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Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, October 12th 2017

Large Volume Trade Noted Yesterday in Hog Puts   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Thursday October 12, 2017   LEAN HOGS Nothing much to gleam from volume and open interest. Hog volume on the rally yesterday was moderate at 42,100 with open interest up 340. OI in Oct was down 1,100, up 1,100 in

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, Relief Rally in Hogs a Hedging Opportunity, October 5 2017

LEAN HOGS It appears to be a quiet morning regarding news that may impact livestock trading. Compared to Tuesday’s super high volume rally affair, yesterday’s rally in hogs occurred on light volume reported at only 37,900 cars. Open interest increased by 634 with open interest declining by just over 2,000 in the soon to expire

Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Commentary, Tips and Tricks for Surviving Harvest while Dating a Farmer

guest blog post by Kristeena Patsche I know I’ve said it once, but I’ll say it again. Dating a farmer is something you really have to adjust to. It is not an 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. job and your date night or dinner conversations revolve a little too much around the latest and greatest

Jim Long Pork Commentary, USDA Hogs and Pigs Report More Pigs! October 3rd 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week the USDA released the September Hogs and Pigs Report. There were no surprises. There was expected of an increase in market inventory and there was 3% from last year.     The breeding herd is up 2% from last September, but what’s interesting is the breeding

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, New Record Slaughter Number, September 26 2017

LEAN HOGS Lean hogs staged outside day higher settlements yesterday in the first three contracts. Such a chart pattern may not want to be ignored. Certainly the supply side fundamentals remain/appear as bearish as ever. Yesterday’s kill was a new record at 460,000. Wow that’s scary but its confirmation of expanded capacity. There won’t be

Dennis Smith of Archer Financial Services, Daily Volume Surges Higher in Feeders, September 21 2017

  LEAN HOGS Cash will be called lower today because packers will continue to throttle the cash in an uncompetitive environment until it no longer works. My assumption is that eventually numbers will drop off in some kind of hole? Or perhaps a bullish surprise will surface in the hog & pig report? Or possibly

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, Bellies Are Being Placed into the Freezer at Breakneck Pace, September 19 2017

    LEAN HOGS Monthly cold storage comes out Friday afternoon at 2:00. It likely will show a very small belly frozen stock figure. Since Sep 1st, however, we believe bellies have been placed into the freezer at breakneck speed. Eventually, despite record large production, this activity will force a bottom in the fresh belly

Scott Brown of the University of Missouri, Weekly Livestock Market Report, September 18 2017

  •Market recap for the week ending September 15, 2017: Cash hogs were down $3.80 for the week. The pork cutout was $2.82 for the week, led by bellies that declined $11.77 for the week. Ribs were down $8.84 this week. Pork bellies have lost 47% of their value in the last month. On the

Kent Bang of Compeer Financial, 3 Steps to Benchmarking to Improve Your Operation, September 13 2017

    When faced with tighter margins, benchmarking can help you find ways to improve efficiencies and increase profitability. Benchmarking compares the performance of your own operation, typically with financial or reproduction performance indicators, against the performance of your peers or against yourself over time. Benchmarking helps you see the big picture while also providing

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Lean Hog Prices Have Rapid Decline, September 11 2017

Pork Commentary, September 11th 2017 Jim Long President-CEO Genesus Inc. ​​ US Lean Hog Prices have rapid decline   A month ago US 53-54% lean hog were 84c lb; last Thursday they were 67c lb. A drop of 17c or about $35 per head. Amazing what a few more hogs coming to the market and expectations

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