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Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, May 20th 2019

•This week in the markets - Cash cattle were nearly $4 lower this week and cash feeder cattle were steady to $6 lower. The...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Lean Hog Futures Moving up and Down, May 7th 2019

  Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The lean hog futures are certainly moving up and down. The whole pork world is focused on China....

Defining Our 2020 International Marketing Priorities, By Clay Eastwood Manager of International Marketing

The National Pork Board recognizes the important role that international marketing of U.S. pork plays in producer profitability and the ability of the pork...

What Would African Swine Fever Look Like if it Hit the U.S.? By ...

The incursion and expansion of African Swine Fever (ASF) into China has raised concerns among producers and regulatory officials about the threat the disease...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Global Markets have had Big Jump, April 22nd 2019

  Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Global Markets have had Big Jump   The Global Hog Market has changed significantly since late February. All Countries converted to...

Prospects for Swine Feed Costs in 2019, By Michael Langemeier Center for Commercial Agriculture...

The USDA-NASS Prospective Plantings report indicated that corn planted for all purposes was estimated at 92.8 million acres, up 4 percent from last year. ...

Heat Stress, Performance Trace Minerals & Swine Gut Health, Written by Dr. Mark...

Heat stress can result in significant economic costs to your livestock operation. For example, it is estimated that the annual cost of heat stress...

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, March 25th 2019

Some highlights from this week's Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week in the markets - Cash fed cattle are up $3 this week and...

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...