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Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, May 18th 2017

Cash Hogs and Pork Cutout Surge on Seasonal Demand   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Thursday May 18, 2017   LEAN HOGS Cash was called lower early yesterday but came in fully steady. Nice try by the packer to purchase pigs at lower money but it did not work. The cutout soared, calculated up

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown from the University of Missouri, May 15th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Market recap through Thursday’s close: It’s been a pretty good week in the hog market. Hogs ended the week up about $4.50 through Thursday’s close. Pork cutout was up $4.37, with strength across the board and added help from stronger belly prices. Cattle were down about

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Seasonal Hog Price Rise Continues, May 8th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics It’s the month of May, usually from May till September is hog producers time to get higher prices and generally have the most profitable period of the year.   Both summer lean hog futures and cash prices have appreciated recently.  Average Producers should be at about breakeven right

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock Report from the University of Missouri, May 7th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Fed cattle prices ended $8 higher for the week. Feeder cattle were $1 to $10 higher – mainly on the upper end. Calves were generally stead to $8 higher. Choice beef cutout up $11.40 for the week with across the board strength on all sub-primals. That

5 Opportunities to Control and Prevent Scours in Farrowing, Scott VanderPoel, DVM Pipestone Veterinary Services

Scours can be a difficult and chronic issue within a farrowing barn. Not only does it affect the health and growth of the pig, but it also can be detrimental to people who work in the farms daily. For this article, I will not be talking about treatments for scours, but rather potential areas of

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock Report from the University of Missouri, April 24th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Cash hogs are down 75 cents on the week.  Futures markets are down about $4.50 for the week.  Pork cut value was down modestly on the week – led by a $5.50 decline in belly prices this week.  On the cattle side – feeder steers were

Jim Long Pork Commentary, China, China, China, April 18th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics China’s current hog price liveweight is 16.49 CNY/kg, or $1.08 USD liveweight/lb. The U.S.A. liveweight price is $0.47/lb and Spain $0.62/lb. It doesn’t take an ag-economist sitting in a university cubicle to figure that Chinese producers are receiving up to $125 per head more than U.S. producers. A

Chris Hurt from Purdue University, April 11th 2017

Source: by Chris Hurt Department of Agricultural Economics Purdue University Hog prices are expected to increase in 2017 even with three percent more pork production. Prices will be supported by stronger demand because of a growing U.S. economy and by a robust eight percent growth in exports as projected by USDA. New packer capacity is

Jim Long Pork Commentary, USDA March 1 Hogs and Pigs Report, April 3rd 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics     Year over year, there is more pigs in the market inventory, 2.754 million head. We calculate that’s over 100,000 more per week to go to market over the next half year compared to last. It’s real good the new U.S. slaughter plants are coming on stream

Christine Pelland, DVM from South West Ontario Veterinary Services, – Use of Recreational Straw Common in Sweden, March 27th 2017

Tail biting is a common problem in pig farming and has a direct effect on the welfare of the pig. Infectious arthritis, lung abscess, carcass abscess and pleuritis that result from tail biting can be the cause of significant economic loss to the producer. The lesions of tail biting and the sequelae are easily detected

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