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Weekly Livestock Update with Scott Brown, February 12th 2018

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Market Recap – Cash hogs for the week were up 65 cents. The pork cutout value was down $4.16 for the week – led by 17 cent lower belly prices for this week, ham prices were down a nickel. The pork cutout value now rests 8%

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Where we at? Where are we going? February 5th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics This past week, a year ago, US 53-54% lean hogs were averaging 69¢ lb; this year, this past week 73¢ lb – 4¢ higher, or about $8 per head to the good.   A year ago, U.S. cash 40lb feeder pig were averaging $72; this week, this year

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

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, February 23rd 2018

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Market Recap – Cash hog markets were about $2.00 higher for the week. Current lean hog futures contract was basically flat to slightly lower. Wholesale pork cutout value gained $1.60 driven by stronger bellies, hams and ribs. It is 1.6% higher than the same period a

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Real Productivity, January 15th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics There is a myth of swine productivity results and then the reality. There is an exercise we like to do at year end to look at real productivity of the US-Canada swine productivity sector.   To do this, we need to use the combined US-Canada breeding herd inventory

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

Genetic diversity, changing clinical picture make IAV-S detection challenging

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ By Phillip Gauger, DVM, MS, PhD Associate Professor Iowa State University   Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) remains among the top health challenges facing the US swine industry and, worse yet, it may be on the increase.1 Based on porcine respiratory samples submitted to the Iowa

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Dec 1 U.S.D.A Hog and Pigs Report More Pigs! December 27th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Jim Long Pork Commentary Dec 1 U.S.D.A Hog and Pigs Report More Pigs! Last Friday the U.S.D.A released an inventory report for the U.S. Hog and Pigs Inventory (1000 head) The U.S market inventory continues to increase up 2% from a year ago.  An increase of about 1.6

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

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Hog Market Shows Profits for Next Twelve Months, December 12th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Using current projected feed cost and current lean hog futures it appears the average profit potential for next twelve months should average about $20 US per head for farrow to finish operations. That’s a very positive number, considering the industry noise, that expansion is happening.   A real

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