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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 >>
Repair or Replace? Aligning Equipment Costs with Your Business Strategy (Article)
By: Eric Madsen, Senior Financial Services Executive
TAGS: Grain, Risk Management Planning, Young, Beginning Farmers, Women In Agriculture
May 11, 2017 - When it comes to equipment and machinery, how do you know when to repair and when to replace. AgStar's Eric Madsen provides some tips on making the right choice at the right time for your operational situation. Continue reading >>
Raising Heifers to Build Value (Article)
By: Matthew Lange, Business Consultant
TAGS: Dairy
May 05, 2017 - Many top producers focus on the value of the heifer that they’re building, rather than looking at the heifer as a cost or a commodity. AgStar’s Matt Lange provides tips on how to evaluate growing heifers from a value and margin proposition, rather than just a pure cost per head per day. Continue reading >>
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Dear First-time Homebuyer (Article)
By: Becky Kurschner, Home Mortgage Specialist
TAGS: Home Mortgage
May 01, 2017 - Congratulations on your decision to start your search for your first home. Buying a home can be overwhelming for everyone, especially first-time home buyers. In order to successfully conquer the process, there are a few things you should know. 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 >>
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