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Jim Long Pork Commentary, “Anyone can raise hogs. But it takes a near Genius...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics “Anyone can raise hogs. But it takes a near Genius to make money doing it.” “Anyone can raise hogs....

Prospects for Swine Feed Costs in 2020, By Michael Langemeier Purdue University

Principal crops planted in the United States declined from 319.3 million acres in 2018 to 302.6 million acres in 2019, a decline of 16.7...

Foreign Experience with ASF – Iowa Pork Congress, By Gary Flory, Owner, G.A. Flory...

On January 22 – 23, 2020, the Iowa Pork Producers Association hosted the 48th annual Iowa Pork Congress (IPC) in Des Moines, Iowa.  In...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, January 9th 2020

Food Prices Soar Higher in China During December By Dennis Smith   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Thursday January 9, 2020   LEAN HOGS: Cash is called steady to possibly...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, December 10th 2019

Chinese Pork Prices Surge Higher in November By Dennis Smith   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday December 10, 2019   LEAN HOGS: There's headline news just out from the...

Nutritional Advancements for Pig Health, By Jon De Jong, PhD, nutritionist for Pipestone Nutrition.

Advancements in swine nutrition have led to strong gains in pig health and productivity over the years, and research is continuing to identify ways...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, Monster Hog Kill on Tap For This Week

By Dennis Smith Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Tuesday November 12, 2019 LEAN HOGS: The cutout ripped higher yesterday in the wake of the $7.00 gain in the...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, Games, Lots of Games in the Hog Market,...

  LEAN HOGS: Games…there’s lots of games being played in the hog market these days. The obvious objective of packers, and the Chinese, in the face...

Jim Long, Pork Commentary, No Joy in Hog Town, November 4, 2019

Pork Commentary,  November 4th, 2019 Jim Long, President-CEO, Genesus Inc. Our sense is that the U.S.-Canada swine production sector is getting worn out by the markets...

Veterinary Feed Directive – Year One in Review, By Elizabeth Ferry, Michigan State University

To gain a better understanding of the direct impacts to farmer raising animals for food productions MSU Extension led a nationwide survey to help...
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