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Feed ingredient prices have fluctuated considerably during 2007 and 2008. Feed accounts for 2/3 to 3/4 of the total cost of raising pigs and poultry, and is also a significant contributor to the cost of dairy and beef operations. Slight fluctuations in feed prices, especially for corn and soybean meal, can have significant impacts on overall livestock production costs.
What does 2009 bring for feed prices, and how should producers approach and develop a plan for procuring feed ingredients for this upcoming year? These and similar issues will are addressed in this PorkCast online seminar program that was presented December 9th from 1 – 2 pm. Mark Schultz, North Star Commodities, provides information on options and plans for buying and pricing feed ingredients in 2009.