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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...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, January 7th 2020

Large Volume and Higher Open Interest on Cattle Rally By Dennis Smith Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Tuesday January 7, 2020 LEAN HOGS: Hog futures pushed into new...

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....

Nutritional Advancements for Pig Health, By Jon De Jong, PhD, nutritionist for Pipestone Nutrition.

Advancements in swine nutrition have led to strong gains in pig health and productivity over the years, and research is continuing to identify ways...

Ag Markets to Tighten Up, By Shawn Hackett President, Hackett Financial Advisors, Inc.

U.S. pork production is about to fall off a cliff in the first half of 2020, reports Shawn Hackett. Given the Thanksgiving Holiday next week...

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...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, THE BIG STORY – China Agrees to resume buying Canadian...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last June China stopped purchasing Canadian Pork. Up to that time in 2019 China’s pork imports from Canada...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, Games, Lots of Games in the Hog Market,...

  LEAN HOGS: Games…there’s lots of games being played in the hog market these days. The obvious objective of packers, and the Chinese, in the face...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Hog Market, Compared to a Year Ago, October 28th 2019

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Sometimes it pays to look at where we are compared to a year ago.  National Daily Base Lean...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services,China Headline News Supportive, October 17th 2019

By Dennis Smith Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Thursday October 17, 2019 LEAN HOGS: Cash is called steady to up $2.00 for today. Cash has risen every day...
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