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Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, February 12th 2017

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, February 12th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Cattle and hog markets ended the week mixed. Week over week live cattle were flat in most months, feeders were lower in the most active months, and the hog market saw fairly strong gains. •USDA released its WASDE report on Thursday. Scott and Meghan discuss what

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, February 5th 2017

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, February 5th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Livestock market analyst Scott Brown says trade early in the week carried over from last Friday’s Cattle on Feed Report. •Tuesday’s Cattle Inventory report showed a slight expansion in the beef herd. •Analysts at the NCBA’s Cattle Industry Convention said expansion is likely to continue in

Diana Prichard Pork Producer Blog, In The Absence of TPP Pork Producers Must Demand New Markets, January 31st 2017

Diana Prichard Pork Producer Blog, In The Absence of TPP Pork Producers Must Demand New Markets, January 31st 2017

Monday, just four days into his service as President of the United States, Donald Trump announced that he would be seeking immediate renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Mexico and Canada, as well as immediately withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The latter, perhaps more than any other issue, has been

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Market Continues Rebound, January 23rd 2017

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Market Continues Rebound, January 23rd 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics In November, U.S. market hogs touched $0.45 lean/lb. By the end of last week, 53-54% lean hogs were $0.66/lb. A month ago and a year ago, they were $0.57. Pork demand is strong. The extra money producers are getting is stopping financial losses.   Minnesota Pork Congress  

Veterinary Feed Directive impact on youth exhibitors, from Julie Thelen from Michigan State University Extension

Veterinary Feed Directive impact on youth exhibitors, from Julie Thelen from Michigan State University Extension

Are you ready? Jan. 1, 2017, begins the process of knowing and paying attention to a few more acronyms or paying the consequences. The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) is a requirement put forth by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with impacts that will be seen across the country. Michigan State University Extension has been

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, January 12th 2017

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, January 12th 2017

MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Thursday January 12, 2017   LEAN HOGS Cash hog prices are expected to be higher again today. This should sponsor additional upside strength including bull spreading. The cutout soared upward yesterday but most of the power came from a upward adjustment in ham prices. Consider

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Global Market Thoughts! January 9th 2017

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Global Market Thoughts! January 9th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics It’s the New Year and we are thinking about the China swine markets and how it will affect us.   China – current price: 17.51 CNY/kg liveweight (U.S. $1.14/ lb liveweight)   China’s producers continue to be in the black, black, black. The market hog price of $1.14

Chris Hurt from Purdue University, Weekly Outlook: More Pork in 2017 With Higher Hog Prices? January 9th 2017

Chris Hurt from Purdue University, Weekly Outlook: More Pork in 2017 With Higher Hog Prices? January 9th 2017

Department of Agricultural Economics Purdue University farmdoc daily (7):1 Recommended citation format: Hurt, C. “Weekly Outlook: Weekly Outlook: More Pork in 2017 With Higher Hog Prices?.” farmdoc daily (7):1, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, January 3, 2017. Permalink: http://farmdocdaily.illinois.edu/2017/01/more-pork-2017-higher-hog-prices.html Listen to MP3 Podcast The latest Hogs and Pigs report

Dr. Bryan Myers from Pipestone Veterinary Clinic, Wean to Market PRRS Control Strategies, January 3rd 2017

Dr. Bryan Myers from Pipestone Veterinary Clinic, Wean to Market PRRS Control Strategies, January 3rd 2017

By Dr. Bryan Myers As I begin to write this article, it is 6:00 AM and it is 38 degrees outside and I can’t see my neighbor’s house because of the fog.  Unfortunately, the first thing that comes to mind is this is a day that PRRS virus thrives in.  According to initial research done

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Price Begins Rebound, December 13th 2016

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Price Begins Rebound, December 13th 2016

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week, we wrote that we believed that the bottom was in the U.S. hog price. So far, so good. November 29th prices were 45.79 cents/lb lean, and December 12th prices were 52.13 cents/lb lean. Overall, a 6 cent/lb lean or $13.00 per head increase. Going in the

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