February 4, 2020
FEED & MEDICATION
NEWS letter
Amino Acid prices are currently favorable, it may be a good time to have more on hand.   Current indications are that overall ingredient pricing will continue to move upward. 
 
We saw the effects of African Swine Fever lowering feed ingredient pricing.   The Coronavirus in China may significantly raise prices.  As workers return to their jobs after the Chinese New Year, some will get stranded away from their homes and jobs due to travel shut downs.     Worker shortages at sea ports may create ingredient shipment shortages.  We can only guess how bad this might become.

Should we be more concerned? This article released yesterday by Kansas State University implies we should.  

Pricing in graphs reflect our highest retail price. Full pallet, truckload, customer pickup and other factors may reduce your purchase price.
Pricing in graphs reflect our highest retail price. Full pallet, truckload, customer pickup and other factors may reduce your purchase price.
With Paylean out, "Pack on the Pounds" with Skycis:
EVONIK CORPORATION IS ANNOUNCING AN IMPORTANT UPDATE TO THEIR BIOLYS PRODUCT
TOP 5 TAKEAWAYS FROM THE ASF MEETING AT SOUTH DAKOTA PORK CONGRESS
  1. There is no human or animal virus similar to ASF.
  2. We are currently banking on prevention and good biosecurity practices. Go to pork.org to see what those best practices are. It would be beneficial to participate in the Secure Pork Supply Plan.
  3. There is a concern with the transportation of feed ingredients and spreading ASF, specifically soy meal. It's important to know where your supply of feed ingredients comes from.
  4. Because of ASF, there will be a total production redo. There will have to be much more biosecurity in Asia as there had been very little in the past. This will eventually take out the backyard producers in China and Vietnam.
  5. We can't hold our hat on a vaccine right now. It's a big virus and hard to identify the spots of the virus that can be attacked. We are years away from a vaccine being on the market.
 PALS sells primarily 3 things: animal health products, animal agriculture equipment, and building & repair services.  
Animal Health:
Feed ingredients: While we supply several smaller mills, we have found we are a good secondary supplier for other distributors, mills and farms.  

Disinfectants / Cleaners / Water line cleaners / Antibiotics / Water Solubles / Insecticides / Rodenticides / Litter Treatments
Equipment: 
Our largest volume is in the hog industry.  Followed by turkey & chicken.   We
sell some cattle and dairy equipment; mostly feed lines and fans.   
(We are actively trying to build this category) 

Service:   
Our in house teams work in all service areas. We work closely with 8 subcontractors
on installation and service work.      

We run route trucks 5 days a week. We also utilize direct shipping. It can be one box, pallets, or full truckloads.
Upcoming Events

  • Mar 6-7: New Ulm Farm Show- Come see us at our booth.
  • Mar 17-19: Midwest Poultry Federation convention- Come see us at our booth.
  • Mar 25-26: Central Plains Dairy Expo- Come see us at our booth.
  • June 3-5: World Pork Expo- We are attending. Schedule a time to see us.