A locally strong feed ration
Van Waardhuizen talks about his feeding ration, which includes wet gluten from an area corn processing facility. When mixed with other ingredients, the wet gluten ration is similar to corn silage, but at a lower cost, he says.17% moisture. No way we can now we don't have to have special facilities for holding the course. And only purchase what gluten. From our right now it's coming from Cedar Rapids . And we put in as Federer 150% -- gluten. And that. There's a real nice died as -- back to the diet that's probably the biggest reason we put the gluten and plus the prices. Makes corn more economical. Then we had and a ground corn stocks . And that's basically -- -- The -- -- more like silent you know because the sides ration has moisture and it. And
Advantages of the small feedlot
Keith Van Waardhuizen of Oskaloosa, Iowa, talks about why he feels his attention to detail and feed cost advantages make him a tough competitor for the bigger commercial feedlots of the Great Plains.
Feeding his own corn
With corn prices on the rise in recent months, it's become a challenge for Van Waardhuizen to continue feeding his own corn. But, he says the cattle market has adjusted as well, and while prices may be higher, profit margins are typically about the swhen Peter -- as I started -- kids -- 6080 cents. Back cattle market was 67 cents so we've shifted up. The margins still about the thing.
Future of the farm
There is opportunity for his operation to continue well into the future, Van Waardhuizen says, but it will take a new generation dedicated to the business in order for that to happen.
Cattle industry report
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State of the Cattle Industry
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Hog expansion & challenges
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