Jim Long Pork Commentary, September 1 USDA Hogs and Pigs Report Defies Logic, September...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics On Thursday just after the USDA September 1st Hogs and Pigs Report was released, I was talking on...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, The best things happen unexpectedly! October 5th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics A month ago, the U.S. hog price had crawled up from the low 40’s to reach 57¢ lean...

The pros and cons of central exhaust systems in pig barns

Central exhaust systems are a commonly used ventilation method in pig barns. But how do they work and what are the advantages and disadvantages...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, Why So Many Empty Finishers?December 7th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics One thing there seems to be an agreement on with people we talk to is the number of...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, March 1st U.S. Hogs and Pigs Report Bullish But Not...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   The March 1st U.S. Hogs and Pigs Report indicates fewer Breeding Pigs and Market Hogs. Our observations: Breeding Herd Date Year 1,000s head Dec...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, 2020 Good Bye, January 4th 2021

  Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics 2020 was one of the most challenging if not the most challenging ever in the U.S. hog industry....

Jim Long Pork Commentary, USDA December 1 Hogs and Pigs Report, December 28th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   USDA December 1 Hogs and Pigs Report (1,000 head) December 1 2019 2020 2020 as percent of 2019 Kept for Breeding 6,471 6,276 97 Market 71,757 71,226 99 Market Hogs and...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Pork Cut-outs push past 80₵, January 11th 2021

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Holidays are over, packers got working to get hogs killed. Last week, 2,849,000. We aren’t sure but we...

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Pork Export Sales Highest Week Since September, March 8th...

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The most recent week U.S. Pork Export Sales were 59,600 metric tonnes. Of that 28,200 were to China....

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Pork Prices Remain Strong, November 9th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The U.S. hog slaughter last week was over 2.7 million head, about the same as a year ago....
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