At-Home Hog Slaughter, By Amanda Blair Professor & SDSU Extension Meat Science Specialist

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused supply chain disruptions for nearly every commodity, including the swine industry. This has left many producers searching for alternative...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, May 6th 2020

MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT By Dennis Smith Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Thursday May 7, 2020 LEAN HOGS: Pork export sales from last week were impressive at 47,500 MT....

Moving pig health to the back burner — if only for a moment ...

Source: PigHealthtoday.com As I write this article, the pork industry and the world around it is in the midst of an economic meltdown due to...

Dennis Smith From Archer Financial Services, May 1st 2020

MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT By Dennis Smith   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Friday May 1, 2020   LEAN HOGS: Volume was 55,600 with open interest up 540. Noticed that the Aug...

Methods to Slow Finishing Pig Growth, By Robert Thaler South Dakota State Swine Specialist

In abnormal situations, like with the packing plant closure we’re currently dealing with, pork producers may need to “hold” their pigs past normal marketing...

Physical Security is an Important Part of Biosecurity, By Todd Thurman, SwineTex Consulting Services

n a previous life, I was a police officer and people often asked me how to improve the security of their homes and businesses....

Meat Inspection in South Dakota: Requirements and Resources, By Amanda Blair Professor...

Written collaboratively by Amanda Blair, Tammy Anderson and Mendel Miller.Market volatility and disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have left many producers searching for...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, April 23rd 2020

Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Thursday April 23, 2020 LEAN HOGS:  Cash will be called steady. I discussed the formula situation in the evening wire and how...

Livestock Market Disruptions, By Heather Gessner South Dakota State University

COVID-19 has affected the market availability for finished cattle and hogs. Some beef and pork processing facilities have closed for cleaning and social distancing...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, April 21st 2020

MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT By Dennis Smith Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle Tuesday April 21, 2020 LEAN HOGS: For reference the latest CME lean hog index stands at $44.55. May...
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