Indiana Pork Responds to Appellate Court Decision

Statement from Josh Trenary, executive director of Indiana Pork, following decisions from the trial court and appellate court regarding a family farm in Danville, Indiana: “Indiana’s pork producers are pleased that the courts recognized there was no genuine issues of material fact, and that the plaintiffs were unnecessarily burdening third parties to the law suit.

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Mexico Trip Report, February 12th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week we spent in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Capital of Jalisco is Guadalajara. Jalisco is the number one state in Mexico for hog production, with over 20% of the country’s output. Our Observations:   Mexico’s hog price is very good at significantly higher price than US

Study Reveals Concern About The Future Of The Veterinary Profession

Source: Merck news release Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) today announced the results of a large, well-controlled study with veterinarians designed to definitively quantify the prevalence of mental illness and stress in the veterinary profession and compare the findings to previous studies and the general U.S.

Genesus Global Market Report – USA, February 6th 2018

Market Report USA Allen Bentley, Sales Representative, Genesus Inc.     Cash hogs are approaching $60 live, in February, I don’t think even Punxsutawney Phil saw that coming.   Dressed values around $72 base prices are narrowing up the basis, this is unusual for this time year historically. The actual basis is more in line

Full Year: Eli Lilly’s Sales Up 8%, Net Earnings Up 21%

Source: Eli Lilly news release To view the complete report, click here. Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2017. For the full year 2017, worldwide revenue increased 8 percent compared with 2016 to $22.871 billion. The revenue increase was driven by a 6

CIH Hedging Hog Market Watch from Chip Whalen, February 2nd 2018

Margins deteriorated over the second half of January due to a combination of lower hog prices and higher feed costs. Hog prices have retreated recently despite strength in the pork cutout and January slaughter levels that have trailed what was expected based on the USDA’s December Hogs and Pigs report. Hog slaughter for the first

Genesus Global Technical Report, Strategies to maximize long-term genetic gain in the genomic era

  Dinesh Thekkoot PhD Genomic selection (GS) is a new method for improving economic traits in animal populations by utilizing information from molecular markers, phenotypes and pedigree. This method provides the opportunity to estimate the breeding values of selection candidates more accurately and much earlier in life and for traits that are difficult to measure

Final Call for Applications for Feb. 13 PQA Plus 3.0 Advisor Certification Session

eople who want to become certified as Pork Quality Assurance Plus 3.0 Advisors are reminded of an upcoming session in Ames and its application deadline. The Iowa Pork Industry Center is hosting the session on Tuesday, Feb. 13, and Iowa State Extension swine veterinarian Chris Rademacher said people who would like to attend need to

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Iowa Pork Congress Report, January 29th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week we attended the Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa is the number one hog producing state in the US. Our Observations.   The Congress was well attended. The first day was quite busy. The number of exhibitors increased from last year, probably as a

All-Time Record Pork Production Set In December

The USDA says pork production during December was a new all-time monthly high, at 2.235 billion pounds. That’s up 1% on the year with three pound gain in the average live weight to 286 pounds cancelling out a slight decline in the monthly slaughter to 10.461 million head. Beef production was down 1% at 2.148