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Feeder pigs
Apr 08, 2020

Is the Phosphorus in Rye More Digestible for Pigs?

University of Illinois researchers set out to see if including rye in diets containing corn and soybean meal without or with microbial phytase improves the apparent total tract digestibility of phosphorus and calcium.

Dec 30, 2019

Illinois Study: Excess Leucine in Pig Diets Leads to Multiple Problems

According to research from the University of Illinois, excess leucine in pig diets can decrease protein synthesis and reduce feed intake.

Nov 13, 2019

Low-Oil DDGS Provides Less Energy, More Protein in Pig Diets

Given greater oil-extraction efficiencies at corn-ethanol plants, the resulting co-products, DDGS, are lower in fat. That means less energy for pigs consuming DDGS as part of their diet.

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Oct 22, 2019

Potential for a Post-Harvest Corn Price Rally

While December futures prices struggle to break through $4, the potential for a smaller crop holds the promise of a price rally despite weak demand.

Pigs at Wakefield Pork
Sep 11, 2019

Alternative Nutrition Strategies to Control Post-Weaning Diarrhea

Research shows reducing protein in diets for weanling pigs may reduce diarrhea, comparable to pigs fed antibiotic growth promoters to help reduce diarrhea.

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Aug 20, 2019

Questions About Corn Crop Continue

USDA’s August crop production forecast delivered a shock to corn markets with much larger production than expected. Market participants continue to question the crop size, says agricultural economist Todd Hubbs.

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Jul 17, 2019

Corn Prices Heating Up, Hubbs Says

Strengthening basis levels indicate supply issues to come if the dry, hot weather persists over large areas of the Corn Belt, according to University of Illinois agricultural economist Todd Hubbs.

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Apr 09, 2019

Weekly Outlook Dives Into Corn and Soybean Export Potential

As the U.S. administration continues to negotiate a trade deal with China, the prospect of a resolution looms larger for corn and soybean export potential in 2019.