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Mike Brumm Commentary, Where do you get training? February 15th 2017

Mike Brumm Commentary, Where do you get training? February 15th 2017

As I was driving to a producer meeting yesterday in central Iowa I had time to look back at my career in the pork industry. I realized that I’ve been giving presentations to producer groups for at least 40 years with my first presentations done while a graduate student at Purdue University. While our production

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, January 31st 2017

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, January 31st 2017

MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday January 31, 2017   LEAN HOGS Yesterday appeared to be a consolidation type trade in hog futures, before moving higher in our opinion. The huge selling in LC likely contributed to a pause in the upward move in hogs. Cash was near steady with

Nancy Lidster from DNL Farms, Pig Scramble and Industry Standards, January 25th 2017

Nancy Lidster from DNL Farms, Pig Scramble and Industry Standards, January 25th 2017

  I got a phone call last Friday night from a person who had happened upon my name on the internet. She expressed concern about a pig scramble that was held as part of a local rodeo, wanted to know my opinion, and wanted resource materials about appropriate handling of pigs. I referred her to the

Mike Brumm Commentary,Influenza season is here, January 18th 2017

Mike Brumm Commentary,Influenza season is here, January 18th 2017

The winter trade show season has begun. Last week was the South Dakota Pork Congress, to be followed by Minnesota this week, Iowa the following and Illinois on February 1. While these shows aren’t as big as they once were, they are still a major social event for the industry. For many employees of production

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, January 10th 2017

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock update from the University of Missouri, January 10th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: * Livestock markets started 2017 off sideways.

Mike Brumm Commentary, While not a record, there are a lot of pigs on US farms, January 4th 2017

Mike Brumm Commentary, While not a record, there are a lot of pigs on US farms, January 4th 2017

Last Friday’s USDA Hogs and Pigs report caught many by surprise with both the magnitude of corrections to previous reports and the size of the current inventory. US producers reported a December 1, 2016 inventory of 65,410,000 pigs. This is the largest on-farm December 1 inventory since 1979 when producers reported an inventory of 67,318,400

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, December 23 2016

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, December 23 2016

  LEAN HOGS Open interest increased on the move higher yesterday. Total OI was up just over 1,800 cars. It’s fair to say the hogs, cash and cutout won’t break until or unless Mexico slows down their buying spree, which they haven’t. Weekly pork exports sales were down 52% from the 4-week average. However, sales

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Price Begins Rebound, December 13th 2016

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Price Begins Rebound, December 13th 2016

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week, we wrote that we believed that the bottom was in the U.S. hog price. So far, so good. November 29th prices were 45.79 cents/lb lean, and December 12th prices were 52.13 cents/lb lean. Overall, a 6 cent/lb lean or $13.00 per head increase. Going in the

Jim Long Commentary, U.S. Producers Losing $35 Per Head, November 28 2016

Jim Long Commentary, U.S. Producers Losing $35 Per Head, November 28 2016

As Thanksgiving holiday ends, it was good to have the celebration but the one less day of slaughter from the holiday puts even greater pressure on shackle space and allows packers to bid even lower. Last Friday, the Iowa-Minnesota average price was $42.31 lean a lb. The losses per head are in the $35-40 per

Kaleigh McMordie RDN, Why I have Confidence in Agriculture as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, November 23 2016

Kaleigh McMordie RDN, Why I have Confidence in Agriculture as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, November 23 2016

  As the season shifts from summer to fall, our nation’s famers are working hard to make a new autumn harvest available to consumers. While I think we certainly all appreciate the flavors of fall as they arrive, it’s a good reminder to look at our food supply and how food ends up on our

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