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Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Trade Deals Effect on Pork, January 21st 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last week was Trade Deal week in the U.S.: with both USMEF* and China Phase 1 signed. *USMEF is...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, First Week of January Our Observations, January 13th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics U.S. hog slaughter continued unabated with 2,713,000 last week, jumping up from the two holiday-shortened weeks previous. We...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Go Figure – Fewer Hogs Means Less Export, January 6th...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last Friday, lean hog futures decreased in some months the limit.  The market story was primarily due to...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S.D.A December 1st Hogs and Pigs Report

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week the U.S.D.A released the December 1st Hogs and Pigs Report. DECEMBER 1st, 2019 (x1,000 head) Item 2018 2019 2019 as % of...

Jim Long Pork Commentary,Christmas is a coming! December 23rd 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Christmas is almost here. North American pork producers are looking for some nice Christmas cheer in the Swine...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, CHINA-U.S.A. PHASE 1 TRADE DEAL Good for U.S. Pork Producers,...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last Friday China and the United States agreed to a phase 1 trade deal with lots of details....

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Mid-West Swine Conference Report, December 9th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last week we attended the Mid-West Swine Conference that was held in Danville Indiana, just west of Indianapolis. Our...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Thanksgiving Always never good for Hog Prices, December 2nd 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week the U.S. celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday. It is a holiday to give thanks but for pig...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, If Misery Loves Company be a Pig Producer, November 25th...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The last two weeks it’s like we have reached a tipping point in production misery. The words “Survival Mode”...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Pork Cut-outs Surge! November 18th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Who would have thought on a week in November U.S. pork cut-outs would hit 90.12₵ lb. in the...
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