Budget Proposal Another Blow to Family Farmers

The White House today released its proposed fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget. Over the next decade, the $4.4 trillion budget would severely cut many programs that family farmers and ranchers and rural Americans rely on, including $48.6 billion from Farm Bill programs, $3.7 billion from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), $213 billion from the

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

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

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

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.

CPTPP Expected to Influence NAFTA Renegotiation

Farmscape for January 31, 2018 Full Interview 7:51 Listen The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute expects news that Canada and Mexico along with nine other nations have reached agreement on a multilateral trade package to result in increased pressure from U.S. agriculture for a successful NAFTA renegotiation. On Monday representatives of Canada, the

Evaluation of Temperature Conditions in Trucks During Transport of Market Pigs to Slaughter in Four Seasons

Author(s): Harold Gonyou, Jen Brown, T. S. Samarakone, T. Crowe, S. Torrey, R. Bergeron, T. Widowski, C. Dewey, and L. Faucitano Publication Date: October 5, 2011 Reference: Centred on Swine 17-1 Country: Canada   Summary: Previous research at PSC has shown there is significant variation in conditions (temperature and humidity) among different compartments in trucks

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

Strong Pork Demand Key to Stable Hog Markets Heading for Spring

Farmscape for January 24, 2018 Full Interview 8:39 Listen H@ms Marketing Services says continued strong demand for pork will be a key factor influencing hog markets moving toward spring. After a brisk recovery following the holidays U.S. cash hog markets have settled into a more steady trend. Tyler Fulton, the Director of Risk Management with

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, January 23rd 2018

The Show List is Smaller This Week   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday January 23, 2018   Special note: we are liquidating part of our March soybean $10.00 calls today.   LEAN HOGS The NAFTA talks resume today in Montreal. The markets are currently not worried and assuming that the U.S. will NOT