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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...

Veterinary Feed Directive – Year One in Review, By Elizabeth Ferry, Michigan State University

To gain a better understanding of the direct impacts to farmer raising animals for food productions MSU Extension led a nationwide survey to help...

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

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   September 1st U.S.D.A Hogs and Pigs Report More Pigs Than Ever September 1st (x 1,000 head) The U.S.D.A. inventory of market hogs...

Clearing the Way for New Opportunities, By Bill Even CEO of the National Pork...

Have you ever thought about burning down half the buildings on your farm in one day? It might sound crazy, but that is exactly...

Wanda Schott Patsche Pork Producer Commentary, Dear Farmers: 10 Suggestions to Help You in...

Okay, we know farming is not easy, and there can be significant stresses. Farming is like a rollercoaster.–volatility is the only constant. Not only...

Don’t Sweat Heat Stress, By Brent Sexton, DVM Pipestone Veterinary Services

Heat stress is an economically important issue and can have severe consequences if proper precautions are not taken. Through a variety of management techniques,...

Taking a look at African Swine Fever one year later, By Diane DeWitte, University...

A year ago, on August 3, 2018, the Chinese government reported an occurrence of African Swine Fever (ASF) in their country. At that time,...
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