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Jim Long Pork Commentary, Hog Market Rockets Higher, March 18th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week U.S. hog futures jumped almost 10₵ lb. A phenomenal increase triggered by the realization that we...

Low Hog Prices to Start the Year, By Chris Hurt Purdue University

Hog prices have been struggling so far this year. USDA reports that live prices in January and February have averaged below $40 for the...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Some Good News, March 11th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week the U.S. hog industry got a sliver of good news. April lean hog futures increased $4.15...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, African Swine Fever (ASF) China Report

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Genesus has been the largest exporter of swine breeding stock to China the last three years. Many industry contacts...

Rebecca Davis Pork Michigan Producer Blog, PRRS Year 3- The Last Year, February 12th...

I wish I could say that the disease issues our herd has experienced over the last three years have passed. That we have come...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Iowa Pork Congress Report, January 28th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week we attended and participated at the Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines Iowa. Our Observations: Iowa Pork...

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...

Get to the Root of Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex By Dale Miskimins ...

Respiratory disease incidence increases in swine in the fall and winter. Changeable weather seems to trigger outbreaks. You and your veterinarian can supply meaningful...

Chris Hurt from Purdue University, Pork Industry: Some Recovery from Decade Low Prices

The U.S. pork industry has been expanding the breeding herd and growing since mid-2014. The rate of breeding herd expansion peaked in early 2018...

International Travel Biosecurity, By Joseph Yaros, DVM Pipestone Veterinary Clinic

As the world swine population continues to grow both domestically and internationally, it can open doors to producers and veterinarians to visit production locations...