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Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Packer Capacity, September 18 2017

Pork Commentary, September 18th 2017 Jim Long President-CEO Genesus Inc.   US Packer Capacity   Last Thursday the US set a new record day for hog marketing of 455,000 head per day. This reflects not only hog supply, but also the recent start-ups of the new Coldwater Michigan and Sioux City Iowa harvesting plants. For months

Wehrle Selected to Participate in Pork Leadership Institute

  Mikayla Wehrle, New London, has been selected to participate in the National Pork Producers Council Pork Leadership Institute (PLI). The program accepts 15-20 individuals each year to take part in grass-roots leadership development activities. The PLI program provides participants with a better understanding of the roles of NPPC and the National Pork Board and

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Visit with Wens Group, August 21 2017

Pork Commentary, August 14th 2017 Jim Long President-CEO Genesus Inc.   Visit with Wens Group   This past week we visited with Global Mega Producer Wens Group of China.  Wens are a Genesus Genetic Customer. Wens is number two on the 2017 Global Mega Producer List with one million sows.  They expect to surpass Number 1

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Prices Continue Strong, August 14, 2017

Pork Commentary, August 14th 2017 Jim Long President-CEO Genesus Inc.       US Hog Prices Continue Strong   Last week, the USDA 53-54% National Hog carcass averaged 84¢ lb; same time a year ago, 53-54% lean hog was 67¢ lb. That’s about $35.00 per head year over year to the better. That $35 is really

Jim Long Pork Commentary, European Road Trip, August 1 2017

  Jim Long President-CEO Genesus Inc.   This past week we met producers from England, Netherlands and Germany. Our Observations:   England Production holding steady at about 400,000 sows.  About 40% of swine production is outdoor.  That means field farrowing, just like America 30-35 years ago.  Current Swine prices at £1.65 British pounds a carcass kilo

Manitoba Swine Vets Apply PED Strategies to Address PRRS

  Full Interview 11:43 Listen  Farmscape for July 28, 2017 The President of the Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians says swine veterinarian in Manitoba have stepped up their focus on addressing a new more virulent strain of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome.   A new more virulent strain of PRRS, a viral infection that affects

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Summer Market Continues to be Lucrative, July 25 2017

Jim Long, President – CEO Genesus Inc.     The summer hog market continues to provide strong profits.  Lean Hogs over 90¢ lb.  Last year same time U.S lean hogs were averaging 72¢ lb.  The difference at least $36 per head to the better.  Huge profit margin improvement.  We had a real nice compliment last

Jim Long Commentary, National Pork Industry Conference, July 12 2017

This week the National Pork Industry Conference in Wisconsin has 950 attendees.  We were fortunate to speak.  Here are some of the text of our talk: Quick Facts •90% of all Pigs in the world are not raised in USA-Canada •USA pork exports over 25% of production – #1 pork exporting country in the world •Canada pork

Jim Long Commentary, U.S Hogs and Pigs Report More Pigs!, July 4 2017

The USDA released the June 1st Hogs and Report last Friday.  Lots more pigs!  2.2 million more markets.  This will lead to almost 100,000 more hogs per week for plants year over year in coming 5 months.     Simple Arithmetic March to end of May – 3% more farrowing’s – 1% bigger litter =

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Global Mega Producers, Think Globally, Act Locally, June 18 2019

    Genesus as the founding sponsor have in conjunction with the National Hog Farmer the most read swine magazine and e-letter in the United States have jointly initiated the Global Mega Producer program.  The Mega Producer initiative recognizes the 26 Global producers with over 100,000 sows.  As our industry consolidates and becomes more Global with

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