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Jim Long Pork Commentary, Bacon Shortage? February 13th 2017

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Bacon Shortage? February 13th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Over the last few years, the demand for Bacon in the North American market has greatly increased. Bacon on burgers, Bacon in all day breakfast programs such as McDonalds, Bacon on everything. What has that meant to US pork cut-outs? Below is some historical values.   As you

Western Hog Exchange Market Commentary, February 13th 2017

Western Hog Exchange Market Commentary, February 13th 2017

Recording Click this link to download/play recording in MP3 format. Transcript Hog futures are trading higher in all months on short covering as traders focus on the moderate market pullback seen yesterday. There is likely to be some additional follow through support developing in all hog futures as commercial support remains firm. The firm support

Jim Long Pork Commentary, China Market Update, February 6th 2017

Jim Long Pork Commentary, China Market Update, February 6th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics China has been the big story in the Global Swine industry in 2016.The lower supply of pork in China led to large pork exports from E.U. and North America. It is obvious that the increase in China imports has been a panacea for the major pork exporting regions.

Why Automated Data Collection for Pig Farming is the Way forward from Kevin Hill at Quality Scales Unlimited

Why Automated Data Collection for Pig Farming is the Way forward from Kevin Hill at Quality Scales Unlimited

The concept of Precision Farming is based on observing, measuring and responding to inter and intra-field variability in crops to develop a decision support system (DSS) for the whole farm management with the goal of optimizing returns on inputs while preserving resources. Swine breeders and pig farmers are now increasingly using Precision Livestock Farming techniques

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Iowa Pork Congress Report, January 30th 2017

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Iowa Pork Congress Report, January 30th 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week, we attended the Iowa Pork Congress, held annually in Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa is the largest hog producing state and has been for decades. The Iowa Pork Congress is the largest of all state trade shows and has many exhibitors. This year, it appears attendance was

Western Hog Exchange Market Commentary, January 30th 2017

Western Hog Exchange Market Commentary, January 30th 2017

Recording Click this link to download/play recording in MP3 format. Transcript Hog futures are recovering from yesterday’s selloff, which was fueled by fears of a disruption in trade to the top US pork customer. Traders are refocusing on the recent strength in demand for wholesale pork and for hogs in the cash markets. Hog futures

Nancy Lidster from DNL Farms, Pig Scramble and Industry Standards, January 25th 2017

Nancy Lidster from DNL Farms, Pig Scramble and Industry Standards, January 25th 2017

  I got a phone call last Friday night from a person who had happened upon my name on the internet. She expressed concern about a pig scramble that was held as part of a local rodeo, wanted to know my opinion, and wanted resource materials about appropriate handling of pigs. I referred her to the

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Market Continues Rebound, January 23rd 2017

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Hog Market Continues Rebound, January 23rd 2017

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics In November, U.S. market hogs touched $0.45 lean/lb. By the end of last week, 53-54% lean hogs were $0.66/lb. A month ago and a year ago, they were $0.57. Pork demand is strong. The extra money producers are getting is stopping financial losses.   Minnesota Pork Congress  

Western Hog Exchange Market Commentary, January 2rd 2017

Western Hog Exchange Market Commentary, January 2rd 2017

Recording Click this link to download/play recording in MP3 format. Transcript Hog futures are trading mixed, mostly lower, as February to August contracts are quickly following the cattle market lower, while deferred hog futures are firmer based in previous market support earlier in the week. Cash hog bids are called steady to higher to finish

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, January 17th 2017

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, January 17th 2017

MORNING LIVESTOCK REPORT   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday January 17, 2017   LEAN HOGS Cash hog prices on Monday were fully steady with the cutout, reported yesterday afternoon, down .60 at $79.94. Hazardous road conditions were evident during the long weekend. Friday’s volume was active at over 50,000 cars with open interest

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