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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

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, What’s next in facility management? Marc 23 2017

I’ve been asked to be on a panel at an upcoming meeting of swine nutritionists where I give my thoughts on what’s new and upcoming in swine housing. As I think about this I’ve come up with several items worth thinking about. Heat is a big determent to pork production. Since they lack the ability

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