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Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics   Last Monday, December Lean Hog Futures were 59.72₵ lb. On Friday, 5 days later, they closed at 68.70₵ lb. That’s a 9₵ lb. increase or about $20 per head in 5 days. It’s a...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The Wild Gyrations in the lean hog futures are best illustrated by the following: June Lean Hog Futures January 23    88.175 January 31    75.625 February 7    81.555 The insane drop in a week of over $25 per head...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week the U.S. celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday. It is a holiday to give thanks but for pig producers it’s a time where hog prices plummet as seasonal maximum supply collides with holiday...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Lean Hog Futures June, July, August and October reached new contract highs last Friday. June - $117 July - $119 August - $116 October - $94 Long ways from the prediction of the...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics As of August 15, 2021, USDA website shows payments of CFAP 1 Total Disbursed. Cattle $4.37 billion Milk $1.79 billion Corn $1.78 billion Hogs $ 624 million Cattle, Milk, Corn, have all been paid the USDA promised CFAP 1 top-up. The hog...
Preventing the spread of wild pigs in Ontario is an important opportunity for Ontario. Wild pigs are considered one of the most damaging invasive species in North America and have been called an ‘ecological train wreck’ for the sheer damage...
Swine inflammation and necrosis syndrome (SINS) can appear in pigs in several parts of the body simultaneously. Newborns, suckling piglets and older pigs can be affected. This condition may be perceived as a welfare issue because skin lesions tend...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics The last few days we have read commentaries from pundits and future trading houses of big concern on pork demand. This is of course due to some of their vested interest to drive...
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is generally accepted to be our number 1 problem in swine health in Ontario. Susutained control of the virus has been elusive in large part due to the continuing genetic evolution of...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics If Misery loves company, we have a real hootenanny* going. (*Scottish word, meaning party) The Utter Collapse of the U.S. and some other countries' pork markets is unprecedented. Coronavirus and what it has done to...
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