Perspectives - Winter 2016 - 4

INDUSTRY INSIGHT
What's New for 2016
by David Santos

A

s this winter issue of Perspectives goes to
press, Phoenix Feeds & Nutrition will have
just begun manufacturing its custom feeds in our
new state-of-the-art batching tower, or as we call
it, Phase III. Like most construction projects or
upgrades, it's been a long and tedious project that
took two months longer than predicted. But all
in all, it's been a great project to experience and
we're all very excited about having a new batching
tower.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank
everyone who was involved in this project.
Special thanks to the New England Millwrights

David Santos

Co-Owner
President & GM

crew, Gene's Electric, Jonathan Parrish of The
International Automation Company, and all of
Phoenix Feeds & Nutrition's employees who had
to work around the extensive construction. Thanks
are also due to our great customers whose patience
and loyalty helped make all this possible.
The new year will no doubt bring fresh
challenges to our industry and to that of our
customers, including odd weather conditions,
new government regulations, and lower-thanexpected milk prices. Let's choose to take on these
challenges with a positive attitude and sense of
perspective.

Where Do Feed Prices Go from Here?
by Craig Newton

I

recently read an article by
Bob Devenport in Feedstuffs
concerning
soybean
meal
values. In that article Bob made
a strong case, when considering
forward pricing, of studying
the history of the soymeal price
following a record crop. 2015
was a record maker. In this
article Bob notes that in every
year since 1970, following

a record crop, prices have
rallied 25-80%. Since 1985 the
average increase has been 35%.
The year 2009 was very similar
to 2015. The global economy
was weak, the US dollar was
strong, and demand was weak.
The low for soy in 2009 was
$272. That was followed by a
rally in 2010 up to $371. Today
we have a CBOT board of $264.

Unless you see something in
our economy that makes you
think 2016 will be worse, then
the chances are very high that
prices will rise from where they
are now.
For those who haven't
already locked up feed prices,
I would recommend to consider
doing so. The odds are in your
favor!

Craig
Newton
Co-Owner

Did you know Phoenix Feeds &
Nutrition is on Facebook, Twitter,
Instagram, and LinkedIn? We provide
regular industry updates, fun facts,
historical photographs, cows with
sunglasses, and behind-the-scenes
moments that are fun for the whole
family. Find us today!
From our FB feed: Check out these
strong Land Girls from 1942! The
Women's Land Army was created in
the United States and in Britain to
replace men who were called upon
in the military. This photo depicts
four determined women harvesting
beetroot.

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