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Jim Long Pork Commentary, Bacon Shortage? February 13th 2017

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Bacon Shortage? February 13th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Over the last few years, the demand for Bacon in the North American market has greatly increased. Bacon on burgers, Bacon in all day breakfast programs such as McDonalds, Bacon on everything. What has that meant to US pork cut-outs? Below is some historical values.   As you

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, February 12th 2017

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, February 12th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Cattle and hog markets ended the week mixed. Week over week live cattle were flat in most months, feeders were lower in the most active months, and the hog market saw fairly strong gains. •USDA released its WASDE report on Thursday. Scott and Meghan discuss what

Jim Long Pork Commentary, China Market Update, February 6th 2017

Jim Long Pork Commentary, China Market Update, February 6th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics China has been the big story in the Global Swine industry in 2016.The lower supply of pork in China led to large pork exports from E.U. and North America. It is obvious that the increase in China imports has been a panacea for the major pork exporting regions.

Why Automated Data Collection for Pig Farming is the Way forward from Kevin Hill at Quality Scales Unlimited

Why Automated Data Collection for Pig Farming is the Way forward from Kevin Hill at Quality Scales Unlimited

The concept of Precision Farming is based on observing, measuring and responding to inter and intra-field variability in crops to develop a decision support system (DSS) for the whole farm management with the goal of optimizing returns on inputs while preserving resources. Swine breeders and pig farmers are now increasingly using Precision Livestock Farming techniques

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Iowa Pork Congress Report, January 30th 2017

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Iowa Pork Congress Report, January 30th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week, we attended the Iowa Pork Congress, held annually in Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa is the largest hog producing state and has been for decades. The Iowa Pork Congress is the largest of all state trade shows and has many exhibitors. This year, it appears attendance was

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, January 30th 2017

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, January 30th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •USDA released its Cattle on Feed report. Placements were up 18 percent, marketings up 7 percent, and the total cattle on feed also up slightly. •However – University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says there are signs of contraction. •The Cattle Inventory report, which is a complete

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Market Continues Rebound, January 23rd 2017

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Market Continues Rebound, January 23rd 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics In November, U.S. market hogs touched $0.45 lean/lb. By the end of last week, 53-54% lean hogs were $0.66/lb. A month ago and a year ago, they were $0.57. Pork demand is strong. The extra money producers are getting is stopping financial losses.   Minnesota Pork Congress  

Marty Misener from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services, Colostral Antibodies Help in PEDV Immunity

Marty Misener from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services, Colostral Antibodies Help in PEDV Immunity

When porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) makes its’ way into the sow barn there a number of procedures that will need to be undertaken in order to walk this pesky little beast back out of the barn. Which efforts will give the greatest return to time and effort invested? We know that the antibodies that

Jim Long Pork Commentary, New Year Musings – Russia and USA, January 16th 2017

Jim Long Pork Commentary, New Year Musings – Russia and USA, January 16th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics One of the interesting global factors in the pig industry is what’s going on in Russia, and how this will affect the markets.   Russia Current market price is 113 rubles a kilogram, or $0.86 USD/lb liveweight (about $215 USD per market hog). Feed costs vary by region

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, January 16th 2017

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, January 16th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Export data was released on Monday. Brown says the report had great news for US livestock producers •USDA released its WASDE report on Thursday. Brown says forecast for red meat and poultry production has

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