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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, 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

Single Biggest Difference between Low Cost and High Cost Producers By: Matt Roberts, Associate Professor at Ohio State

Single Biggest Difference between Low Cost and High Cost Producers By: Matt Roberts, Associate Professor at Ohio State Hi, my name is Matt Roberts and I’m an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Ohio State. I am a grain marketing state specialist there, in addition to an independent consultant and speaker on

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, October 30th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Fed cattle up $.75 for the week with light trade volume. Feeder cattle are steady to $5.00 higher for the week. On the futures side, both live and feeder cattle futures are about $3.00 higher for the week. Some of the support on the futures side

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services., Upside Breakout in December Lean Hogs? October 17th 2017

Upside Breakout in December Lean Hogs?   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday October 17, 2017   LEAN HOGS I can’t find anything fancy to report in hogs after they staged a possible upside break out yesterday. Volume was not heavy at just 35,700. Open interest did almost nothing, up 270 cars. We did

Single Biggest Difference between Low Cost and High Cost Producers, By: Matt Roberts, Associate Professor at Ohio State

Single Biggest Difference between Low Cost and High Cost Producers By: Matt Roberts, Associate Professor at Ohio State Hi, my name is Matt Roberts and I’m an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Ohio State. I am a grain marketing state specialist there, in addition to an independent consultant and speaker on

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, Relief Rally in Hogs a Hedging Opportunity, October 5 2017

LEAN HOGS It appears to be a quiet morning regarding news that may impact livestock trading. Compared to Tuesday’s super high volume rally affair, yesterday’s rally in hogs occurred on light volume reported at only 37,900 cars. Open interest increased by 634 with open interest declining by just over 2,000 in the soon to expire

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

Dennis Smith of Archer Financial Services, Daily Volume Surges Higher in Feeders, September 21 2017

  LEAN HOGS Cash will be called lower today because packers will continue to throttle the cash in an uncompetitive environment until it no longer works. My assumption is that eventually numbers will drop off in some kind of hole? Or perhaps a bullish surprise will surface in the hog & pig report? Or possibly

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