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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

Western Hog Exchange Market Commentary, November 20th 2017

c Recording Click this link to download/play recording in MP3 format. Transcript Hog futures are trading mixed in light trade. The aggressive early support seen across hog futures has allowed for increased market uncertainty through the complex. Mixed trade is holding in narrow ranges across hog futures. This is limiting overall market direction following a pull

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Europe, November 13th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics For many years, North America has seen an influx of European swine genetic companies. Today Genesus stands as the last North American global swine genetic company. This in itself is mostly irrelevant as producers need to purchase their genetics based on profitability, not on the country they come

Western Hog Exchange Market Commentary, November 13th 2017

Recording Click this link to download/play recording in MP3 format. Transcript Hog futures are trading mixed but showing signs of pressure in most months. Commercial selling is indicated by action in the December-to-March spread, though non-commercial selling isn’t as heavy as what’s being seen in cattle. From a technical point, hogs do look bearish with the

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Market Continues Strong, November 6th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Another week of strong seasonal prices in the United States. 53-54% lean hogs 68¢ lb; a year ago, they were 50¢ lb. That’s almost $40 dollars per head higher! Who would have thought. A few weeks ago, when we wrote that lean hogs would stay above 55¢ lb

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Pork – Game Changer, October 30th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics We were extremely happy this week, when we read the new proposed Standards for Grades of Pork Carcass from U.S.D.A. Why so happy? Finally, there is a proposed system that will properly recognise Pork taste and flavour attributes. The proposed system is based on marbling and colour.  

Western Hog Exchange Market Commentary, October 30th 2017

Recording Click this link to download/play recording in MP3 format. Transcript Hog futures are trading lower in all months. Firm pressure is developing across the hog futures complex as traders continue to be driven more by an overall lack of market interest at the end of the week rather than any change in fundamental or

Christine Pelland from Southwest Ontario Veterinary Services, Animal Welfare Assessment: Towards Measuring Outcomes

In the European Union, animal welfare standards have been put forward as either some form of legislation or as specific expectations within welfare assurance schemes. The situation is very similar in Canada with a mix of regulations , Codes of Practice and welfare schemes such as the Canadian Pork Excellence program. Recently, emphasis has started

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Hog Market shows Strength, October 16th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics This past week the US hog price moved up, each and every day, going from 54c to 58c lean for 53-54% hogs. The real strength shows when compared to last year. Last year the US marketed 2,305,000 hogs in this weekly time frame, and hogs 53-54% lean were

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, October 16th 2017

Some highlights from this week’s Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week’s market recap: Cash hogs are up $1.60 for the week. December lean hogs ended the week up $1.50 with weakness on Friday. The hog market saw strength this week despite another large slaughter run this week. Pork cutout ended the week unchanged and near

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