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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

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

Pork Commentary Jim Long President – CEO Genesus Inc. info@genesus.com 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

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S Lean Hog Prices Continue to Go Higher, May 23rd 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The latest data we have on U.S pork exports is March (227,955 metric tons) which was 16% higher then the same month last year.  March topped the previous monthly high set in November 2016.  A U.S dollar decline that we are seeing currently should support U.S pork exports

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S Cash Hog Price Continues to Rise, May 15th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics U.S Hog Producers are getting the benefit of rapidly rising prices.  In the last week 53-54% hogs went from 62.50 to 69.94.  A gain of $15 U.S per head.  The market has added nearly $25 a head in the last two weeks.  We expect lean hogs continue to

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

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Lean Hog Futures Show Some Life! May 2nd 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics In the last week U.S summer lean hog futures have jumped 6¢ lb. or about $12.00 a head.  Its great to see some life in the hog market after watching it sink continually for the last few weeks.  Current Lean Cash hog price in the 50’s means most

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

Jim Long Pork Commentary, China, China, China, April 18th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics China’s current hog price liveweight is 16.49 CNY/kg, or $1.08 USD liveweight/lb. The U.S.A. liveweight price is $0.47/lb and Spain $0.62/lb. It doesn’t take an ag-economist sitting in a university cubicle to figure that Chinese producers are receiving up to $125 per head more than U.S. producers. A

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

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