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Scott Brown Weekly Livestock Market Update from the University of Missouri, June 20, 2017

  Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Market Recap: All values through Thursday’s close. Cash hogs, were up $2.50 for the week. Pork cutout value up $3 and it’s the highest weekly average since around November of 2014. Values continue to see a lot of support from pork bellies. Cash cattle trade

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Global Mega Producers, Think Globally, Act Locally, June 18 2019

    Genesus as the founding sponsor have in conjunction with the National Hog Farmer the most read swine magazine and e-letter in the United States have jointly initiated the Global Mega Producer program.  The Mega Producer initiative recognizes the 26 Global producers with over 100,000 sows.  As our industry consolidates and becomes more Global with

Daryl Timmerman Commentary from AgStar, Benchmarking for Continuous Improvement, June 13 2017

    Volatility in the swine industry continues. Even so, the continued growth of the U.S. sow herd is evidence of ongoing optimism in our industry. Surely there will be growing pains experienced as producers and processors look for ways to take advantage of the 10 percent slaughter capacity increase that will be brought online

Jim Long Commentary, World Pork Expo Report, June 12 2017

  Last week the World Pork Expo was held in Des Moines, Iowa.  The World Pork Expo is the largest Global Swine Event held annually.  Our WPX report.   The WPX benefited from great weather, sunny and warm.  Perfect weather for the outside tent set up many companies use.   There were reported 20,000 visitors

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock Market Update from the University of Missouri, June 7 2017

  •A strong week for cattle. Fed cattle ended the week $5.00 higher. Feeder calves were $1 to $4 higher, feeder cattle $3 to $13 higher with a lot of strength at the end of the week. Choice beef was down $1 for the week, rib prices still strong, up $4 for the week. Another

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, June 6 2017

  Cattle Show List is Smaller Than Last Week Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Tuesday June 6, 2017 LEAN HOGS Cash was strong yesterday, better than expected by most and actually stronger than expected by bullish traders like myself. Pork export data, released yesterday after the close, showed April exports strong…up 7.6% compared to April

Jim Long Pork Commentary, World Pork Expo, June 6 2017

Pork Commentary Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc. This week is the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa.  It is the premier annual Pork Expo held in the World.  The who’s who of the American and Global Swine Industry will be represented.  The Expo is a showcase of what’s new in the

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S Summer Lean Hog Contracts Reach New Highs, May 29th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   May 29, 2017 U.S Summer Lean Hog Contracts Reach New Highs     The bullish run of summer Lean Hog Contracts continued last week with the CME Friday close reaching new life of contract highs.  June 81.85, July 81.900, August 81.300.  On April 21 just over a

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

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