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Jim Long Pork Commentary, Mexico Trip Report, February 12th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week we spent in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Capital of Jalisco is Guadalajara. Jalisco is the number one state in Mexico for hog production, with over 20% of the country’s output. Our Observations:   Mexico’s hog price is very good at significantly higher price than US

CIH Hedging Hog Market Watch from Chip Whalen, February 2nd 2018

Margins deteriorated over the second half of January due to a combination of lower hog prices and higher feed costs. Hog prices have retreated recently despite strength in the pork cutout and January slaughter levels that have trailed what was expected based on the USDA’s December Hogs and Pigs report. Hog slaughter for the first

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Iowa Pork Congress Report, January 29th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week we attended the Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa is the number one hog producing state in the US. Our Observations.   The Congress was well attended. The first day was quite busy. The number of exhibitors increased from last year, probably as a

CIH Hedging Hog Market Watch from Chip Whalen, January 2018

Margins held relatively flat over the first half of January, improving slightly from year-end, with limited movement in the hog and feed markets. Hog prices recently advanced to fresh contract highs as the demand outlook remains strong despite record pork production. Hog slaughter has been up 4.5% year-over-year since early December, compared to a 2.3%

Rebecca Davis Pork Producer Blog from Barton Hog Farms in Michigan, How Farms are Reducing Antibiotic Use

For the final post in my Midwest Pork Conference Series (the first was about pork industry risks, the second 3 ways to get piglets off to a good start) I will come back to Antibiotics.  This is a topic I have covered quite a bit over the past few years, as it is one of the changing

Detection of mycotoxins and metabolites in animal products

Carry-over of mycotoxins in animal products has been studied since the 1990s. Attempts have been made to understand the mechanism involved, the rate of carry-over, and ultimately the risks for human health via the consumption of animal products. From the breeding point of view, the establishment of standards in carry-over of mycotoxins may help in

Weekly Livestock Update with Scott Brown, January 8th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: • Market recap – Cash hogs are $2.25 higher with current lean hog futures basically flat for the week. Pork cutout value gained $1.16 this week, driven by stronger bellies which were up more than $5.00 for the week. Cash fed cattle down $1.00 for the

Chris Hurt from Purdue University, Hog Prices Supported by Strong Demand, January 3rd 2017

Department of Agricultural Economics Purdue University farmdoc daily (8):1 Recommended citation format: Hurt, C. “Weekly Outlook: Hog Prices Supported by Strong Demand.” farmdoc daily (8):1, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, January 2, 2018. Permalink http://farmdocdaily.illinois.edu/2018/01/hog-prices-supported-strong-demand.html In USDA’s December Hogs and Pigs report, pork producers indicated they continue to increase

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, December 28th 2017

Open Interest Rises in Every Hog Contract   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Thursday December 28, 2017   LEAN HOGS Cash was higher yesterday as packers firmed the bid to keep hogs moving in the bitter cold temperatures. Cold temps will remain in place though next week. The cutout was quoted up .54 at

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, December 18th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Market recap – Cash cattle markets are flat for the week in light trade volume. Feeder cattle are $2.00 to $8.00 lower with lightweight calves showing some price strength this week. Live cattle futures are $3.00 higher on the recent strength in trade and feeder cattle

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