Ep. #55: Riding the Wave of Feed Cost Fluctuations

In this episode of the SwineTime podcast, Dr. Spencer Wayne welcomes Dr. Kiah Berg, Senior Supervisor of Nutrition with Pipestone Nutrition, to discuss the state of feed costs and her recommendations for proper nutrition strategies. Dr. Berg explains the recent trends in feed costs, highlighting the notable decrease in prices for key ingredients such as corn and soybean meal, resulting in significant cost savings for pig production. Dr. Berg underscores the importance of regularly monitoring ingredient prices and reformulating diets to optimize cost efficiency while maintaining nutritional quality.

Drs. Wayne and Berg emphasize the need for adaptive feed management, they discuss the frequency of reformulation, suggesting regular reviews based on cost savings thresholds and market dynamics. Furthermore, Dr. Berg stresses the importance of adjusting feed orders based on herd size and mortality events to prevent overfeeding and optimize feed utilization. Overall, the podcast offers valuable insights and practical strategies for swine producers to enhance productivity and profitability in the pork industry.

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 Dr. Wayne, the podcast contains pork industry news, advancements in animal care and how to enhance your productivity.

Monthly podcasts are available on Spotify, YouTube, Google Music, iTunes, and on Pipestone.com.