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Foreign Animal Disease: Preparing for the Worst By Brent Pepin, DVM Pipestone Veterinary Services

Everyone who works with pigs is likely aware of the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) across Europe and Asia. This seemly unstoppable sweeping...

Weekly Livestock Update with Scott Brown, January 3rd 2019

Scott and Meghan taped a live episode of the Weekly Livestock Market Update at the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association this week in Columbia, MO. In...

Weekly Livestock Update with Scott Brown, December 31st 2018

Some highlights from this week's Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Market Recap – Cash live fed cattle were up $1.50 this week. Given the holiday...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, December 11th 2018

Active Trade Noted Yesterday in Dec Hog Calls By Dennis Smith   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday December 11, 2018   LEAN HOGS: A couple of scheduling announcements. The...

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, November 19th 2018

Some highlights from this week's Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week in markets - Fed cattle were $1.50 lower this week and feeder cattle...

Colombia: Continued Growth for U.S. Pork Exports: by Clay Eastwood, Manager of International Marketing

Colombia continues to be at the forefront of rapidly expanding U.S. pork export markets. In 2017, U.S. pork and pork variety meat exports to...

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, October 29th 2018

Some highlights from this week's Weekly Livestock Market Update: • This week in the markets - Cash cattle ended the $1.25 higher, while feeder...

Importance of U.S. Export Markets Seen on International Mission, by Derrick Sleezer, International Marketing...

I recently returned home from the National Pork Board’s International Marketing Committee Asia Mission that included stops in Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Macau....

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Is it a Miracle? October 9th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics A Month ago, 53-54% lean hogs were 44¢ lb. Just coming out of August which is traditionally a time...

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, September 3rd 2018 Commentaries September 24, 2018

Some highlights from this week's Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week in markets - Live cattle are nearly $2.75 higher this week, with feeder...