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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

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

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. – No Shortage of Meat Protein, April 24th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The USDA’s latest report of projected U.S. Red Meat and Poultry disappearance for 2017 is 88.751 billion pounds, up 4 billion pounds from 2015 and 2 billion from last year. Profitability and optimism in the Beef, Pork and Poultry Industries have pushed potential U.S. per capita disappearance from

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock Update, April 17th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Market recap: For the short week, cash hogs were down about $1.50. Pork cutout value was up $.50 for the week. Pork bellies fell more than $66 from late February to early April – and this week bellies bounced back and are up over $10.50. Pork

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Global Arable Acres, April 10th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Since 2006, a record increase of 179 million acres (82 million hectares) of crop production has been brought in worldwide. This increase was brought on by two main drivers. U.S. corn Ethanol subsidisation and China’s increased grain-oilseed demand. These two factors drove grain prices higher, leading to enhanced

Scott Brown weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, April 3rd 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Cash hogs ended the week $2 lower. Feeder steers and heifers started the week steady to $5 higher but were $1 to $4 lower to end the week. The tone in fed cattle markets were weak. Pork cutout value was down $2.45 relative to a week

Mike Brumm Commentary, It may only be spring but turn your thoughts to summer, March 29th 2017

I’ve spent this week doing producer meetings along with 2 site visits in Iowa. I got to see lots of tractors pulling anhydrous rigs along I80 in eastern Iowa and even saw some manure being applied. Spring is here (at least for those of you that far south) and it’s time to think about your

Scott Brown weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, March 27th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Cash hogs ended $1 lower for the week, pork cut-out value was down $2.31 and all product values were down. Feeder cattle were steady to 6 higher, feeder steer calves steady to 4 higher. Fed cattle ended the week steady to firm. •On the futures market

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