Selecting the right one can put you in a positive for the future. Continue reading >>
Brazil Investigation Rocks Global Protein Markets (Video)
By: Brett Stuart, Global AgriTrends
TAGS: Swine
April 03, 2017 - An investigation reported Brazilian meat plant employees bribed public health inspectors to allow the sale of spoiled meat. How have the global protein markets reacted? Continue reading >>
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