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Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, November 28th 2017

Japan Increases Tariff on U.S. Beef Imports   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday November 28, 2017   LEAN HOGS What we know for sure is that yesterday’s surge higher in lean hog futures was a light volume rally posted at just 27,335 with open interest slightly lower. We also know from the COT

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Proposed New U.S Grade System, November 27th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics he USDA has proposed a new pork grade system, where new categorises are proposed: Prime, Chioce and Select. An article on the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Website by Rick Stein, Vice President of Fresh Foods FMI captures the essence of retailer’s desire to see a new grade system that

Jim Long Pork Commentary, November – Producers never do well, November 20th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics This time of year, is never a good time for producers. Year after year this is the time of maximum seasonal hog numbers. This always results in lower hog prices. It is also usually the time packers, historically have the highest gross margins.   This year cash hog

See the Benefits of Cross-protection Against Swine Influenza By Micah L. Jansen, DVM, Pork Technical Services, Zoetis

By Micah L. Jansen, DVM, Pork Technical Services, Zoetis   Can you see swine influenza in your operation right away? Often, we can’t answer this question just by looking because clinical signs aren’t always visible, even when disease is present.1   It is easy to see how quickly this hidden challenge can get out of

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Pork – Game Changer, October 30th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics We were extremely happy this week, when we read the new proposed Standards for Grades of Pork Carcass from U.S.D.A. Why so happy? Finally, there is a proposed system that will properly recognise Pork taste and flavour attributes. The proposed system is based on marbling and colour.  

Pork Proud By Al Juhnke- Executive Director, Nebraska Pork Producers Association

As ‘Pork Month’ comes to a close, we at the Nebraska Pork Producers Association (NPPA) want everyone to know that we are here working year round on behalf of our farmers. In fact, we have been here since 1961 as a grassroots, incorporated, non-profit organization.   NPPA is a USDA Checkoff organization. Via the Pork

Jim Long Pork Commentary, US Cash Hog Prices Continue price surge, October 23rd 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The October price miracle continues with cash hogs 53-54% lean jumping to 64.41c; up about $ 22 a head in the last two weeks. That $22 per head, has cut producers losses by that amount. There is no profit at current prices, but it has sure slowed down

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Russia Road Trip, October 10th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week we were in Russia, where we met customers, prospects and industry leaders. We also attended Golden Autumn. An event held annually in Moscow and a Russia celebration of agriculture and the harvest just completed. Was held at a large complex in downtown Moscow; the site was

Scott Brown of the University of Missouri, Weekly Livestock Market Update, October 4th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Market recap: Through Thursday evening – Cash hogs are down $3.00 for the week. Lean hog futures are down $.75 for the week. However, at the time of taping the market hadn’t digested the Hogs and Pigs report. Pork cutout value is down $2.52 for the

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

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