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Jim Long Pork Commentary, Global Mega Producers, Think Globally, Act Locally, June 18 2019

    Genesus as the founding sponsor have in conjunction with the National Hog Farmer the most read swine magazine and e-letter in the United States have jointly initiated the Global Mega Producer program.  The Mega Producer initiative recognizes the 26 Global producers with over 100,000 sows.  As our industry consolidates and becomes more Global with

Mike Brumm Pork Commentary, Questions Commonly Asked at World Pork Expo, June 13, 2017

      It was great seeing so many readers of this blog at World Pork Expo last week. Many of you stopped me to comment on my last posting about taking time for a vacation. As you know, I did that prior to Expo and had a great time away from my desk. The

Jim Long Commentary, World Pork Expo Report, June 12 2017

  Last week the World Pork Expo was held in Des Moines, Iowa.  The World Pork Expo is the largest Global Swine Event held annually.  Our WPX report.   The WPX benefited from great weather, sunny and warm.  Perfect weather for the outside tent set up many companies use.   There were reported 20,000 visitors

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, June 6 2017

  Cattle Show List is Smaller Than Last Week Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Tuesday June 6, 2017 LEAN HOGS Cash was strong yesterday, better than expected by most and actually stronger than expected by bullish traders like myself. Pork export data, released yesterday after the close, showed April exports strong…up 7.6% compared to April

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock Market Update from the University of Missouri, May 29th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Cash hogs up almost a dollar on the week. Pork cutout value was up nearly $4 for the week with strength across the board on all components of the cut-out value. On the cattle side – feeder calves were $1 to $4 higher. Feeder cattle were

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, May 18th 2017

Cash Hogs and Pork Cutout Surge on Seasonal Demand   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Thursday May 18, 2017   LEAN HOGS Cash was called lower early yesterday but came in fully steady. Nice try by the packer to purchase pigs at lower money but it did not work. The cutout soared, calculated up

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown from the University of Missouri, May 15th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Market recap through Thursday’s close: It’s been a pretty good week in the hog market. Hogs ended the week up about $4.50 through Thursday’s close. Pork cutout was up $4.37, with strength across the board and added help from stronger belly prices. Cattle were down about

Why and How to Leverage Farm Management Tools, By: Ahnna Compart, Sr. Financial Analyst AgStar Financial Services

As a business analyst, I work with a wide array of farm clients. Some are younger and less experienced. Others have been in the business for decades. Many top producers, regardless of size or experience, seem to have a few things in common. They have established operational goals, they surround themselves with a trusted circle

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

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock Report from the University of Missouri, April 24th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Cash hogs are down 75 cents on the week.  Futures markets are down about $4.50 for the week.  Pork cut value was down modestly on the week – led by a $5.50 decline in belly prices this week.  On the cattle side – feeder steers were

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