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Tackling high feed costs

Article-Tackling high feed costs

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What are the pros and cons of different types of feeders used in barns and how do those translate to feed efficiency and gains?

What factors are contributing to increased costs and the current state of the supply chain for needed ingredients? Are ingredient costs relative to each other, and how does that affect feed formulation?

In this episode of SwineTime, host Spencer Wayne, DVM, sits down with Pipestone Nutritionists Hayden Kerkaert and Jacob Koepke. They share their perspective on what factors are impacting today's high feed costs and discuss considerations for producers to remain profitable despite rising costs.

Having a direct impact on pig health and input costs, Kerkaert and Koepke share their thoughts and suggestions on how to look at your feed formulation and changes to that formulation from a nutritionist perspective.

Wayne asks his guests to dive into the pros and cons of the different types of feeders used in barns and how those translate to feed efficiency and gains. He also asks them to share practical things producers can look at in their barns today, to help them remain profitable while costs are on the rise.


SwineTime Podcast Episode 44: Tackling High Feed Costs

Pipestone's mission is "Helping Farmers Today Create the Farms of Tomorrow." The SwineTime podcast was created for pig farmers and individual pork producers around the country. Hosted by Wayne, the podcast contains pork industry news, advancements in animal care and how to enhance your productivity.

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