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Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S Lean Hog Prices Continue to Go Higher, May 23rd 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The latest data we have on U.S pork exports is March (227,955 metric tons) which was 16% higher then the same month last year.  March topped the previous monthly high set in November 2016.  A U.S dollar decline that we are seeing currently should support U.S pork exports

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown from the University of Missouri, May 22nd 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Fed cattle were down for the week coming off of very high prices a couple of weeks ago. We are down for the week on feeder cattle $1 to $4 , feeder calves were steady to $3 lower. Choice beef cutout was up over $4 this

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S Cash Hog Price Continues to Rise, May 15th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics U.S Hog Producers are getting the benefit of rapidly rising prices.  In the last week 53-54% hogs went from 62.50 to 69.94.  A gain of $15 U.S per head.  The market has added nearly $25 a head in the last two weeks.  We expect lean hogs continue to

Doug MacDougald from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Service, PEDV Shed and Spread: Little Evidence of Aerosol Transmission!

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) elimination from farrow to finish farms without the need for complete depopulation has been highly successful. This group of US researchers wanted to drill down on more specific information about PED tissue localization, shedding patterns, virus carriage, antibody response, and aerosol transmission. In this case the researchers inoculated  4-week-old feeder

Mike Brumm Commentary, Canadian vs US sow herd productivity, May 10th 2017

A few weeks ago I reviewed the MetaFarms 2016 wean-finish growth data. Today I want to take a look at MetaFarms comparison of Canadian vs US sow herd productivity for 2016. The MetaFarms sow performance data for 2016 is based on data for 613.8 thousand females (10.3% of the June 1, 2016 USDA estimated breeding

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Seasonal Hog Price Rise Continues, May 8th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics It’s the month of May, usually from May till September is hog producers time to get higher prices and generally have the most profitable period of the year.   Both summer lean hog futures and cash prices have appreciated recently.  Average Producers should be at about breakeven right

Dr Brent Jones from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services, M. hypneumoniae Survival Eight Days at 4°C

Porcine pneumonia caused by Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae in the absence of other coinfections can be a relatively mild disease. Mycoplasma hyopneumonia as part of respiratory coinfections can adversely affect both pig welfare and can cause major economic losses. Transmission of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae is predominantly related to direct pig to pig contact but the role of indirect transmission has

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Lean Hog Futures Show Some Life! May 2nd 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics In the last week U.S summer lean hog futures have jumped 6¢ lb. or about $12.00 a head.  Its great to see some life in the hog market after watching it sink continually for the last few weeks.  Current Lean Cash hog price in the 50’s means most

Ed Metzger from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Service, Does Prolonged Nursery Downtime Affect Bacterial Loads?

Sanitation measures such as cleaning, disinfection and downtime between production batches on pig farms are essential in preventing disease outbreaks. These measures may not eliminate all of the bacteria but a significant reduction in “infective pressure” can reduce the probability of disease. One of the questions that comes up from time to time is the

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. – No Shortage of Meat Protein, April 24th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The USDA’s latest report of projected U.S. Red Meat and Poultry disappearance for 2017 is 88.751 billion pounds, up 4 billion pounds from 2015 and 2 billion from last year. Profitability and optimism in the Beef, Pork and Poultry Industries have pushed potential U.S. per capita disappearance from

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