Jim Long Pork Commentary, US Hog Prices slide lower, February 20th 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Over the last week US 53-54% lean hogs, decreased from 74.25c / lb to 71.63c / lb. In our mind this is mostly attributed to Pork Cut-Outs that declined from 82-83c/lb range, to 77-79c/lb last week. With the US Pork Cut-outs, at 77c last Friday and lean hogs

2017 Outstanding Pork Service Award Winners Announced

Russ Vering, President of the Nebraska Pork Producers Association recognized the 2017 Outstanding Pork Service Award winners at a ceremony held in conjunction with NPPA’s Annual Meeting. The Outstanding Pork Service Awards are given annually to recognize exceptional work by an individual, company, or organization that has advocated the fundamental efforts of the Nebraska Pork

Uhlir Elected as State Pork President

Darin Uhlir from St. Paul, Nebraska was elected as President of the Nebraska Pork Producers Association (NPPA). Joining Uhlir as NPPA’s leaders are Tim Chancellor, 1st Vice President of Broken Bow and Kevin Peterson, 2nd Vice President of Osceola. Elected as 3rd Vice President is John Csukker of Columbus. Newly elected Directors are Connor Livingston

Bill Would Exempt Farms From Reporting Emissions

– Legislation strongly supported by the National Pork Producers Council was introduced today to exempt farmers from reporting to the U.S. Coast Guard emissions from the natural breakdown of manure on their farms.   Led by Sens. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., and Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Ranking

Integrated Fly Control at an Eastern Corn Belt Swine Finishing Unit

Dr. Tom Gillespie, DVM University of Purdue; Diplomate, ABVP Swine Health Management Specialty Kevin C. Thorne B.A. DePaul University (case manager) Abstract A study was conducted in the Eastern Corn Belt, to evaluate the efficacy and convenience in applying Flynexx® (Cyromazine) using the 1-2-3 PIT Applicator, within a swine finishing unit. In addition, oral fluids                collected

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, February 6th 2018

Livestock Futures Should Be Able to Shake Off Stock Volatility By Dennis Smith   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday February 6, 2018   LEAN HOGS: Fully steady to higher is the cash hog outlook. For reference the latest CME lean hog index stands at 7448 with the Feb paper closing yesterday at 7582.

Farmers Less Likely to Seek Help When Facing Stress

Farmscape for February 6, 2018 Full Interview 10:47 Listen Klinic Community Health says attitudes toward mental health are changing but farmers tend to be less likely than the rest of the population to reach out for help when dealing with  stress. Dealing with Stress will be among the topics discussed as part of the 2018

Hypor Libra* Raises Interest, Lowers Feed Costs

As the world’s most “prolificient” sow – the sum of prolific and efficient – the Libra* balances traits in  feed conversion and mothering ability to lower the feed cost per pig. “Producing more pork with less  feed requires a highly balanced animal,” says Hypor R&D Director Abe Huisman. The Hypor Libra* gives  you more of

Round 7 of NAFTA Renegotiation Creates Room for Optimism

Farmscape for January 30, 2018 Full Interview 7:51 Listen The Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says the fact that the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement will continue is cause for renewed optimism. With Round 6 of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement having concluded in Montreal

Bob Thaler from South Dakota State University, Water: You can’t afford to take it for granted

A clean, accessible water supply is critical to keep pigs growing. Feed, vaccinations, medications and biosecurity are all priorities in a producer’s toolbox to keep pigs healthy and growing. Yet water is the nutrient that pigs consume in the greatest quantities throughout their life and the one most commonly overlooked. “Water is taken for granted,”