Having healthy animals is the wish of every farmer (livestock and even deer); however, keeping animals healthy requires a good herd health management plan. All animals have various defense mechanisms to prevent or deal with infections.
Cattle producers commonly evaluate reproductive performance by determining how many cows became pregnant during the breeding season. Although pregnancy rates are important, when females become pregnant within the breeding season is also a key component of cow-calf profitability.
"I made sure the belts are tight and cleaned the blades to make sure that they're operating at maximum efficiency. So when it gets hot today, you know we're not looking in the barns and saying, 'Oh we’ve got four fans not running,' because once it’s hot, it’s too late," Breunig said Monday.
Forward hog contract prices have been stable as of late. Tyler Fulton is director of risk management with Hams Marketing Services. "We've seen a fair amount of volatility day to day, but they haven't been trending one direction or the other," he said.