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Daryl Timmerman Commentary from AgStar, Benchmarking for Continuous Improvement, June 13 2017

    Volatility in the swine industry continues. Even so, the continued growth of the U.S. sow herd is evidence of ongoing optimism in our industry. Surely there will be growing pains experienced as producers and processors look for ways to take advantage of the 10 percent slaughter capacity increase that will be brought online

Dennis Smith Commentary from Archer Financial, Large Volume Trade in Feeder Cattle, June 8 2017

  LEAN HOGS Hogs traded in a narrow range yesterday and watching the screen it appeared to be a light volume back and fill session. However, the CME reports that it was a large volume session of just over 57,000 contracts with open interest edging down less than 1,000 cars. Futures, indeed, appear to be

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, May 30th 2017

Lean Hog Open Interest Surges Higher on Fresh Contract Highs   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday May 30, 2017   LEAN HOGS Lean hog futures exploded higher and closed near the session highs which also represent fresh contract highs in all the summer hogs. Volume of trade was good at 34,000 with open

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S Lean Hog Prices Continue to Go Higher, May 23rd 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The latest data we have on U.S pork exports is March (227,955 metric tons) which was 16% higher then the same month last year.  March topped the previous monthly high set in November 2016.  A U.S dollar decline that we are seeing currently should support U.S pork exports

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

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, May 16th 2017

Choice Beef Trading at Levels Not Seen in Nearly Two Years   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday May 16, 2017   LEAN HOGS Cash hog prices yesterday were quoted .50 higher with a steady to higher tone expected for today. Cutout continues to grind higher daily with yesterday’s quote up .68 at $83.97.

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

Scott Brown Weekly Livestock Report from the University of Missouri, April 24th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •Cash hogs are down 75 cents on the week.  Futures markets are down about $4.50 for the week.  Pork cut value was down modestly on the week – led by a $5.50 decline in belly prices this week.  On the cattle side – feeder steers were

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

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