The U.S. livestock sector is in a time of much uncertainty, but there are things that can be done and strategies to consider. Hear from market and technical experts on what rising feed costs could mean for your hog operation and feed customers during a free webinar to be held at 11 a.m. (EDT) on Thursday, Aug. 22. The one-hour webinar will hosted by Feedstuffs and sponsored by Elanco.
Leading off the webinar with a look at the current hog and grain markets and what’s ahead for 2020 will be Feedstuffs columnist Richard Brock. Brock is owner and president of Brock Associates, an agricultural marketing advisory service and publisher of "The Brock Report," a weekly fundamental and technical newsletter. His firm, now with seven offices, manages grain sales on more than 700,000 acres throughout the U.S. and is an advisor on purchasing strategies for many large poultry, pork, dairy and food companies.
Dr. Chad Pilcher, swine nutritionist with Provimi, will speak on the topic of diet decisions, such as considerations for a high- or low-energy diet, DDGS levels and standard ileal digestible lysine:CNE ratio. Pilcher works with the Provimi swine team to develop customer-specific feeding programs to optimize nutritional value and financial return. He also invests time with customers in troubleshooting nutrition and management issues.
Dr. Chad Yoder, technical service consultant, value-added swine services for Elanco, will discuss population marketing strategies based on margin over feed and how to use feed efficiency to drive higher weights without adding cost even in times of higher feed prices.
Dr. Roger Arentson, senior technical consultant with Elanco, will present the economics and return on investment of efficiency strategies and common tactics in various market conditions.
For more information and to register for the Aug. 22 webinar, visit: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/2069275/27D01C1ED22AC8598F13E307361E9789?partnerref=Feedenews