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 head for open hogs. The vertically integrated hog guy is still making huge profits. The...
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 the 1918 pandemic remained relatively antigenically stable for 80 years without causing major problems for...
Highlights: Fourth week trading of DCE Hog Futures saw upticks with modest volume; Market rebounded Monday in response to report of ASF cases in Henan and Shandong; DCE announced new rules to empower the development of OTC markets; Ecosystems...
Environmentally controlled hog facilities eliminated most swine parasites. But Ascaris suum (roundworm) continues to persevere on some conventional farms and frequently on farms for niche markets. “Bringing pigs indoors onto slatted floors has decreased the overall prevalence of parasites in...
The year 2020 has been anything but normal.  I think we can all agree that the hog and pork markets are as volatile as ever!  In recent years, this industry has undergone PEDV, African Swine Fever, and now Covid-19. ...
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 year ago 611 million pounds in cold storage, this year, 448 million pounds. A drop...
Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics “Anyone can raise hogs. But it takes a near Genius to make money doing it.” “Anyone can raise hogs. But it takes a near Genius to make money doing it.” -  The quote attributed to...
Pork Commentary,  November 4th, 2019 Jim Long, President-CEO, Genesus Inc. Our sense is that the U.S.-Canada swine production sector is getting worn out by the markets and lack of profitability over the last couple years. The hog market has eaten producer...
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