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Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, July 15th 2019

•This week in the markets – Live cash cattle traded up $3.50 this week and feeder cattle markets were $2-5 higher. The August live...

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, July 8th 2019

•This week in the markets - We talked before markets closed on Friday. Live cattle are $1.75 lower this week and cash feeder cattle...

Let’s Give Back to Our Communities, By Patrick Bane an Illinois Hog Farmer

Involvement helps sustain rural towns, support those who support pig farmers. One of the We CareSM principles that every pig farmer works hard to uphold...

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, June 17th 2019

•This week in the markets - Live fed cattle prices were nearly steady through the first part of the week, with most trading expected...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Global Mega Producers List 201, June 11th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last week the 2019 Global Mega Producers List was announced during a virtual conference done by National Hog...

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, May 27th 2019

•This week in the markets - Live cash cattle were down $1 this week, while feeder cattle trended $2 to $4 higher. June live...

Stop the loss! Focus on Mycoplasma and Circovirus prove profitable for pig producers By...

The goal of boosting production and profitability for pork producers has led Joseph Yaros, DVM, and veterinarian with Pipestone Veterinary Services, to focus on...

Pork Producer Blog: Three Ways Pig Farmers Ensure Food Safety, By Patrick Bane

New technology will enable even stronger food safety through traceability I I wouldn’t be doing my job right as a pig farmer if I didn’t...

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, May 6th 2019

Some highlights from this week's Weekly Livestock Market Update: • This week in the markets – Cash cattle are down $3 for the week....

What Would African Swine Fever Look Like if it Hit the U.S.? By ...

The incursion and expansion of African Swine Fever (ASF) into China has raised concerns among producers and regulatory officials about the threat the disease...