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Derald Holtkamp, Associate Professor Iowa State University, Crossing the line: Biosecurity for employee entry is still a work in progress

By Derald Holtkamp, MS, DVM Associate Professor Iowa State University Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Several decades ago, most sow farms installed showers so employees could routinely shower in and out. These days, it’s rare to find a sow farm that doesn’t have a shower, though they do still exist. Many producers

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Market Observations, May 7th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last week the U.S. cash hog market continued its recent advance, with 22 days in a row of increased prices.  Last Friday 53-54% USDA lean carcass average 61.96¢ lb.  Last week the U.S. marketed 68,000 more then a year ago (+2.8%).  More hogs, similar prices.  Last year

Weekly Livestock Update with Scott Brown, April 30th 2018

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Market Recap – Cash fed cattle were basically unchanged for the week while feeder cattle sold steady to $5.00 higher on moderate demand. Current contract cattle futures ended the week sharply higher on strength at the end of the week. Current live cattle futures contract closed

Jim Long Pork Commentary, US Hog Market Shows Some Rebound, April 23rd 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   US Hog Market Shows Some Rebound Last week the US hog market showed some rebound, 53-54% lean hogs, going from 51.95¢ to 56.13¢. A year ago, 53-54% lean hogs were 59.99¢. Market seems to be next to terrible (losses $30 per head) But put in context of

Weekly Market Livestock Update with Scott Brown, April 16th 2018

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week in markets – Cash hog prices are down a little more than $1.50 this week. However, current lean hog futures contracts gained nearly $4.00 on strong moves up in the latter part of the week. Pork cutout value lost $3.30 on weakness primarily in

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, March 26th 2018

  Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week in markets – Cash hog prices are down $2.00 for the week, while lean hog futures dropped $7.00 as trade talks continue to make for uncertain markets. The pork cutout value dropped $2.00 again this week. With weakness in both ham and belly

The cost of being wrong: Why cost-benefit analyses are replacing guesswork on swine farms,By Derald Holtkamp, MS, DVM Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

The cost of being wrong: Why cost-benefit analyses are replacing guesswork on swine farms Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ By Derald Holtkamp, MS, DVM Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine Ames, Iowa   James Alfred Wight, better known by his pen name James Herriot, epitomized the practice of veterinary medicine in a

Jim Long Pork Commentary, December United States and Canadian Hog Inventory Report, March 13th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Pork Commentary, March 12, 2018 Jim Long, President-CEO, Genesus Inc December United States and Canadian Hog Inventory Report The USA-Canadian market is linked in many aspects: pork trades both ways, Canadian Feeder Pigs, market hogs, sows are sent from Canada to USA. Both countries chase similar export

Weekly Livestock Update with Scott Brown, February 27th 2018

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Market Recap – Cash hog markets are $2.00 lower for the week while nearby lean hog futures have closed about $3.00 higher this week. The pork cutout value gained $1.67 this week on stronger ham and belly prices. The pork cutout value is now 4.5% below

CIH Hedging Hog Market Watch from Chip Whalen, February 19th 2018

Margins continued to deteriorate sharply since the end of January due to an ongoing combination of lower hog prices and higher feed costs. Hog prices have retreated recently with weakness in pork cutout values and uncertainty over near-term demand. While exports continue to hold up quite well, we are moving into a seasonal period when

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