Daily’s Premium Meats Announces Death of President Kelly Hattan

    Daily’s® Premium Meats announced today that President Kelly Hattan died Sept. 20, 2017, in Chicago, Ill. Funeral arrangements are pending. “With great sadness, we share the news of Kelly’s untimely death. He was a vibrant, passionate man dedicated to Daily’s and its employees and customers. He will be greatly missed, and our heartfelt condolences

Genesus Technical Report: What Does Optimal FCR Really Mean?

  What does optimal FCR really mean? Derek Petry, Ph.D. – Genesus Inc.    As a genetic supplier, one of the first topics discussed in any meeting is feed conversion ratio (FCR).  While a very easy value to calculate, it is important to know the relationship between FCR and profitability. There are numerous factors that

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, Bellies Are Being Placed into the Freezer at Breakneck Pace, September 19 2017

    LEAN HOGS Monthly cold storage comes out Friday afternoon at 2:00. It likely will show a very small belly frozen stock figure. Since Sep 1st, however, we believe bellies have been placed into the freezer at breakneck speed. Eventually, despite record large production, this activity will force a bottom in the fresh belly

Danger!: 500+ Mycotoxins Putting Your Pigs at Risk

What are mycotoxins? Mycotoxins are natural substances produced by molds in the field and during the storage of grains, feeds and forages. With over 500 diverse types of mycotoxins discovered (yes, there are over 500!), it is a prevalent issue that can negatively affect your herd’s productivity, efficiency and profitability. How do mycotoxins affect your herd? Pigs are extremely

Scott Brown of the University of Missouri, Weekly Livestock Market Report, September 18 2017

  •Market recap for the week ending September 15, 2017: Cash hogs were down $3.80 for the week. The pork cutout was $2.82 for the week, led by bellies that declined $11.77 for the week. Ribs were down $8.84 this week. Pork bellies have lost 47% of their value in the last month. On the

IL Pig Farmers Promote Pork in Washington, D.C.

Eight representatives from the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) traveled to Washington, D.C. for two days as part of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) legislative action conference. While there, Jason Propst (IPPA Current President), Mike Haag (IPPA President Elect), Pam Janssen (IPPA Vice President), Dale Weitekamp (IPPA Secretary), Curt Zehr (At-Large Director), Phil Borgic

IPPA Announces 2017-18 Scholarship Winners

  Each year, the Illinois Pork Producers Association offers scholarships to students pursuing a higher education degree, at a two or four-year institution, who have an interest in the pork industry. Recipients are selected based on activity involvement, GPA, and an essay detailing how the student plans to contribute to the pork industry in the

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, Pork Commentary, September 14 2017

Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle LEAN HOGS Today is the last day of the Goldman Roll. Yesterday the Oct/Dec hog spread appeared to bottom. This occurred despite the fact that cash hog prices continue to decline with additional pressure expected again today. Lean hog futures are sharply discount. In the face of huge, in fact

Topigs Norsvin USA announces new Veterinarian

Key appointment enhances Topigs Norsvin health and biosecurity announced today that Dr. Kristine Harms has joined its staff as Veterinarian.  Dr. Harms will be based out of Topigs Norsvin’s Burnsville, MN office.  In her new role, Kristine’s responsibilities will encompass multiplication veterinary support, health and biosecurity auditing and training, veterinary responsibilities related to the import/export

Bayer and Luke Bryan Announce “here’s to the Farmer Campaign”

  Country music superstar Luke Bryan is no stranger to celebrating America’s hard-working farmers. At this year’s Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour, tour sponsor Bayer will join him in toasting U.S. farmers with its Here’s To The Farmer campaign. Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/77126511-bayer-luke-bryan-heres-to-the-farmer-campaign-tour/ “I come from a farming background so