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Cautious optimism in future management of ASF, By Joe Connor from Carthage Veterinary Services

Reprinted from:PigHealthToday.com African swine fever (AFS) has not been diagnosed in the US, but many industry experts feel its arrival is inevitable. The disease has...

China Meat Imports Soar in March Amid African Swine Fever Concerns, By Keith Good...

Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday that, “China imported a record amount of meat in March on supply concerns as hog herds in the world’s...

The Blind Men and the Pig, By Jim Huang Futures Market Executive

Highlights: China’s cash hog price declines 25% since January amid low pork demand; DCE hog futures is losing steam in a downward market; Government,...

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, FAS Confirms China Will Continue to Import Large...

LEAN HOGS: Cash was sharply higher with the cutout slightly lower. Packer margins took a hit and they’re estimated to be only about $8 per...

What’s in a name? Understanding how flu viruses are identified can help fine-tune swine...

Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) wasn’t always a major challenge for the US pork industry. The classical swine H1N1 virus that emerged around...

DCE to Foster Hog OTC Market, By Jim Huang Futures Market Executive

Highlights: Fourth week trading of DCE Hog Futures saw upticks with modest volume; Market rebounded Monday in response to report of ASF cases in...

Parasites persist in hog production, especially in niche markets, By Laura Carroll from Four...

Environmentally controlled hog facilities eliminated most swine parasites. But Ascaris suum (roundworm) continues to persevere on some conventional farms and frequently on farms for...

Take Advantage when Profit Opportunities Become a Reality, By: Brian Stevens, BigStone Marketing President

The year 2020 has been anything but normal.  I think we can all agree that the hog and pork markets are as volatile as...

Get weaned pigs off to a good start, By Will Fombelle, DVM, with Carthage...

Getting pigs off to a good start is both an art and science, and even under the best of circumstances it can be challenging....

Jim Long Pork Commentary, U.S. Pork in Cold Storage Huge Decline, November 30th 2020

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics Last week the USDA released the inventory of Pork in Cold Storage at the end of October. A...
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