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Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, May 23rd 2017

Cold Storage Confirms Record Small Belly Stocks Going into Summer   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday May 23, 2017   LEAN HOGS The cold storage was nothing exciting but the report does confirm that demand for pork over the last year has been excellent if not record high. While there were 13.5 million

Mike Brumm Commentary, Canadian vs US sow herd productivity, May 10th 2017

A few weeks ago I reviewed the MetaFarms 2016 wean-finish growth data. Today I want to take a look at MetaFarms comparison of Canadian vs US sow herd productivity for 2016. The MetaFarms sow performance data for 2016 is based on data for 613.8 thousand females (10.3% of the June 1, 2016 USDA estimated breeding

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Lean Hog Futures Show Some Life! May 2nd 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics In the last week U.S summer lean hog futures have jumped 6¢ lb. or about $12.00 a head.  Its great to see some life in the hog market after watching it sink continually for the last few weeks.  Current Lean Cash hog price in the 50’s means most

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, April 25th 2017

Hams Experience Largest Drawdown in Over Twenty Years   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday April 25, 2017   LEAN HOGS Cash was actually quoted up .50 in the late report yesterday which is a vast departure from the last 22 business days (the last month). Still, the weekly kill is projected to be

Mike Brumm Commentary, 2016 pig performance summary

This past weekend MetaFarms released their performance summaries for the 2016 production year. For those unfamiliar with MetaFarms, this a private production record company based in Burnsville, MN. Data in their system comes from production facilities in the United States (primarily upper Midwest region) and Canada. In 2016, the performance data came from 15.0 million

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, April 11th 2017

Show List is Larger; Does It Matter?   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday April 11, 2017   LEAN HOGS Hog futures closed higher yesterday on decent volume of 27,500 with open interest edging higher by 850 cars. It takes a close above 7450 to give the June hogs the look of a bottom.

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, April 4th 2017

Show List Numbers Are Substantially Larger   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday April 4, 2017   LEAN HOGS Yesterday the early call in cash hogs suggested prices paid would be down $1.50. However, the late report confirmed that cash hog prices were actually steady to down .50. The cutout was slightly higher, quoted

Mike Brumm Commentary, It may only be spring but turn your thoughts to summer, March 29th 2017

I’ve spent this week doing producer meetings along with 2 site visits in Iowa. I got to see lots of tractors pulling anhydrous rigs along I80 in eastern Iowa and even saw some manure being applied. Spring is here (at least for those of you that far south) and it’s time to think about your

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Market Update, March 20th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The U.S. lean hog price is flat lining over the last couple weeks, hovering around $0.71/lb for 53-54% lean hogs.   Other Observations Iowa-Minnesota Average Hog Weight a week ago 281.9 lbs liveweight, down 1.5 lbs from a year ago (283.4 lbs). Tells us hogs are moving about

Mike Brumm Commentary, US relative cost of production, March 8th 2017

At the 2017 South Australia Pig Industry Day, Dr Roger Cambell recently compared the cost of production between several countries producing pork. His goal was to highlight why Australian producers have to be the best in the world at what they do if they expect to compete with foreign imports, etc. Rather than cite his

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